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The Inn On The Lake

4.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
A592, Glenridding, Lake Ullswater, Penrith, England, CA11 0PE

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUllswater4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlace Fell4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBrotherswater5 min drive
  • AirportCarlisle (CAX)66 min drive

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About this area


Located in Penrith, The Inn On The Lake is in a national park and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ullswater and Lake District National Park. Rookin House Activity Centre and Holehird Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Ullswater - 4 min walk
  • Place Fell - 4 min drive
  • Brotherswater - 5 min drive
  • Grasmere Garden Village - 18 min drive
  • Hellvellyn - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Staveley Station - 21 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 107 min drive

About this property

The Inn On The Lake

4-star Lakefront hotel, walk to Ullswater
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, wedding services and a garden are on-site. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Inn On The Lake offers 47 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. This Penrith hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • 2 AA Rosette Restaurant
  • Lake View Lounge
  • Orangery
  • Ramblers Bar & Candleroom

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Mini golf

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Mini golf


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Phone

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
Welcoming dogs only
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 7.5 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 7.5 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Inn Lake Penrith
Lake Penrith
The Inn On The Lake Hotel
The Inn On The Lake Penrith
The Inn On The Lake Hotel Penrith

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 52 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Got the wrong food order brought to us on a couple of occasions, seems a break down in communication. Also had items missing from my breakfast despite it being on the menu and before we arrived I called the hotel to make restaurant reservations but was told that the hotel always accommodates hotel guests. This wasn’t the case as when we did arrive and tried to make reservations we were told the Orangery was fully booked and they couldn’t accommodate us, much to our annoyance. Lovely stay overall though and would recommend to others.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
An impressive hotel, fantastic setting, convenient for the usual lakeland activities. Rooms and public areas were well appointed and clean. All the staff were helpful and personable. There there were a couple of weddings which meant other guests were excluded from rooms/areas for a time but there was no adjustment in the prices paid (for, in my view, full access to the hotels facilities). Restrictions included closure of the bar and Ramblers Bar/Candlelit Room. We found the menu in the Orangery to be, after 3 nights, a challenge; the menu seemed to us to be 'narrow'. One of our party preferred plain food so we did not go to the main restaurant where the menu was not suitable for that person (but would have been for others in our party) so we were stuck with the Orangery menu. No alternatives seemed to be available and, for the most part, the standard of the food was not high with undercooked chips, overdone steak etc but other meals were very tasty. We ate at a nearby restaurant at lunchtime and the quality of their plain food was superior and half the price. In the hotel, there was very little plain food on offer for our adult in the party. Our stay was not cheap and the food and bar costs are similarly expensive. We have stayed at this hotel on many occassions going back decades and felt, for the first time we did not get value for money, despite acknowledging that this is a premium hotel and we understand there is a price to pay for that luxury.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We had a small wedding and booked a room and dinner here with our family on the evening. The hotel and grounds are absolutely beautiful. We Booked a lake room which I highly recommend. Each and every one of the staff were friendly and polite, they all work extremely hard to ensure she have a comfortable stay.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very pleasing second "holiday at home" stay here. Room was amazing with beautiful views over Ullswater and surrounding fells. Staff so welcoming and friendly. Unfortunately can't remember names too well but would like to give a special shout out to Lena(?) from the terrace bar/breakfast, Fenarc(?) from breakfast, and a young Scottish guy who has just started working for you (but whose name totally escapes me, sorry!) who served our afternoon tea in the Orangery. Didn't eat here in the evening but breakfast and afternoon tea lovely. Was too warm during our stay to do all the walking we had planned, but we fully intend to come back next year and look forward to our stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021