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Cranleigh Boutique
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Maitland, NSW, Australia
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165 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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“Not if your on holidays”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I found the Cranleigh a little overrated. Smallest room we stayed in during out month away and we could hear the couple in the next room - not very soundproof. As we were touring we found that the Cranleigh didn't cater to us at all. Didn't even have a map of the surrounding area. Rooms were nicely decorated and breakfast was delicious but I think they just focus on couples not people on holidays.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thanks for taking the time to place a review on the hotel. The receptionist have maps on the local area covering both Windermere and Bowness and there are a number of maps contained in a black folder relating to walking routes within the foyer of which copies can be made so we are a little confused by your comments. The receptionists have great local knowledge too and are happy to assist with local enquiries so we are very sorry if you did not receive the information you required. Couples are our main market yes but the service we provide suits many clientele and again we are sorry if we did not meet your requirements.
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed here in July and had a great time exploring Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside. The room we had was beautifully decorated, the bathroom was stunning and the breakfast was excellent. The reception staff were really helpful with organising dinner reservations and taxis. Being able to use the gym and pool at a nearby hotel was a great advantage too.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review on the Cranleigh. It sounds like you had a lovely little break away and that you made the most of it. We hope to welcome you again in the future. All the best.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Cranleigh is by far one of the best places I have ever stayed at.
My husband and I have visited twice. The first time during last September for our Honeymoon, and again recently on a short trip for an early anniversary mini break.

The rooms are wonderful and very comfortable.
ALL of the staff are pleasant and very helpful.
Breakfast in the morning is by far the best ever!.
The complimentary visit to the near by Spa is a nice complimentary treat too!.

On our trips we have had the extras(some in the package offer and some bought additionally).. The chilled champagne waiting in your room was a lovely start our stay. and the chocolates are lovely.

*We will return again in the future :)

Room Tip: the air spa baths are amazing.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thank you for placing a review on the Craneligh. We love to hear from repeat customers. Thanks also for putting some photos on it’s nice to visualize your enjoyable break away. Happy Anniversary! We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Cranleigh.
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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

this is possibly the best place I have stayed in. we stayed in the hideout, pricey but worth it. 2 nights we stayed and had a great time. there is nothing to fault. the house is beautifully furnished throughout. the music system was great. loved the downstairs room, big bath and tv screen with bar.

Room Tip: any room there all good
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thanks for taking the time to place a review on the Hideout. We’re really happy you enjoyed all of what the house has to offer. We hope to welcome you again in the future. All the best.
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Michaela was on reception and gave us a warm welcome. She was very helpful and advised of suitable restaurants when we told her of dietary needs.
We stayed in room 13 of The Cranleigh for one night. The room was small but well presented. A box of complimentary chocolates was left on the bed, covering a mark on the bed throw. The hotel did offer to remove the throw as they are waiting on a replacement. A cuddly teddy was lying on the bed which was available for purchase. There was a selection of teas and coffee.
The bathroom was stunning, with a spa bath, waterfall taps, mood lighting and a flat screen TV built in. We had an issue with housekeeping, but this was quickly rectified.
We had a fantastic evening meal at Villa Positano, only 5 minutes from the hotel, and returned to find the bed had been turned down and complimentary chocolates on the pillow.
There was a bit of traffic noise as the windows had been left open due to the warm room. We used the supplied tower fan for comfort.
There was plenty of choice for breakfast, but service was a bit slow, although the staff were very polite.
We didn't use the spa as it was located in the sister hotel, about a 10 minute walk away.
Even though there were a couple of problems, we would still recommend the hotel for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed at The Cranleigh for 3 nights. It was a surprise trip with my fiancée. This is hands down one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed in. I was expecting big things and they delivered. I also purchased the 'Because I love you' extras which my fiancée loved. The rose petals, champagne, teddy bear etc made me very popular. The breakfasts were fantastic and the staff could not have been more helpful, polite and attentive. The cleanliness of the room was exceptional and we hope to stay here again when we go back to the Lakes in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We arrived at the Cranleigh hotel on Tuesday 27th August and from the moment we arrived to the moment we checked out we were treated extremely well by the polite and helpful staff, who could not do enough to make our stay more enjoyable.
The hotel and most importantly our room, room number 5 were very luxurious, spacious and comfortable. The turn down service was a nice touch with the chocolates on the pillow.
The location is excellent, only a 2 minute walk to Lake Windermere and the Spa facilities.
Overall we had an AMAZING stay and we will definately be back very soon!!

Room Tip: Room number 5 is good as it's situated on the first floor at the front of the hotel. It also h...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cranleigh Boutique
Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#10 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranleigh Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Boutique accommodation, perfectly located in the Heart of the English Lake District. 23 Individually designed rooms and Suites with features including: private hot tubs, super sized air spa baths, free Wifi, free car parking, and access to leisure and spa facilities. Adult only accommodation. International award winning accommodation, completely unique to the area. ... more   less 
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