Rothay Garden

Broadgate, Grasmere, LA22 9RJ
Rothay Garden Outside

Set on the outskirts of Grasmere, far away enough from the popular Lake District village to feel a sense of space and peace, but close enough to be able to walk to the village’s shops and attractions, Rothay Garden is a fantastic base for a luxury Lake District break. The hotel has recently undertaken a multi-million pound refurbishment programme and the result is the creation of a beautiful and sophisticated hotel that is brimming with elegance.

A former gentleman’s residence, today the hotel benefits from a small spa facility, along with an award-winning restaurant and bar. Rothay Garden has 30 guestrooms available, and many benefit from private balconies or terraces that overlook the river that lends its name to the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services
  • Steam Room
  • Wifi


As per the rest of the hotel, rooms at the Rothay Garden are elegantly furnished creating a sense of space and tranquillity. Rooms are individually styled, with many benefiting from beautiful views, and several have a balcony or French doors leading to a private patio with outdoor seating. Guests are welcomed with a hospitality tray that includes a selection of teas and mineral water. Furthermore, all rooms benefit from a television, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers, and luxury ethically sourced toiletries, along with en-suite bathrooms with either a walk in shower or a shower over a bath.

There are three categories of rooms. Rydal rooms are the smallest with queen-sized beds. Langdale rooms are slightly larger, whilst Grasmere rooms are the largest rooms available and benefit from king-size beds. Alternatively, suites offer a more comfortable and luxurious stay with larger rooms that include a seating area. Riverside and Garden suites are located on the ground floor with doors leading onto private patios that overlook either the river or the hotel’s gardens.

Loft suites are located on the second floor and include original exposed beams. They are each named after the fells that can be viewed from the room, including Helm Crag and Silver Howe. The hotel also has two Premier suites, both of which offer an incredible amount of space and luxury furnishings.

Rothay Garden Hotel Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The Hotel’s Garden Restaurant has consistently been awarded with two AA rosettes, and its floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the gardens create a light and airy dining space where you will want to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace.

Breakfast is available each morning between 8am and 10am and guests can choose a selection of cold dishes from the buffet, including cereals and fresh fruits. Cooked options are available, including a hearty Cumbrian breakfast aimed at fell walkers, as well as a vegetarian grill and other smaller options.

Light lunches and snacks are available. The evening menu changes regularly and the chefs are keen to showcase the best of Lake District produce, so you can expect to find Cumbrian lamb, salmon, and seasonal produce on the menu, with a focus on modern British and European flavours. The restaurant also benefits from a bar and has an extensive wine cellar with around 200 varieties available from around the world.

Additional Facilities & Services

Overlooking the river Rothay, the hotel’s spa connects the natural world outside with the luxury experience inside. Hotel guests can admire the fell views whilst relaxing on a heated infra-red sun lounger. The spa’s centrepiece is the HydroSpa that overlooks the river. It’s essentially a large hot tub with multiple jets that can massage the body, with the water is kept at a constant 38 degrees. In addition, the spa features a Herbal Pine Sauna with a glass front overlooking the garden, and an Aroma Room with essential fragrances that will leave you feeling at ease, as well as two monsoon showers.

The spa does not have dedicated treatment rooms. Instead, the hotel has a team of local therapists available who can come to your hotel room to provide a range of massage treatments, as well as sports physiotherapy.

The hotel has one accessible room on the ground floor that is DDA compliant. The hotel isn’t particularly family friendly, but children over the age of five are permitted to stay for an additional charge. Dogs are permitted in some rooms, again for an additional charge.

Rothay Garden Hotel Spa


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