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“Relaxing and chilled !!!”
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Craig Manor Hotel
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Relaxing and chilled !!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We went here for Valentines Day break as a last minute booking. We were greeted by friendly staff and receptionist. We booked for a 4course dinner bed and breakfast stay for £168. It is a very quiet hotel but we found this very relaxing. The room was comfortable and clean if not a bit too warm and we overlooked a bit of lake Windermere. These rooms at the back seemed to be better as you could not hear traffic from the main road. Dinner that evening was fantastic and apparently it was the 2nd chef who had cooked that night All the tables had balloons on them and it made for a romantic setting with piano music playing in the background. nothing was too much for the staff and they were very friendly and helpful and courteous even when we got a little drunk later that evening. The cooked breakfast was lovely too with as much tea coffee and toast as you wanted. If any complaint -the bar was a little limited in the alcohol it sold. Guest local beers would have been very welcome. It was also a little expensive. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter away from the road. Dinner in restaurant is excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We have just returned from 1 nights stay at this hotel. Staying here so we could go to a wedding at another location in the Lake District. On first entering the Hotel we received a very warm and friendly welcome. The family room was clean, comfortable. not over spacious, which was just right for our needs. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Breakfast was a buffet style to begin with ( cereal, fruit,and pastries) and then your choice from a traditional full English menu. Not managing to see all the grounds ( what I did see looked beautiful. ) Would I stay here again ? YES.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Location: The hotel is sat on a slight hill just a few minutes’ walk to the centre of Bowness, or £3.00 in a taxi after a few beers

Food: We had the four course meal on our first night and it was well presented and very tasty. Breakfast was the usual full English buffet but again very tasty with as much tea and toast as you like.

Staff: We have stayed in quiet a few hotels in Bowness and the staff at the Craig Manor are some of the most friendly and helpful that we have come across.

Room: We stayed in room 208, the room was immaculate with tea, coffee and biscuits. We also had a lovely bottle of wine and a tin of homemade biscuits in our room when we arrived. The room can get quiet warm but all you do is turn the radiator down. The bed was huge and very comfy

Bathroom: Spotless with plenty of towels and toiletries

Overall this is one of the best hotels in Bowness and we will defiantly be going back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

You could easily run out of superlatives describing this establishment. Over the years I have stayed in many hotels here and abroad and this was by far the best. Not only is the building impressive the food is worthy of 5 michelin stars. These were not just meals they were works of art. The scouse chef is a genius and not a shellsuit in sight. Rooms were of an excellent standard - loved the touches of headed notepads and quality chocolates in their own printed boxes. Am definitely going back and hopefully the liverpudlian female guest with the annoying cackle (30 second cycle) won't be staying! Please please ban her and the Geordie party who insisted on belching loudly at breakfast (perhaps that's etiquette up there).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saddlewoth
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

This was my third stay at the Craig Manor Hotel with in 9 months, do I really need to say any more.........

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

we stayed here last weekend for a friends 50th birthday a party of 6 adults satying bed and breakfast and evening meal on our first night. we all were upgraded to lake view rooms which were relatively small but very clean and adequate for our needs. A good loung and bar also a conservatory were available forresidents and the restaurant was large and very welcoming. we received excellent service over the weekend - good well cooked food with 4 course dinner and lovely cumbrian breakfast. We arrived to a cold front weather wise and on saturday the snow started and did not stop. But the hotel was very warm and the staff could not do enough to make our stay pleasant. we had a Winter break deal for £240 per couple 2 nights band b and dinner - first night - plus a bottle of wine in our room and home made biscuits. Lovle lilltle touches that just make a difference. great location about 5 minutes down a hill to Bowness and about10 minues in the snow walking to Windermere. We prefered Bowness lots of pubs bars restaurants and quaint little shops. Boat tripsare affordable and frequent. Well worth a visit we would stay again...

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view and they are on the back of the hotel so you wont hear road noise.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. It's in a great location, quiet yet just five minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Bowness. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel boasts a great bar and restaurant, the buffet breakfast was very good with beautiful views of the lake and mountains. We had a free upgrade to a lake view room (probably due to the hotel being quiet) which was fantastic and would highly recommend it as it was very quiet with stunning views. Excellent car park to the rear of the hotel which is rare in Bowness, as we've found out when staying in other parts of the town.

We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are quieter with lovely views of the lake and mountains.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Craig Manor Hotel
Address: Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2JF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Windermere
#14 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Craig Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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