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“Stunning on the outside, very poor on the inside”
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Netherwood
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Grange-over-Sands
Certificate of Excellence
Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Stunning on the outside, very poor on the inside”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Stayed at the Netherwood hotel last Saturday night after booking the room earlier in the year for a wedding there. What a disappointment the room was! Room 5, we were charged the cheaper rate of £130 as we were part of the wedding party, (it should have been £160) - it was dated, the bed was not fit for purpose, very light and cheap and not at all comfortable, it squeaked loudly just on sitting on it! We overlooked the roof of the extension, so nothing stunning to look at from our window. Hardly any room to move around in the room, and the bathroom was horrid, the bath trim was all coming away from the bath, dangerous if you caught your foot on it. But the best was still to come, we went for breakfast at 9, and when we returned they had stripped the bed, removed the tea tray and remade the bed for the next guests!!! We had paid for that room until 11am, we travel a lot and that has never ever happened - to say it was rude was an understatement. On the plus side the breakfast was nice.

Room Tip: do not ask for room 5, no nice view and a horrid bathroom and uncomfortable bed.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We attended for a friends wedding. It's a lovely place and very laid back - for what is perceived to be a "posh" hotel i was pleased to see dogs were allowed and quite a few guests had dogs with them - all on leads.

The staff were brilliant and very helpful, also efficient and attentive.

The meal was gorgeous, i had the roast beef which, for me was cooked to perfection...nice and rare...lovely roast potatoes and also perfectly prepared and cooked veg.

A lovely experience and a place i would consider using for a special celebration.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We live locally and went to try out the leisure club and pool. It was so disappointing. The changing rooms fit 2 people in and no more. The floor was dirty and full of hair. There was a dead fly in the showers of the men's changing room. Once in the pool, the water was cloudy, you couldn't see the bottom but you could see the various clumps of hair and dirt floating in the water. The steps into the pool were thick with grey scum. For how much use the pool is clearly getting, it needs emptying regularly and power spraying. We won't be going back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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London
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Visited for lunch recently, withmy father, who is wheelchair bound. Another member of our party had called ahead to check for accessibility and was told it was all fine. When we arrived, we had to ask three different mebers of staff to find out where the disabled loos were - nobody seemed to know the answer and we were actually told two different things, which meant going up and down to one of the building and back. My dad eventually had to use a horribly cramp and very wheelchair Unfriendly cubicle in the ladies toilets. I understand that older buildings cant always have great facilities for the disabled, but the staff made us feel like a nusiance for asking, and my poor dad was hugely embarassed by the whole situation. Terribly handled by all three members of staff that we spoke too.

Lunch afterwards was nice, and the grounds were very pretty - but wouldnt rush back because of the people working there!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hannoversch Munden, Germany
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

From private functions to bar snacks the Netherwood never disappoints. The manager is always friendly and helpful and eager to ensure that everything has been to your satisfaction. The staff are always cheerful and sensitive to the needs of all the customers, ( many elderly customers are regulars here) and the hotel obviously has a good chef. The atmosphere is one of old Victorian style and the building and it's features are amazing in a beautiful setting. We have seen many weddings there and the photographs must be impressive. For those who prefer less atmosphere, with lighter curtains they should perhaps try a local cafe or a Travelodge!!! We will always have the Netherwood as our choice for a tasty lunch or dinner in the future.

Room Tip: Bay view rooms would always be preferable as the views are breathtaking.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner bed and breakfast stay. Very professional staff. Very grand surroundings. Huge room with fantastic views. Very nice dinner and breakfast. Clean and enjoyable pool and sauna. Will return!

  • Stayed July 2014
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Just returned from relaxing and enjoyable weekend at the Netherwood for family get together. Hotel looks impressive as you approach - service and food matched expectations.

Our room was large and we'd requested a cot bed which was in room as expected. Rooms were spotless with decent shower.

We ate in the main restaurant on the Friday - food was tasty and staff were very attentive. Thank you Georgina and Dennis!

Breakfast was very tasty on both days and was cooked to order - a rare treat in hotels these days!

There was a wedding on the Friday and Saturday, this didn't distract from the service received and the hotel was large enough absorb this without impacting on our party. In fact - upon check in and breakfast both days all the staff knew which guest was with which party.

We had a couple of after dinner drinks in the Library on the Friday evening, and we ended up specifically booking the Library for the Saturday as we had 3 small children which allowed some privacy to us and peace to the rest of the guests!
We had the Library all day and this also came with the services of Darren who looked after our party with much patience..!
Food on the Saturday was good and plentiful!

All in all it was a good break. I can't speak highly enough of all the staff - thank you too to the Hotel manager who double checked a number of times everything was as required.








Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Netherwood

Property: Netherwood
Address: Lindale Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6ET, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grange-over-Sands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Grange-over-Sands
#6 Romantic Hotel in Grange-over-Sands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Netherwood 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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