The Derwentwater Hotel

Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5RE

With beautiful surroundings that are ideal for rest and relaxation, The Derwentwater Hotel is located in the village of Portinscale, in the popular town of Keswick, and is the perfect choice for any Lake District break. The hotel boasts 16 acres of picturesque grounds and gardens, as well excellent facilities including a restaurant offering a choice of modern and traditional dishes, a bar, and an inviting conservatory from where you can take a scenic stroll down to the water – keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels! With comfortable rooms and warm hospitality, this charming hotel is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

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3 nights from £149pp

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Most popular facilites

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Meals Included

Half Board

Breakfast and evening meals are included in the price of your stay.

Hotel Location

Nestled in the world-famous Lake District is Keswick, a market town boasting unmatched natural scenery, shimmering blue lakes and soaring mountains with beautiful vistas. Though only small, Keswick has a fantastic range of traditional and contemporary shops, pubs and restaurants offering mouth-watering food, and art galleries that sell unique gifts made by local artists and craftspeople. The breathtaking Derwentwater Lake is simply spectacular; soak up the views on a short walk or take part in the many water sports and activities on offer. Castlerigg Stone Circle, Skiddaw and Helvellyn are all also within driving distance.

Local Transport

  • Keswick Bus Station
    1.9 miles
  • Penrith Train Station
    18.8 miles

Location: Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5RE

Things to do and local attractions

  • Keswick: 2.0 miles
  • Keswick Launch Cruises: 2.3 miles
  • Catbells: 2.7 miles
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle: 4.4 miles
  • Mirehouse & Gardens: 5.1 miles
  • The Lakes Distillery: 7.6 miles
  • Grasmere: 15.5 miles
  • Ullswater: 8.1 miles
  • Ambleside: 19.6 miles
  • Windermere Cruise: 25.3 miles
  • Newcastle Airport: 90.0 miles

Hotel Facilities

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Hotel Check in Times

Check in from 3:00PM | Check out before 10:00AM

If you would like to request an early check in or a late check out, please contact us.

  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Shower or Bath
  • Wheelchair Access
Additional Information

Selected rooms at the hotel are dog-friendly. There is a maximum of 2 dogs per room at a charge of £12 per night per dog, and this should be added to your booking before travel. The majority of hotels do not allow dogs to join you in the restaurant, bar or public areas of the hotel, with the exception of assistance dogs. If you have an allergy to dogs, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any rooms are completely dog-free.


3.6 Out of 5 ( 12 Reviews )




3.7 / 5

Value for Money

3.8 / 5

Jane Lee, 8 days ago

The hotel is set in glorious grounds which lead to the end of Derwentwater. The outdoor furniture is very good. All the ingredients of the self-service full-breakfast were kept hot and fresh and there was a wide variety of cereals, fruit, teas and coffee. All 3 courses of the Dinner were beautifully cooked and there was plenty of variety. The staff were friendly and attentive. The holiday was great value for money.

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David , 12 days ago

We have done dozens of holidays with Shearings. You always get great value for money. We were devastated when the dreaded Covid caused the company to collapse. The hotel was a little sad, it is waiting for a new owner. When it is sold it will need a huge amount of money spent on it to bring it back to its former glory. The building has loads of character and is set on the most amazing grounds with a lovely walk to the lake at the bottom. The staff were all fabulous and went out of their way to make our holiday one to remember. A special thank you to Howard, what an asset to the team, going far beyond the call of duty to make sure we were happy. The food was lovely too, with the usual 3 courses 3 choices dinner and a buffet breakfast. Overall 10/10 for the team, 7/10 for the hotel, and 10/10 for the location. Thanks Guys, see you again.

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Lyn, 12 days ago

Lovely location and food but it was spoilt by an outdated room in much need of repair and refurbishment. Hardly anywhere to hang towels; the extractor fan didn't work; the tap/shower had to be run for 10 mins to get hot water.

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d flatt, 0 years ago

Staff friendly and very helpful. Food was excellent. Room clean and tidy. We had a good time

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Our customer service reviews

Rated 4.5 / 5

Based on 3460 reviews

2 hours ago

Booked on line after ringing for some more info. Call centre helpful and pleasant. Website booking form a bit awkward at accepting telephone numbers.

Denise Lawn

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2 hours ago

I really enjoyed myself, I was a bit nervous before hand first time I have been away without a family member, but I do make friends easily so settled in really good. My room had a sea view it was perfect, beautiful. The bed was so comfortable, I probably had one the best sleeps the first night, but the rest of the week was fine too. i only had one problem when I went to eat in the restaurant I had ordered soup with a bread roll, well it was rock hard, well I put that down as an error of judgement on their part.

Mrs Carla Atughwe

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2 hours ago

Very efficient with the pick up and transport on coaches .. Hotel was clean and food was good nice choices .

June Jones

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2 hours ago

Excellent customer service

Mrs Pauline Humphreys

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3 hours ago

My husband and I have had several holidays with Shearings and find them a first rate company, they are always wonderfully polite and helpful and do everything within their power to give you a fantastic holiday! We love travelling with them and have already booked a few more holidays in the near future!


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3 hours ago

I couldn't work it at all. The code wasn't accepted and it felt like I was going around in circles . The best feature was we'll call you back..

bob mcclenning

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