Scafell Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"The location was great and onsite parking was easy. Also the opportunity to try a different food and drink location at the Riverside Bar was good. Absolutely all the staff were brilliant."
Jun 8, 2019 - Ilkley, United Kingdom
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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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Additional details:

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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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(185 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The location was great and onsite parking was easy. Also the opportunity to try a different food and drink location at the Riverside Bar was good. Absolutely all the staff were brilliant.
Samantha Jun 08, 2019 Ilkley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfasts were very good with a fantastic choice of foods in the continental buffet and a good selection of hot foods
Jackie Jun 02, 2019 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room was very comfortable and the food was well cooked and excellently ,presented
Other Comments
Lots of narrow lanes in the area but not really avoidable
Richard Jun 02, 2019 Tamworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly. The grounds were very pretty.
Tina May 30, 2019 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very efficient but also friendly and sensitive to my 94 year-old companion's needs. All meals (2 breakfasts, 1 restaurant dinner and 1 bar meal) were delicious) and service was unrushed.
Other Comments
Scafell Hotel staff treat Travelzoo visitors as well as their other guests, unlike some other hotels. We felt welcome and very comfortable.
Eve May 30, 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Being able to take my dog with me
philippa May 30, 2019 Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
Rather slow in restaurant at dinner. Can be busy in Riverside Bar.
Ian May 30, 2019 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Restful atmosphere
Other Comments
Our bedroom was very dark, not helped by dark decor. The room needed decorating and updating.
Julia May 30, 2019 IlkleyIlkley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent both in the restaurant and Riverside bar. All members of staff were very friendly and helpful. Also set in a stunning location.
Other Comments
Would definitely recommend and we will be returning in the future.
Janina May 29, 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were brilliant.
Jim May 27, 2019 Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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