Stayed for one night with a Secret Escapes discount. The hotel is right on the lake and is in a very beautiful location with lovely, well maintained scenic grounds. the hotel is classed as a 4 star but I would really struggle with giving it a 4 star rating.
The receptionist was very friendly and efficient and the check in was speedy. We were offered lots of extras like newspapers to order, drinks, snacks. We asked about the local area and the receptionist offered us lots of information and help, offering to order taxis if we needed and giving directions and advice on the best places to eat. We requested an ice bucket and two wine glasses to be sent to our room and this was done immediately.
The reception area/lobby and the restaurant, library/games room and bar area were lovely with a real welcoming open fire and complementary newspapers and magazines.
The hotel is very 'old world' with paintings, ornaments, etc keeping the theme. There is no lift at all so making it difficult for less able bodied people to get to their room if not staying on the ground floor.
Not impressed with our room though. The room was of reasonable size but the carpets were stained and really shabby looking and went through into the bathroom (I don't think its a good idea to have carpet in the toilet/bathroom area - not hygienic at all). Again the carpet was dirty and stained in the toilet area (not nice at all), the tiles in the shower area were cracked and the shower/bath was quite stained. There was a dirty looking bath mat rolled up next to the toilet brush - deff not four star at all. The woodwork was chipped and needed a good lick of paint and the wooden windowsills were all rotten and again in need of painting.
We had a lakeside view room and I must say that it was the view that made the hotel stay. We had a beautiful peaceful view of the gardens and lake. We took a long walk around the gardens and it is very beautiful and well maintained. There is a jetty where you can take a boat.
The bed was large and very clean and comfortable. There was tea/coffee making facilities, TV, hair dryer, toiletries, TV, telephone. The furniture was old but I suppose was in-keeping with the style of the hotel.
We had drinks in the bar in the evening. The drinks were very reasonably priced for a hotel and the service was excellent. The staff were very attentive, helpful and polite and there was a good choice of food and drink on offer with a lovely roaring fire and relaxed, comfortable seating area.
Breakfast was quite a pleasurable affair. There was a small continental selection on offer which was adequate with a good choice of fresh continental meat, cheeses, cereal, Danish pastries, fruit and yoghurt and a selection of fresh fruit juices and mineral water. There was a menu for cooked breakfast which had a very good choice. My husband had the full English which was excellent and a large plate full. I had the eggs benedict which was superb and again plentiful and very well cooked and well presented. There was a selection of toast offered and choice of drinks. The breakfast service again was excellent and the staff were very attentive and polite. There were Sunday papers offered and the whole time felt unhurried and relaxing.
Check out was just as quick and efficient as the check in with very friendly, helpful staff.
I received an email on my return home from the Manager to say that they hope my stay was pleasurable and giving me special offers if I was to return. We did in fact have a very pleasant and relaxed stay at Storrs Hall. The staff, the service, the lakeside view room, beautiful grounds made our stay a good one. The food was excellent, the drinks reasonably priced, comfy clean bed, peace and quiet. Just needs a tidy up on the paintwork and get rid of the horrible carpets.
- Also Known As:
- Storrs Hall Hotel Windermere
- Storrs Hall Hotel
- Hotel Storrs Hall
- Storrs Hall Windermere
- Storrs Hall Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 star hotel set in 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere with award winning restaurant. ... more less
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