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Crooklands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
Urmston, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

A really lovely place to stay. We only spent one night there on our journey ,but will definitely visit again .Nothing negative to report .The staff friendly and welcoming ,rooms excellent and the food well !!!!!.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is a great find, lovely, warm, comfortable, mix of modern and traditional. Staff are great, food in restaurant and breakfast was fab, with lots of choice. Their website doesn't do the hotel justice as we were really pleasantly surprised when we arrived and found it to be much smarter than we thought it would be. Staff are great. I got a call the day before we travelled to suggest our family room booking could be changed over to a double and twin room with adjoining doors for no additional charge as our children are not small anymore. Really thoughtful and personal touch. Thank you.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights here and would gladly go back. The pub side is an olde worlde farm building conversion. The accommodation is a newer extension but the two seem to blend together well.

Our room was spacious and modern. The bed was very comfortable and there was no noise from other guests or outside. If I have a gripe it would be that there are no plug sockets near the beds. There are also no alarm clocks so if you wanted to use your phone as a clock by your bed and charge it up at the same time you're knackered. One good point was the additional tea/coffee, etc, in the corridor if the supplies in your room ran out. No view to speak of. A safe box would be an improvement.

We ate in the restaurant both nights. A three course meal and two rounds of drinks for four cost about £140. The food was good. The desserts huge. The cheese board would comfortably do two people. Fresh flowers on the tables was a nice touch. Breakfast was good too. I had kippers with a poached egg on the second day. For some reason, baked beans aren't included in the standard breakfast but my wife asked for some and they were supplied without a fuss. I'm going to make one comment though. I ordered game pie from the specials on offer. It was nice, but it wasn't a pie. It was a game casserole/stew with a pastry lid. Like I say - nice but not a pie.

The hotel is an easy 10-15 minute drive to Kendal. If you fancy a run (or nice walk) go into the minor road opposite the hotel entrance, turn right and there are some steps towards Lancaster Canal. I ran along the footpath in a southerly direction (away from Kendal - water on my left hand side). After half a mile you have to follow the path onto the road, run along the pavement for a short distance and rejoin the canal. Just over 2 miles you hit a motorway and there's no way round. It is still a nice run though along picturesque fields, although it's a grass path and a bit uneven. I suspect if you went in the opposite direction you'd be able to go further.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The wifi worked fine. Overall, we'd stay again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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edinburgh
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Hi just back from our stay at the crooklands,we enjoyed all parts of the hotel,great rooms very comfortable beds and great food and nice bar,and very nice staff,breakfast is cooked to order ,well worth a visit.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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north england
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We've been to Crooklands many times and have always found it a great place to stay ,the rooms are spotless with all mod cons ,the bar is full of character,and the restaurants the same food is top class ,and the best of all is the staff it would be hard to find more friendly and polite gang

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Formby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We only stayed here for one night to break up the journey home and it was much more than I had remembered from my last and only visit which was back in the 80's.
Reception was smooth, easy very polite and friendly. The room was in an extension New to me and was beautiful. The bed very comfortable, great choice of pillows, tea coffee Tec as you would expect. Bathroom, exceptionally clean and had everything. I really hate 'high sided' baths where the shower is. I'm too old to climb in and out, but the hotel cannot be held liable for my creaking and aging body.
We had lunch in the bar which was very tasty. Service terrific...HAPPY cheerful and polite staff even on a very busy Sunday lunchtime.
My dinner was disappointing, but that was my fault. I had Gammon steak. Usually too thinly cut, and usually overcooked. That's life ... everywhere does the same. Otherwise dinner was fine... great cheerful service.
Breakfast was a delight. The waitress beautifully turned out. How often are we greeted with the unkempt skirt or trousers and stained apron? Not here...exactly the opposite. Food again well presented and very hot and tasty. Lovely ...
Would I stay here again? Absolutely. GreG hotel, terrific staff, and great value for money... thank you

Room Tip: We had a superior room and it was really first class and great value
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed one night for a family party, staff were friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for you. Our room was very classy, and clean and comfortable, lovely spacious bathroom, food was plentiful and tasty, would definatelt stay again if in the area.

Room Tip: Room 21 on ground floor, lovely
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Crooklands Hotel

Property: Crooklands Hotel
Address: Crooklands, Kendal LA7 7NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kendal
#2 Business Hotel in Kendal
#4 Family Hotel in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Crooklands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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