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The Borrowdale Gates Hotel

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Grange-In-Borrowdale, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5UQ England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 18/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Borrowdale Gates Hotel is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Borrowdale Valley, the "loveliest square mile in Lakeland", according to Alfred Wainwright (MBE). Close to the shores of Derwent Water in two acres of woodland in Grange near Keswick, this is an ideal situation for walking, climbing, and touring the Lake District direct from the doorstep. There are many places of literary and historical interest within the local area. This beautiful family owned and run hotel has undergone a real transformation since 2008 with a full refurbishment completed in September 2012 to earn its current four star AA rating. With elegant contemporary rooms, a rosette award winning dining room, cosy bar and lounge, guests are assured of a warm welcome to enjoy stunning panoramic views during their stay.
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neilcrichton11 wrote a review Dec 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Wonderful food friendly staff and great accommodation Couldn't be better This area of the Lakes is amazing and the hotel is in the perfect situation The staff were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful and considerate
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Response from Sue Willan, General Manager at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Responded 21 Dec 2020
Thank you Neil for your positive feedback. We are very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of the Lakes. I will pass on your thanks to the team and look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.
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Auldyin51 wrote a review Dec 2020
Irvine, United Kingdom2 contributions
I these strange times I was made to feel very welcome and safe by all the staff. My room was very comfortable, clean and had a great view along Borrowdale. The food was excellent making good use of local produce and game. Loved watching the red squirrels from the dining room windows. I have already booked my next visit.
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Responded 21 Dec 2020
Many thanks Auldyin51 for your 5* review. I will pass on your thanks to the team here and so please Mr Red showed an appearance. Look forward to seeing you again in March, until then stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas.
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warrenswitch wrote a review Dec 2020
Hatfield, United Kingdom170 contributions93 helpful votes
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We have returned for the third time to this jewel of a hotel . A warm welcome is given as you walk through the doors . The rooms are comfortable and clean . The bar and restaurant area look out onto the beautiful countryside . The staff are fantastic , helpful and nothing is too much trouble . The chef is a wonder , whether it is a sandwich bowl of soup or the amazing dinner in the evening , his/her attention to detail is second to none . I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel or the restaurant to anyone lucky enough to come here .
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sue Willan, General Manager at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Responded 20 Dec 2020
We were so pleased you chose to re-visit this beautiful area again for a third time! I will pass on your thanks to the team. Maybe when you visit for a forth time and things are more normal you can visit the team in the kitchen and have a tour. Stay safe and see you in 2021.
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fumblefish wrote a review Dec 2020
Kendal, United Kingdom72 contributions44 helpful votes
We had one of the dog friendly rooms which was comfortable and stylish. Also as it was on the ground floor. it was onvenient for taking our dog out for a morning and evening walk. The meals were exceptional for a hotel and the attitude of the staff and quality of service coudn't be faulted. The location of the hotel is great with amazing views of the mountains. We did a different walk on 3 different days and only scratched the surface. Many thanks
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Response from Sue Willan, General Manager at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Responded 20 Dec 2020
Thank you Fumblefish for taking the time to review the Borrowdale Gates Hotel, there is no question that you will have to visit us again to conquer the other walks! Hope to see you in 2021. Until then have a lovely Christmas and stay safe.
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Helen G wrote a review Dec 2020
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Hotel is in a beautiful location. The view around the hotel and from the rooms are lovely. The staff are fantastic. They are polite, friendly and extremely professional, and nothing is too much trouble. The food is outstanding.
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Responded 15 Dec 2020
Thank you Helen for your lovely comments particularly towards the team. We are very lucky to work in such a beautiful part of the Lakes and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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US$173 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKeswickBorrowdaleGrange-in-Borrowdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (4.3 km), Derwentwater (5.7 km), and Surprise View (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fellpack, The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood, and Thyme Bistro.
Is The Borrowdale Gates Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Grange-in-Borrowdale.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Borrowdale Gates Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (7.1 km), Watendlath (2.8 km), and Crosthwaite Parish Church (6.0 km).
Does The Borrowdale Gates Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Borrowdale Gates Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.