Shap Wells

ShapCA10 3QUShapUnited Kingdom

About Shap Wells

Located between the border of the Lake District and the M6 motorway, Shap Wells is a 3-star hotel that provides a great base for exploring the surrounding moorlands.

Rustic rooms are combined with modern conveniences, like satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and room service. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

There is a business centre and meeting rooms at the hotel, and functions rooms are available for events. Free on-site parking is provided for all guests.

The Birkbeck Restaurant serves classic British cuisine with a view of the river outside from the tables, and the hotel bar provides a menu of hot drinks, stiff drinks and light bites.

The Lake District National Park is less than a mile from Shap Wells, and historic Penrith Castle is a 20-minute drive away.


Shap, CA10 3QU, Shap, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(19)31716628 | Fax: +44(19)31716377 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A traditional hotel in a beautiful location amongst wild moorlands

On the edge of the Lake District National Park, Best Western Shap Wells appears like an isolated country house when you approach it When you step inside you are welcomed by a warm and inviting hotel, and the surrounding moorlands make for a dramatic setting.

Easily accessible from the M6 motorway

The hotel feels like it is in the middle of the countryside, but it is actually conveniently situated close to the M6 motorway, so perfect for a stop over it you are on a long drive across the country.

Comfortable lounge to warm up in thanks to the wood-burning fireplace

The hotel has a nice country feel to it, and the lounge area sums up the atmosphere of the place Armchairs, blankets, hot chocolate and a crackling open fire to warm up next to.

Negative Reviews

Dogs are allowed in the room but not the hotel

If you bring your beloved dog with you be prepared to be shunted into one of the rooms in a smaller detached building, not in the main hotel You will be charged for your pet staying, and he or she will not be allowed in the reception area, bar or restaurant There are other hotels in the area that are much more dog friendly.

Rooms might feel a bit too small for some

Best Western Shap Wells is a modern hotel, but the building it is in is quite old, and the rooms are generally quite small It you like spacious environments you might find the accommodation here a bit too cramped.

The Wi-Fi cannot cope when everyone in the hotel is using it

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi but the signal does not reach all the rooms, and when everyone in the hotel tries to connect to it the speed becomes so slow it is rendered pretty much useless.

Rating Overview

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7.8 out of 10 based on 743 reviews