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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

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
"A relaxing experience"
03. May 2017
Crewe, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest railway station is Penrith, 40 minutes' drive away (90 minutes by coach, via Keswick). The hotel is 35 minutes’ 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 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

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 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-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A relaxing experience
Other Comments
The evening fine dining was exceptional
Ian 03. May 2017 Crewe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
being cared & well looked after
Other Comments
lovely staff, lovely food, wonderful location, a real retreat !
david 01. May 2017 Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, the friendly staff and fabulous food
Anne 29. Apr 2017 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of the stall and the food in the restaurant
Gail 30. Apr 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hospitality and location
Heather 20. Apr 2017 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Rooms are small. With very dated furniture. The room we were in had a very ,very, noisy extractor fan
Peter 29. Apr 2017 Doddinghurst Brentwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location-peaceful and quiet. Friendly staff great food.
Other Comments
Excellent room with very comfy bed and pillows.Great chose at breakfast.
David 17. Apr 2017 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely friendly staff fantastic food
Peter 08. Apr 2017 Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is in a good location but quiet.The staff very friendly and professional.The food excellent.
Other Comments
The rooms are well equipped and very clean and warm.
Catherine 07. Apr 2017 Co Durham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely friendly family run hotel (so much more personal than a big chain). The staff were lovely and the tasting menu we had both nights were excellent.
Catherine 25. Mar 2017 Stowmarket, United Kingdom

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