The Borrowdale Hotel
What We Love
- A traditional stay in England's gorgeous Lake District, with breakfast, three-course dinner and moreThe vast natural beauty of the Lake District
- Enjoying tea and scones on arrival – a quintessentially British start to your stay
- Swapping urban life for wide-open countryside and peaceful lakes
What To Know
- All meals in the dining room are Silver Service
- The bar area and lounges are made cozy with open fires
- You'll be treated to scones and tea upon arrival
- Free WiFi is hit or miss
Ask any English person what the most beautiful part of their country is, and chances are you’ll hear a lot of the same answer: the Lake District. When it comes to country walks, slow-roasted lunches and local ales in old-world pubs – this stunning region in the north of the country is where it’s at. Close to the beautiful country town of Keswick, The Borrowdale Hotel is your home away from home in this natural wonder.
Dating back to 1866, the property offers 40 freshly revamped rooms, complete with a host of modern amenities, while still keeping many of its authentic features intact. With the original room bells in the reception and a walk-in wine cellar stocked with vintage bottles, this historic residence is a delightful base for exploring the surroundings fells, trickling streams and rolling hills. The Borrowdale Hotel’s traditional restaurant serves superb British food, while the conservatory, bar and lounge boast a stylish facelift.
Good to know
Please note that a smart-casual dress code applies in the restaurant, and jeans and sneakers are not permitted.
Well-behaved dogs are also welcome. Please contact the hotel directly before booking for more information on its pet-friendly rooms.
Traditional but not old-fashioned, the rooms are tastefully decorated with tactile fabrics and beds you won’t want to leave. For more space, opt for a Classic room, while Prestige rooms are even larger, providing a comfortable seating area.
Tea and coffee facilities
Locally sourced and complemented by a good wine list, the dishes at The Borrowdale Hotel restaurant are wholesome, homely and perfect for a country stay. In true English style, the succulent Sunday roasts and traditional afternoon teas (often taken in the lounges, by the fire) are most popular here.Please note that a smart-casual dress code applies in the restaurant, and jeans and sneakers are not permitted.
The Borrowdale’s neighboring sister hotel, Lodore Falls, features an upscale beauty salon and leisure club. With an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, plus a hot tub and tennis courts, these wonderful relaxation facilities are located just a short stroll from where you’re staying.
The Lake District National Park is the largest protected national park in England and boasts miles of mountainous scenery, lakes and oak woodland. The hotel is located in pretty Keswick, south of Derwentwater, and is perfectly located for both lowland activity and hill-walking. There are a number of National Trust sites in the area, plus plenty of old-world pubs and country restaurants.
How to Get There
We stopped at the hotel for refreshments however we will be returning for an over night stay. Location fantastic, food delicious and we do like the look of the Sunday Lunch, the hotel was all dressed for Christmas lovely place.
We have had the the privilege of 3 holiday stays in the last 5 months in the same room and hotel! It is a fantastic place to relax and walk in one of the most beautiful places in the UK, without the need to even get in a car, so an environmental positive too! Most importantly to us it is a genuine pet friendly hotel, where our Chow Chows can be at our sides in the majority of spaces, they are our family, and like us they are treated like Royalty! Great food, politeness, immaculate on the cleanliness front, a determination to please, all the staff are excellent, what more could one want...a business model only other hoteliers can aspire to...of particular noteworthy mention are Kim and her new colleague on Reception, fabulous friendly greetings and so efficient, the cleaning staff are wonderful - 2 young ladies sorry I don't know your names shame on me, George Smooth oops George Smith that was a genuine typo error on the auto correction which made me laugh so I left it in - George is so keen to please and does his uppermost best as Front of House, a great guy, and last but not least Kath on the breakfast run another lovely member of staff who wants to get it right first time every time, so to everyone well done for doing what you do so well. We will return next year and look forward to many more years as guests! Her Royal Highness Hsui Mei and Tai Li loved their strokes and their 12 mile hike finishing in pitch black, which Kim knows all about hee hee what a day that was! My final note is to say this is a relaxed atmosphere, do not expect to be in a business mode when you get here, patience is of a virtue and it will meet every expectation on every level. My husband and I have a keen eye for detail, are very fussy on every level, so this essay of an accolade is so worthy! Steve & Carole Ann
This has not been my first time staying in this hotel and it continues to impress me every time. Staff are friendly and welcoming, decor is modern country which makes the place have a lovely feel to it, rooms are big and spacious and a beautiful view of Derwent water or the fells- which ever view you get, you cannot be disappointed. I love the fact there is a bus stop opposite the hotel as it makes getting in and out of Keswick easy! Definitely unique which is something that would make me choose the hotel over others in the area. I would stay here again and again and would never be disappointed.