The Royal at Dockray

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds, WiFi

Overview of The Royal at Dockray

The Royal at Dockray

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
Dockray, Cumbria, Penrith, England, CA11 0JY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUllswater2 min drive
  • Popular LocationGowbarrow Fall2 min drive
  • Popular LocationAira Force6 min drive
  • AirportCarlisle (CAX)50 min drive

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About this area


The Royal at Dockray is located in Penrith. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ullswater and Lake District National Park. Rookin House Activity Centre and Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Ullswater - 2 min drive
  • Gowbarrow Fall - 2 min drive
  • Place Fell - 2 min drive
  • Rookin House Activity Centre - 4 min drive
  • Aira Force - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 19 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 91 min drive


  • Troutbeck Inn - 4 min drive
  • Helvellyn Country Kitchen - 5 min drive
  • Fellbites - 5 min drive
  • Travellers Rest - 5 min drive
  • Sportsman - 6 min drive

About this property

The Royal at Dockray

3-star hotel near Ullswater
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, WiFi in public areas, a meeting room and laundry facilities are on-site. All 10 rooms offer WiFi, coffee makers and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find DVD players, hairdryers and safes.
The Royal at Dockray offers 10 accommodations with DVD players and a safe. Televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. This Penrith hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (GBP 1 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (GBP 1 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • 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 parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per day.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 1 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 1 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: GBP 5 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per day

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
This property accepts credit cards

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

Royal Dockray Hotel Penrith
Royal Dockray Penrith
The Royal at Dockray Hotel
The Royal at Dockray Penrith
The Royal at Dockray Hotel Penrith

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 80 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 38 out of 80 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 80 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 80 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 80 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not for phone addicts!
As the title suggests, if you're addicted to your mobile phone then this is not for you as there was no reception! Not that this bothered me, although the poor television reception did! I think the hotel could be described as quaint as most old buildings are, the floor in our bedroom was on a definite slant but then who actually wants to spend time in their room? The food was as to be expected, plentiful, with the pie of the day a definite challenge to even us with a big appetite. Hotel appears to be ideal for those wanting a base for a rambling holiday in the area with the local beers on sale and large selection of gins perfect for post-activity refreshment.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was all excellent, especially the cooked breakfasts which really set us up for the day,
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only Hotel in Dockray provided a friendly environment. Room with ensuite was adequate and spacious. Breakfast cereals could be upgraded to include some decent muesli. The suggestion that guests pay £1 for an Internet code should be removed given the price of the rooms. On the whole a good place to stopover.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021