Scafell Hotel

Krystina Rees
Deal Expert

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

Enjoyed This
(145 Member Ratings)
"Friendly, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere"
01. Sep 2018
Morpeth, UK

Map & Directions

The nearest railway station is Penrith, 40 minutes' drive away (90 minutes by coach, via Keswick). The hotel is 35 minutes’ 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 made with locally sourced produce. There is also a Lounge Bar, which has a more casual setting, and The Riverside Bar, which serves snacks.

The 23 bedrooms feature designer 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(145 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Scafell Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere
Roger 01. Sep 2018 Morpeth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Hotel,staff ,an position
Other Comments
Lovely breakfast, fantastic location
Janet 28. Aug 2018 Southport, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very good room and lovely staff.
Other Comments
Great location, very good food and really good service. Would definitely use again.
Stephen 24. Aug 2018 Saint Helens, UK
Enjoyed Most
Amazing high quality restaurant and bar food.
Vivien 24. Aug 2018 Chesterfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Dinner was exceptional
Other Comments
Always a warm and friendly welcome
Helen 22. Aug 2018 Wirral, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
avoid the evening menu in the restaurant with this deal only one starter curried carrot soup more curry than carrot main course of mallard inedible
BRUCE 21. Aug 2018 LEYLAND, UK
Enjoyed Most
the beautiful peaceful setting
Other Comments
delicious food & very friendly staff
david 14. Aug 2018 Birkenhead, UK
Enjoyed Most
Quiet and comfortable. Staff very friendly
Other Comments
Quiet location so you must be prepared to drive into the nearest town for dinner as the only options are to eat at the hotel - either in the restauarnt or the bar.
Susan 08. Aug 2018 Rossendale, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everything- ambience, location, staff, friendliness, service, food, wine... really can’t be faulted. Should easily be 4 star.
Other Comments
As above - highly recommend.
Dr Vanessa 02. Aug 2018 Paignton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is delightful, and the food was excellent.
Other Comments
Staff were very attentive and friendly.
Michael 07. Aug 2018 LIVERPOOL, UK

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