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Stonecross Manor Hotel
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Kendal
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Is this a convent?”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Met my parents for a birthday meal and wanted to stay for a couple of drinks after dinner. The staff started closing the bar around us at dinner and told us the bar was shut at 10.40 with no notice. We were asked to move into the lounge just before 11 and then told to leave at 11 as they wanted to close and turn the lights out.
I've stayed in Christian youth hostels that are more accommodating to people wanting a drink and would expect a warmer welcome for £100 a night.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed here from the 19th February to the 21st. We purchased a travelzoo deal which turned out to be fantastic value.
We had 2 children and 2 dogs in tow, the hotel was very accommodating throughout from our initial booking through to our departure.
Our initial instinct from the service from checking was good, the receptionist was warm and friendly, she made conversation with us and made us feel very welcome. We had booked rooms 215 and 216, which were both adequate in size and facilities. We had a tea/coffee tray which was replenished everyday. The rooms do look a little tired but nothing that a lick of paint wouldn't sort out. If you are looking for somewhere comfy to get your head down after a day walking on the fell or meandering around the lakes this hotel is a great little find.
We had the four poster bed room, the only criticism I have is that the bed is really squeaky every twist/ turn is heard. The showers in the rooms are AMAZING, these are the ultimate power showers.
The pool, jacuzzi and steam room are fantastic. We have stayed in a few 4 & 5 star hotels with very good spa facilities, I must admit Stonecross Manor Spa could give them a run for their money. I was very surprised to find such facilities in a 3* hotel. The Spa opening times are from 6am-9pm so nice long hours for all to enjoy. The children loved the pool, we were the only ones using the facilities during the late afternoon and mid morning.
Our Travelzoo offer gave us a 3 course meal on the first evening, we did not expect very much in terms of quality, however we were impressed with the presentation and the standard of cooking. So much so we asked for the recipe of their home-made cheesecake. Most of their dishes are home-made if I recall. The breakfast was very good, plenty of choice and always fresh fruit on offer.
All the staff were local and were able to recommend places to go. We were very impressed with the standard of customer service delivered by the staff, nothing was too much trouble for them. Again, I might be a little naive but I did not expect the level of service we received. Some of the 5* hotels I have previously stayed in could learn a thing or two from the staff here.
In conclusion, this hotel is a great little find. If you are looking for somewhere to unwind after a day in the lakes and if you are not overly fussed about the rooms looking a little tired but fully functional and want to feel welcomed then this is the place for you, The Spa facilities are amazing, the hotel also have a drying room for wet boots/ clothes after walks on the fells which is a huge bonus.
We are planning our return back to Stonecross Manor again within the next couple of months.

Room Tip: We had rooms 216 which had a double and a single and 215 which had the squeaky four poster. Did not...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

The hotel is adequate although a little tied in places. We received a very friendly welcome and following some reviews I read, I asked for a quiet room with views. We had a four poster bed but the mattress was thin and lumpy and the bed creaked and woke us up with every turn. There was no dressing table mirror near the hairdryer and no plug socket near the only mirror in the room.(112)

Having said all that we had a very pleasant stay, for which, we got a travel zoo voucher which included meals, the meals were very good, very attentive service. I wouldn't pay full price here. The leisure facilities are excellent which more than makes up for the disappointing little things. It is after all a 3 star hotel not a 5 star as some reviewers seem to have expected but not paid for!

Room Tip: 112 is quiet but creaky lumpy bed and no mirror on dressing table
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed here again for two nights over Valentines. Excellent staff, so pleasant and the place has a great cosy atmosphere. Food is great, pool and sauna are just the job after a days walking and breakfast is spot on.
Four poster rooms are good although one might argue a little small in some respects but all in all, we love this place for its independent, homely friendly style and long may it last.
Romneys pub nearby is good as well for beer and grub but dont let that stop you having a meal and a drink at Stonecross either!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Everything from the ambiance, food and especially the staff was fantastic. We are both well traveled and were amazed at the quality of the food. The evening meal was superb. As a three star hotel it lived up to and exceeded expectations - the chef though is worthy of five stars!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Goosnargh, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We have just returned from an overnight stay at Stonecross using the Travelzoo offer, bed, breakfast, evening meal , cream tea and Kendal mint cake, what an offer, excellent value for money
The hotel is only a few mintes drive out of Kendal, a really lovely little town, sadly it poured down all day but we still enjoyed a look around
the cream tea was delicious with warm scones and a glass of presseco, just want we needed
The room was wonderful, with a hugh king size four poster bed, cornet jacuzzi bath, the room is a little dated, but very clean, comfortable and warm.
The evenign meal was delicious, the only fault is there was no vegetarian option, when i asked the waiter he said there was no vegetairan meal, which was Ok, i am not a red meat eater so opted for the nice chicken dish, the wine was £16 a bottle, very good and very reasonable.
All in all, we had a wonderful stay, i would recommend it and would go back again, these deals are real bargains. We did not use the leisure facilties but they were there is we would have wished to. Thank you to all the staff for a lovely stay

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

All the staff were friendly & helpful. We had room 110, king size four poster, quite a big room & a really comfy bed. Food in the evening was really good, we had a slight problem with the food & the chef came straight out to us to rectify it. Pool, jacuzzi & steam room really nice to use. Breakfast food slightly disappointing as buffet style so only warm but good quality items.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Stonecross Manor Hotel
Address: 84 Milnthorpe Road, Kendal LA9 5HP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Stonecross Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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