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Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, CA12 5XB, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 27 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Royal Oak Hotel.
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Royal Oak Hotel's staff speaks: English
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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Booths, Keswick (7 miles)
Keswick (7 miles)
Royal Oak (0 miles)
Riverside Bar (0 miles)
Scafell Pike (4 miles)
Derwentwater (3 miles)
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 2 per person per night in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
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Based on 27 reviews
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The 18th-century Royal Oak at Keswick is in the market town of Keswick, just 2 miles from Derwentwater.
Score from 414 reviews Very good
Scafell Hotel in Borrowdale is surrounded by mountains and peaceful meadows. Overlooking the river, the Riverside Bar has a cozy fireplace and each bedroom has a digital LCD TV.
Score from 194 reviews Very good
A 5-minute drive from Bassenthwaite Lake, Ravenstone Manor and Charlotte's View Restaurant is an 18th-century manor house set in 3 hectares of ground.
Score from 57 reviews Wonderful
Located on the outskirts of Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with free WiFi access and on-site private parking facilities free of charge.
Score from 17 reviews Wonderful
April 21, 2015
Welcomed with a lovely cup of tea. Excellent three course meal and a comfy bed in a beautiful location.
April 21, 2015
Dinner. Only 1 fixed menu. Unrefined but totally edible. Not value for money
Location, comfort and cleanliness
March 31, 2015
Evening meal, set menu so there is no choice.
Location, bedroom with en -suite, friendly.
February 24, 2015
Nothing really, loved the escape from urban life and its trappings.
Stunning location, friendly staff, warm welcome, home cooking, comfortable rooms, cosy lounge with log fire, dog friendly. Felt 'at home' very quickly. Its a traditional pub/small hotel. No 'airs and graces', just very relaxing.
February 8, 2015
Set up really well for walkers. Thoughtful staff. In terms of facilities, what you see is what you get.
November 2, 2014
Location Friendly staff Comfort Service Food
October 30, 2014
Nothing, it was perfect choice for our trip!
This is the perfect hotel for a quiet retreat or a base for your trips up the hills. The owners Neil and Susan make you feel incredibly at home, coupled with Anne's amazing home cooking, you really can't go wrong. Very quaint, very homely, very cosy. We will be back!
September 6, 2014
As walkers, we were disappointed not to be able to have a cooked breakfast before 8 am. Seems to be a problem in England unfortunately.
The staff. Very obliging, helpful & friendly.
August 24, 2014
Some tired fixtures and fittings in rooms
Dog friendly Good local walks Good beer Friendly helpful staff
August 23, 2014
The pillows needed to be replaced but it was no big deal as I was able to take one from the single bed and I still had a brilliant sleep.
I loved the unspoilt building with it's beams and uneven floors, the peace and quiet, the friendly staff and fellow guests, the relaxed atmosphere.
August 14, 2014
We did not like noisy shower. The owner was abrupt with us as well as we had sat at the wrong breakfast table depsite not knowing and there being no one to show us to our table. However Carol, Kath and Louie were lovely staff who are a wonderful people working at the hotel that made our stay great from a relational point of view.
We liked the relaxed homely feel at the hotel in the evenings and also Carol who worked serving breakfast. Carol was a warm and hospital member of staff who made us feel welcome. The room was nice and the food was delicious too. The hotel even had a sewing kit and milk in a cool box.
July 29, 2014
Large en-suite room overlooking river. Home-cooked food. Great location for walks. Friendly atmosphere.
July 29, 2014
good location quiet wi-fi 3 lounges and pleasant places to sit outside able to leave luggage after check out
June 3, 2014
Perhaps a little too far out from Keswick (altough I knew this) and the restriction of evening meal times.
Very friendly staff, nice location with good views.
June 1, 2014
Set time for meals in the evening and a requirement to sit at a designated, by staff, dining table and other diners unable to share a table together or with you if they so desired.
The location is perfect for starting off on many interesting walks whiten the valley.
May 28, 2014
As some other reviewers have noted, the Royal Oak is traditional with a capital T, which is great in terms of overall atmosphere, but some aspects seem like a throwback to Victorian England - heaven forfend if you are more than 20 minutes late for mealtimes or don't turn up for breakfast, for example. We made the latter gaffe through the desire for a bit of a lie-in (breakfast is 8-9 strict) and our no-show prompted an unfortunately timed knock on our door and a voice asking if we were coming down for breakfast - you have been warned. That said, if you're a bit of a rebel and enjoy engaging in playful sparring with matron, you're in for a treat. The bathroom was also a bit too traditional with the usual uncontrollable "power" shower and hospital decor.
If you are a keen hill walker (which virtually all of the Royal Oak's clientele will be) many aspects of the hotel are spot on. The location in Rosthwaite can't be bettered, the optional evening meal is good home cooking in plentiful quantities, the room (in the house) was comfortable (no TV is a big plus), most of the staff are very friendly and the bar and lounge areas are cosy. All-in-all, a great place to come back to after a day on the hill.
May 27, 2014
Cooked breakfast portions on small side when you are preparing for a hard day's walk.
Perfect location for walking. Good lounge space for socialising with other guests.
May 13, 2014
Location, lovely meals, staff, excellent advice about maps.
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