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Armathwaite Hall Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I have just returned from an overnight stay here, the first in over 5 years without any children. We booked a superior room which I felt was overpriced, there were stains on the carpet and on the side of the bed and we didn't have much of a view. The spa was having work done and there was no mention of this when we booked so the view, although nice from some angles, from others was of hardboard and safety cones. The food was nice but for the price we paid I was disappointed to find that breakfast was a buffet and we were begrudgingly offered 'anything that wasn't on the buffet' however a menu would have been appreciated. Although the drive up to the house is impressive and the grounds and view are stunning I feel like we made a wrong choice as there are better and less expensive options around, I can't see us ever returning here. It was a case of style of substance for me and left me feeling a little disappointed.

My partner took me here for my birthday and the drive up to the hotel is very impressive. We were booked into room 150 which was nice but quite old fashioned. Upon closer inspection it wasn't what you expect from a 4 star hotel for the price they charge. There are cracked tiles in the bathroom and the shower head is very poorly fitted. We are in the restaurant both nice and whilst the starters and desserts were excellent the main courses were poor. We had a reservation for 7.45pm as this was the time we had chosen to eat yet we were asked to go sit down at our table at 7.25pm when we were enjoying a drink and the views of the lake. We felt this was rather rude. The Spa is very average compared to other Spa hotels we have been to. There were very few loungers and the pool was small. On the Saturday night there was a wedding at the hotel and I was horrified to look out of my bedroom window to see someone urinating outside. They were also extremely loud and took away the ambience of the place and our quest for a peaceful relaxing weekend. In conclusion the hotel is overpriced for what you get and there are nicer hotels where you feel the price you pay is well deserved and justified.

Had a "Spa day" here recently on a visit back to Cumbria, and it totally confirmed why we have chosen Armathwaite Hall as our wedding venue next month!! The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, the treatments were exemplary and the lunch was delicious. The facilities are fabulous and, all-in-all, I could not fault the experience. I cannot wait to head back for our wedding in June!!

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea as a Golden Wedding gift. It was a lovely afternoon, beautiful setting, the staff were extremely attentive and the food was absolutely excellent. I particularly enjoyed the quiche Tartlet and the scone. We felt we had spent a really special time. A lovely way to remember our very special celebration.

What a fabulous place to stay .We are booked already , to go back again.. Staff very professional and polite, always welcoming Food is beautiful in both restaurants. especially cakes and desserts.! The views are stunning and the grounds kept immaculate.fantastic walks too. Spa treatments very addictive and sooo relaxing . We stayed in a spa room because we had our border collie with us. these rooms are not in the main hotel but through a corridor., these are very good for dogs as there is a small patio door , so dog can go outside into a small contained area. ( unless like our dog and decided to jump the low wall ) !! patio table and chairs for us also. there is a lovely gym and super saunas not to mention the HOT TUB !!! outside. ( being revamped when i was there due to be finished shortly) Cannot praise this hotel enough and cannot wait to go again. !! treat yourself !!

Booked this for one night via travel zoo, included dinner in the main restaurant overlooking the lake. We were so impressed we have booked with travel zoo for a night next month. We stayed in a club room which is in the main "old" part of the house. The room was beautiful and very spacious. Next time, they had no club rooms available, so for a £30 supplement, we could either have a spar room, which is in the "new" part, or superior in the "old ' part. We chose the latter, why do you want to be in a modern anonymous room. The spa facilities are of a really good quality, dinner was incredible, the high light being the lamb rack and breakfast is completely cooked to order. I also had a lovely Bellini in their cocktail bar. Cannot wait to go back!

Came here for a Sunday afternoon tea and it was fantastic. A choice of leaf teas and types of scone. Ornate trays of ornate sandwiches, quiches, pastries and cakes with milkshake and a moose dessert. At first glance I didn't think it would fill me, but how wrong I was! Could hardly move by the end. Every sandwich and cake etc. was perfect, including the scones and clotted cream. We ate in the conservatory area with a beautiful view of the grounds and Bassenthwaite Lake only 300 yards away. Had a nice stroll round the grounds and down to the Lake to walk it all off. A beautiful hotel. I'm looking forward to coming back for a stay and to use the spa

We recently attended a wedding which was held at the hotel. While I appreciate it is a spa resort, the price of the room was in my opinion over priced. Our room was located in the 'new' part of the hotel towards the event rooms and spa. We stayed for two nights, one of which was the event we were attending and the other was the night before, it was someone elses wedding and it felt like we may aswell have been on the dance floor as you could hear all the music till midnight! Not what you want! The spa was nice but I have been to much nicer. I had a relaxing spa treatment and the treatment rooms and relaxation area was much nicer than the general pool spa area. Bistro bar was average for lunch but our evening and wedding meals were nicely presented and tasty. Our room was large, with good sized bed, lounge area with fireplace?! and dressing table/wardrobe area but smelt musty and was really dated. I felt like it hadn't been updated since the 80's. The pillows weren't good, and over breakfast with other guests we found we all thought the same on this. The bathroom was an improvement on the room, I imagine having being done much more recently, with a TV over the bath which is a nice touch. Overall I would have much prefered to spend my money elsewhere and won't return if we revisit the area.

Came here for my birthday to use the spa and stay over night, can not fault the staff were so friendly and made my birthday special! The food was to die for was a really good trio would Definitely do it again

Booked this break through another agent, which was to include use of Spa, evening meal and bed and breakfast; all the agreed facilities /services honoured even offered a sherry on arrival! Location near us so this was even better. had some lunch in conservatory while we waited for room, good service polite and attentive, food lovely. use of spa and outdoor pool good even though it was raining!! had meal in bistro again service excellent, polite and attentive, food again very good. Room clean, roomy and had all the information required on services/facilities available at the hotel, would definitely recommend to others

Bassenthwaite Lake Keswick England

Located in Bassenthwaite, Armathwaite Hall Hotel is a short stroll from Lake District Wildlife Park and within a 10-minute drive of Mirehouse & Gardens. 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 close to 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1587 reviews