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Armathwaite Hall Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spa day with afternoon tea. Treatments were fantastic. Very rude cleaner, entering our private changing room and taking things and throwing underwear in the bin. When asked about missing things, she charged into the room with out knocking or speaking or apologising or smiling! Took the underwear out of the bin and handed it to us. When told to put it back in the bin, as we were so astounded that she'd done that and who wants their underwear back after it's been handled and thrown in the bin, it was then flung back into the bin from the other side of the room! She then returned with her missing phone charger, again without apology! Left standing in main reception waiting to be seated. Staff arguing in the back room. Stood that long that we found our own seat and were told off for doing so as we were supposed to wait to be seated. Afternoon tea took a long time to come. Ordered wine to go with it. Paid for the wine before leaving and then received a phone call at 8pm that night saying we owed money for our drinks. Overall very disappointed after spending over £600 for the experience.

We stayed for three nights in Armathwaite Hall on a DBB package from the 5th July. Our room was beautifully spacious, with a balcony overlooking the lake. The staff were all courteous and helpful. The dining facilities and food were exceptional. The spa, with outdoor hot tub overlooking the lovely grounds, was revitalising. All in all, this was a wonderful stay in a superb hotel.

2nd time at armathwaite hall,our room on this occasion was room 122 it has its own balcony that has stunning views of the lake and peacful views of the local Cumbrian lush green countryside,the only noise we heard were the birdsong and sheep bleating, The food was hot and tasty,all sourced locally,our hot tub experience eased away any stress,and a cheeky cold glass of prosecco helped! I must praise all of the staff,they are so nice,always smiling and ensuring you have a good day,the lake view lounge is a nice place to chill after your dinner,once again the views are amazing,we retired to our room with a nightcap and just sat on our balcony listening to the bats,and wildlife scurrying about in the wooded area nearby, Our sleep was the best ever,so peaceful,breakfast was hot and lush, Wish we could stay longer, We will certainly return,and if possible ask for the same room,

Stunning location just off the A591 at the Castle Inn turn. The venue is excellent and worth a look around. Not staying as a resident but called in for lunch in the bar adjoining the Spa facility. Menu not overly extensive and apart from a few bar lunch favorites there was not a massive choice. My partner and I had differing starters and main course plus a bottle of white to wash it down. The standard of the food was good and service timely. However, for what it was the price brought a tear to the eye with the end bill sailing near £70 with tip added [my choice]. Only to be used again on a special ocassion.

Visited here yesterday for a spa day. Facilities include thermal suite swimming pool gym and enormous outdoor hot tub. Also had facial and back massage treatments. Everything was very nice with towels robes and slippers provided.Lovely countryside and mountain views. Not a cheap place to visit but good value

Just back from a 2 day work event so the only free time was a few hours in the evening so didn't get to use spa or swimming pool which looked amazing . Arrived at 8.30 am after a few hours drive from Scotland . Coffee , tea and water were available however water was room temperature ( it was a boiling hot day ) and the same water was on our conference tables .throughout day Cold water or ice please ! This was one of 3 wee niggles so will get the other 2 out of way before all the positives . Buffet lunch on day 2 was sandwiches and cold onion bajhi spring rolls scotch eggs . Really needed a wee dipping sauce and there were no glasses for above warm water ! Number 3 was the bar service . Now I do believe the bar is never that busy however there were 45 of us there and we only had a few hours ( around 9. Pm ) free time . The bar closed at 11 . They even locked it up and each time you wanted drinks you had to go to the reception to get the barman who I assume was also the night Porter , if there are only a few of you fair enough however as above amount this was a pain . Anyway everything else was really good . The rooms were gorgeous with tv in room and bathroom . Would have been nice to have a fridge but there were ironing facilities hairdryer etc and robes and slippers . . The beds were really comfy and I had a good nights sleep .the evening meal, breakfast and lunch on day 2 were all very good . Served at the table it was hot and tasty . As it was a lovely evening we sat outside with magnificent views over the lakes . This would have been good for a quiet break or romantic weekend . I may return to use the spa facilities

When we were on our annual visit to Keswick last year we drove round by the hotel and decided to come back to try the afternoon tea. As the location was stunning with lovely grounds and view of the lake. The Hall is a lovely building although a bit tired looking at it more closely. The coffee tables and chairs are not very comfortable for eating at and the afternoon tea was disappointing. The sandwiches were very dry as if they had been made hours earlier and the filling looked like it had been piped on and was tasteless. We had been asked if we had any dietary requirements and said we didn't want peppers or onions. This was pointless as we got them anyway. We didn't enjoy the milk shakes which were very thick or the panacotta as my wife doesn't like coffee. We wondered if the hotel got the time of our visit wrong as the card on the table said 1.30pm when we were told we had to come at 2.45pm. I don't think we will be rushing back as the service was disappointing as well as the above issues.

We called ahead to book lunch. It was a cloudless day and we were served an ate on the paved terrace. The service and food were excellent and was a fitting end to our weekend in the Lake District. We stayed here many years ago and loved it and were glad that the property and service were as good as our memories !

Comfortable clean hotel room with top quality bed linen. Our room had lovely old fashioned furniture to match our part of the hall but our friends stayed in the more modern part of the hall & had very modern furniture/fittings. (So I suggest u request whichever you prefer) very helpful /friendly staff through out all the hotel. Lovely menu in restaurant , plenty variation , medium size portions, didn't try the bistro. Nice touch to have coffee served in the lounge. Leisure facilities fabulous choice, swimming pool , hot tub, hydro pool, sauna, steam room. Of which all were working, ( not so on our first visit to the hotel) Pleasant grounds to stroll around although not great for longer walks from the hotel. Our second visit to this hotel & will definitely be returning.

From the check-in when you get a complimentary sherry, the traditional rooms with oak beams to all of the comforts that are included. We ate in the brasserie, food was excellent & well priced. If you get a chance take advantage of the spa. Highly recommended

Bassenthwaite Lake Keswick England

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Bassenthwaite within a 15-minute walk of Lake District Wildlife Park, Armathwaite Hall Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Derwentwater. This 46-room, 4-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. It's on a lake and also near Bassenthwaite Lake and St Michael's Church, Isel.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at Courtyard Bar, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 46 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers, free bottled water, and ironing boards. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Armathwaite Hall Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room (Double, Spa)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room (Double or Twin, Spa)

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1624 reviews