The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hotel is in the village of Grasmere and is named after its most famous former resident, poet William Wordsworth
  • Wordsworth fans can see three of his former homes: Dove Cottage and Allan Bank in Grasmere, and Rydal Mount, which is less than 10 minutes' drive away
  • Lake Windermere is a 20-minute drive from the hotel
  • Guests can use the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Grasmere's famous Gingerbread Shop is next door to the hotel

"Exxcellent hotel, service and food only down side was the room we were given was above the kitchen so there was constant extractor noise so we moved rooms."
Jan 14, 2020 - Ripley, United Kingdom
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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa was built in 1870 and is in the centre of Grasmere, which Lonely Planet calls "one of the prettiest of the Lakeland hamlets". One of Grasmere's main draws is its links to poet William Wordsworth -- he lived in Dove Cottage between 1799 and 1808, and at Allan Bank from 1808 to 1810. Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum are closed until spring, 2020, but Allan Bank, which is a National Trust property, is open Friday-Sunday.

The hotel, which holds four AA Silver Stars, is praised by Britain's Finest as "the best hotel in the village of Grasmere". It is next to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop -- the former cottage of Victorian cook Sarah Nelson, who created the recipe that is still used today.

The Signature Restaurant holds an AA Rosette and is prasied for its "creative country-house cooking" by The AA Restaurant Guide 2020. 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 in good weather.

Guests can use the W Organic Spa, which has an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Spa treatments are also available (additional charges apply).

Waterhead Pier on Lake Windermere is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel; the pier is the starting point for several scenic boat tours.

Keswick, a town "encircled by cloud-capped fells and nestled alongside the idyllic, island-studded lake of Derwentwater" (Lonely Planet), is less than 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. 



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 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 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


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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(109 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Wordsworth Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Exxcellent hotel, service and food only down side was the room we were given was above the kitchen so there was constant extractor noise so we moved rooms.
John Jan 14, 2020 Ripley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room and excellent food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking space.
karen Dec 22, 2019 Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
it was a marvellous experience so much so we have booked again to go for my wives birthday in january
DEREK Dec 18, 2019 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location and fantastic service. The food at dinner was amazing!
Other Comments
Only one thing that I could fault with our visit and that was the duvet was nowhere near wide enough so when my husband or I moved in bed, one of us was left cold with no covers
Helen Dec 17, 2019 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely (too short) stay - 1 night! Food was fabulous.
Other Comments
The staff were so very nice!
S Dec 13, 2019 FALKIRK, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing stay. Great food. Lovely helpful staff. Beautiful village of Grasmere.
Helen Dec 13, 2019 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was lovely and the room was excellent and very well-equipped.
Dipika Dec 11, 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff, efficient and helpful. We enjoyed both dining experiences in the Signature restaurant and the Dove Bistro. The room was comfortable and clean, a little warm but a fan provided!
Linda Dec 09, 2019 Brighouse, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We booked a 2 night stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We found the staff very welcoming and helpful and the hotel comfortable and relaxing.
Sue Aug 22, 2019 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, the atmosphere in the hotel and the value for money deal!
Other Comments
The hotel was lovely although it could do with a bit of an update in parts e.g. carpets.
Nichola Apr 22, 2019 Carnforth, United Kingdom

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