Grasmere, United Kingdom

Rothay Garden Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is run by Andrew Burton, one of only 300 Master Chefs of Great Britain
  • It's just outside the Lakeland village of Grasmere, near Windermere & Keswick
  • The hotel won bronze at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 in the Best Small Hotel of the Year category
  • The Riverside Spa has floor-to-ceiling windows that open out in the summer

"This stylishly designed hotel offers comfort and luxury" -- The AA

100% (9 Member Ratings)

"The restaurant, great dining experience "
Oct 18, 2016
Stourbridge, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

If you are driving from the North, take the A591 from Keswick to Ambleside and turn right at the Swan Inn after you get to Grasmere (please check with the hotel for an alternative route due to roadworks in April and May). From the South it's the A591 from Windermere to Keswick, turning left at the Swan Inn into Grasmere. Free parking is available. The nearest train station is Windermere, which is 10 miles from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Rothay Garden Hotel won bronze at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 in the Best Small Hotel of the Year category, and is described by The AA as a "stylishly designed hotel", which "offers comfort and luxury". It is set in two acres of grounds on the edge of Grasmere village, less than five miles from Ambleside, and within easy driving distance of Windermere, Keswick and Kendal.

As well as a 2-AA-Rosette Garden Restaurant, it was the winner of the Lakeland Dining Excellence Award at the 2014 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards, and is listed in the top twenty places to eat out in the Lake District in Lancashire Life. There are also two lounges and a bar.

A visit to the Riverside Spa is a must, with floor-to-ceiling windows, which open out in the summer to showcase the views of the fells. Facilities include a HydroSpa, a herbal pine sauna, an aromatherapy room, monsoon feature showers and a reflexology walk to relax the feet muscles after a day out hiking.

There are 30 bedrooms, split into six different room types from the compact Rydal Rooms to the spacious Premier Suites.

Walk 5-minutes into Grasmere to visit Dove Cottage, once home to poet William Wordsworth , and the Grasmere Gingerbread shop, the former cottage of Victorian cook Sarah Nelson, who created the recipe that is still used today.

A 25-minute drive from the hotel is the village of Hawkshead, which Lonely Planet describes as "a jumble of whitewashed cottages, cobbled lanes and old pubs lost among bottle-green countryside". Drop in at the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead to see her original drawings and watercolours.

From the press:

  • "Overlooked by the majestic fells in the Vale of Grasmere, this delightful hotel is the perfect choice to enjoy a holiday in the English Lake District" -- Britain's Finest

  • "A four-star Grasmere hotel, offering terrific value, a pretty riverside setting and contemporary décor" -- The Daily Telegraph



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 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
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • 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: Children aged 5 and under are not allowed in the hotel. There is no extra bed 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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed Most: The restaurant, great dining experience
Other Comments: Great room but uncomfortably hard bed
Michael Oct 18, 2016 Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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