The Borrowdale Hotel
Why We Love It
- This AA 4-star hotel opened in 1866 & has a restaurant, a wine cellar & several lounge areas
- The property is in the heart of the Lake District National Park & has views of Derwentwater
- It is a 12-minute drive from the market town of Keswick & a 12-minute stroll from the water's edge
94% (49 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
Located beneath Shepherds Crag in the Borrowdale valley, The Borrowdale Hotel was one of the first coaching inns in the area and has been welcoming guests since 1866. The hotel has views of Derwentwater -- "a silvery curve crisscrossed by puttering cruise boats" (Lonely Planet) -- and is a great base from which to explore the surrounding fells and trails.
It's a 12-minute stroll down to the lake, or you can join the Allerdale Ramble -- a 54-mile path on the southwestern side of the water -- which takes 20 minutes to reach on foot. This hike takes in the fells Castle Crag and Cat Bells. Head to Walla Crag, six minutes' drive from the hotel, to see "a fascinating mosaic of rocky headlands, islands, sparkling bays, woodlands, undulating green fields [and] farms and settlements" (The Daily Telegraph).
Keswick has a picturesque market square and is 12 minutes' drive from the hotel. Keswick Launch Company operates daily boat trips on Derwentwater from Keswick Landing Pier, which is 10 minutes' drive away. The Lakes Distillery, which is open daily for tours and is overlooked by Skiddaw, takes 25 minutes to reach, while The Wordsworth House (a National Trust property) is 30 minutes away in Cockermouth.
The hotel retains original features such as oak panelling, a coal fire and the characterful room bells that hang in reception. There is a restaurant with an impressive wine cellar that stocks wine from around the world, and a conservatory serving afternoon tea. The 40 individually styled bedrooms all have a flat-screen TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes and free Wi-Fi. Dogs can stay for an extra £10 per dog, per night, and are welcome in the bar and lounges.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub (in some rooms)
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in Prestige Room only: £7.50 per night for children aged 1 and under, £15 per night for children aged 2 to 16. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night on checkout.
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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