Some perhaps more critical reviewers might have only offered a score of 3 from a possible 5 due to a couple of "works in progress" but i feel that would perhaps be a tad unfair given the bigger picture.
As one of a small group of hotels, the Waterhead is perhaps judged and does not currently live up to the grandeur experienced at perhaps the company's hotel in Evesham.
However, there is a refurbishment taking place and this was evident in the fact that the style and quality of the main dining room where we enjoyed a good quality breakfast on two mornings and also one evening meal.
The room we stayed in was pleasant and seemingly had recently been upgraded in terms of both general decoration and also a newly appointed ensuite shower room.
The ongoing refurbishment is advised and examples of materials and decor shown within the main lobby area and it looks like the Waterhead will be soon deserving of the 4 or even 5 rating - although there are i feel a couple of (minor) matters that could do with some attention - i have contacted the company and, in order to be fair, will post further here upon receipt of an answer to my suggestions.
To us a short break is exactly that, we do not require a television, wi-fi or such just a reasonably comfortable bed and access to tea-making facilities, but as would be expected by the social-media committed masses these days, all such facilities were available.
Unlike some hotels in the area, there is ample parking, and a pleasant private garden with Lake access.
However, perhaps the main strength of the Waterhead currently are it's staff - all of whom were constantly well presented and well mannered at whatever the time of day or night, welcoming us very warmly despite the somewhat late arrival.
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- Also Known As:
- Waterhead Hotel Coniston, Lake District