We stayed for just 2 nights on a short break deal and had a wonderful time. This hotel is just 5 - 10 minutes walk from Coniston village with its pubs (recommend the Black Bull for food) and cafes. The hotel has been undergoing somewhat of a makeover/ modernisation in the recent past, as testified by the dining room, front patio and en-suite bathrooms, so don't be put off by the tired look of the first and second floor landings.
The hotel is in a lovely spot, with picturesque views. The breakfast and evening meal are both very tasty and very well presented, with helpful and pleasant staff waiting on. The room was clean, well decorated and with tea making facilities and everything else you would expect to find. Ample car parking available. The only thing I would say is, if you have booked on a voucher, be careful of hidden extras. A room with a lake view will cost extra, as will a stay on Friday and Saturday night. They also tried to limit us to a continental breakfast until we pointed out that this was not mentioned in our confirmation. Not sure, however, how they would have served a continental breakfast, as there was very little evidence on the breakfast buffet of anything resembling the cold meats, cheeses and pastries you are offered in a contemporary continental hotel! The receptionist was professional, friendly and patient at all times in dealing with our queries and she is to be congratulated on the quality of her welcome on behalf of the hotel group.
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- Waterhead Hotel Coniston, Lake District