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Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick

Hotel Summary

  • Set in a fantastic location just two miles from the town of Keswick
  • Comfortable lounge and bar areas plus a conservatory with lake views
  • A dog friendly hotel - dogs are permitted in guest rooms and have full range of our grounds
  • Set in 18 acres of picturesque grounds offering outstanding views of the fells and Lake Derwentwater
  • Plenty of luxurious en suite rooms offering stylish decor with upgrade rooms available offering fantastic lake views
  • Excellent food and award winning service from our long serving friendly staff
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We have two great selections of hotels tailored to make your short break just the way you like it.

Bay Hotels - these hotels represent all that is best about Shearings - the warmth, the hospitality, the comfort, the great entertainment and all round great value.

Coast & Country - each hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge offering the perfect place to relax and unwind and our restaurants pride themselves on offering good food and a choice of wines.

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5 out of 5 stars ( from 11 customers )

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About Derwentwater Hotel

Take in the serenity of our grounds, and you’ll find pastures teeming with wildlife. Gaze across Derwentwater and you’ll find majestic fells, shrouded in time and mystery.

Within the hotel, you’ll find an excellent standard of service, and all the facilities you’d expect from a Coast & Country venue. You’ll find an intimate, relaxed feel throughout, and a warm, friendly service at all times.

At the Derwentwater Hotel you’ll find a traditional 3* hotel experience, with luxurious en suite rooms offering magnificent views. You’ll find intimate, warm décor, and a full range of in-room facilities.

At the Derwentwater Hotel we take exceptional pride in the standard of our cuisine. In Deer’s Leap, you’ll find one of the finest restaurants in Keswick. A superb choice of modern and traditional food is served by impeccably trained staff. Dinner is a three-course menu, changed daily, followed by coffee. Breakfast includes a full range of continental and traditional cooked options.

If it’s exercise you’re after, you’ll find Oxley’s, our partner health spa, is ideal. Just a five minute drive from the hotel. Keep fit in the gym, or unwind with one of twelve indulgent treatments. Children under 16 are not permitted to use Oxley’s Health Spa. Back at the hotel, enjoy a relaxing drink in our spacious bar and conservatory.

We are delighted to welcome pets to the Derwentwater Hotel where possible. Extra charges may apply.

Derwentwater Hotel
CA12 5RE

Tel: 01768 772 538

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Room Type Details

Derwentwater Hotel Superior Room

Our Superior rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior rooms also have the facilities to make a hot beverage.

  • Flat screen TV
  • En-suite bath, shower and WC
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Derwentwater Hotel Standard Room

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect from a modern hotel - private facilities, a TV and everything you need to make yourself a hot beverage.

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Colour TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Local Attractions

Places To Visit

  • The Lakes
  • Wordsworth HouseWordsworth House
  • Keswick Motor Museum
  • Rheged Centre
  • Moot Hall
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Honister Slate Mine
  • The Bowder Stone

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Mrs M Smith


25 May 2014

Derwentwater Hotel

Just spent a great weekend at this hotel. Good value for money. Bedroom very clean and comfortable. Food really good. Staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful location. We would definitely go back.

John Stoneman


27 November 2013

Gem Tucked Away

Just spent 3 nights at the Derwentwater Hotel. What a gem in the lakes. Comfortable ideal location wonderful staff. We will be back



13 November 2013

Could do better

Lovely area, fantastic staff. Didn't meet the manager in 3 days. Food mediocre, room acceptable but pillows and quilt of very poor quality so were uncomfortable. Lounge looks too much like old people's centre with radio 2 blasting most of the day. A short break spoilt by a few essential requirements.


Scottish Borders

13 January 2013

New Year Special

Just spent excellent 3 day break at Derwentwater Hotel where staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful and that includes the manager who was just as hardworking as the rest of what was obviously a happy and content team. Entertainment on Hogmanay was excellent whilst the other two nights provided background music but were not strong enough to hold crowds attention. This was by far the best of 4 self-drive breaks spent in Shearings hotels since Hogmanay 2011.



23 July 2012

Trip down memory lane

Can't fault the hotel whatsoever, food, service, entertainment, MATTRESS, views, position, very friendly staff made the weekend perfect. Brought my 84 year old mum here for a little trip down memory lane, years ago she walked the fells and had her honeymoon up in the lakes so I wanted it to be very special, and IT WAS, she came away a VERY HAPPY LADY. The hotel was just perfect in every way for our needs. Wouldn't hesitate whatsoever in booking again or recommending.

Mick and Sue

Stoke on Trent

8 July 2012

Family birthday treat

We had a family self drive holiday for birthday treat, excellent food always hot and very well presented. all staff were very polite, there was eight adults, two children and a dog, but well accommodated for, although our room was in much need of TLC in the carpet area, everyone else ok, lovely hotel in nice area plenty to see with close flat walking distance over river to town centre.

John and Ruth Giblenn

March, Cambridge

26 May 2012

John and Ruth

Lovely hotel. Very peaceful location. Superb scenery. Staff so pleasant and helpful. Food truly exceptional. Room just a little "tired, Bath very short in length being the only minus point. Having said that we would certainly go back without any hesitation.

John White


13 December 2011

Birthday Treat

Second visit this year and will visit again next year great for a weekend break. Very relaxing great for recharging batteries. Great food great staff.

Kaz and Phil


14 May 2011

Get way From It All Break

Our first stay at the Derwentwater had a lovely time and felt that we got value for money, the staff were very friendly and polite, and the hotel was clean and set in lovely surroundings. Would certainly visit again.

John White


9 May 2011


Great wekend, great food, excellent.



24 April 2011

Easter Break

Just returned from Easter break at Derewentwater, had a lovely time, food and service really good, rooms clean and tidy, had a problem with TV but was sorted straight away, if you want peace and quiet this is the place to stay

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