The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • It's named after poet William Wordsworth, Grasmere's most famous former resident
  • The northern tip of Lake Windermere is a 15-minute drive from the hotel
  • Guests can use the indoor pool, Jacuzzi & sauna
  • It's in the village centre, next to The Gingerbread Shop

"As tranquil as its surrounding waters" -- Britain's Finest Hotels

94% (83 Member Ratings)

"Lovely room bad excellent food. Great staff."
Feb 01, 2017
Preston, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Windermere train station is 9 miles from the hotel. Trains from London Euston go to Oxenholme, where you change trains to Windermere. Free parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, built in 1870, is in the centre of Grasmere, which Lonely Planet calls "one of the prettiest of the Lakeland hamlets". One of the village's main draws is its links to poet William Wordsworth -- he lived in Dove Cottage between 1799 and 1808. You can take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit the Wordsworth Museum, which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

The hotel is next to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop -- the former cottage of Victorian cook Sarah Nelson, who created the recipe that is still used today.

There are 35 bedrooms, including Mountain and Garden View rooms that come with Grasmere gingerbread and the Four Poster room, which has a Jacuzzi bath tub. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.

Guests can use the W Organic Spa, which has an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Spa treatments use Voya products, which contain seaweed from the west coast of Ireland (charges apply).

Food is served in either the Signature Restaurant or the Dove Bistro. There's an extensive wine list and an emphasis on local beers. Afternoon tea is available daily from 12-5pm in the conservatory or lounge or on the terrace (weather permitting).

The Lake District has countless things to do. You can cycle in Grizedale Forest, go on a steam yacht gondola on Lake Coniston, visit Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, nosy round Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin, or explore the 3105 kilometres of rights of way this national park has to offer.

From the press:

  • "The Wordsworth Hotel is as tranquil as its surrounding waters in the vast and beautiful Lake District" -- Britain's Finest



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request, subject to availability, in Grasmere Village View rooms and higher categories only: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £25 per night for children aged 16 and under, £50 per night for older children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £20 per night on checkout.

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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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94% Positive
(83 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Wordsworth Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely room bad excellent food. Great staff.
Other Comments
Reception staff weren't very helpful. 4 phone calls and 1 e-mail and still no confirrmation of booking. Daughter rang twice and on second call Susan sorted it and sent one at last. Quite unprofessional we thought.
Joan Feb 01, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Accommodation and food excellent.
Other Comments
Ideally located in the village with beautiful surrounding scenery.
David Nov 28, 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were great, food was fabulous. Lovely location, lovely room.
Lesley Sep 24, 2016 Gateshead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Fabulous place.
sandra Sep 05, 2016 shillingstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A friendly atmosphere with good quality food that was well presented.
John Sep 05, 2016 WashingtonWashington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, food, garden.
Kay Sep 04, 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It's in the lake district!
Other Comments
Dated and cramped rooms
Kelvin Sep 03, 2016 Lee on the Solent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, Rooms, Staff and food
Gary Sep 03, 2016 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The gardens and the restaurant
David Sep 03, 2016 Thornton cleveleys, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was good
Other Comments
Spa was shut even though we booked, service felt like they where all training.
Denise Sep 03, 2016 Bromborough, United Kingdom

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