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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

"Excellent staff and Restaurant."
13. Mar 2019 - Wirral, 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 Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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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(137 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The room was clean and mattress very comfortable. Easily accessible to a variety of walks. Bar area had a comfortable roaring fire with attentive bar staff and great beers.
Other Comments
The sofas were tired looking and needed revamping. There was only WiFi in the reception area. Breakfast was ok but no green tea available. The main meal read like a two star Michelin and looked impressive on the plate but did not taste all that great. It would be nice to have a few walking map leaflets to purchase rather than staff explaining - which they were happy and patient in doing.
Jane 22. Mar 2019 Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
breakfast was superb
Other Comments
evening meal was very slow 2 hours from time we were booked in for and finishing the sweet course also partners main meal was only luke warm and my main course sauce was very salty which spoilt the whole meal for me, in addition to having to pay a £7 supplement for a steak when the meal was already listed at £35 per head
Rob 19. Mar 2019 Lichfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Tiered decor, furniture, exterior.
Jeanette 19. Mar 2019 YorkYork, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Chill out
Richard 14. Mar 2019 Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent staff and Restaurant.
Other Comments
Great location for exploring Borrowdale.
Alan 13. Mar 2019 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very quiet. Friendly staff
Susan 12. Mar 2019 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting, the food was lovely, very helpful and friendly staff and a very dog friendly hotel.
Margaret 08. Mar 2019 Sale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very friendly staff.
Eric 07. Mar 2019 Thirsk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Walter 06. Mar 2019 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, helpful and friendly staff
Other Comments
Breakfast not great
Janet 04. Mar 2019 Mawdesley, United Kingdom

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