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Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB England
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The Scafell Hotel is a wonderful Country House Hotel located in the very heart of Borrowdale, considered by many as England's finest valley, surrounded by mighty fells, tranquil meadows and crystal clear waters. A paradise for the walker and a perfect centre from which to visit other parts of the Lake District. The Hotel is situated almost at the foot of Great Gable and the Scafell Massif, and is regarded one of the Lake District's renowned headquarters for climbers and hill walkers. Keen anglers will appreciate the Scafell Hotel, as there is excellent fly fishing on the River Derwent and in Derwentwater. Those who are content with gentle rambling or just lazing on restful lawns fringed by trees amidst imposing scenery will be equally happy staying here. Our rooms were fully refurbished during 2010, in a Warm and Rich Country House style with a 'Contemporary Twist' perfect for setting the scene for a peaceful and relaxing break in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. The Restaurant, Lounges and Bar have been tastefully decorated and furnished to retain that all important Country House warmth, allowing for complete relaxation after a great days walking on the Fells, and maybe even a little 'nap' by the fire after a delicious five course Dinner. Under the constant direction of owner's Miles Jessop MBE (Chairman) and Andrew Nelson (Managing Director) the Management and Team of Scafell Hotel offer truly warm and friendly service. Individual and Independent Country House Hotel for the last 44 years.
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Joanne E wrote a review Dec 2020
30 contributions1 helpful vote
Simply amazing .. just a beautiful place to stay surrounded by snow capped mountains and breathtaking scenery .. The food to perfection , presentation ,quality and taste of every course just gorgeous and truly made with love from an experienced chef who knows exactly which combination of tastes work within each dish . Blown away with the warmth and hospitality of lovely staff who could not have been more accommodating during our stay ! Our room was warm and spotlessly clean with traditional furnishings mixed with a modern and fresh bathroom and a deep bath tub and plenty of hot water ! The bed was huge and so comfortable we both slept like babies . Having no service on our phones was not a big deal infact we turned them off and enjoyed uninterrupted conversation which is a rare thing in todays society ! Truly nothing to complain about and loved every minute xx
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Mountains surround the building we were at the front and our views were breathtaking ..
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KathRog581 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lanzarote, Spain4 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here for my birthday weekend and had the best time. Super comfy bed, generous room size, luxurious jacuzzi and shower, food to die for, roaring fires and walkers heaven abound...would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NatalieMaria wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom40 contributions51 helpful votes
This is the third time we have stayed at the Scafell which I think says it all. A beautiful hotel, amazing and accommodating staff, great food and drink and the most peaceful and scenic location. The staff went above and beyond for us, treated our dog as if he were a VIP (which he of course is to us!) and although all the current guidelines were adhered to, they were so subtlety done, it really felt like a break away from reality.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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suzy702015 wrote a review Sep 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Disappointed with recent visit to Scafell hotel Booked pre covid and was told by Andrew that they would Offer a midweek break special including dinner and breakfast for 3 nights When we arrived we were met by a grumpy receptionist Who said there was no way we would have been offered That deal and laughed and said not at those rates ! I rebooked our break as the hotel had closed due to covid restrictions in March - the booking was made in feb . We ended coming sep 17th -20th and were told upon arrival this was not the deal The room was tiny and claustrophobic / no way was it a double room - single with a very small double bed put in With no room to move - room 26 . Did not want to argue Anymore with rude receptionist as we were tired Real shame as overall great trip and stunning location And rest of staff and guests lovely My husband has been here previously but it seems to have Changed Misleading booking Tiny room Uncomfortable small bed
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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michelle g wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great hotel in a lovely location. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely relaxing atmosphere. Dog friendly. Restaurant excellent. Great breakfast selection. Riverside bar also has a good selection for food and drink. A'stay'is highly recommended. We will be returning in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scafell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Scafell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (7.2 km), Surprise View (4.2 km), and Catbells Lakeland Walk (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scafell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Scafell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Scafell Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scafell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden, Mary Mount Hotel, and Mizu Pan-Asian.
Is Scafell Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Rosthwaite.
Are pets allowed at Scafell Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Scafell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Watendlath (2.3 km).
Does Scafell Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Scafell Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.