We have just spent the weekend in the Lake District celebrating M’s birthday. We chose Keswick as it’s South Lakes and therefore only a couple of hours drive for us. This was also our 1st trip away with our Patterdale Terrier x Daisy.
I wanted to book 2 nights away, but I was SO surprised at the lack of hotels that would accommodate a 2 night booking, only allowing a minimum of 3 nights. 🙈 What I eventually went for was a hotel called The Derwentwater Hotel
We arrived around 20:45 on Friday night and first off, there was initially nowhere to park. It’s a large hotel with a small car park (why?) and so we had to find a space in the street. 👎
The welcome was warm and friendly and we were directly to Room 150 👍 As this is an old hotel, our room was then, despite being on the 1st floor, through 3 doors, up two flights of stairs and down another one. 👎
We opened the door to our room and threw ourselves in. We were now in a funny shaped room, with what appeared to be all the standard hotel fodder, i.e. bed, bedside tables, dressing table, TV and built-in wardrobe. However, here is my review of the hotel:
The room was the worst hotel room we have EVER stayed in. It had extremely stained carpets, dated and poorly maintained bathroom (cracked tiles, inadequate shower, hard to reach windows). The bed was small and uncomfortable and the doors either wouldn’t close or wouldn’t open. We were also right above the restaurant which played loud music from 8:00am every morning.
The first impression of the room was cold and shabby. The cleaning staff had left the window open and so the room was FREEZING. We soon learned why though, as in the middle of the night the room got unbearably hot!
So you are thinking, “You complained right?!” – well no. Because honestly it was 9pm by the time we were in our room and it was M’s birthday. The last thing we wanted to do after a full day at at work and a 2 hour drive was to mess about changing rooms… 😣
The hotel’s ground floor, reception, conservatory seemed nice, full wooden floors are very dog friendly, but everything else was VERY tired and dated.
Our room was awful and we WON’T be back. Such a disappointing stay. Do, not, recommend.