The Royal at Dockray

DockrayPenrithCA11 0JYUnited Kingdom
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About The Royal at Dockray

The Royal Hotel at Penrith is a ten room, family-run hotel located on a popular Lakeland walk in Dockray and accessible to the A66 motorway. The hotel is also close to the Helvellyn and High Street mountain ranges.

Each room contains a video/DVD player, TV, radio and coffee and tea-making facilities. Cots can be provided upon request.

Private parking is available on-site as well as a porter. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

The hotel has a large restaurant and bar area that serves a large selection of wine, locally brewed ales and malt whiskies. The hotel serves local Cumbrian specialties and local ingredients.

The Aira Force waterfall, as well as Eastern and Ullswater Lakes are less than ten minutes’ drive away, offering opportunities for sailing, rowing, and fishing. Other popular local activities include horse-riding, archery and cross-country biking.


Dockray, Penrith, CA11 0JY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1768)482356 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

A lovely hotel for a break.

Guests loved the country setting, the great hospitality and the spotlessly clean facilities. Many guests used the hotel as base-camp for a walking vacation. The facility grounds are well maintained and manicured and guests liked relaxing in the hotel gard

Food is fantastic.

Guests raved about the quality and price of both breakfast and dinner which features local specialties.

Wonderful staff.

Guests felt that the staff was friendly, efficient and attentive to every detail, including accommodating pets.

Negative Reviews

Bedrooms need a little maintenance.

While most guests found the beds very comfortable, a few complained that they were given twin beds that were pushed together and the duvets were too small to cover them properly. Some guests complained that their rooms were dusty, with damp spots and peel

Wi-Fi and cell phone service is intermittent.

Many guests reported not only that the on-site Wi-Fi was intermittent, but cell phone coverage was as well. Several guests commented that the only way they found the hotel was by using their Satnavs.

A bit noisy.

Guests complained that room walls were paper thin and that they could hear the conversations of people staying in adjacent rooms. Many also found the hotel’s hot water system very noisy.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 178 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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    8.0 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 178 reviews