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Rothay Garden Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked before X-mas on the recommendation of a friend as we were told it gets booked up quickly. Hotel is set in well kept gardens adjacent to a river, just a short walk from the village and local attractions. The Sauna and spa pool were very good. However the Room needed a little TLC (paint missing on walls) and for summer proper blinds are needed on the roof windows. Food on the first night was disapointingly cold and badly over cooked but the staff quickly rectified it. Food on the Sunday night was fab. Cook breakfast on following mornings was also sadly served cold and on cold plates. They have an extensive wine list to suit all tastes and pockets. Restaurant glass roof badly in need of cleaning and was slightly off putting sitting under it. With a little TLC this place would be 5 star. I would visit again.

Very relaxing stay and friendly yet professional staff. Beautiful room with riverside water sound running all night through the balcony doors - bliss. Great food and the a great sleep. Will be back again in the future for another family week of memories, thank you.

Myself & my partner stayed here for 2 nights. Absolutely couldn't fault the place, food and room was amazing, lovely little spa. The service by the friendly attentive staff is second to none, hidden gem in the lakes in a fab location! Definitely will be returning! :)

From the moment we walked through the door we knew we'd made an excellent choice. Reception area was clean and welcoming and the staff were very friendly and helpful, even down to advising me where I could buy a swimming costume as I'd left mine at home and wanted to use the spa. Our room, no. 2 on the riverside, was spacious, scrupulously clean with a lovely view over, would you believe, the river! Warm but not stifling, the large pay fits providing ventilation as week as access to the small veranda area. The bathroom didn't disappoint. A large shower with easy to understand controls (not common in hotel bathrooms), good standard of fittings and a heated mirror which is a must! We ate in the restaurant both nights. The menu, whilst not extensive, offered a wide variety of dishes - something for everyone. Beautifully presented as so tasty. The wine menu is something else. The attention to detail is superb, augmented by the knowledgeable, friendly, professional staff. All in all a fabulous hotel in a beautiful part of the country. We will return!

Nice hotel with quality rooms, beds, great breakfast. Spa is smaller than expected but fine nonetheless. No massages available. Staff are a real delight. Friendly, knowledgeable about the area, helpful and attentive. What's not to like... its tip top....

My wife booked this hotel for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. We only booked B&B as we wanted to go out on the Saturday. I e-mailed the hotel and arranged flowers and bubbles in our room on arrival and more bubbles and breakfast on the Sunday (which was our anniversary) and booked a table for dinner. The staff sorted everything and nothing was too much trouble. We spent Saturday afternoon in the spa as the weather was horrendous went out to Ambleside in the evening. Sunday was perfect - breakfast and bubbles, walked in lovely sunny weather during the day and returned for dinner. The food was fantastic beautifully cooked and presented. We were treated by the hotel to a wonderful dessert which we were not expecting ( A long plate with about six different puddings). The staff were so helpful and polite it made the weekend perfect in every way. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting good hospitality.

Stayed for one night at the Rothay Garden to relax after a very busy week. Our room was cosy and had lovely views from the balcony of the countryside and brook running alongside the hotel. Although small, the spa was an excellent addition to help us unwind. The hydrotherapy pool also had lovely views of the countryside. After a great nights sleep, and waking up to the gentle sound of the brook, we enjoyed a full English breakfast which was perfectly cooked. I would highly recommend this hotel for a peaceful weekend away.

We checked in at 10.30pm at night and were met with a friendly manager who made us feel very welcome and bent over backwards to help us. We were attempting to climb Sca Fell Pike the following day and the manager told us the best routes to climb and offered to show us on the map which we took him up on the following morning. He then served a delicious local gin and tonic as a night cap. The room was delightful with a balcony with seats and table and a babbling brook lulled us to sleep. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. After our climb, we relaxed in the lovely room before dining in the hotel restaurant. The food was delicious with the duck and fillet of beef quite spectacular. Sticky toffee pudding did not disappoint. The spa is small but clean and excellent and extremely relaxing. Would definitely stay again. Outstanding.

We stayed here for a couple of nights recently. The food is what makes this hotel. The addition a few years ago of a spa is also an attractive addition. Very good situation on the edge of the village and lovely garden. Although we had a "better" room, we had both a room and ensuite with sloping roofs. The bedroom had two areas of sloping roof. The sloping roof in the bathroom was definitely not for those who are tall. The staff were friendly but it was the food which just made our stay so very enjoyable. A first class experience with a good menu, the food being well presented and nothing was a trouble to the staff. No hesitation in recommending this hotel if food is your top priority. Now that the spa area etc is up and running, there are other parts of the hotel which should now receive some TLC, especially some of the furniture.

This hotel is one I would definitely recommend, I would stay there again and cannot praise the staff enough. We had an beautiful room that was faultless, a stunning view of the river from our patio and the food was the icing on the cake - 1st class.

Broadgate Ambleside England

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Grasmere, Rothay Garden Hotel is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Grasmere Garden Village and Helm Crag. This 4-star hotel has 30 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a spa tub. It's in a national park and also close to St Oswald's Church and Wordsworth Museum.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rothay Garden Hotel's 30 rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Rothay Garden Hotel features a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 826 reviews