The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hotel is in the village of Grasmere and is named after its most famous former resident, poet William Wordsworth
  • Wordsworth fans can visit three of his former homes: Dove Cottage and Allan Bank in Grasmere, and Rydal Mount, which is less than 10 minutes' drive away
  • Lake Windermere is a 20-minute drive from the hotel
  • Guests can use the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Grasmere's famous Gingerbread Shop is next door to the hotel

"Everything! The food, pool, location... all fantastic."
Mar 21, 2019 - Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, built in 1870, is in the centre of Grasmere, which Lonely Planet calls "one of the prettiest of the Lakeland hamlets". One of Grasmere's main draws is its links to poet William Wordsworth -- he lived in Dove Cottage between 1799 and 1808, and at Allan Bank from 1808 to 1810. You can tour both houses, and visit the Wordsworth Museum, which displays his letters, journals and poems.

The hotel, which holds four AA Silver Stars, was praised by Britain's Finest as "the best hotel in the village of Grasmere". It is next to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop -- the former cottage of Victorian cook Sarah Nelson, who created the recipe that is still used today.

Food is served in the Signature Restaurant, which holds an AA Rosette and is noted for its "ambitious contemporary cooking" by The AA Restaurant Guide 2019. There's an extensive wine list and an emphasis on local beers. Afternoon tea is available daily from 12-5pm in the conservatory or lounge, or on the terrace in good weather.

Guests can use the W Organic Spa, which has an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Spa treatments are also available (additional charges apply).

Lake Windermere is 20 minutes' drive away and Keswick is 25 minutes' drive away, while Coniston Water, where you can take a trip on a steam yacht gondola or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, is 35 minutes away.

We've also negotiated a spa day with afternoon tea (£39 for one, £75 for two) or with 2-course lunch (£45 for one, £85 for two)

Please note, maintenance work is being carried out on the roof and scaffolding will be in place at the front of the hotel until 10 March. The views from some Classic and Grasmere Village View Rooms might be affected. The hotel endeavours to keep disruption to a minimum. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request, subject to availability, in Grasmere Village View rooms and higher categories only: £25 per night for children aged 16 and under. There is no extra bed for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £20 per pet per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(76 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Wordsworth Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Everything! The food, pool, location... all fantastic.
C Mar 21, 2019 Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service, location and food
Séverine Mar 20, 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely quaint hotel with relaxed atmosphere and amazing food - special thanks to the chef
Linz Mar 19, 2019 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and service were excellent.
Other Comments
Some building work going on but did not spoil our visit. Staff were very friendly.
Tom Mar 16, 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
Very friendly staff
Trish Mar 16, 2019 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The meal in the restaurant.
Kirsten Mar 12, 2019 Oldham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Food
Other Comments
Every member of staff fantastic.
Philip Mar 11, 2019 STOCKPORT, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was fantastic!!!
Other Comments
Great central location in three lake district.
Jennifer Mar 11, 2019 Blackpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were brilliant & the food in the signature restaurant was amazing.
Other Comments
Staff & food were amazing
Kevin Mar 10, 2019 Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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The bar and restaurant staff were brilliant . The service was fantastic, good old fashioned service as it should be, and the food was amazing6
Other Comments
The hotel was lovely, wonderful relaxing atmosphere
Sandra Mar 09, 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom

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