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Lairbeck Hotel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Lairbeck Hotel

Lairbeck Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Keswick with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

30 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Vicarage Hill, Keswick, England, CA12 5QB

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake District National Park - 13 min drive
  • Ullswater - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlisle (CAX) - 47 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 97 min drive
  • Penrith Station - 20 min drive
  • Aspatria Station - 21 min drive
  • Wigton Station - 25 min drive


  • Kat's Kitchen - 9 min walk
  • Saddleback Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Mrs F's Fine Food Emporium - 11 min walk
  • The Kingfisher - 12 min walk
  • The Wild Strawberry Cafe - 12 min walk

About this property

Lairbeck Hotel

Enjoy a Relaxing Holiday in the English Lake District. Lairbeck is ten minutes from Keswick (a further five to the Lake and the Theatre). Magnificent views of Skiddaw, Causey Pike and the Borrowdale Valley will encourage you to leave your car in our large car park and enjoy walks from our doorstep. On cold nights relax by the log fire, and select a walk for tomorrow. The atmosphere is welcoming and informal, and our Visit England three star rating, Michelin guide entries; Trip Advisor excellence Award; and 5 Star 'Excellent' Award for Hygiene are your assurance of the high standards of quality and hospitality throughout your stay. Lairbeck was the family home of James and Emilie Anderson, close friends of John Ruskin. Now, it is a true Lake District country house hotel with a tranquil ambiance, friendly and efficient service, high standards of cleanliness and delicious continental breakfast, including local specialities.


English, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance to confirm their bed type when booking a double or twin room.

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


  • Children (17 years old and younger) are not allowed


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit/debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Lairbeck Hotel Keswick
Lairbeck Hotel
Lairbeck Keswick
Lairbeck Hotel Hotel
Lairbeck Hotel Keswick
Lairbeck Hotel Hotel Keswick

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lairbeck Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Lairbeck Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Lairbeck Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lairbeck Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Lairbeck Hotel and nearby?
Lairbeck Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lairbeck Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kat's Kitchen (9-min walk), Saddleback Cafe (9-min walk) and Mrs F's Fine Food Emporium (11-min walk).
What's the area around Lairbeck Hotel like?
Lairbeck Hotel is a short 10-minute walk from Cumberland Pencil Museum and 16 minutes' walk from Hope Park. Travellers recommend the hotel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

The property from outside is stunning, lovely garden at the back. Inside is very welcoming, clean and tidy. Due to Covid the check-in system is different, gives you less of a personal feel, but honestly it is done to be safe, so wasn't an issue for us. Spacious room, plenty of storage for any length of stay. Great location, peaceful and quiet outside yet close enough to walk into Keswick centre and back without feeling you've walked the whole lakes. The only side I'd say was a frustration was the lack of outdoor smoking/vaping area. I do appreciate why, however is not the nicest having to stand in a dark lane to have a vape.
Ashleigh, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We had a lovely big room with a large bathroom and roll top bath though we noted some damp on the bedroom walls. Hotel was in a good location at the far end of Keswick and we enjoyed the 10minute walk in and out. We felt we weren’t really offered a hotel service though; the owners were not present at all and only made themselves available if we needed to phone them or ring the buzzer. Our key was left in an envelope for us to pick up on arrival and we had to drop it in a box on departure - it might have been nice to have been greeted in person or asked if we enjoyed our stay. We stayed for a week and there was no room service for that time, we had to leave our towels and bin outside the room if we wanted them changed or emptied. There was no bar service (it was closed though we could take our own drinks there if we wanted) and no breakfast though we had the option to have a minimal and overpriced continental breakfast delivered to our room - we declined this. To be fair, the hotel had emailed us in advance to tell us that all of the above would be the case due to Covid and, although it didn’t cause us any problems, in reality it was just all a bit strange. Considering we were staying in and paying for a hotel, it was really just a room and not a hotel service.
Mrs jill, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gloria, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Don’t Go
This is the worst experience we have ever had in a hotel. No meet and greet, never seen anybody who had anything to do with the hotel for the duration we were there. Your room key was in an envelope with your name on it, having got your room number there are no signs to tell you where it is, so you have to search for it. Our room such as it was had a bed a dresser and a chair. The TV we did not try. Bathroom had a wash basin, toilet and bath. The shower was hand held that we could not use because the room was in the roof space so you could not stand up in the bath plus there was no shower curtain. Our overall impression that the hotel is just making money with the minimum amount of service. At nearly £150 per night just for a bed. No breakfast but tea and coffee are in the room if you want to use it.
James, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Kelly, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Weekend Break in Keswick for Mountain Festival
Had a nice short stay at the Lairbeck Hotel. Booked here for the Lakes Mountain Festival and benefitted from the free on site parking, especially as we were allowed to park up there prior to 4pm check-in on the Saturday which allowed us to spend the day in Keswick which was just a 20-25 minutes walk away. We stayed in the four poster bedroom which was comfortable and well appointed. Decor was in keeping with the rooms style. Had all the amenities you would need plus free WiFi which worked well. Due to covid, check in was all done remotely with good communication throughout. Keys in reception as planned on our arrival. Shame the restrictions meant no breakfast included but kettle in room with adequate coffee/tea/milk/biscuits supply sufficed with plenty of cafés in the town centre. Overall good experience.
View from side window
En suite
Four poster bedroom
KARL, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

7-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Eleanor, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Old fashioned rustic hotel nice and comfortable
Scott, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Lisa, 7-night trip with friends
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