Best Western Plus Lake District, Keswick, Castle Inn Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The property is on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park, a haven that offers walks, quaint tea rooms and picture-perfect landscapes
  • According to The AA, "the accommodation, extensive leisure facilities, and friendly service are certainly strong points here"
  • Guests get full use of the 15-metre indoor pool, steam room, sauna, gym and games room

Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
"Lovely location. Easily accessible to Bassenthwaite lake which was just over a mile's walk away. Excellent bus route (bus stop right outside the hotel) to Keswick and Cockermouth"
Aug 11, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The nearest railway stations are Carlisle and Penrith, both around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Best Western Plus Lake District, Keswick, Castle Inn Hotel is a former coaching inn near the small village of Bassenthwaite in Cumbria.

It is in the north of the Lake District National Park -- designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017 -- and has views over Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw mountain.

Keswick, a town "encircled by cloud-capped fells and nestled alongside the idyllic, island-studded lake of Derwentwater" (Lonely Planet), is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Wordsworth House and Garden, the childhood home of William Wordsworth in the market town of Cockermouth, is also less than 10 minutes' drive away.

"With vast stretches of open water, forests and lush green scenery, the Lake District is one of Britain's favourite tourist spots", says the Daily MailCheck out our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District for further inspiration.

Leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool, a fitness room, a sauna and a games room with Wii Sports and table tennis. There is also a 9-hole putting green, a croquet lawn and a grass tennis court (weather permitting; supplements apply).

The hotel has two restaurants; the fine-dining Ritsons Restaurant and the cosy Tavern Bar, which serves pub classics and Cumbrian real ales. You can also have drinks in the garden in fine weather.

Executive Rooms are more spacious than Standard Rooms. Wi-Fi is free and dogs are allowed in select rooms (please see Policies for more information).



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest allowed in the Executive Room only.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £5 per night for children aged 2 and under, £15 per night for children aged 3 to 11. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: 2 Executive Rooms only allow pets, on request, and will be charged at £10 per night. Please contact the hotel before booking to avoid disappointment.

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

Enjoyed This
(44 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Trevor Oct 26, 2018 Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location. Easily accessible to Bassenthwaite lake which was just over a mile's walk away. Excellent bus route (bus stop right outside the hotel) to Keswick and Cockermouth
Other Comments
The standard room was lovely but not cleaned to the standard that we are used to ie dust on all the sides and in cupboards
Beverley Aug 11, 2018 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location just right nice hotel good food
Other Comments
waiter in the food pub very nice went above the call of duty
stephen Aug 09, 2018 Runcorn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Michael Aug 06, 2018 Barrow-in-FurnessBarrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sraff were really helpful.
Other Comments
The whole experience was really nice. Would definitely recommend
Carole Aug 06, 2018 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
As walkers there were walks from the door so didn't need to use car
Other Comments
Although the room had obviously been upgraded recently, the poor careworn condition of the bedding and pillows left a lot to be desired
Michael Aug 02, 2018 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spa facilities were good and service from Fiona on reception absolutely perfect.
Mandy Aug 01, 2018 South Shields, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff good food , good leisure facilities
Other Comments
Nice hotel Abit out in the sticks but nice scenery
Pauline Jul 31, 2018 Oldham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely gardens and leisure facilities
John Jul 21, 2018 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Courteous, helpful staff, food
Other Comments
Very friendly, comfortable, clean, spacious
Alison Jul 14, 2018 Harrogate, United Kingdom

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