Hotel Royal Oak (Keswick, United Kingdom)


Hotel Royal Oak (Keswick, United Kingdom)

About Hotel Royal Oak

The Hotel Royal Oak Hotel in the breathtaking Lake District National Park’s secluded Borrowdale valley offers traditional accommodation at an 18th century farmhouse turned tavern and its barn conversion annexe. Single, double, twin or family rooms with rustic decor feature private or en suite bathrooms and hot drinks provisions. Selected rooms boast river views. A holiday apartment is also available. Pets are allowed. Amenities comprise a cosy bar, fireside TV lounge, drying room, gardens, bike storage, free Wi-Fi and complimentary parking. A complimentary full English breakfast is included as are home-cooked evening meals featuring local ingredients. Afternoon cream teas and packed lunches are available. The Hotel Royal Oak Hotel is three miles from Derwentwater lake and Honister Slate Mine, offering underground and clifftop tours for those with a head for heights. The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick is about six miles away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Borrowdale, CA12 5XB, Keswick, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.9 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.8 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.6 / 10

Positive Reviews


Upbeat about food and customer service

Diners often gave the freshly-prepared cooked breakfasts the thumbs-up and also enjoyed the plentiful and varied evening meals. The dainty afternoon teas complete with scones and jam were also popular. Many guests praised the friendly and helpful personne


Cosy rustic rooms

The rustic decor in the rooms appealed to guests as did the pleasant countryside views from many parts of the property. Guests often described the rooms as cosy with comfortable beds.


Beautiful valley location in a quiet village

This 18th century property's picturesque valley location in the quiet village of Rosthwaite beyond the so-called Jaws of Borrowdale made a perfect base for fell-walking, cycling and rock-climbing in the heart of the wonderful Lake District National Park.

Negative Reviews


Minor maintenance issues

Aging mattresses, dated decor and tired-looking fixtures and fittings were among the maintenance issues critics reported in certain rooms. There were also claims that certain bathrooms could have done with modernization.


Regimental evening meals

Although many diners liked the food and appreciated the availability of evening meals at this rural location, some critics claimed there was a limited choice of dishes from set menus or disliked having to eat at a fixed starting time.


Internet grumbles

The free Wi-Fi was appreciated by guests. Nevertheless, some critics were disappointed that the network had a limited range and was only accessible in certain areas of the property.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Pets allowed
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Hiking trail
Theme / Type
  1. Farmstay
Suitable for
  1. Gay friendly


Borrowdale , CA12 5XB , Keswick , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1768)777214 | 

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