The Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick reveals brand new look

The start of the new decade, marked the start of a brand-new look for the Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick, as a full ground floor refurbishment was completed in February.

The hotel became part of Lake District Hotels Ltd, back in 1995, a local hotel group which consists of six family owned hotels. Over the last few years, the family have invested heavily across the group, including a £13m redevelopment at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa in Borrowdale, a full ground floor refurbishment at Inn on the Lake in Ullswater, and the recent new look at the Skiddaw Hotel.

Step off the streets of Keswick and indoors to a transformed interior which has completely modernised the look of the hotel with a comfortable contemporary look. The refurbishment includes the ground floor public areas, including the conservatory, bar, reception, restaurant and function room.

Throughout the hotel, custom made carpets, tailored to suit the colour scheme of each room have been used. The main entrance has been restyled with new doors, designed to fill the reception with natural light. A pewter and champagne geometric design features on the walls with a contrasting feature wall, while the reception desk has been replaced with an American black walnut desk with brass detailing, making the space feel more welcoming for guests and functional for the hotel.

The bar lounge has been designed to feel comfortable and warm, featuring splashes of golds, champagne and mink velvets, while the original Keswick photos have been retained and rehung in clusters, forming little pockets of local interest. The connecting conservatory is intended as a show stopper, with ochre and gold botanical wallpaper and feature lights, designed to draw attention from the Market Square. Hand finished chairs imported from the Netherlands, provide the perfect spot to enjoy the hotels new ‘Hiker’s Picnic Afternoon Board’, whilst watching the world pass by.

The dining room is the heart and soul of the hotel, as the place where guests start and end each day, it’s the hub of the overall guest experience. Renamed ‘Brasserie 31’, the restaurant is light and airy, with a feature wall made up of handmade, antique mirror tiles set in timber panels, with seating booths covered in plush green Monte & Jardin Jacquard velvets. Artwork by Northern artist Patrica Haskey feature Derwentwater and Skiddaw in complimentary colours.

Dani Hope, Director of Lake District Hotels commented: “It’s been so exciting to see the Skiddaw hotel transform into its fresh new look and I feel we’ve made a real investment into the hotel to revitalise it for our loyal and new guests to enjoy. Our regulars have fallen in love with the new look already which is reassuring and I’m sure Skiddaw will boost its position on the map as a great place to stay, dine and celebrate in the Keswick area.”

Alongside the new interiors, the Skiddaw Hotel has launched a fresh new menu created by new Head Chef, Robert Philingham. The new menu brings a selection of vibrant dishes, available seven days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner, from 9am-9pm.

Stays at the Skiddaw Hotel start from £115 on a bed & breakfast basis based on two people sharing a standard room. For hotel reservations and more information please visit or call 0800 840 1243.