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The Castle Inn Hotel, Keswick, By BW Signature Collection

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"All the staff were friendly. Good pool / spa facilities."
31 May, 2019 - Darwen, UK
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The Castle Inn Hotel, Keswick, By BW Signature Collection 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 of 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.

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 bed not available for older children and adults.
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.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£5 per stay for children 2 or under.
£15 per stay for children 3 to 11.
Breakfast is included.

Extra guest allowed in the Executive Room only.

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-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.

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(110 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
All the staff were friendly. Good pool / spa facilities.
Other Comments
Let down hugely by the catering. The breakfast was fine but the dinner offering has considerable room for improvement.
David 31 May, 2019 Darwen, UK
Enjoyed Most
The meals were excellent.
Arthur 30 May, 2019 New Milton, UK
Other Comments
Service in restauran.long waiting time between courses and Service in restaurant for evening meal. Long wait between courses and not very well presented. Starter not as described. Coffee was cold.
Christine 29 May, 2019 Elland, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location Food excellent
Other Comments
All the staff were very pleasant and everywhere was spotlessly clean had a great break would recommend this hotel
christine 25 May, 2019 York, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was clean and easy to get to, much larger than expected. The food was wonderful and even though there were a few problems in the restaurant on the first evening the staff went out of their way to ease a difficult situation.
Other Comments
Lovely location, stunning views, great food, pleasant staff, overall a wonderful stay.
Mrs P M 21 May, 2019 Preston, UK
Enjoyed Most
We had a fantastic 3 course meal in the Castle Tavern. Staff were great. Twin room very comfortable. The deal we got through Travel Zoo made our stay very very enjoyable.
Other Comments
The hotel is approx 6-7 miles drive from Keswick town centre. Beautiful scenery for walking. Large car park. We did not have any fridge in the room or air conditioning A fan was provided. This was not a problem for us in this visit. Hotel was very quiet and lovely gardens to chill out in. Thanks to all the staff,reception, bar and housekeeping for your kindness during our visit.
Wendy 18 May, 2019 Bolton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The room comfy/clean and grounds lovely
Other Comments
The room was comfy and clean and the grounds lovely.The food was poor to/very average.There was no organisation in the dining room some diners being left for a good hour before being served ordered food. We kept having to prompt staff so we weren't also left . At breakfast I asked for a vegan breakfast and was served mushrooms, tomatoes ,vegan sausage and a fried egg.No hash brown or beans ?.The dairy free spread was a concoction put together by the staff ,I have a photo of congealed fat of some description with dairy free milk poured into it. Surely due to the high profile deaths from allergic reactions in the press lately , food allergens should be a health & safety issue.
Roy Earlam 14 May, 2019 Fleetwood, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food was excellent but not fully aware of gluten free foods and cross contamination.
Other Comments
The hotel is in need of repair and decoration. It is very tired in appearance and is in need of redecoration and new upholstery and furniture.
Susan 13 May, 2019 Darlington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good food and friendly staff
Phil 12 May, 2019 Bolton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The prices in the bar were average, the reception staff member 3pm on Friday 10th was very professional and friendly. The grounds were perfectly kept and tidy. The views were amazing.
Other Comments
Rooms were dated not as shown on travel zoo, the pictures of the food on travel zoo showed to be fine dining not pub grub. The bed creaked at slightest movement and hotel was further out than expected.
paul 12 May, 2019 Barrow-in-Furness, UK

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