The Royal at Dockray

3.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Penrith with restaurant and bar/lounge

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The Royal at Dockray

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, WiFi
Bar (on property)
Shower, hair dryer, towels
Mountain view

Overview of The Royal at Dockray

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Dockray, Cumbria, Penrith, England, CA11 0JY
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Premier Double or Twin Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Standard Double or Twin Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Ullswater - 2 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 7 min drive
  • Derwentwater - 18 min drive
  • Lake Windermere - 19 min drive
  • Lodore Falls - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlisle (CAX) - 57 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 110 min drive
  • Langwathby Station - 21 min drive
  • Penrith Station - 24 min drive
  • Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station - 24 min drive


  • Fellbites - 5 min drive
  • 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms - 8 min drive
  • Greystones Coffee House - 5 min drive
  • Travellers Rest - 5 min drive
  • Fell Bites - 5 min drive

About this property

The Royal at Dockray

At The Royal at Dockray, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Lake District National Park. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden.


English, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Playground

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Arcade/games room


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for GBP 1 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for GBP 1 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25.00 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Royal Dockray Hotel Penrith
Royal Dockray Penrith
The Royal at Dockray Hotel
The Royal at Dockray Penrith
The Royal at Dockray Hotel Penrith

Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal at Dockray offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Royal at Dockray does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Royal at Dockray?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Royal at Dockray?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Royal at Dockray?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal at Dockray?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Royal at Dockray and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy amenities such as an arcade, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Royal at Dockray?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local cuisine.
What's the area around The Royal at Dockray like?
The Royal at Dockray is located a short 14-minute walk from Aira Force.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Kathleen, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Unclean + bad service
Unfortunately this hotel has gone downhill. We’ve been returning to this hotel for years and up until this year we have been massively let down. Whilst this hotel is within one of the best locations within the Lake District, the hotel itself has a lot to improve on. As far as cleanliness goes I would struggle to find a clean piece of cutlery no matter how much I swapped my filthy ones. When we arrived there was stains on the sheets that they appeared to try and hide away, and when asked for it to be cleaned or replaced we was told they had no others. When our bedroom was serviced they had not replaced out mugs or spoons, nor had they refilled the tea and coffee. And when asking for more the management seemed rude, as if it was criminal we had asked for more, I think they require more training in attending to customers. Maintenance is no better my partner and I had to cover the holes within the shower head with our hands in order to shower. Most of the furniture is worn and dated and our TV remote was not working properly. Only a few buttons worked. When we spoke up about it they only replaced it within the remote from the room adjacent to us! That our partnering couple was staying in, leaving them with the broken remote. They also only provide single quilts in the double rooms. As far as the food goes it was quite pleasant, especially breakfast; one night we had the BBQ pork belly starter and the crackling was inedible, like plastic.
Sam, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vivienne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The village of Dockray, consists of a few farm buildings and The Royal on a very quiet road, in some beautiful countryside near the lake. The staff were all very helpful and pleasant. The rooms were great and roomy. A great loction from which to access the Lakes and coast.
David, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Gerard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Not for phone addicts!
As the title suggests, if you're addicted to your mobile phone then this is not for you as there was no reception! Not that this bothered me, although the poor television reception did! I think the hotel could be described as quaint as most old buildings are, the floor in our bedroom was on a definite slant but then who actually wants to spend time in their room? The food was as to be expected, plentiful, with the pie of the day a definite challenge to even us with a big appetite. Hotel appears to be ideal for those wanting a base for a rambling holiday in the area with the local beers on sale and large selection of gins perfect for post-activity refreshment.
Alan, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was all excellent, especially the cooked breakfasts which really set us up for the day,
4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The only Hotel in Dockray provided a friendly environment. Room with ensuite was adequate and spacious. Breakfast cereals could be upgraded to include some decent muesli. The suggestion that guests pay £1 for an Internet code should be removed given the price of the rooms. On the whole a good place to stopover.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff and management and the restaurant has some excellent food. Covid restrictions meant no housekeeping, which was a bit offputting.
4-night romance trip
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