Scafell Hotel in Borrowdale is surrounded by mountains and peaceful meadows. Overlooking the river, the Riverside Bar has a cosy fireplace and each bedroom has a digital LCD TV. The elegant lounge at Hotel Scafell has views of the gardens and the Borrowdale Valley. The bar offers light meals, snacks and real ales and over 60 malt whiskies. Some of the stylish bedrooms have traditional antique furniture or countryside views. Each room features a radio, a modern en suite bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. The restaurant serves a menu of English and international dishes, featuring meat, game and fish. A full English breakfast or continental breakfast is available. Set in the English Lake District, the shores of Derwent Water are less than a 5-minute drive from the Scafell. The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the many local walking routes.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Scafell Hotel has been welcoming guests since 3 Aug 2005.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room type
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Paul
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location. A mix of old charm and modern facilities. Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed dinner in the restaurant.
  • Debbieanne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    I loved that I had a bath in my room! When on the Coast to Coast trail, that is the dream!! The hotel felt like it was of a good standard, a proper hotel. The staff were super friendly and professional especially the receptionist. The TV...
  • C
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The food was excellent and you are in the heart of the Lake District. What could be better?
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely quiet location, large comfortable room, helpful staff and grat breakfast
  • J
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    First class breakfast . Proper smoked haddock and perfect poached eggs Great service. Table cloths !
  • Sheila
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly, helpful staff, quiet room with a lovely aspect
  • R
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location in Borrowdale valley meant lots of mountains to climb right on the doorstep.Manager Jason was very knowledgeable about the mountains and although busy would grant me a few minutes to wax lyrical about what I had seen. Attentive staff in...
  • P
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent location for easy access to the mountain trails, reception were very helpful and welcoming the adjoinng pub served delicious food
  • Jan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely location, great service, very clean , meals delicious. Was in the annexe as I was travelling with my furry bestie it was perfect,
  • Steed
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great breakfast included!!! This hotel is in a lovely location and was great value for money.

Property questions and answers
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  • Are pets allowed in the family room?

    Answered on 13 January 2020
  • Is there groundfloor rooms available.

    Yes, please request these rooms upon booking.
    Answered on 23 June 2020
  • Are pets allowed in the single rooms please? Thanks

    Dogs are allowed in the single rooms at £6.00 per dog, per night - Kind Regards Scafell Hotel Team.
    Answered on 9 March 2020
  • Is it possible to book a table for evening meal. I read that it’s limited for evening meals due to staffing issues.

    It is possible to book in the hotel restaurant for an evening meal.
    Answered on 23 August 2021
  • Are hair dryers in the room .

    Answered on 13 January 2020
  • Hi are dogs allowed in the classic double room?

    Yes they are, we charge £6.00 per dog per night for our four legged guests.
    Answered on 23 August 2021
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for

Facilities of Scafell Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Garden
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Media & Technology
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Luggage storage
    • Packed lunches
    • Dry cleaning
    • Laundry
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Scafell Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 23:00


    From 08:00 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Scafell Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    FAQs about Scafell Hotel

    • The prices at Scafell Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Scafell Hotel is 100 yards from the centre of Rosthwaite. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Scafell Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Room options at Scafell Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Family
      • Twin/Double
      • Single

    • Scafell Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Bicycle rental

    • Guests staying at Scafell Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish

    • Scafell Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant