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Merewood Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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“Highly Recommend”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Our Room (No 5 - Tennyson) was a spacious family room with a high ceiling, 2 double beds, a large fireplace, a sofa facing the large bay window with views to a distant Lake Windermere and the bedside clock has a socket for an ipod. A lovely en-suite, almost brilliant white when the 7 downlighters are fully turned up, and a shower over the Jacuzzi bath. The bed was very comfortable and certainly worth paying for the room upgrade. The staff were very friendly, helpful and courteous.
Unfortunately there is a climb up to the car park, or 29 steps, but there is a disabled car space next to reception and a large overflow car park well below the level of the Hotel.
At Dinner I had the Ballantyne of Smoked Pheasant, Mango and Ginger Sorbet, the Pan Fried Cannon of Herdwick Lamb and the warm Apple Crumble. Delightfully cooked and presented. At breakfast there was a large choice of fruit and cereals and the flavours in my breakfast of bacon, egg, black pudding and tomato were the best I have tasted for quite a while. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago with friends and were really impressed. We had a fabulous big room with fantastic views to Lake Windermere, 2 double beds and lots of space. The hotel was lovely with big log fires, traditional fittings, warm and cosy. The food was excellent and beautifully presented although the choice was limited, possibly because we were on a Travelzoo deal. However, the extras in the way of canapes and chocolates along with the delicious homemade breads made up for this. The staff were very friendly, helpful and courteous. Some of the rooms looked quite small from the floor plan so I guess if you are given one of those you may not be as happy as we were!

Room Tip: Rooms with the bay windows at the front which overlook the countryside and the Lake are the nicest.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Stayed at Merewood for the weekend a couple of weeks ago and would highly recommend the place. Nice room, great food, superb breakfast, and the staff were excellent. Loved the bar - and the good selection of malt whiskies.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We went for a long weekend with 4 family members.We all enjoyed ourselves and the staff are all very professional.From the lovely Hungarian couple, Flower and Kevin( cannot remember their Hungarian names)James who got some information for us, Danny,also young man from Leicester,the other young ladies as well as the the kitchen staff.The breakfast is fantastic and the evening meal superb.We have been before and the standard remains exceptional.
The views from hotel amazing and we had a fantastic sunset.
Lorna the Manager has a lovely manner and made us all feel very welcome.She runs a great hotel and together with all her staff this is a fantastic hotel.

Room Tip: Book Lake room for the views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel for the first time, the atmosphere was warm, friendly and relaxed which meant that we immediatley felt at home. We were staying there with our two young children who were the only children there.

The staff could not do enough for us, they catered for the boys brilliantly well (as many hotels like this just don't) it made it a pleasure.

The food here is superb and the setting is outstanding - we will go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We went with another couple on a Travelzoo deal last week for 2 nights. For a small amount extra our friends were upgraded to room 5 which was wonderful with 2 double beds a settee and a huge bay window looking towards the lake. After seeing that our room 6 was a bit of a let down. Having said that it was absolutely fine with a huge bed, clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly and unusually all British.
A 3 course meal was included on our first night. The food was very good but the choice was limited. It was nice that when we sat bin the bar before our meal that we were given lovely canapés and after the meal we were presented with chocolates. The meal was well presented and served with fabulous small homemade breads.
Breakfast was equally as good and cooked to order. We enjoyed our stay and was also lucky with the weather.

Room Tip: Rooms 2, 5,9 and 11 seemed to be the best from the floor plan. They were at the front some with bay...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We stayed here on 26/11/2013, we purchased a voucher and stayed with 2 other couples, the staff were very friendly and service was very good, good location but the portion size for our evening meal was very small, we are not sure if this was because we were staying on a voucher. Our breakfast was very good, overall the hotel experience was good but not great. We also found the water pressure from our shower was very week?

Room Tip: Choose a front room
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Merewood Country House Hotel

Property: Merewood Country House Hotel
Address: Ecclerigg, Windermere LA23 1LH, England
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Windermere
#4 Green Hotel in Windermere
#4 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Business Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Merewood Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merewood is a country house hotel of great charm and distinction set in a position of incomparable scenic beauty. The Hotel stands on its own secluded estate, overlooking Lake Windermere and is easily accessible from the main route to and through the Lakes. Merewood's friendly and efficient staff, the relaxed excellence of the service and the wonderful food are all of a quality to match the unparalleled location.The Hotel is open all year including Christmas and New Year and the English Tourist Board has awarded it a "Highly Commended" three stars with silver accolade for food and service. It is often worth checking for late availability as there are special deals and midweek breaks throughout the year. ... more   less 
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Merewood Country House Hotel Windermere, Lake District

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