The Skiddaw Hotel

31 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, England, CA12 5BN

Exterior, The Skiddaw Hotel

By David Atkinson, your Keswick expert

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#6 of 7
expert-rated hotels in Keswick
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Travellers with pets, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping

Expert review of The Skiddaw Hotel

A prime town-centre location makes the Skaddaw the place to leave the car behind

First things first: I think the Skiddaw needs to overhaul its whole facade - it looks tired and dated. Look beyond a mediocre first impression, however, and this palce - while fairly low frills - is a good, solid option for a central base.

The ongoing refurbishment of the hotel has already revived the rooms; public areas are next on the agenda in 2011.

This place welcomes children and dogs.

Location: 

At the heart of Keswick on Market Street - you're 20 minutes to junction 40 of the M6.

Bedrooms: 

The 43 en-suite rooms, divided into three classes, are now mdoern and welcoming with contemporary decor and some nice hoem touches. The Poet's Room has a striking turquoise theme, while family suites and four-poster rooms offer more space.

For people watching, grab one of the cosy, front-facing rooms overlooking the Market Square (market days are Thursday and Saturday).

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Public areas: 

The rather under-used Residents Lounge looks in need of a refresh.

Eating and drinking: 

The main restaurant, 31 The Square, offers a decent menu of hotel favourites with three courses for £23.95.

Otherwise, all-day snacks are available in the Conservatory Bar with a sunny glass area for people watching over coffee.

Leisure facilities: 

The hotel offers access to leisure facilities at its sister property on Derwentwater, the Lodore Falls Hotel.

Service: 

Well meaning if a little hands off.

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Who stays there: 

An older crowd, a bust day trade in bar meals and people going to shows at the Theatre by the Lake. It's also perfect if you don't have a car and want a central base.

Price advice: 

Save up 25 per cent on ticket prices at the Theatre by the Lake by booking through the hotel.

Pros: 
Central location
Convenience
Cons: 
WiFi on ground floor only
Limited parking - ask for a permit for the public car park nearby

More information on The Skiddaw Hotel :

Type:
Hotel
Address:
31 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, England, CA12 5BN
Free tags / Keywords:
Town centre
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service