I chose this hotel on Booking.com particularly because it offered a room with a view. I was staying in the Lakes after all. What constitutes a view in such a picturesque region would be pretty obvious I would think, and I don't believe a view of a slate roof, some trees and other houses really cuts it. I had paid more for a room with a view so I wasn't going to accept this for my one night in Cumbria. Without making too much mileage out of an obvious gag... the hotel does specialise in holidays for the sight impaired so maybe their regular clientele wouldn't notice but to have someone behind the desk explain to me that if the trees didn't have leaves on them, as they do at this time of year, I would be able to sea the lake from the room I was allocated, was a bit rich!
To their credit, they gave me a full refund and helped me find a much nicer hotel with a spectacular view and facilities for the same price. I'm sure they do wonderful work for an appreciative, specific, customer base but there is no way they should advertise a scenic advantage.
Staff were not very knowledgeable about surrounding restaurants, pubs, walks etc. and the menu in their restaurant was uninspiring. I didn't stay the night and I didn't eat there. It seems, even at short notice and in the height of Summer, their are many, far superior options available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and just 10 minute walk from the shores of Lake Windermere, this Victorian country retreat boast some of the most spectacular views across the Lake to the Langdale Pikes and mountains beyond. Enjoy either a relaxing break or active holiday in this English National Park whether you wish to do water sports, hike on some of the most beautiful mountains in England or go shopping in Keswick or Kendal, the Lake District has it all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windermere Manor Hotel Lake District