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Cranleigh Boutique
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Just returned from a weekend at the Cranleigh, it was really wonderful, from the minute we arrived and were welcomed by the lovely Michaela and allowed to check in early we knew any of the previous negative comments which had been posted should be taken with a large pinch of salt ! It's so centrally located, plenty of free parking, a gorgeous roaring fire in the lounge and superbly appointed rooms, our bathroom with spa bath and separate shower was gorgeous. The breakfasts are plentiful and tasty, the staff are all very polite & helpful. We bought some wines with us which they happily chilled and served us in the lounge ( at no extra charge ! ), local restaurants were recommended and didn't disappoint (Porto & the tapas Bodega) even though the hotel was quite full you hardly saw anyone until breakfast time, I would totally recommend the hotel for a cheeky little weekend away to treat yourself, the beds are so comfy you won't want to leave. Well worth every penny!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thank you very much for writing such a nice and comprehensive review. It sounds like we ticked the boxes for you, which makes us more than happy!
We love your comment “I would totally recommend the hotel for a cheeky little weekend away to treat yourself, the beds are so comfy you won't want to leave.”
We thank you in advance for your recommendations and we hope to welcome you back to the area and the hotel in the future.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Our second time here. Still as lovely.Last year stayed in the sanctuary room (would totally recommend for special occasions) and this time in room 6. Everything perfect and will be returning again next year :-)

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

We love to hear from our repeat customers, it shows that we delivered in the first instance, which is very important to us. Thank you for taking the time to come and let others know how luxurious your stay was with us. We’re really please that everything was perfect with your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We stayed for one night to celebrate my birthday.. reception staff on arrival where very helpful, room (14) was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.. even had a knock on the door offering complementary chocolates which I thought was lovely... unfortunately didn't make it up for breakfast but im sure it would of been lovely.
The location of the hotel was perfect, just wish we could have stayed longer... will certainly be returning in the future..

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Thank Rigbyrose
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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thanks for taking some time out to review the hotel. It’s always nice to hear good feedback for the reception team – thank you. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Just returned from a lovely 4 night break at the Cranleigh. We spent the first 3 nights in room 6 which is classed as a luxury room and I would agree it is a luxury room with a beautiful bathroom, mini bar, luxurious furnishings. Lots of little extra touches which make your stay more pleasurable. Because I extended our stay at the last minute we had to move to room 5, also classed as a luxury room, which I would not agree with. Room was very small and some of the furniture a bit shabby, with a scratched dressing table. The bathroom in the main was nice but the air bath was worn on the air flow system buttons and they were very uncomfortable to lay on. Also whilst laid in the bath water escaped unexpectedly, as the plug didn't close completely We were left quite disappointed with this room, having expected it to be like the previous room, being both classed as luxury rooms and paying for such.In my opinion room 5 was at best a superior room and should be charged as such. I must say the move from one room to another was very painless as our bags were moved by the staff. On a more positive note the staff are excellent and a credit to the owners.Very friendly, professional manner even offering us chocolates on the Saturday night when we decided to stay in and enjoy the room. Breakfast was excellent with a fantastic choice and served piping hot by very present, professional staff. Nothing was too much trouble. We would stay here again but would probably look to stay in a room at the back of the hotel as the road at the front is quite noisy. The service was better than we have had in any 5 star resorts we have stayed in all over the world.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thank you very much for writing a review on the hotel we’re really glad that you had a lovely break away with us. Room 6 is a newer room, which is probably why you noticed the difference between the two however both rooms are of the same standard to which we class a Luxury Room. We take your feedback on board though of course and we will assess if we can make any changes to improve.
Thanks very much for commenting on the excellent staff and the pleasurable breakfasts too.
It’s a great comment to read “The service was better than we have had in any 5 star resorts we have stayed in all.”

We hope to welcome you back in the future, feel free to contact reception rather than booking online so that we can accommodate you perfectly.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed in the Escape Suite for 2 nights and it was a 5 star experience from start to finish. Staff were very friendly and helpful, room was spectacular and breakfast brought to our room each morning was great. Cannot recommend this beautiful boutique highly enough and will definitely be returning.

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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Lovely to hear that you have had the “5 star experience” and everything was as hoped. We thank you in advance for your recommendations and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed for a weekend to get away for a relaxing break. The Cranleigh is the best hotel stay we have had in the uk if not europe. We stay in hiltons marriots crowne plazas five star hotels and we found this to be so much better. Luxury is a must at any top hotel but combine it with the little things the personal touches it makes it so much better than the rest. If you want to have a top romantic break in the UK, you will find it hard to find a hotel that comes anywhere close to the cranleigh. We will certainly be going back v soon.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Wow! Thank you very much for your super review. We’ll share this on our Facebook page. It’s fantastic to hear such great feedback comparing us to some of the best chains within the industry.
We’re really happy we met your expectations and to be number one in Europe for you both is just great. We look forward to you returning and thank you for your kind words and recommendations.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Just returning from a 2 night stay at the sanctuary suite in the cranleigh, what a superb experience. Me and my girl had booked it months ago, and we were not disappointed. Everything was 5 star. The welcome, the staff, the suite, the food, and the outdoor private hot tub wow!

The staff were efficient, helpful, cheerful and polite. The room was unreal. Clean and we'll presented. The hotel itself is in a perfect location. Seconds walk from bars and restaurants, and lake Windermere! The parking was superb. Plenty of room. I can't recommend this place enough. All my family and friends are looking. The Cranleigh could not have done any more for us. It's the little things that matter to us, and the cranleigh delivered in every way. Trust me, if you stay here, stay in the sanctuary. Private, quiet and luxury. Bose surround system. Ambient mood lighting. Remote gas fire. Remote skylights. Complimentary sherry. Crystal glass. Mini bar (good prices). The hot tub is class. Bose outdoor speakers. Chill with some champers listening to Calvin Harris haha. Brilliant. Also breakfast is personally brought to your door on time, baking hot and freshly made. We will be booking again soon! Thank you for a memorable special weekend cranleigh!!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emma D, Guest Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thank you very much for your great review on the Sanctuary Suite, it sounds like you had a fabulous time, which certainly pleases us. We thank you for your recommendations also and more than look forward to your return. Hoping to help make more special memories for you.

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Additional Information about 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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £127 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranleigh Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Boutique accommodation, Rooms Suites and Boutique Houses. All perfectly located in the Heart of the English Lake District.Each Individually designed 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 multi award winning accommodation, completely unique to the area. ... more   less 
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Cranleigh Guesthouse Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
Cranleigh Boutique Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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