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“Lovely hotel with amazing owners.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant

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Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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“Lovely hotel with amazing owners.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The owners of this hotel made the hotel what it is. Brilliant hotel restaurant for dining at night and for breakfast. Lovely staff. The rooms are delightful and gorgeous. Right near the centre of windermere. Downside is it is a bit of a walk to bowness on windermere where the boats and lake are.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you very much for an amazing review, we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cedar Manor and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Couldn't be any more happier with service and experience we received at cedar manor hotel. On our arrival, we were greeted firstly by the managers friendly daughter and their new puppy basil. We were then greeted by a very friendly member of staff called Patricia who proceeded to give us a tour of the hotel before bringing us to our amazing room and showing us how to work the TV, DVD player shower etc. We arranged to have dinner in the hotel that night given the great reviews its restaurant had received. Initially we were asked to wait in the lounge where our drinks orders were taken by the manager/owner? who was really friendly, interactive and entertaining...oh. also educational (gave us a fact about the amount of bubbles in a bottle of prosecco---78 million apparently). The meal itself lived up to its reviews. We were treated to a quality 4 course meal with attentive service throughout. After the meal the manager gave us some advice on nice pubs in the vicinity and organised a taxi. Myself and my girlfriend had gotten engaged earlier that day and cedar manor just topped off what was an already amazing day. John and Fiona

  • Stayed July 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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1 Thank John M
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Cedar Manor. First I must correct the Bubbles in Champagne statement, having read about this in an article it does claim around £78 million, if you Wiki this fact its actually debated I believe to be somewhere between 49 and 124 million, so I guess my figure must be a rough average.
Back to business, we are delighted that you got to meet our daughter with Basil, he is turning out to be quite a character!
Congratulations on your engagement by the way, we are all very pleased for you and hope you can make it back to Cedar Manor on anniversaries in the future.
Best wishes
Caroline, Jonathan and of course, Patricia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

A wonderful place to stay. Truly hospitable hosts, excellent cuisine, and superb wine list. It felt like a home from home. We stayed in Windermere which overlooked the front garden and drive; it has a large bathroom, and is a large room - very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing. The hotel is also sensible in showing both half board and room and breakfast rates. Some of the other hotels insist on half board - even if you are not taking the evening meal. We are very much looking forward to our next stay which, hopefully, will not be too far distant. If you do nothing else in life - stay at the Cedar Manor.

Mark & Jackie Gill

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  • Stayed July 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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1 Thank Jackie W
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent break at Cedar Manor. We are delighted with your feedback and look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends back to the Lakes in the future.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Cedar Manor Hotel is just outside the town of Windermere, within easy strolling distance. We had a warm welcome from the owner who was generally helpful without being intrusive.

This is an old house which has been updated and converted to provide 10 bedrooms which are well equipped. Our room had a comfortable king size bed and a spa-bath which my wife much enjoyed. Not the largest of rooms so the TV was fixed to the wall but the fixing allowed it to be oriented to suit the viewer. A good range of teas, coffee and chocolate and biscuits provided in the room, together with fresh milk and bottled water in the fridge.

Breakfast in the restaurant offered a good range of dishes (smoked salmon with scrambled egg on a bagel was our favourite). Interesting range of locally made jams (although the marmalade was quite sweet, maybe because it was "summer" marmalade). We did eat in the restaurant one evening which was perfectly acceptable without being particularly memorable.

Quite expensive but well worth the cost for the quality of the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay at Cedar Manor. We are all delighted that you enjoyed the room and breakfast. All our rooms are different shapes, sizes and styles, we have descriptions and pictures on our website, a new version is coming out very soon!
We hope you choose us on your next visit to the Lakes.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Not only was the hotel comfortable and cozy, but it had two of the most hospitable innkeeper assistants around! Both Dorothy and Patricia were warm and friendly, and helpful in suggesting places to visit and dine. Cedar Manor sits on lovely grounds, was easy to access, and convenient to hailing a bus to get to wonderful day hikes. We recommend the hotel's restaurant as well, for both breakfast and dinner.

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs; it gives better views to the gardens.
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  • Stayed July 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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Thank LeslieB15
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent break at Cedar Manor. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your rooms and the food at Cedar Manor. It's also great to read such positives about the team who looked after you. Well done Patricia and the fabulous Dorothy.
We hope to see you again on your next trip to the UK
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 5 years ago on our honeymoon and again the following year. We decided to treat ourselves and return for our anniversary last weekend. Which is unusual for us as we like to try different places for all our breaks. But this place is special and deserves return visits !!
Since our last visit the hotel has continued to be restored to its grandeur, and to very high standards ...though don't get me wrong it's grand as it is !
The dinner was out of this world, the best Sea Bass I've had, and we love the appetisers, an espresso cup of delicious homemade soup.
I must mention the waitress at dinner, she was lovely so friendly and always smiling. When my husband decided we would take coffee outside to watch the sunset , old romantic he is, she was obviously keeping an eye on us and brought out HER coat to put round my shoulders , that's going above and beyond , a star !

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Cedar Manor. We were very pleased to see you both again and really happy to receive such great feedback. We are constantly working on the Hotel to ensure our guests enjoy their rooms and have a great, relaxing stay - whether its for a day or a week.
Patricia, our lovely waitress is a star, and we will make sure she reads this lovely feedback about her.
Thanks again for reviewing and we hope to see you soon.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

I would like to say that the review below where they criticise the owners, they are talking rubbish! Jonathan and Caroline are the most accommodating hosts who would do anything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Someone who takes pride in the appearance of their hotel /business is a place I want to stay.
I've just spent 3 nights here and loved every minute of it. I too have a child and although we weren't able to experience dinner at cedar manor, having spoken to the other guests I've asked my husband that we come back for a romantic break without our son.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a 5 star luxury experience despite if you have kids under 10 or not!

Stayed July 2014
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent break at Cedar Manor. Also, we would like to thank you for straightening out our kids policies and the fact that we do enjoy families staying at Cedar Manor. We have now introduced a Snack Menu/Light Bites which we serve in the lounges and by room service, so we hope not to exclude anyone who wishes to eat at the hotel.
Thanks again for the review, much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back with (or without) your son.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Property: Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Hotel and Restaurant Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1AX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#1 Green Hotel in Windermere
#6 Business Hotel in Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant is located on the outskirts of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. Built in 1854 as a private country house retreat, the hotel now provides luxurious accommodation and a fantastic restaurant featuring the best local produce, with a seasonally changing menu. An ideal base for those wishing to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, wonderful walks and wealth of leisure facilities Windermere and the Lake District National Park have to offer. Set in mature walled gardens dominated by the ancient cedar tree, the hotel feels peaceful and secluded, yet is just a short stroll away from the shores of Lake Windermere and the centre of Windermere village. ... more   less 
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