We stayed here for two nights on our way home from holiday. At first we were a bit nonplussed to discover that we hadn't been put in the rooms we were expecting in the refurbished part of the hotel, having telephoned the hotel manager prior to our stay. However Andrew, the Ops manager standung in for the general manager who was off sick, went above and beyond the call of duty to endure we all had appropriate rooms adequate (we were travelling with family that included young children) for our stay. The dinner and breakfasts were very good and the staff are all delightful and helpful. I would, however say that in my view this is really a hotel for the more able-bodied hikers and couples because although there are family rooms there aren't that many and there isn't a lift (although there is a side entrance into the hotel from the upper car park which did make things easier for us) or rooms on the ground floor that we could see. Some of the rooms are quite a trek away from the main reception area. That said, we did enjoy our stay and will most probably return at a quieter time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, our cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal in our restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar before retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Swan
- Macdonald Swan Grasmere
- Macdonald Swan Hotel Grasmere, Lake District