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

98% (223 Member Ratings)

"Hospitality and location"
Apr 20, 2017
Huddersfield, 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

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 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.

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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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98% Positive
(223 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Hospitality and location
Heather Apr 20, 2017 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location-peaceful and quiet. Friendly staff great food.
Other Comments
Excellent room with very comfy bed and pillows.Great chose at breakfast.
David Apr 17, 2017 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely friendly staff fantastic food
Peter Apr 08, 2017 Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is in a good location but quiet.The staff very friendly and professional.The food excellent.
Other Comments
The rooms are well equipped and very clean and warm.
Catherine Apr 07, 2017 Co Durham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is great for walking and the rooms are very nicely renovated and dog friendly. The restaurant was very nice but. after a hard days walking we preferred the more relaxed atmosphere of the riverside bar for food and drink.
Other Comments
I was stung for £50 by the hotel management because I mistakenly booked the wrong dates and was forced to pay to change them. I can understand being charged if they were going to lose out in some way ie, changing the length of stay or moving to a more expensive day such as a saturday but they were getting the same out of us so why charge £50. I wouldve cancelled it out of principal but that would mean being charged the full amount which I guess is why they decided to have my pants down.
James Apr 06, 2017 Rossendale, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location & Dinner
Other Comments
Dinner and Service was fantastic however it was massively let down by the cooked breakfast
Ieuan Evan Apr 03, 2017 Leith, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely friendly family run hotel (so much more personal than a big chain). The staff were lovely and the tasting menu we had both nights were excellent.
Catherine Mar 25, 2017 Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff, the room, the food.
David Mar 20, 2017 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff excellent and food amazing
Other Comments
Wonderful hotel staff very helpful and food was superb Would highly recommend
Jacqui Mar 19, 2017 Reddish, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lounge, Bar, Fires & Staff
ALBERT Mar 18, 2017 ILKLEY, United Kingdom

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