Spa Hotels in the Lake District: Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotels in the Lake District | Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa | amy en voyage

With several spa hotels in the Lake District, how do you choose just one? Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa has so much to offer. Here’s my personal experience…

This beautiful hotel in the Lake District offers waterfall views from its rooms, award-winning dining, an incredible spa and a fantastic location. If you’re in need of a relaxing getaway, I would highly recommend Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa. Here’s everything you need to know about this Lake District hotel…

The Hotel…

Both the hotel and the setting are incredibly beautiful. Nestled into the landscape overlooking Derwentwater and the fells of Catbells and Skiddaw, the Victorian building has been updated to create extensive accommodation and everything you need to enjoy a truly relaxing stay. 

The slate building features a tower to the centre and tall gables. Inside is equally as striking, and while the hotel has been extended, it’s been done in a way that’s complementary to the old building, enhancing its charm. The older parts of the building still include traditional panelling and other details, while the more modern spaces are light and airy, with neutral colour palettes. 

There are 87 rooms in total, including several suites. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the suites with a waterfall view. It was an amazing experience to wake up in the morning and step out onto the balcony to enjoy our coffee, with the sound of the water rushing past. 

The rooms are simple in style, with a high-end finish. In the same style as the rest of the hotel, neutral shades keep the spaces fresh and bright, while plush upholstered headboards, velvet armchairs and warm lighting add an opulent feel. Some of the rooms have balconies, with either a lake view or waterfall view. Some of the rooms however don’t benefit from these views, so it’s worth requesting a lake view or waterfall view room, if this is something you’d like for your stay. It’s worth noting that most of the rooms are dog friendly too. 

The bathrooms are bright and spacious. Ours was finished in marble and had a large freestanding bath, as well as complementary ELEMIS toiletries. 

Dining at Lodore Falls Hotel…

There are several options when it comes to dining at Lodore Falls Hotel. Perfect if you’re staying for a long weekend – there’s no need to venture away from the hotel in the evening, should you prefer to enjoy a fuss-free dining experience. 

Mizu is a must-visit. This pan-Asian restaurant has an open kitchen, a lively atmosphere and a stunning menu that includes Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai dishes. From sushi and sashimi, delicious curries, ramen and tempura, there’s something for everyone here. Start your evening at the cocktail bar, before you take your seat for dinner. Or if you prefer, dine al fresco on the riverside terrace, which features patio heaters for cooler days. Mizu is open for lunch and dinner. During our stay it had a real buzz about it. 

Another option is the LakeView Restaurant. Awarded two Rosettes, the restaurant has more of a traditional feel to it, with an innovative menu. There’s a strong focus on local produce- think lamb rump, pork fillet and monkfish for mains. There’s also a ‘grill’ menu, and a pasta menu too. You can also get an amazing Sunday lunch or afternoon tea here. The views here are unbeatable, making for a unique dining experience. 

Other spots throughout the hotel to grab a light bite, coffee or drink include the Lake View Lounge Bar, conservatory and terrace and the library lounge. 

The Spa…

With amazing views, the spa at Lodore Falls overlooks Derwentwater and is the perfect place to unwind. With a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, five luxury treatment rooms and a private Rasual chamber, there’s plenty of ways to relax here. There are various spa packages available, from just 2-hours use of the spa, to day packages including treatments. The Twilight package is a great option as the spa looks particularly beautiful at night, but of course this does mean you’re not able to make the most of the views. 

On offer are ELEMIS treatments, as well as Ishga, a spa treatment that comes from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and Rasul, a treatment based on traditional Arabic cleansing rituals. You can also indulge in a massage or a facial too. 

Another fantastic attribute to the spa is the beautiful Champagne bar. With comfortable armchairs and sofas and overlooking the pool, this is the perfect spot to sit down to a glass of bubbles or two. 

The Location: Keswick, Lake District…

Lodore Falls Hotel overlooks the southern end of Derwentwater lake in Keswick. The immediate location presents various opportunities for short walks, or extensive day-long hikes. There’s also local lake cruises, and you can also walk to Grange, the closest village, in about 20 minutes. 

The pretty market town of Keswick is a 10 minute drive. Here you will find a small number of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, making it a lovely place to spend an afternoon. 

After my stay at Lodore Falls, I felt reconnected to nature and well rested. This is a great option if you’re looking for a hotel that you can spend a whole weekend at, without having to venture much further than the immediate surroundings, or even the hotel grounds should you prefer. 


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