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Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4RE England
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#3 of 5 in Bassenthwaite
Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is a beautiful four red star 17th-century former stately home situated near to Keswick on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. The hotel and spa is private owned and features forty six bedrooms of individual character from stylish spa bedrooms to the luxury of studio suites with stunning lake views. The rosette fine dining Lake View Restaurant serves table d’hote lunches and dinners in elegant surroundings to both residents and non resident guests. The Courtyard Bar and Brasserie is a stylish modern alternative serving meals in a relaxed atmosphere. Afternoon teas are served daily and are a great way to celebrate with family and friends. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies for romantic weddings up to 150 guests. The award winning spa, offers the best in facilities from the 16 meter infinity edge pool to the luxurious outdoor spa pool, thermal suite and life fitness gym. Ten treatment rooms including a double treatment room offer relaxing and soothing treatments to guests, day spa and members.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Czech, German and 1 more
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Fiona F wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the above hotel on Saturday 14th May in a feature room which was nice our stay included dinner and breakfast....we went for dinner and from the start there was flies at our table, once our starter came down the flies seemed to multiply, we were swiping them of us and our food, my husband spoke to the waiter to be told it because we're in the countryside ( but when outside there was no flies) our main then came down and the flies were landing on all our dinners, we couldn't even eat it, we didn't even order dessert, my husband spoke to a member of staff and was told it would be passed on, next morning we couldn't even go in and eat breakfast with the thought of flies all over it, on paying nothing was mentioned from anyone and still charged for a meal that we couldn't eat for flies and a breakfast that we couldn't even try and eat because of the flies....needless to say we won't be returning and other guests we spoke to had complained too because of the flies flying round their food and landing on it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Raffo157 wrote a review 8 May
Wirral, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Over the years I’ve used the hotel for business meetings and always felt it was a very special place, so much so that when I retired a few years back I spent a few breaks with my partner and pre covid the experience did not disappoint. This weekend we booked 2 rooms on a dbb rate to celebrate my wife’s birthday with another couple. We both felt that it had lost its special ambiance The room was small, hot only had a shower and had a tiny bed, the other couple had a large room view large bed and bath, basically bearing no comparison. I accept the disparity can sometimes be the luck of the draw, but this difference was dramatic. The evening menu failed to excite and whilst the food was acceptable it failed to meet the quality I had previously experienced. First night I had posh fish and chips, the chips had no crunch and the batter on the fish was soggy. The fish reminded me of a pork escalope rather than a thick fillet of fish. The rhubarb dish however was excellent as was the general level of service. The breakfast was awful, the buffet choice was limited and generally un appetising. I had the eggs royal which looked lovely but cold hollandaise and cold poached eggs was a stomach turner. One of our party had poached eggs with crumpet, sadly they were basically hard boiled. The spa facilities were as I remembered but were starting to look a little tired. We ordered drinks with the meal but no mention was made as to which room to bill consequently all the drinks were put on one room, it wasn’t a massive problem as we sorted it as couples. I probably won’t go back, just feel that the special atmosphere was missing Sorry guys
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Lawyersontour wrote a review Apr 2022
London70 contributions104 helpful votes
My 11 year old writes: ‘As soon as we walked in we could see that it was a beautiful hotel as it had lovely views for starters, friendly staff.. The food was amazing. Many activities on show including archery and clay shooting. Very child friendly, out in the open, we could see the lakes perfectly. Really shows the lake districts countryside beauty. Would definetly recommend for families. We had a wonderful time!’ She is right on all counts. A beautiful building in a beautiful location, views down to the lake and of the surrounding hills, walks from your door, fresh flowers in the comfortable public roons, fabulous cocktails in the gorgeous high ceilinged bar and excellent cooked breakfasts (expect Cumberland sausage, black pudding, Manx kippers). But… special praise goes for the cheese at dinner. Somebody here really, really loves cheese. The cheeseboard here is local- Cumbria and Lancashire cheese abound - well chosen and served at a great temperature with excellent Peter’s Yard biscuits and chutney. The Tovey, Eden Chieftain and Garstang Blue were stand outs but it was all good. What a showcase for great local produce. Well done and I hope more follow your example. Our meal was all good but this showed real care and thought.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The suites with terraces have amazing views
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Kerry G wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed a lovely weekend break at Armathwaite Hall for my birthday. The dining room had just been refurbished & looked stunning, our meal was perfect and everyone so friendly. After our meal we had cocktails in the beautiful Art Deco bar. We stayed in a spa room located on the ground floor making it easy to walk the grounds with our four legged companion. Thank you to everyone at Armathwaite Hall for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Ambee1370 wrote a review Apr 2022
Carnforth, United Kingdom82 contributions15 helpful votes
Simply Sublime... The level of service is superb. The staff work long hours however they are consumate professionals. The food is exquisite. Excellent options available also. Our room was clean comfortable and fit for purpose. My husband also thoroughly enjoyed going for a swim before breakfast too.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$234 - US$476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Lake District Wildlife Park (0.4 km), Skiddaw (6.6 km), and Bassenthwaite Lake (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood, De Brito Craig's Wheatsheaf Inn, and Restaurant at Lyzzick Hall.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Polish, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mirehouse & Gardens (5.0 km).