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Guesthouse Royal Hotel (Penrith, United Kingdom)

Guesthouse Royal Hotel (Penrith, United Kingdom)

About Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel at Penrith is a ten room, family-run hotel located on a popular Lakeland walk in Dockray and accessible to the A66 motorway. The hotel is also close to the Helvellyn and High Street mountain ranges. Each room contains a video/DVD player, TV, radio and coffee and tea-making facilities. Cots can be provided upon request. Private parking is available on-site as well as a porter. The hotel is also pet-friendly. The hotel has a large restaurant and bar area that serves a large selection of wine, locally brewed ales and malt whiskies. The hotel serves local Cumbrian specialties and local ingredients. The Aira Force waterfall, as well as Eastern and Ullswater Lakes are less than ten minutes’ drive away, offering opportunities for sailing, rowing, and fishing. Other popular local activities include horse-riding, archery and cross-country biking.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine(Unavailable)
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Non-smoking rooms

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.0 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.0 / 10)

Positive Reviews


A lovely hotel for a break.

Guests loved the country setting, the great hospitality and the spotlessly clean facilities. Many guests used the hotel as base-camp for a walking vacation. The facility grounds are well maintained and manicured and guests liked relaxing in the hotel gard


Food is fantastic.

Guests raved about the quality and price of both breakfast and dinner which features local specialties.


Wonderful staff.

Guests felt that the staff was friendly, efficient and attentive to every detail, including accommodating pets.

Negative Reviews


Bedrooms need a little maintenance.

While most guests found the beds very comfortable, a few complained that they were given twin beds that were pushed together and the duvets were too small to cover them properly. Some guests complained that their rooms were dusty, with damp spots and peel


Wi-Fi and cell phone service is intermittent.

Many guests reported not only that the on-site Wi-Fi was intermittent, but cell phone coverage was as well. Several guests commented that the only way they found the hotel was by using their Satnavs.


A bit noisy.

Guests complained that room walls were paper thin and that they could hear the conversations of people staying in adjacent rooms. Many also found the hotel’s hot water system very noisy.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Parking
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Hotel bar
  5. Conference rooms
  6. Non-smoking rooms
  7. PC with internet
  8. Restaurant
  9. Snack bar
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Room service
  12. Doctor on site
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Central heating
  7. Electric kettle
  8. Satellite TV
  9. Safe
  10. Cable TV
  11. Fan
  12. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Hiking trail
For children
  1. Playground
Hotel characteristics
  1. LGBTQ+ friendly
  1. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food


Dockray,  CA11 0JY,  Penrith,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1768)482356 | 

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