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Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“What a fantastic stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2008

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of November after a few nights in Blackpool. I booked this hotel after reading the great reviews here on Tripadvisor. It was a surprise for my partner and we were not disappointed! After a scenic and nervewrecking drive over the 'Hard knot Pass' we found the hotel easily coming from Ambelside. It was mid afternoon when we arrived and were grasicously welcomed and checked in by Jonathon and shown to our room. I had booked the Coniston room. This wouldn't have been my first choice of room as the hotel was quite booked up it was all that was left. The room however did not disappoint and was extremely well presented and the views over to Windermere and the peaks were beautiful. We decided to make the most of the late autumn sunshine and go for a walk. Jonathon provided a great recommendation and a guide to get us to the Angel Inn in Bowness. We had booked dinner at the hotel which was absolutely fabulous. The crab cakes, venison and duck breast were all delicious as was dessert, great selection of local cheese's and the whole ambience of the restaurant. Great wine selection and finished with coffee. Breakfast in the morning was as delicious as dinner and the smoked haddock was excellent, though the full English looked equally as good. Jonathon and Caroline made the perfect hosts and we really enjoyed our stay and would absolutely return to this hotel. A special mention and congratulations for all the work that our hosts do in helping with the conservation of the red squirrels, truely a worthwhile endeavour, well done!

  • Liked — Location and boutique feel, restaurant and hosts!
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 28 November 2008
Thank you very much for the review and photos. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return in the not too distant future.
Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and go to all the trouble of adding so many picutres...brilliant!
Caroline and Jonathan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2008

After a very quick 3 .5hr blast up the M6 we arrived at the hotel and were made to feel very welcome by Johnathan and Caroline.

We were upgraded for the first night to the Coach House suite and then, for the remaining two nights we stayed at Crinkle Craggs, a decent room with views to the peaks in the distance.

The rooms were clean and tidy, comfortable beds and amenities were good as well.

The hotel is well placed to explore the lakes and it was always a joy to come back after a hard days walking!

Breakfasts at the Cedar Manor certainly fuelled you up for the day and, in the evening, the room was turned around to make an intimate and comfortable dining room.

The hotel is well run and organised and our hosts were very friendly and accomadating.

If there was one thing that i think they could look at to improve the overall experience it would be the restaurant menu; the food on offer was well cooked and well presented BUT, the choice on the menu was a little limiting and, for a family type hotel in a country setting, i'd have liked to have seen a slightly bigger choice; it's not the cheapest menu and on our third night we ventured into Windermere( the meal we had in town was awful i hasten to add). If there had been a steak or chicken dish then we'd have had three nights meals at the Hotel.

Would we go back? Definitely!!!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Evening meals
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 November 2008
Thank you very much for reviewing the hotel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cedar Manor and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
We constantly strive to improve the hotel and constructive comments will help us to do this, thank you for your feedback.
Thank you again for taking the time and trouble to write a review.
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2008

Have just returned from a 4 night stay at cedar manor and would highly recommend it to any one thinking of going to Windermere, Jonathan & Caroline are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much for them, dined in the resteraunt twice as it was fully booked all other times and the food was amazing. Thank you Jonathan & Caroline for a fantastic break away made even more relaxing by your superb hospitality.

  • Liked — the hospitality of the hosts
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 November 2008
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are both very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope it won't be too long until you visit again.
Thank you again for reviewing Cedar Manor Hotel
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2008

We had two nights at The Cedar Manor to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.......no kids wth us, but the two dogs came! The Hotel has two rooms that accept cannines, which suited us and the room was en suite and a good size, bed comfy and all very clean.

The best part of the Hotel are Jonathan and Caroline who own and work the Hotel, they have a great way with the guests and couldn't do enough to make our stay more pleasant. The food and wine choice was fantastic, definately worth eating in the evening at the Hotel. We had Venison and Cod, both fantastic, but all the guests agreed in the Lounge after the meal over coffee or tea. As for the breakfast well you just don't need lunch....I had the smoked Haddock with a poached egg on top. But full English looked fab also.

The location is great only a small walk from Windemere town center...3 or 4 mins and it is on the road to Ambleside for those serious walkers/hikers.

Good value for money...will go back and I recommend this up and coming Hotel with a young vibrant team running it to anyone.

Tony and Sally Bush, Wirral ,Cheshire.

  • Liked — Food and Staff
  • Disliked — Leaving.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 October 2008
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed meeting you and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope to see you again soon, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it.
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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