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“Amazing Anniversary Break”
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Cranleigh Boutique
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

We just got back from a 3 night stay at the Cranleigh for our 1st year anniversary and loved every minute of it, the room was really lovely, the staff were extremly helpful and the breakfast was cooked to perfection.
My only negative was that the bedroom was quite warm and we were unable to open the window but other then that our weekend was perfect.
The reception staff were excellent and suggested loads of places to eat - which were all fantastic - esp Lucy's, the room had a brocure inside that was advertising local thing to do - we ended up going to the "GO APE!" in grizdale which was brilliant fun and defo reccommend it to anyone whose up for a bit of adventure.
Windermere is most definately the pretiest place i have ever been and me and my husband will be returning soon.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2010

Thanks for your excellent comments. Just to point out to our future guests that all the windows are new and we have checked your room and they open fine, however you should of been shown how they work, please accept my apologies . If anyone is unsure how to work anything in their rooms please contact reception and someone will come to show you straight away. We are located in Bowness on Windermere not Windermere. This is very very important to people who are visiting for the first time or are not familiar with the area. Bowness on Windermere is the central and busiest village, located next to the Lake. Windermere town is One and a Half miles from Lake Windermere. Make sure you choose the right village depending where you want to be.

Thank you again and we hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Our stay at the Cranleigh was superb.Our room had everything to make our stay comfortable.The breakfast was perfect,we highly recommend the eggs benedict.The owners and staff were so friendly,polite and attentive.We have been visiting the lake district for over 30 years,the Cranleigh is the best hotel we have stayed in. we will definately go back.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2010

Thank you for taking the time to write your fantastic review. Its great to know that you have stayed in many Guesthouses in the area and felt that we have provided you with the best experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Great place to stay (5 nights for us and discounted), extremely welcoming with very trendy room (No 16), - was everything expected as web site is quite explanatory. A comfortable lounge, and the small garden area was nice to find. Personal breakfast service, choice and selection to a very high quality. Proprietor's are local and very knowledgeable, advice on scenic locations, directions and eating out given with utmost relish.The location to ALL Windmere amenities only minutes away.
The parking is not a real problem.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2010

Thank you for your review. We are experiencing a lot of people booking 4 nights stay and more at the moment. Probably due to the Volcano and the euro being poor. To help our guests we have discounted rates if staying three nights or more. You can view are rates by visiting The Cranleigh's web site and putting in the amounts of nights you want to stay.

We have parking for all our guest. Six spaces are located on a near by private car park the rest on site. Parking is a real problem in the village and a lot of hotels/Guesthouses struggle to accommodate all their guests. Something you need to be aware of when booking your accommodation in Bowness on Windermere.

Thank you again and we hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 May 2010

We stayed at The Cranleigh for 2 nights to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary and we really enjoyed our stay. Excellent location - walking distance to town for restaurants/shops and boats across the Lake. Rooms were lovely - nice size, bathroom fab. Breakfast was excellent - a choice of hot breakfasts and cereals/toast etc.. Can use the pool/spa at local hotel although this is a 10 minute walk, very nice though. Would recommend hotel for treat as not the cheapest.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2010

Thank You very much for your excellent review. The Spa facilities are located 350 yards away from The Cranleigh which is a 3 -4 minute walk at the most unless you take a stole down by the edge of the lake on your way there. You will find a Hi Tech Gym, large indoor luxury pool, sauna, steam room and first class spa treatments and pamper days. Your right that we are not a cheep Guesthouse. Our room prices range from £82.00 - £345.00 per night depending on the room or suite you require. To keep up 5 star gold standards and provide all our customers with the highest of standards at all times takes a lot of time, thought and care. We always aim to please and take pride in what we do at all times. All our luxury rooms and suites come with facilities way beyond the norm including air spa baths, TV's in the bathrooms, tiled bathroom floors with underfloor heating, Large TV's in the bedroom with DVD players, Ipod docking stations and free access to a large DVD library. The rooms all have bathrobes, luxury towels, accessories, luxury bedding and much much more.

Thank You again for your review and we hope to see you again soon. Why not try the Sanctuary next time you stay with us.

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Reviewed 13 May 2010

Stayed at The Cranleigh last night with my partner. We stayed in 'The Sanctuary' room. It was perfect. A separate little bungalow at rear of hotel decorated to very high standard- much like the hotel as a whole. The biggest bed i've ever seen, massive tv, surround sound and all other hi-tech things that the boys love! My fella was in his element with all the remotes!! Well stocked mini bar. Bathroom was fantastic and spotless- top marks to the cleaners. Outside was an enclosed courtyard area with hot-tub- perfect!! We even had breakfast brought to our room. The staff were very friendly. Couldn't ask for more-appart from a lake view maybe but i'd rather have better quality accomodation and its only a short walk to the lake (5mins max). Bowness shops are literally 2mins walk away. You can stay here and never use your car (and save a fortune on parking!!) Will definately revisit and recommend to friends.

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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2010

Thank you for your excellent review. The Sanctuary a very unique and very special suite in the Lake District. Is is perfect for that special occasion when you want to impress. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 May 2010

Having just returned from a one night stay in The Sanctuary, at The Cranleigh I must comment on the excellent standard of this room. We managed to secure a one night stay and I would always recommend calling to see if they have availability. The Sanctuary is a seperate block to the rear of the hotel. It is in reality a mini suite, with all mod cons, inclusing an outdoor hot tub. A privacy screen surrounds the hot tub and a large parasol can be placed over it, in case of bad weather. Breakfast was served in the room and was spot on. For those special occasions or even just a bit of pampering, I cannot recommend The Sanctuary enough. We even had a tour of some of the other rooms which are all finished to a high standard. The hotel is immediately to the rear of The Belsfield and is literaly 2 minutes stroll from the heart of Bowness.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2010

Dear Guests. Thank you very much for your review on the Sanctuary. We believe it to be the perfect suite for a romantic get away or mini honeymoon. We have achieved a 5 star Gold from Visit Britain and a 5 star Highly Commended from the AA. This makes The Cranleigh the highest graded Guesthouse in Bowness on Windermere. We are pleased to hear
that you found the standard of all our rooms to be very high and we hope you stay with us again soon. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 3 May 2010

This is not a hotel, but a guesthouse / B&B - which wasn't immediately clear at the time of booking. If you consider the Cranleigh to be a good quality (if somewhat overpriced) guest house / B&B, then you won't be dissapointed. The breakfast was cooked to order, and was very good.

Unfortunaetly, for the price I paid (£125 per night for a 'luxury' room), I had reasonably high expectations. Our room was nice, clean and of good quality, but it was extremely small. I think for £75 a night this would be a recommended place to stay in Bowness, but for £125+ there are better alternatives. Most of the pictures you see on the bookings.com site and also the guest house's own website are of their two suites, which are very much more expensive than a normal room. The leisure facilities are located at the nearby Macdonald hotel (a good 5 minute walk away), which would be my preference for a future visit.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2010

Thank you for your feedback, however It would not be fair unless I pointed out to you the following. You obviously booked a luxury room through Bookings.Com. May I suggest that you go back to Bookings.Com and read through the customer information which clearly points out that we are a 5 star guesthouse. It is very difficult when people use third party booking sites as 1. the customer is paying commission and 2. the hotels/guesthouses are restricted to the information that they are allowed to put on these booking sites. I would always recommend booking direct with the establishment directly as you will save money. In relation to your comments on the standard of the room, for £75 per night you will find a 3/4 star guesthouse in the area. The Old England Hotels rooms range from £170 per night to £400 per night. Our luxury rooms come with air spa baths, tv in bathroom, underfloor heating, quality towels and bathrobes. Each bathroom is individually designed using Villeroy & Boch or Ben de Lisi fittings and potware. In other words, the facilities that we offer for £125 per night far exceed what all large hotels offer in the immediate area and I can assure you that you will not find this standard of accommodation in Cumbria for £125 per night. If you look at our website we have a section on the top of our home page which clearly says rooms. If you click on this you will be able to see all of our 18 rooms in detail with detailed descriptions of what each room comes with. You've obviously looked at our website but chose to book through a third party booking platform where it does not give the customer control to choose which room you would want to stay in. It is rare in this country to find a guesthouse that shows you exactly what you are booking. We have tried extremely hard to make sure our customers are fully aware of what they are booking etc. Our location is far superior to most guesthouses and hotels in the area and we provide customers car parking which again is difficult to find in this area. We have just been graded 5 star gold by Visit Britain and are therefore the highest graded guesthouse in Bowness-on-Windermere.

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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
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £120 - £159 (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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