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Best Western Plus Lake District, Keswick, Castle Inn Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The property is on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, a haven that offers walks, quaint tea rooms and picture-perfect landscapes
  • According to The AA, "the accommodation, extensive leisure facilities, and friendly service are certainly strong points here"
  • Guests get full use of the 15-metre indoor pool, steam room, sauna, gym and games room

Enjoyed This
(25 Member Ratings)
"Courteous, helpful staff, food"
Jul 14, 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest railway stations are Carlisle and Penrith, both around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

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Best Western Plus Lake District, Keswick, Castle Inn Hotel is a former coaching inn near the small village of Bassenthwaite in Cumbria.

It is in the north of the Lake District National Park -- designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017 -- and has views over Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw mountain.

Keswick, a town "encircled by cloud-capped fells and nestled alongside the idyllic, island-studded lake of Derwentwater" (Lonely Planet), is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Wordsworth House and Garden, the childhood home of William Wordsworth in the market town of Cockermouth, is also less than 10 minutes' drive away.

"With vast stretches of open water, forests and lush green scenery, the Lake District is one of Britain's favourite tourist spots", says the Daily MailCheck out our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District for further inspiration.

Leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool, a fitness room, a sauna and a games room with Wii Sports and table tennis. There is also a 9-hole putting green, a croquet lawn and a grass tennis court (weather permitting; supplements apply).

The hotel has two restaurants; the fine-dining Ritsons Restaurant and the cosy Tavern Bar, which serves pub classics and Cumbrian real ales. You can also have drinks in the garden in fine weather.

Executive Rooms are more spacious than Standard Rooms. Wi-Fi is free and dogs are allowed in select rooms (please see Policies for more information).



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • 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 Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest allowed in the Executive Room only.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £5 per night for children aged 2 and under, £15 per night for children aged 3 to 11. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. 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.

Pets: 2 Executive Rooms only allow pets, on request, and will be charged at £10 per night. Please contact the hotel before booking to avoid disappointment.

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.

Enjoyed This
(25 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
3.9 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Courteous, helpful staff, food
Other Comments
Very friendly, comfortable, clean, spacious
Alison Jul 14, 2018 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Lovely room. Great staff. Excellent breakfast.
Jul 13, 2018 Blackburn, United Kingdom
Other Comments
We think it needs a little TLC refurbishment. Also more staff to wait on especially at breakfast. Tom was very helpful but needs more staff.
Wendy Jul 02, 2018 Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Lovely garden
Mr Jul 10, 2018 Peterborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
comfortable room and friendly, helpful staff.
Other Comments
The local cask "blonde' beer was excellent.
Arthur Jun 29, 2018 Lymm, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice gardens and excellent bathroom
Other Comments
Pub food was poor and white wine warm. Breakfast expensive at £16 compared to Premier Inn all you can eat at £9.50
Barry Jul 02, 2018 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very nice gardens and a good breakfast.
Other Comments
Quite a large hotel with a number of function rooms and very little atmosphere.
YVONNE Jun 08, 2018 HALIFAX, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly and helpful staff.
Other Comments
Plenty of free parking. Easy check in. Very nice swimming pool, steam room and sauna (pity the jacuzzi was not in use during our visit) Quiet in bedroom. Overall very good.
JOHN Jun 14, 2018 PRESTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was good quality and plenty of it. Breakfast was of a good standard
Other Comments
the room allocated to us was on the first floor up a flight of very,very creaky stairs , the room was above the conservatory and had sun blazing in all afternoon, the only ventilation was a very small window at the top of one side of the pane, hence the room was stifling , too hot to sleep in. first night went to sleep at 5.30 am . reception had no other rooms available and provided 2 desk top fans which were very noisy. the public rooms were plagued by flies including restaurants and bar . not enough staff for the level of customers. The hotel is situated a good 20 mins north of Keswick by car !!
Kathleen Jun 29, 2018 Lytham St. Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent executive bedroom
Ron Jun 21, 2018 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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