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4.1 out of 5

"Staff very friendly and great with the dogs. We love the cosy rooms and log fires. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 07 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

The Swan at Grasmere's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Grasmere Garden Village. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a restaurant are available. Built in 1650, this 3-star hotel has 37 rooms over 2 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and satellite TV channels.

  • All rooms offer satellite TV, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at Waggoners
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the location
  • Steps from Lake District National Park and 10 minutes by car from Lake Windermere
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£121* Per night/room 3 May - 4 May

Deluxe Double ( Four Poster Room)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Swan at Grasmere ratings based on 7 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Swan at Grasmere

Couples (5) Family (1) Other (1)
5 out of 5
Staff very friendly and great with the dogs. We love the cosy rooms and log fires.

Posted by , from Barnsley on 7 Mar 2020

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4 out of 5

Very convenient, on roadside but quiet,

Pros: Traditional atmosphere has been retained .
Location: Grasmere village is a tourist hot spot, all coffee shops and gift shops. Wordsworth museum. Even on a grey day the area glows yellow with daffs.
Good food, nicely served. Pity the lovely log fires have given way to log-effect gas, Comfortable. Good walk-in shower. Easy stroll into village.

Posted by , from Scotland on 14 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, extras all expensive

We had a lovely stay at the swan. We got a really cheap and good room, but the expenses came whenever we bought anything. The room service menu had not been updated so we got to see how much the prices had been cranked up recently. Most places in the lakes seem to have got a lot more expensive and so it was not the cheap little holiday we were hoping for!

Posted by on 9 Jan 2015

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3 out of 5

Reasonable Value, great location

This was our third time here and whilst is has never been a perfect place you can get good prices if you pick carefully. Paid average £71 per night for three nights for an executive room - this seemed to give us a slightly better view, one bottle of water and dressing gowns in the room compared to a standard double. Not sure if the bed is bigger? They always seem understaffed and breakfast can be a slow process. Although on a main A road it is never busy and really quiet at night.

Posted by on 30 Dec 2014

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5 out of 5

lovely comfortable atmospheric hotel

The Swan is a lovely warm comfortable hotel we were there when the weather was cold wet and windy but it did not spoil our stay the room was large enough warm clean and with a lovely views of the fells. The bar areas and lounge had roaring fires on which added to the ambience of the hotel. Staff welcoming and friendly would recommend to going to the Lakes.

Posted by on 22 Mar 2014

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4 out of 5

Comfortable stay in nice, cosy hotel.

Open fires and comfy chairs add to a country feel. There is a short walk into the village which is a bit of a dark route on an evening but this did not detract from the stay. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was very good. The only down side was the restaurant-high price of the wine in the bar, £9 for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc came as a bit of a shock and meant that we stopped at one!

Posted by on 5 Mar 2014

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4 out of 5

Tres bon hotel

Excellent hotel bien qu'un peu cher. Tres bien situe pour explorer le Lake District, parking gratuit, personnel sympa et chambre particulierement comfortable. Excellent restaurant servant de la cuisine locale ainsi qu'un petit dejeuner copieux.

Posted by on 23 Apr 2014

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 23 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly The Swan at Grasmere also features a terrace, a garden, and coffee/tea in common area. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the indoor pool and health club at a partner property. This 3-star Ambleside hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1650
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Manchester (MAN) (156.7 km / 97.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Swan at Grasmere offers 37 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Ambleside hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Waggoners – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Walkers Bar – This bar specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Lounge – This lobby lounge specialises in local cuisine.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 15 per pet, per night
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Macdonald Swan Ambleside
  • Macdonald Swan Hotel
  • Macdonald Swan Hotel Ambleside
  • Macdonald Swan
  • Macdonald Swan Hotel
  • The Swan at Grasmere Hotel
  • The Swan at Grasmere Ambleside
  • The Swan at Grasmere Hotel Ambleside

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.