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Merewood Country House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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Newcastle
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“We we not wedding guests”
Reviewed 5 November 2010

Regular users of Trip Advisor will be aware that weddding guests, can at times, review the occassion rather than the hotel, facilities and service. I think this is the case with many of the previous reviews of this hotel - don't get me wrong I think this is a very good hotel.

Previously there is only one review that rates the hotel 'Average' and whilst I agree with all that reviewer's comments, I have marked the hotel 'Very Good' on the basis of 'value for money' - I certainly would have down rated it if I had payed the 'headline' price.

It appears to be very much a 'Wedding Venue Hotel" - nothing wrong with that!

Other reviews do say it all - We would have liked the Menue to vary more from day to day - but the hotel was quiet - so perhaps understandable. We found the lighting a little harsh- hardly romantic. Flowers were excellent. Wine List good. Staff friendly and obliging. Decor will need an update soon.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2010

We got married at the Merewood on the 5th August 2010.

We decided to pick the Merewwood as our venue after seeing it last Summer and falling in love with the place as soon as we walked through the door. It is stunning with amazing views of the lake. You really get a special feeling just being there.

All of the guys and girls were brilliant from day one, helping us organise for our big day. We were kept informed throughout and made to feel as nothing was too much trouble.

The Wedding day itself was the most amazing day of our lives ever. We re-live it everyday and could not have asked for more. Everything was perfect - the rooms, the staff, the service, the drinks, the food. I personally was kept informed by Joe throughout the whole day about what was happening and what to expect next etc, He was brilliant and really made me feel at ease. The dance floor was still packed at 01-00 in the morning and it was down to the staff and the DJ to remove us all from the dancefloor! I think it shows just how every single one of our guests had a brilliant, brilliant day.

We have had countless people since telling us how beautiful the venue was and how much they enjoyed themselves.

For myself and Bec, I don't think we ever imagined we would enjoy our day as much as we did and it will live with us for the rest of our lives - for all the right reasons.

Thanks again to every single one of you at the Merewood,

Danny and Bec

xxx

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Preston, UK
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2010

our second visit for a wedding at Merewood, and the staff and facilities as last time were very attentive, professional, and efficient. Hope to go back again. Thank you to everyone involved.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2010

My wife and I had three nights away at the Merewood in September to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were delighted to be able to take our dog with us, which is, as other dog owners will agree, always a plus - its great to be able to include a "member" of the family when travelling.
Merewood has a wonderful setting, and we were able to see down the lake from our room, as well as from the terrace where we sat one afternoon. Service was always helpful, cheerful, and not forced, but genuine. Meals were wonderful - how nice to have a proper freshly cooked breakfast as opposed to dreadful buffets - and the menu choices in the evening were excellent. Wine list was also very good, with choices to suit all pockets.
We had a wonderful time - thank you to Lorna and the team for making our stay there very memorable and special, and we hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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UK
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2010

My niece was married here and the hotel, staff, and food were superb. Nothing is too much trouble and the customer is king!
Thank you for looking after us all so well.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

We have just had our wedding ceremony at Merewood, and I can not recommend it highly enough. I have never written reviews for hotels before, or indeed restaurants, but felt compelled to do so for these guys. If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue, then this is for you.
Beautiful scenery, incredible staff, awesome food and sheer luxury in the rooms. This place just ticks all the boxes. I have never met people who were so helpful. Joe, our wedding co-ordinator is fantastic, as was Lorna, but all the staff there are just superb, nothing was a problem, really helpful just when you need it. Very organised, just superb.
The food was excellent, better than a great many high class restaurants we have been to. People were even taking pictures of the desert!
I can not say a bad word about Merewood and the staff there in any way. They all made our day wonderful, really wonderful.
Special mention to Poncho, my fellow biking buddy, he looked after me all evening and kept me supplied with a drink at all times!
Thank you very much to all at Merewood.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2010

OMG!! The Merewood Country House Hotel is the most amazing place you could ever imagine to have your special day at...

We were recommended the Merewood by my Aunt who is always involved with weddings and has attended many a wedding. As we live in Surrey (born and bred Lakes girl) we found it hard to find the perfect location for our perfect day with not being able to travel up there so often. So when we came across the Merewood it was love at first sight.

We booked it up 2 years ago and have had the best support and communication ever from all of the amazing staff at the house. As we couldn't just pop in when and if required Joe and Helen kept in constant contact with us, which was an absolute blessing.

The big day itself was amazing and we had sole exclusivity of the Merewood for the entire weekend. This was perfect as we had guests travelling from all corners, staying all weekend and as the ceremony and the event were all held in the one venue it made it so easy for everyone.

Joe, Helen and Jenny run the whole day with military precision but you would never have known the were actually there. They are amazing people!! The food was delicious and so much of it we all nearly popped by the end of the evening. I highly recommend going for the mini cones of fish & chips yum yum yum...

The rooms were in excellent condition with all of the facilities you would require. If it wasn't in your room, reception would more than likely have it for you! If you are staying in the first floor rooms then I am certain you will be blown away by the views of the surrounding grounds and on a clear day you will also enjoy the beautiful sight of Lake Windermere. Breath taking...

I also highly recommend that if you are holding a wedding or special event here, to use their florist Michelle Fullerton at Valerie Ann's Florist in Windermere as she blew us away with what she did for us and complimented it all with similar flowers around the house.

We can't thank everybody at the Merewood enough for making not just our day special but a day to be remembered by all of our family and friends to!!

Thank you Merewood

Karen & Pete xXx

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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