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Scafell Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"The staff were exceptional, helpful and friendly"
May 19, 2019 - Consett, United Kingdom
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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 made with locally sourced produce. There is also a Lounge Bar, which has a more casual setting, and The Riverside Bar, which serves snacks.

The 23 bedrooms feature designer 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 - 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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(170 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The staff were exceptional, helpful and friendly
Other Comments
Food in the restaurant was disappointing, I anticipated eating in the restaurant both nights (given first night was included), however it was not to the standard we expected and so ate in the pub next door (part of Scafell Hotel) and have to say the food was far better in taste and value.
David May 19, 2019 Consett, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beer and lager, also excellent breakfasts
Other Comments
Lovely breakfasts. Dinner not as good. Enjoyed ambience in Riverside Bar much better. Lovely old hotel, but a little redecoration would help. TV in room - the volume control on the remote did not work, and it was set too loud. Caused us not to watch TV as we felt we may disturb other residents. WiFI was poor, and only reliable in the reception area. This is a necessity for most people now.
Janice May 18, 2019 Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very high standard of service and details
Barry May 16, 2019 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner on the first night and relaxing in the lounge
Other Comments
Exceptionally friendly and well run. Great food and drink. Smart well kept rooms, both the public rooms and the bedroom. A really great stay despite 2 days of rain !
Malcolm May 11, 2019 King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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stephen May 10, 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Initial greeting wasn’t great. Felt that because we had a voucher we were received inferior treatment and room which was very small. Food was good and most staff were courteous.
Christine May 10, 2019 Burntwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location for walking
Other Comments
Great value for money on the Travelzoo deal. Other than weather info, no walking routes displayed, maps to hire, could really provide guests with so much info about area, and offer another service.
Margaret May 09, 2019 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant food and staff and dog friendly.
Other Comments
Disappointed that you could only have soup as the first course of the 3 course meal.
BEVERLY May 09, 2019 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bedroom with excellent ensuite.
Other Comments
Public areas in need of some TLC. Dinner menu had rather idiosyncratic choice of main courses and desserts
Margaret May 09, 2019 Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
Lovely roaring fire in the lounge, perfect for after dinner relaxation. Friendly professional staff. Perfect location Great place to stay.
Wyn Apr 30, 2019 Bolton, United Kingdom

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