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The Swan at Grasmere

3-star3 stars
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England, LA22 9RF, United Kingdom

3-star hotel in Ambleside with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Fairly good value for money

The Swan at Grasmere

from £134
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double ( Four Poster Room)

What’s around The Swan at Grasmere


  • Grasmere Garden Village - 13-minute walk
  • Helm Crag - 13-minute walk
  • St Oswald's Church - 13-minute walk
  • Wordsworth Museum - 16-minute walk
  • Dove Cottage - 16-minute walk
  • Alcock Tarn - 22-minute walk
  • Rydal Water - 32-minute walk
  • Thirlmere - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 104-min drive
  • Windermere Station 15-min drive
  • Staveley Station 21-min drive
  • Burneside Station 23-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1650
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.

The Swan at Grasmere’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Swan at Grasmere

  • Does The Swan at Grasmere offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Swan at Grasmere does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Swan at Grasmere?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Swan at Grasmere?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Swan at Grasmere?
    You can check in from 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Swan at Grasmere?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Swan (1-min walk), The Grasmere Hotel Restaurant (8-min walk) and Lewis's Cafe & Bistro (8-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 178 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable second stay!
Second stay at this hotel. Nice and relaxing sitting by an open fire-with excellent friendly staff and service. Just a short walk into Grasmere. Good access to hill walking- had snow on the way there, then rain and even a bit of hail thrown in- but that's the Lakes, and didn't spoil our stay!
Diane, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice clean comfy room with great views
Emma, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel in a great location
We had a lovely one night stay and were happy with everything. The room was reasonably spacious, the bed comfortable and the bathroom spotlessly clean. We had dinner and breakfast and the food and service were good. We would definitely stay this hotel again when in the Lake District.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Short trip
Amazing staff and couldn’t do enough for us. Great location and so easy to get into Grasmere. Breakfast that was included was fantastic
Daniel, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our Favourite Grasmere Hotel
Another great stay at the Swan
Colin, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice stay
We enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and comfortable albeit quite a trek from reception/breakfast but we were able to use the fire exit nearby as a short cut to the car park. Breakfast was lovely but if you came down later even though it was still in the time slot you’d miss out on pastries and other things that had run out as they didn’t replenish these items. The room was lovely and clean but after our daily service we were only left with one bath towel and had to ring down for more. On the whole a pleasant stay but as we like a more leisurely morning it would’ve been nice to have the option of all the breakfast items.
Sarah, gb3 night trip
Good 6.0
Very helpful staff, comfortable room and good position. The quality of food was good but the menu lets it down. There were no light choices in the evening at all. We ended up eating out after the first day. The breakfast buffet was good, but wasn't always replenished after a big group ate early. The standard cooked breakfast was strange in only offering half a rasher of bacon. I have never come across that before. Choice o cooking style for eggs was good. The poached egg was excellent.
Michele, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay lovely hotel
Geoffrey, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic stay here although only for one night, friendly and helpful staff and brilliant location for Grasmere and surrounding area. Great value for money
C, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Superb hotel friendly atmosphere!!
Lovely hotel staff very friendly and made you feel welcome
Kirsten, gb1 night trip

The Swan at Grasmere

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