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“Weekend away with friends and dog”
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Damson Dene Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crosthwaite
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Weekend away with friends and dog”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Fabulous weekend. Meals although quite small, were extremely tasty, fresh and well presented. Service quick and efficient. Relaxing atmosphere in lounge with roaring fire.
Other guests appeared be in similar relaxed mood helping the overall relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. Our dog was welcomed and well-behaved in return!

The 'hootenanny' cheese from Knotty Ash was beyond compare and to be recommended ! A quiz was organised by the manager for after dinner and proved to be unlike any other quiz we've participated !




Overall, a lovely stay.

A thoroughly enjoyable stay

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
What a great review, thank you! We do our best to create an atmosphere that allows our guests to relax and unwind and we are happy to hear you were able to! The Hootenanny cheese is delicious and fun to say too. All of the local food we use is of great quality and expertly prepared, so we are thrilled you enjoyed it!
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Garstang, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Dinner was superb; we could not fault the service or the presentation and the taste was lip smackingly delicious. The roaring logfire in the lounge was welcoming and relaxing. Our hyper active collie was made most welcome, even given treats from the kitchen by Wayne, the Manager which she thought excellent. Walking in the hills around the hotel was pleasant but it would have been nicer had we been able to relax in the hot tub afterwards but it wasn't very hot. Good value for money though.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
We appreciate your kind review of The Damson Dene Hotel. We do love dogs here and are lucky enough to have so many well-behaved varieties! The local area is a great place to go for walks and we are not far from all the wonderful places the Lakes has to offer! We hope you come visit us again.
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Orrell
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Just spent the last 2 days at the Damson. Lovely quaint hotel, with genuine warm staff. Service was good but not overly attentive as having to press a buzzer to get bar service is not ideal, but at least the guys came running! Food was hot and tasty, but portion controlled!! Sticky toffee pud to die for!
Room (32) was clean and tidy, but a bit tired looking, and was a tad on the small side.
but the best bit by far was the wood fire in reception with the huge sofa's to sink into and snooze whilst enjoying a glass of red!
Left feeling a lot more relaxed than when we arrived!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hello Mr. Elliott and thank you for taking the time to review the Damson Dene. We are happy you got a chance to relax and unwind by the fire. You aren't the only one's to doze off on the sofa's there! Thanks again and we hope to see you again!
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

What a nice hotel - clean, comfortable, warm and very welcoming. The hotel is set in lovely grounds with a large car park and duck pond. We were greeted with a roaring fire and friendly receptionist. The pool and gym aren't massive but they don't need to be and the jacuzzi was really warm. The staff were great and gave good service but it was the food that we will remember the most. Our evening meal, which was included in our deal, was delicious, with the sticky toffee pudding being mind blowing. The breakfast was just the same with good quality bacon and sausages and the coffee was hot and strong which was needed after a night drinking the scrummy chilled Pinot. Would we go again? Oh yes, on my birthday! (hint hint)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hello and thanks for your recent visit and your amazing review here on tripadvisor. We are extremely happy you enjoyed your stay with us, from your first impressions in the lounge, to your dinner and breakfast, to your use of the leisure facilities. We really appreciate your kind words! Birthdays being so infrequent, we hope you would consider coming to visit us before your next one! Thanks again.
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Hi
Just spent a 2 night stay at this smashing friendly hotel.
We have stayed before and enjoyed it but could see that this time it has moved up a notch.
Room was really clean and comfy food was better than ever and the staff were lovely.
Ideal for a few days getaway.
Recomend.
Peter

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2012
Thank you, Peter, for your wonderful review! We are happy we were able to exceed your expectations, in particular with regards to the food. We appreciate your repeat visits and will always do our very best to make sure every visit is great!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Just spent a few days at the wonderful Damson Dene Hotel. The hotel is great, the staff are very friendly and attentive, and Wayne your a star, thanks for making our holiday so relaxing. Love the pool complex, can't wait to come back. See you all soon xxx Lyn & Gareth

Room Tip: Four poster rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2012
Hi Lyn & Gareth and I just want to let you know we appreciate your review. Our staff are the number 1 reason the Damson Dene is beloved by our guests. Although there are many more as well, such as the pool as you mentioned! Thanks again and we can't wait to see you again!
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

I stayed here for new year and it was excellent in every way, I have been back twice since then and just as good each time, the manager and staff are most welcoming, and nothing is too much trouble, the rooms are lovley and clean. the restaurant and food are excellent put it this way I never want to go home, The manager does a quiz on Saturday evening and its fun.

I am booked to come again in February and I cant wait,

Mary Carlisle Cumbria.

Room Tip: Four poster rooms are romantic!!!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2012
Hello Mary and it is nice to hear from you! We really appreciate your kind comments and are extremely happy you enjoy your time with us! We do our utmost to ensure every guest is taken care of and you are right, nothing is too much trouble. We look forward to seeing you in February!
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Property: Damson Dene Hotel
Address: | Near Bowness On Windermere, Crosthwaite LA8 8JE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Crosthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crosthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Damson Dene Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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