We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

West View Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
West View Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 118: English reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay for our anniversary, rooms big and warm. Lovely ensuite! Owners pleasant and helpful. Beautiful full English breakfast. Beds really comfy. Lovely little sitting room for guests. Will be staying again in the future.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mrsnancy247
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a lovely weekend, staying at West View. We were in room 2- it was lovely; very spacious and modern with a very comfy, large bed. The bathroom should also be remarked upon; with an amazing walk in shower. I loved the local toiletries too. Breakfast was very nice, I enjoyed my half breakfast. We will...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laurasop
Oostende
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited the Westview guest house for the fourth time,since we know nothing can beat it. The superior double rooms are so comfy, with a beautiful bathroom and everything you need. The breakfast options are great, everything is freshly cooked to order,plenty of fresh fruits,yoghourts,home made jam etc. The lounge for the guests is very nice and handy if you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank GwennyOostende
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Heather and Craig were both very welcoming, and we had a lovely few days at West View. It's in a great location, only a few minutes walk from Derwent Water and has views over the hills. The room was clean and tastefully decorated, the breakfasts were fabulous (so much choice!) and it was nice to have the use of the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Becca85uk
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The new owners seem like very nice people and I wish them well. However, after a day's walk, our room was just too cramped to be comfortable. Fortunately, there was a lounge right next door which helped. However, we had difficulty finding places to put our suitcases in the room. I would suggest inquiring about the size of the room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nina F
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not like your room. Unfortunately you booked through an agent who always choose our smaller doubles, but as you noticed we do have a variety of room sizes at different price points. Our website has detailed descriptions of the rooms and plenty of photographs, I’d always recommend booking direct...

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our room was spacious, with a fabulous view of the fells to the west. While the building structure is over 100 years old, it seems freshly renovated, well-maintained and very clean. Room furnishings were very recent vintage and quite comfy (though the mattress was a bit soft for our tastes). The hostess was very friendly and helpful. Very convenient to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stephen G
Malton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

our 2nd night on the Coast to Coast run -6 adults stayed 3 rooms, all great size, clean tidy and everything you need for 1 night. this lady was really accommodating as a lot of rooms in Keswick only do 2 nights, but were very obliging as 2 family members were doing the coast to coast run and we needed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lynne119
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Westview B&b with my parents and boyfriend. Our rooms were spacious, clean and fully equipped with everything we needed. Our hosts, Heather and Craig, were friendly and welcoming. We were greeted with tea and a good chat. The location itself is excellent. 5-10 minute walk from Derwentwater and the town centre. We also made use of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Meesh4417
Carlisle
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great location, sparklingly clean, and friendly owners. Easy to find very close to town and the lake. The only criticism I would make is the lack of bottled water or other cold rinks in the room. I'm aware this is not common yet in England but it is a very welcome touch in those that do offer it. Also the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank uncleTJ
R5-man, Owner at West View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have decided not to install fridges in the guest rooms, to provide that would require us installing six fridges and offering almost 5000 bottles of water a year. We took the green strategy of not bringing 5000 empty plastic bottles into the world when the water in the taps in Cumbria is lovely. Given...

oxford england
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here this week. West View is very well situated for the town & Hope Park. Great room lovely decor. Shower gel & hand wash locally sourced. Owner is very friendly & breakfast was yummy. Was lovely to meet Rusty too.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank doasyoulikey

44 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (20)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (24)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Keswick
0.1 km away
Highfield Hotel
Highfield Hotel
#6 of 12 in Keswick
355 reviews
0.0 km away
LakeSide House
LakeSide House
#15 of 177 in Keswick
519 reviews
0.0 km away
Parkfield Guest House
Parkfield Guest House
#26 of 177 in Keswick
190 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Crow Park Hotel Keswick
Crow Park Hotel Keswick
#51 of 177 in Keswick
236 reviews
29.6 km away
Hazeldene Guest House
Hazeldene Guest House
#27 of 56 in Bowness-on-Windermere
102 reviews
0.1 km away
Rooms36
Rooms36
#92 of 177 in Keswick
125 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
West View is a large house in the most popular street in Keswick. Close to the lake, theatre, shops, pubs and restaurants, overlooking Hope Park. Fantastic views from the all-day guest lounge. Our fabulous breakfast will set you up for the day. All tastes catered for. Our prestige rooms have wet room showers, toilet and basin, and king size beds. Prestige rooms can also accommodate a cot or small bed for one young child. Standard rooms have ensuite shower, basin and toilet. One standard room is on the ground floor for easy access.We have secure internal storage for bikes. We can advise you on walking and cycling routes and trails. We can also take you on a guided trail run if you feel fit and bring your kit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West View Guest House

Address: West View The Heads, Keswick CA12 5ES, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range: $146 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — West View Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your West View Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from West View Guest House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from West View Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“superior double rooms well worth the little extra”
 of 5 bubbles GwennyOostende, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Location, Clean Tidy, Quiet, Good Size Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Lynne119, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“view from the catbells room is good”
 of 5 bubbles uncleTJ, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room on 2nd floor worth the extra money for the outstanding view.”
 of 5 bubbles nigeln2014, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“we had room 2”
  • A view from Keswick near West View
 of 5 bubbles revnab2016, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay