Scafell Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

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
(145 Member Ratings)
"Food and the location"
Dec 17, 2018
Mirfield, 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
(145 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Food and the location
Other Comments
Set in a beautiful location with easy access to local walks. Friendly staff, great food and real fires, cozy.
Kim Dec 17, 2018 Mirfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were wonderful and very friendly
Other Comments
Really enjoyed the log fires, very warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Thomas Dec 13, 2018 Pontefract, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peace, the food, the attention to detail.
Other Comments
No mobile phone reception but o.k. For iPad .
Christine Nov 23, 2018 Settle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Rooms and meals
John Nov 20, 2018 Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bar staff and restaurant staff very pleasant and brilliant place to stay with your dog
Pam Nov 17, 2018 Knutsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly,relaxing atmosphere and good food provided by the staff.The log fire is good too!
Other Comments
Location for walking is good .No need to travel to begin walks.
Valerie Nov 16, 2018 Northwich!, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and log fires in the lounge and bar.
Other Comments
The menu in the restaurant was very ambitious, but the quality of the food didn't live up to the hype. Very tough and tasteless lamb at dinner and overcooked eggs and cheap tasting coffee at breakfast rather spoilt things for us.
Gail Nov 13, 2018 St Albans, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
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

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