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Ambleside, LA22 9SW
Phone: 015394 35592
Fax: 015394 35765
Reviews of Wordsworth Hotel
November 28, 2007
Shabby but not chic…
Quite simply, the Wordsworth Hotel was the most disappointing hotel experience ever.
We’ve stayed in Grasmere lots of times, at various different hotels, B&Bs or rental cottages but we’d always fancied trying the Wordsworth. The occasion was my Dad’s 80th birthday.
The worst thing was the service, but the rooms weren’t much better.
At dinner, it took hours to get everyone served – it was like something from Gordon’s Kitchen Nightmares. The food wasn’t that great – over-fancy and way overpriced. We’d expected good, wholesome Cumbrian fare. My mother ordered steak and her face was something to behold when three tiny pieces of meat in a fancy sauce arrived. It would have been funny if it hadn’t been a very special family event getting ruined. And if the whole thing hadn’t been costing an arm and a leg. They couldn’t even manage to serve breakfast promptly and efficiently. We had to ask for everything at least 3 times: tea, toast and so on.
The rooms were really dingy and in need of a good lick of paint. We had blood-stained wallpaper in ours. My sister and her boyfriend had a shower that didn’t work and – worse still – a toilet that didn’t flush. There were no tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms.
The pool was grubby too. It had that uncared for feel about it. There were two unwanted, shabby old sofas in one corner. The Jacuzzi was stone cold despite us and other guests complaining to the management. In the gym, the rowing machine didn’t work either.
We did complain several times whilst there – as did other guests. In fact, I sat in reception for ten minutes and witnessed three different sets of guests complaining about various things. My mother wrote to the hotel in September, immediately after our stay. My mother has phoned the Wordsworth several times to ask why they have had the courtesy to reply. It’s now over two months later and we haven’t heard a word.
I really wouldn’t recommend this hotel. There are some lovely hotels in Grasmere, many cheaper than this one but with a much higher standard of accommodation, food and service.
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