Located between Keswick and Grasmere off the main A591, handy for both but away from the crowds.
Again, functional. There are 14 modern, spotless rooms with flat-screen TVs, light-wood desks and padded headboards. Some are rather small and room seven has a huge skylight (beware light mornings), while bathrooms are universally well equipped and come with power showers.
For walking groups, there's a drying rooms for boots with a washing machine and dryer.
The Lakeland speciality store at the King's Head si the place to stock up on souvenirs for your granny.
Eating and drinking
A continental breakfast is served in the somewhat souless coffee shop, where an all-day menu of coffee and snacks is also served.
But you're more liklely to pop down the road to the King's Head, where there's a choice of white-tablecloth dining in the St Johns Restaurant, basket meals and pub-fare snacks in the bar, or Jennigs ales in the beer garden.
Low key but well meaning.
Who stays there
Budget travellers, business people and travellers looking for a functional base rather than a stand-out hotel experience.
A three-course dinner in the St Johns Restaurant costs £20.
- High-Speed Internet
- Business travellers
- First-time travellers
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Brand new
- Spotlessly clean
- Baldn continental breakfast