My husband and I booked this deal for a Sunday 17th November through Travelzoo which consisted of a king size four poster bed, afternoon tea with prosecco and evening meal and breakfast, all for £99. We thought we would treat ourselves as we had gone away for our anniversary at the end of September but it hadnt been quite as we had wanted so this sounded ideal.
We arrived mid morning in Kendal and had a wander around, it started to rain so we decided to head to the hotel and see if we would be able to check in early as it was only just after 1pm and check in wasnt until 2pm. We parked around the back where there was plenty of parking and went into reception. The lady on reception was very helpful and said that she would check if our room was ready and she said if we would wait five minutes they were just finishing it off. We filled in the check in form and my husband got the overnight bag from the car, by which time the room was ready. We saw the chamber lady who was doing other rooms and she pointed us in the right direction for our and we thanked her for letting us check in early too. As you will see from my photos the room was lovely and we over looked the car park at the rear.
We went back down to reception to sort out our afternoon tea and the receptionist asked would we like our prosecco with it or later, we decided to have it with our afternoon tea. We took a seat on one of the settees and tables in the reception and waited only a matter of a few minutes before our afternoon tea and coffee was served on trays with warm scones and butter and jam and cream. The prosecco then was brought by another waitress moments later. All staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble, they should be praised as so often you go somewhere and you get greeted by people who appear to not want to be there but everyone here seemed like they enjoyed their work which adds to the pleasure of your stay and meals etc so thank you.
After enjoying our lovely afternoon tea we went back up to our room for a while and then decided to use the swimming pool and steam room and jacuzzi. The receptionist had already told us the times of opening which were if I recall up to 9pm and I think from 7am in the morning. Also that you had to sign in at reception and they would supply towels for you, which was great, although we had brought our own it meant we didnt have to use them. There was no one else in the pool when the receptionist showed us to it and explained where everything was. The changing rooms were individual rooms with showers in, lovely! We went into the steam room first then the jacuzzi and then finally the pool and then back to the others. We had a great relaxing time. It was going dark by this time and the jacuzzi is kind of in a conservatory bit with frosted out glass but it has changing light colours which when dark gives a lovely ambiance.
We went back to our room having signed out at reception and handed in our towels. We had choosen to have dinner at 7pm and went down early to the bar, we ordered what we wanted off the menu and were called through to our table when our first course was ready. The waitresses again were very polite and service was very professional. Just made everything feel very special. The food was really very good quality and tasty, Highly recommend the home made sticky toffee pudding!!!
We had a good quality of sleep and breakfast was a buffet style which was very nice. Everyone had seemed to come to breakfast almost at the same time so some of the cooked items were needing replacing but it just a case of waiting a few minutes till more is cooked fresh and brought out, it is better than having it all dried up and crimped because it was cooked all for the start time of breakfast, well that is what I think anyway! Something cooked fresh should not be ready instantly, proper cooking takes time and clearly here they pride themselves on serving quality food.
Would definately recommend and will definately be wanting to go back. Many thanks to all the staff for making our substitute 1st anniversary special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the fringe of Kendal with ample FREE parking, easy access from M6 junction 36 and A591. All 30 rooms have en suite bath & shower and have been decorated to a high standard, some boast elaborate 4-poster beds. Established in 1857 as an orphanage Stonecross Manor Hotel has since been extensively modernised and converted into the fine hotel that it is today. Close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and is also an ideal stop off point when travelling to and from Scotland. Catherines Restaurant and the Westmorland Bar offer an ambience of relaxation coupled with quality Cumbrian and regional cuisine and a wine list to please all tastes. The Newly refurbished heated-indoor pool and poolside Spa with Steam Room and massage jets is now open to guests and members. Stonecross Manor Hotel is also a perfect Wedding venue, with function rooms to suit small or large receptions, both formal and informal while the Civil Ceremony Licence ensures your special day can be enjoyed all in one place. Conference and banquet facilities are also available offering a light and airy environment for your seminar or dinner with quality equipment and extensive menus to cater for all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stonecross Manor Kendal
- Hotel Stonecross Manor
- Stonecross Manor Hotel Kendal, Lake District