£99 – Cumbria: 2-night lakeside escape, was £231

Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel
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Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel is set on the tranquil shores of Lake Thirlmere in the northern Lake District. A 2-night escape is now £99 -- saving up to 57% on the regular rates -- and includes:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double Room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
  • Late checkout until 1pm (worth £15)
  • Stay in a Superior Lake View Room for an extra £20 per night 
  • Saturdays are an extra £20

Why We Love It

  • This 16th-century hotel is "set in attractive, private grounds on the shores of Lake Thirlmere" (The AA)
  • Keswick town centre is a 10-minute drive away and Ullswater, "overlooked by soaring fells" (Rough Guides), is 30 minutes drive from the hotel
  • The hotel has views of Helvellyn -- the nation's favourite walking hotspot, according to ITV's "Britain's Favourite Walks"
  • Superior Lake View Rooms have views of Thirlmere and 4-poster beds 


"Worth the visit for the views alone" (The AA), Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel is set on the shores of Thirlmere in the peaceful North Lakes. The hotel, which occupies a country house dating from the 16th century, has views of Helvellyn -- the nation's favourite walking hotspot, according to ITV's "Britain's Favourite Walks".

Keswick is about 10 minutes' drive away. This historic market town with narrow cobbled streets is a good base from which to explore Skiddaw. Armboth Fell and Raven Crag, both good spots for a scenic walk, are around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Ullswater, "great for crowd-free hiking around the village of Howtown and the picturesque valley of Martindale" (Lonely Planet), takes approximately 30 minutes to reach by car, and Buttermere -- "backed by a string of impressive peaks and emerald-green hills" (Lonely Planet) -- is a 40-minute drive away.

Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel has "comfortable and inviting public areas", says The AA, including a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. There's also an outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel's gardens, which are set within a red-squirrel nature reserve. Fishing permits for use on Thirlmere are available on request.

Spread between the Elizabethan and Victorian wings of the house, guestrooms overlook the fells and the hotel courtyard. All have free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a TV, while some have period details such as oak beams. Superior Lake View Rooms have sitting areas, lake views and 4-poster beds. Self-catering cottages are also available.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £20 per night for children aged 15 and under. This includes breakfast.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. 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: No pets allowed.

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.

Up to 57% off

£50 / night


When You Can Go

Until 24 Dec

Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
"the view from our room was amazing."
16. Nov 2018
Barnsley, UK

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is about a 30-minute drive from the M6. Penrith train station is also 30 minutes’ drive away. Carlisle Lake District Airport takes around an hour to reach by car. 

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.

Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dale Head Hall Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the view from our room was amazing.
Other Comments
breakfast staff very attentive , lovely clean room,
andrea 16. Nov 2018 Barnsley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location and lake view
Other Comments
Hotel is a little tired and feels unloved. Happy with price paid on Travelzoo deal but wouldn't want to pay normal room rate. It has potential to be fabulous with investment but rearranging the furniture and a more enthusiastic welcome would cost nothing
Sarah 14. Nov 2018 Nottingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful view of lake and attractive gardens.
Other Comments
Our bedroom was warm enough, but the hotel needed better heating in the public rooms. Given its remote location, it would be helpful if they offered food in the evening.
Gail 13. Nov 2018 St Albans, UK
Enjoyed Most
The location was brilliant albeit it rained a lot of the time. Breakfast was very good however the dinner was expensive and NOT value for money.
William 09. Nov 2018 Thirsk, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous location, beautiful scenery. Room was nicely furnished. Very quiet and restful.
Other Comments
The one disappointing thing was that the web site said there was a restaurant. On the night we arrived it wasn't open. If we had known this we could have eaten elsewhere. There is a pub 10 minutes walk away but it is along unlit paths and we had no torch. It was pitch black outside so our evening meal consisted of a packet of biscuits!! Very disappointing.
Sheila 08. Nov 2018 Houghton le Spring, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Pleasant staff, great breakfast and views to die for
Elaine 07. Nov 2018 Hartlepool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Family friendly hotel with fantastic views from the rooms. Quantity locally sourced food at breakfast and a friendly service.
Gail 07. Nov 2018 Glossop, UK
Enjoyed Most
Karen 07. Nov 2018 Lincoln, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable. Staff very helpful, polite and friendly but very professional. Room service very good and also rooms warm, cosy and clean. We really enjoyed our visit. We will most certainly return.
Other Comments
The views from the hotel were magnificent. We managed to get a seat at Breakfast by the window overlooking Lake Thirlmere. Amazing. Breakfast delicious too.
Susan 06. Nov 2018 Epping, UK
Enjoyed Most
David 04. Nov 2018 Poulton-le-Fylde, UK

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