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The Inn at Grasmere

Red Lion Square, Grasmere LA22 9SS England
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#9 of 14 hotels in Grasmere
We would like to reassure our guests that there safety is our main concern. From the team wearing full PPE to the constant sanitising of all areas of the property. For a taste of luxury in the glorious heart of lakeland. Set deep in the heart of Wordsworth country, our Lake District Hotel, traditionally an historic inn playing host to travellers since 1769, offers you a warm, genuinely hospitable welcome that makes you feel instantly at ease and at home as soon as you step through the door. Idyllically situated right in the centre of Grasmere, with magnificent views of the hills all around, you can enjoy being part of village life one minute and the next, be miles away, with just the fresh air and glorious open countryside for company. Here, life is beautiful. Our service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed. At our home we provide you with all you could wish for - beautifully appointed bedrooms, an excellent choice of food, a gorgeous indoor heated pool with spa bath, sauna and fitness room. Bar 1769 has one of the largest Gin selections to choose from and great local ales.
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Indoor pool
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Non-smoking hotel
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Fiona G wrote a review Jan 2021
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No customer service skills here what so ever, totally judgemental, extremely rude, tiered staff!! Social distancing, is not applied, possibly due to the smallnes of the place. Or even the Grandiose of the staff... Lol! 🤣😂 Joke the lot of them. Keep Cumbria for Cumbrians.... Go home 👍
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Chrissy C wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel in a lovely location and nicely decorated for the festive season. The only 2 positive comments we could make for this terribly managed hotel. Food and service was very poor, dirty tables cutlery not cleared away. Service was slow and the staff are rude. Food is appalling especially the breakfast how a chief could serve something so bad is astonishing. Not one member of staff made eye contact not one single good morning in a 3 night stay. Room was in poor repair despite being a suite and costing £200 per night. Shower very old and very little water pressure, toilet did not flush properly. Heating not working one minute 40 degrees the next freezing. Hair dryer broken. Condiments scarce. Lift broken how customers with disabilities managed is a mystery. All in all not a great experience. Would not recommend
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Grasmere Red Lion, General Manager at The Inn at Grasmere
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Chrissy, Please could I kindly ask you contact us direct so we can understand more about your issues. Obviously this is not the experience our guests would have and I would like the opportunity to get to the bottom of all of this. Sadly I don’t know which room you were in, when you stayed or if any of this was rectified for you. It doesn’t appear in any of our logs and if we had known any of this we would of went above and beyond to turn this around for you. I look forward to hearing from you soon and hope you are staying safe during this terrible time. Kind Regards Mr Copeland General Manager
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Elliott wrote a review Dec 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a one night stay between Christmas and New Year 2020. Hotel itself was very pleasantly decorated in a festive manner. Unfortunately, the service and food was not up to the same scratch. We paid for dinner B&B and once we sat down, we waited over 15 minutes for someone to come and take our drink and food order. Once finished the starter, it took approximately another 30 minutes for them to clear the starters. The main meal did come promptly however my meal (pheasant) was massively overcooked and was dry and in edible. My partners pie however was tasty (so I’m told). Breakfast, the full English and avocado and poached eggs on toast were pleasant. I informed the duty manager the following morning for some constructive feedback and I was met with a throwaway excuse that due to Covid and not having the staff, that was the reason. The hotel was supposedly busy (however it did not look so) - as they knew they were busy, they could have accommodated by bringing more stuff in to cover the busy period. In short, picturesque hotel in Grassmere however eat out! Deluxe king-size room was very “compact”.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Emma W wrote a review Dec 2020
Essex, United Kingdom76 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights, 1st holiday with our dog & it couldn’t have been more dog friendly! There are some real differences between rooms, luckily the wonderful lady on reception managed to upgrade us :-) the staff were friendly and helpful & the food, although a small menu for dinner, was pleasant - scampi & chips u can’t go wrong! Sausage & mash was yummy! Breakfast was good too! Pool area was v relaxing & it was a quaint village to wander round.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mary Anne wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Standard of food doesn't match prices...sloppy presentation. Saw others return food that wasn't warm.. Burnt toast at breakfast. But its the staff attitude that really impacts enjoyment of stay. Shame as great setting, cozy room and nicely done out. Customer care training desperately needed.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Grasmere
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at Grasmere?
Nearby attractions include The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (0.1 km), Allan Bank (0.3 km), and St. Oswald's Church (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at Grasmere?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn at Grasmere?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn at Grasmere?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at Grasmere?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grasmere Hotel Restaurant, Lucia's Coffee + Bakehouse, and Baldry's Tea Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn at Grasmere?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Inn at Grasmere located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 km away from the centre of Grasmere.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Inn at Grasmere?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Inn at Grasmere?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn at Grasmere?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rydal Mount & Gardens (2.4 km) and Bridge House (5.1 km).
Does The Inn at Grasmere have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.