We were married at the Lodore on 14th Feb 2012. The day will live in our memories for a very long time thanks to the beautiful location, beautiful hotel, absolutely perfect rooms and service with lovely food for our wedding and reception - we are still trying to find the match of that sticky toffee pudding! This is the email I wrote to the hotel team afterwards:
Hi Jeanette & the team
I would like to offer our thanks and congratulations for the superb day you gave us and our guests on the 14th Feb. I have stayed and eaten at some excellent hotels & restaurants around Europe and had an idea of the standards I wanted to see:
First impression on wedding day - my bride to be cried at the sight of the beautiful dining area with garden beyond complete with wild birds and squirrels. I was immediately very proud to be presenting that to my guests the following day - a very big well done!
Staff: from 'bottom' to 'top' always went the extra mile for us and made it seem like it was a pleasure to do so - the mark of an excellently run hotel and no mean feat. There was a sense of this being a true team operation so someone is clearly doing their job of management extremely well.
Location: speaks for itself. I thought the fells might be a bit dull in February but not a bit of it!
Organisation: Jeanette and the lady running the waiting team in the dining room were particularly outstanding and it was lovely to have Jeanette run the whole day as she quickly became the always available point of help, assistance and enquiry while at the same time being chatty and friendly. This even extended to small children as commented upon by several guests.
We quickly relaxed into the day knowing that our guests were in good hands
Building: We loved the convivial & intimate atmosphere with lit fires. A very comfortable environment and that was instrumental in making our guests feel at home very quickly. The availability of the pool quickly relaxed my bride after a stressful morning!
This is detectably still a 'work in progress' but ongoing work was very discreet.
Rooms: I saw three and all were well up to standard expected.
Food & waiting team were excellent - wedding day and breakfast the next day were as good as anywhere I have been and better than most. There is a lot of snobbery (pretentiousness) about food which we wanted to avoid as that would have made several guests uncomfortable - this was spot on. The litmus test for good food is the detail and care taken over what leaves the kitchen and here there is clearly someone in charge who takes a great deal of pride in what they are doing - excellent.
DJ was recommended by the hotel and his presentation was just about perfect for our day - excellent again.
Extra's: we managed to leave the bridal bouquet somewhere in the hotel and not realise it until several days later! One call to the hotel enabled its recovery as someone had put it to one side - again excellent attention to detail which was the hallmark of our visit.
Overall I will be giving Lodore Falls a sparkling 5 stars on the Traveladviser website for the purpose of hosting weddings and any other websites you suggest. Your hotel deserves the business. We will be returning with confidence for our anniversaries & maybe do Christmas one year.
Our day was so good I have been in the clouds ever since and that is in big part thanks to the Lodore and staff. I will be recommending it to everyone that wants to listen.
Many thanks for all your work & let all the staff know of our appreciation please
Graham & Jackie Atherton
PS whoever arranged a 2-0 win for my football team against Chelsea over the weekend needs particular praise - much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of the Borrowdale valley and overlooking Lake Derwentwater, the Lodore Falls Hotel has one of the finest settings in the Lake District, with access to some of the most impressive walks in the area from the front door. The hotel offers the Lakeland welcome associated with family ownership and courteous staff, who are always on hand to welcome and assist you in a friendly way during your stay. Delicious light meals and afternoon teas are available throughout the day in the comfortable lounges overlooking Derwentwater and in the early evening you can enjoy a drink in the bar before experiencing some of the region's finest cuisine served in the elegant Award Winning AA Rosette Lake View restaurant. Famous for style, service and hospitality, the Lodore Falls Hotel offers the perfect location to suit all tastes. Hotel Improvement works 2017 We have exciting plans to create a new chapter in the history of the Lodore Falls Hotel. The ground floor of the hotel has been completely renovated, from the start of our renovations in January 2017 our leisure club and beauty salon will remain closed until Summer 2018, when we reveal our brand new luxury spa and a brasserie restaurant with an outdoor terrace, as well as 18 new exclusive bedroom suites. While this carefully planned development is underway we will do everything in our power to ensure these works do not impact on our guests experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodore Falls Keswick
- Hotel Lodore Falls
- Lodore Falls Hotel Borrowdale, Keswick