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Scafell Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant uses local produce and offers a selection of local Cumbrian cheeses
  • The hotel holds VisitEngland Gold and Breakfast Awards, and is in a "peaceful location" (The AA) at the foot of the Great Gable and Scafell Massif mountains
  • The landscape surrounding the hotel is described as "simply spellbinding" by Lonely Planet
  • Derwentwater -- great for lake cruises and walks by the water's edge -- is a 10-minute drive away, and Ambleside Roman Fort is less than 50 minutes' drive away

98% (56 Member Ratings)

"Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings.Very good staff."
Jun 20, 2017
StokesleyMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest railway station is Penrith, 40 minutes' drive away. Penrith to Rosthwaite takes around 90 minutes by bus via Keswick. The hotel is a 35-minute drive from the M6. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Scafell Hotel is set in the tranquil valley of Borrowdale, among precipitous crags and secluded woodland. The hotel is less than 10 minutes' drive from Derwentwater, a popular hiking and fishing destination, and 15 minutes' drive from the market town of Keswick. Keswick Launch Company operates daily boat trips on Derwentwater from Keswick Landing Pier.

The Theatre By the Lake is less than 15 minutes' drive from the hotel and Castlerigg Stone Circle, thought to be 5000 years old, is 20 minutes' drive away. Lake District Wildlife Park is 30 minutes' drive away.

The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant offers a fine-dining evening menu, Sunday lunches and hearty Cumbrian breakfasts using locally sourced produce. There is also a Lounge Bar, which has a more casual setting, and The Riverside Bar, which serves a snacks menu.

The 23 bedrooms feature designer en-suite bathrooms and antique furniture.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Casino
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under. This does not include breakfast.
There are no extra beds available for older children or adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £6 per pet, per day.

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 - 3pm GMT + 8.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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98% Positive
(56 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings.Very good staff.
Sharon Jun 20, 2017 StokesleyMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff,good food, great facilities and room, would recommend as enjoyed the stay.
Susan Jun 19, 2017 radcliffe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
All staff were helpful and chatty. Rooms were lovely. Food was good. Well done.
Heather Jun 19, 2017 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location of hotel. Staff who are happy friendly and efficient.
Other Comments
This was a great deal from Travelzoo, It was our third visit on a deal and it was excellent
ALEX Jun 17, 2017 Radcliffe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The reception staff were really helpful I would recommend this hotel if we were travelling without dogs.
Other Comments
It is advertised as a dog friendly hotel and it was our first time travelling with dogs, so we booked the package which included the a'la carte menu. Unfortunately when we arrived we were told the dogs would not be allowed to eat with us in the restaurant, which was fair enough, so we ate in the riverside bar which was ideal and well designed to have dogs in of which there were a few. They were unable to serve us the a la carte menu in the bar, which seemed ridiculous as we had paid for it and the logistics from the kitchen should have been straightforward. None the less the bar food was good. Breakfast brought the same problem, so we ate outside in the rain as the bar wasn't open and we didn't feel comfortable eating in a very nice lounge with people with no dogs.
Karen Jun 11, 2017 North Ferriby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Carey Jun 09, 2017 Newquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food was excellent, the location was stunning
Other Comments
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, Beautiful fluffy white towels and lots of hot water for relaxing bath.
JILL Jun 08, 2017 BARNSLEY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very nice hotel and room. Food was excellent.
Amanda Jun 07, 2017 Blyth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We found the Scafell Hotel to be comfortable, the food was very good and the staff are exceptional.
Other Comments
The location is lovely sitting by a river with dramatic scenery and lakes on the doorstep.
stephen Jun 02, 2017 Leyland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely Breakfast and very helpful staff.
Other Comments
Enjoyed the Riverside Bar.
David Jun 02, 2017 Scarborough, United Kingdom

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