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
(132 Member Ratings)
"The room & Breakfast"
Nov 08, 2018
Lytham Saint Annes, 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


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.

Additional details:

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(132 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
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Although the food was very good we no choice of starter, for travelzoo customers the soup was the only only starter unless we upgrade for £10. This was not stated on the voucher.
MRS M Nov 08, 2018 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room & Breakfast
Other Comments
Dinner was poor with limited selection, particularly for Vegetarians
Elfyn Nov 08, 2018 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere
Roger Sep 01, 2018 Morpeth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel,staff ,an position
Other Comments
Lovely breakfast, fantastic location
Janet Aug 28, 2018 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good room and lovely staff.
Other Comments
Great location, very good food and really good service. Would definitely use again.
Stephen Aug 24, 2018 Saint Helens, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Amazing high quality restaurant and bar food.
Vivien Aug 24, 2018 Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner was exceptional
Other Comments
Always a warm and friendly welcome
Helen Aug 22, 2018 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
avoid the evening menu in the restaurant with this deal only one starter curried carrot soup more curry than carrot main course of mallard inedible
BRUCE Aug 21, 2018 LEYLAND, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Sue Aug 20, 2018 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The picturesque scenery all around and the peace and quiet.
Other Comments
The dinner menu is confusing. The Travelzoo deal doesn't allow guests the full menu choice. Surcharges apply.
Kelvin Aug 14, 2018 North Ferriby, United Kingdom

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