Great location and red squirrels in abundance!
08/12/2016 Joanna M,
The location of the hotel is so peaceful, there is nothing close by, which is exactly what we wanted. The staff are all very helpful, special shout out to the bar staff who are all cheerful and very f... more
The location of the hotel is so peaceful, there is nothing close by, which is exactly what we wanted. The staff are all very helpful, special shout out to the bar staff who are all cheerful and very friendly.
The room was absolutely spotless and very spacious with beautiful views of the fells and the birkbeck river right outside the window, a wonderful sound to fall asleep and wake up to.
The bar as previously mentioned is welcoming and very reasonably priced, this includes the bar snack menu which was absolutely delicious, and served til 21.30
The carvery which is Wednesday and Sunday and very popular again was very reasonable (three courses for less than £15.00) and was absolutely delicious, we couldn't believe the choice we had for the price 😬
We didn't hire a car as we wanted to get out and see area, so walking shoes a must, there are no buses or taxis nearby, but we walked to Orton (a wonderful chocolate factory is there) and Shap both was around 12 mile round trips but was worth the aches for the views, we also walked across the fells to a place called scout green but this was not for the faint hearted😬
Just outside the hotel is a place where red squirrels live and was saw so many which was amazing as I had never seen one before and the seemed so tame, there are also so many birds here that I cannot list as would be endless....a beautiful area just 2 mins walk from front of hotel entrance. this is maintained by the staff at the hotel so again big shout out for this, do not go home without seeing this amazing place
The whole experience was brilliant and I would return without hesitation less
Charles S, Events and Meetings Manager at BEST WESTERN Shap Wells Hotel, responded to this review
Wow! thank you for all your kind words...
As you have already pointed we have a lovely hotel situated in and surrounded by the beautiful shap fells and yes our Red Squirrel sanctuary is a must visit.
We are extremely pleased you had a wonderful experience with us and please do come and visit us in the near future.