We stayed for 6 nights. Fayrer is located delightfully with views (through some trees) to Lake Windermere. It is also in a pleasant quiet location which allows for a fairly easy walk down the hill to town - and a slightly harder one back up the hill. The common areas are light and comfortably furnished and make good use of the view. The staff were friendly and obliging and the meals (we had breakfast every day) were of reasonable quality. So why a rating of Average? The quality (including maintained level of fittings and furnishings) of the actual accommodation (room) was below what you pay for. Our carpets were getting old and had numerous dark stains. The chair provided for the desk / vanity was even worse and it made us wonder what previous occupants had been up to. The carpets were what seemed a light tan colour BUT originally almost cream if you look under the bedside drawers - so they either needed a proper clean or they need to be changed out. Our room was vacuumed maybe twice in the 5 days. The sheets were changed only after we asked after night 4. We didn't eat any evening meals there as the prices were over the top for what is equally available elsewhere at a better price. The mattress on our double bed was indented from previous occupants meaning it was a bit hammock like at times and replacement is needed. The attention to cleaning up spilled and dropped food in the restaurant and common areas also needs to be attended to more often than it seems to be. To cap it, our 'garden room' was just a room with a small outside area that looked onto a pathway and the hedge that screens the carpark - that's not a garden in anyone's book. If Fayrer wants to actually be what it seems to be trying to be then it's the details that will make the difference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. We have a selection of pet friendly accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly for details. Please note that dogs are charged at £20.00 per dog per stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fayrer Garden Hotel
- Hotel Fayrer Garden
- The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District