Relax in the heart of the Lake District

Originally built in the 1850s as a private home, Rothay first became a guest-house in the 1960s, evolving over the years into the award-winning 30-bedroom hotel, spa and restaurant that you may enjoy today.

The Hotel is rated four-star by the AA, plus two AA Rosettes for the Garden Restaurant, with 90% scores for comfort, location and staff on and 90% of TripAdvisor reviews rating us ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.

Come and let your cares slip away. Rothay Garden is an oasis within the haven of Grasmere, wrapped up in the sublime beauty of the Lake District.

Awards and accolades

  • AA ‘Silver Award’, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2023
  • AA 4-star hotel since 2009
  • AA 2-Rosette restaurant since 2009
  • Cumbria Tourism ‘Small Hotel of the Year’, 2018/19
  • In Cumbria ‘Best Tourism & Hospitality Business’, winner 2018
  • SME Awards ‘Most Outstanding Small Luxury Hotel in Cumbria’, 2018
  • VisitEngland ‘National Small Hotel of the Year’, bronze, 2014/15
  • Cumbria Tourism ‘Small Hotel of the Year’, 2013/14
  • Cheshire, Lancashire & Lake District Life ‘Restaurant of the Year’, 2014
  • Westmorland Gazette Winner ‘Hotel of the Year’, 2014
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, since 2011