Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 16th-century hotel is "set in attractive, private grounds on the shores of Lake Thirlmere" (The AA)
  • Keswick town centre is a 10-minute drive away and Ullswater, "overlooked by soaring fells" (Rough Guides), is 30 minutes drive from the hotel
  • The hotel has views of Helvellyn -- the nation's favourite walking hotspot, according to ITV's "Britain's Favourite Walks"
  • Some Superior Lake View Rooms have views of Thirlmere and 4-poster beds 

"It was perfect, so relaxing, the hotel was lovely and the scenery was stunning."
Jun 9, 2019 - Accrington, United Kingdom
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"Worth the visit for the views alone" (The AA), Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel is set on the shores of Thirlmere in the peaceful North Lakes. The hotel, which occupies a country house dating from the 16th century, has views of Helvellyn -- the nation's favourite walking hotspot, according to ITV's "Britain's Favourite Walks".

Keswick is about 10 minutes' drive away. This historic market town with narrow cobbled streets is a good base from which to explore Skiddaw. Armboth Fell and Raven Crag, both good spots for a scenic walk, are around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Ullswater, "great for crowd-free hiking around the village of Howtown and the picturesque valley of Martindale" (Lonely Planet), takes approximately 30 minutes to reach by car, and Buttermere -- "backed by a string of impressive peaks and emerald-green hills" (Lonely Planet) -- is a 40-minute drive away.

Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel has "comfortable and inviting public areas", says The AA, including a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. There's also an outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel's gardens, which are set within a red-squirrel nature reserve. Fishing permits for use on Thirlmere are available on request.

Spread between the Elizabethan and Victorian wings of the house, guestrooms overlook the fells and the hotel courtyard. All have free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a TV, while some have period details such as oak beams. Superior Lake View Rooms have sitting areas, lake views and 4-poster beds. Self-catering cottages are also available.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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, 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.

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(87 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dale Head Hall Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location.
Other Comments
A tired hotel, and as we were the only people there the bar and restaurant were closed, so we only stayed one night although we had booked and paid for two nights.
Christine Jun 15, 2019 Brighton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was perfect, so relaxing, the hotel was lovely and the scenery was stunning.
Other Comments
Even though by Friday night there were lots of guests in the hotel, we heard hardly any of them, the walls are obviously very peaceful.
Shirley Jun 09, 2019 Accrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and general ambience of the botel
Other Comments
We would have appreciated an information folder in the room: e.g. nearest hospital, times for breakfast etc.
Ruth Jun 09, 2019 Pickering, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Welcoming, comfortable, beautiful with delicious breakfast
JACKIE Jun 06, 2019 RugbyRugby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Janet Jun 05, 2019 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were tastefully decorated and our room had a wonderful view of the lake from our bedroom window
Other Comments
A lovely quiet small hotel with lovely gardens and wonderful location on the banks of Thirlmere lake, within easy reach of the towns of Keswick, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness.
Jim Jun 03, 2019 YorkYork, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Views wonderful over the lake
Robert May 25, 2019 Leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is superb
Other Comments
There is not really a bar. It was said to be open but there was never anybody in. A request for information about an evening meal resulted in a reply that it had to be booked before 6pm and was £40 - no other information.
Philip May 25, 2019 Blackpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Lack of dining opportunities, no restaurant available. Menu prices excessive
Jane May 24, 2019 Filey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely big room with 4 poster bed Fabulous view
Other Comments
Lovely friendly staff
Angela May 20, 2019 Sunderland, United Kingdom

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