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Storrs Hall
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We have just had a 2 night stay with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday. After reading some of the reviews i was expecting rude, inattentive staff...how wrong. From the moment we arrived without exception, all the staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble even when they had a large wedding party on the Saturday.
We stayed in room 5 which had beautiful views over the lake and a huge bathroom with a roll top bath there was a expresso machine as well as complimentary water and tea.
Afternoon tea was wonderful and the evening 5 course meal was fantastic...the octopus was sensational.
We had the pleasure of meeting the chef who explained that the octopus was boiled for 17 hours and it was obvious that he had a real passion for food.
As mentioned previously all the staff were wonderful and work extremely hard and I am sorry I cant name them all individually..but a special thanks to Fred who is so thoughtful and charming.We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Room 5 has great views, friends stayed in room 3, smaller and no lake view but still very nice
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Had afternoon tea on Friday 16th May 2014. First glance the hotel has been spruced up with the furniture changed and the reception moved. Conservatory painted. windows in the lake view rooms also replaced as the frames were rotton before. When we stayed in September 2013 we pointed this out to the manager. She had been sent in to sort the place out. True to her word she has, and this is a vast improvment, will stay again in the not to distant future and would recommend this hotel to fellow travellers

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We have just had a superb two-night stay at this delightful hotel. Our deal included dinners which were a revelation. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful selection of three courses, plus a further three "amuse bouche" dishes which were all works of art. We had seen such dishes created on TV Masterchef programmes, but had never experienced so many in one sitting. The staff were, without exception, friendly and helpful and the manager, Sarah, made a point of making us feel at home.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Thank you to all the staff at Storrs Hall Hotel, large party of 39 people descended upon them, thank you for being so accommodating the hotel is fab, service excellent, location wonderful, and the rooms super comfy.

Once again thank you to you all.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

To be honest reading other people's reviews i just think they must be the most nitpicking type of person. We stayed overnight at Storrs Hall and couldn't have been happier. The grounds were stunning. we had beautiful weather which obviously enhanced our stay. The staff at Storrs were very professional and extremely polite. Sometimes you did need to catch their attention but they are people not robots, nothing was too much they were hugely accommodating and extremely pleasant.
Their jewel in the crown for us was the standard of food. We enjoyed a 6 course evening meal which completely tantalised our taste buds, it was of Michelin standard, not an average restaurant or hotel meal. I read in 1 review that the breakfast didnt have beans? ours did, and that it was dry? We had an excellent standard of breakfast to finish off a wonderful stay. There was plenty on the menu to accomodate a huge variety of appetites. We enjoyed our stay so much so that we are hoping to arrange our wedding at Storrs Hall. Unless you're extreme fuss pots you should ignore the previous mediocre reviews. Loved it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on a special lake view room deal. Before booking we called the hotel to confirm that there was internet in the room and that it was reliable, which we were assured it was. My partner has his own business and needed to do some work whilst we were away. Upon arrival we stood at the reception desk and waited 5 minutes for the receptionist (who was stood with her back to us) to finish her private conversation with another member of staff. Not a great start. There was no apology and she checked us in with not much of a welcome. Our room was very comfy and clean, the only complaint was the TV on a bracket was a bit droopy so wasn't perfect to watch. The internet worked in the room for 15 minutes then cut out. A call to reception we then discovered that it was not reliable in the rooms. We tested it in the lounge area near reception but it was very hit n miss. Basically we were lied to on our initial call before booking. This left a sour taste and tainted our whole trip as we had to mess around finding the internet in the nearby town of bowness. On the first morning a very loud extractor fan from the kitchen two floors below was switched on at 6am and vibrated up the wall... So much for a lie in! This was still going at 10pm but was switched off shortly after. Breakfast was very good with fresh juices and cereals (but no museli) and we ordered a couple of hot dishes. The full English was ok, a little dry (needed baked beans but they are not posh enough) and the bacon was rock hard and chewy. The two male members of staff at breakfast were very professional and excellent. The grounds of the hotel are really nice and great for a short walk. Our second morning at breakfast was not so great and we had to go and find the girl to order some coffee (guess what, she was chatting on reception and did not attend to us even though we walked right past her to go to the dining area). We ordered some toast that arrived cold, but we couldn't be bothered to complain. I was very ill and we didn't order any hot food. Our stay hadn't been the greatest and we just wanted to get home. An IT friend of ours said that the internet situation was ridiculous and all that was needed was an upgrade of the technology and some better boosters around the hotel. We didn't eat an evening meal here, but if breakfast was anything to go by then it was a good swerve. Two AA rosettes? Are you sure!? On a final note, when booking, our credit card was charged for one nights stay straight away, but there was no warning about this. The booking terms stated that we could cancel right up to 4pm on the day of arrival with no charge so it was very unusual to be charged straight away. Most hotels take a credit card on booking but don't charge until check-out. There was no info about this on the confirmation email or on the website anywhere. Why not just spell this out on the confirmation email or at the time of booking. We mentioned this when checking in but I don't expect anything will be done about it. We wouldn't return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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north yorkshire
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I recently had afternoon tea here which was bought for Mother's Day. On arrival at the hotel it has the wow factor a beautiful old hotel in a amazing lakeside location.
We were greeted and shown to our lakeside view table. We had a glass of fizz followed by hot drink. Afternoon tea was served and there was a good choice of sandwiches, cakes and scones. The macaroons were delicious.
Afterwards we had a look round the grounds which are breathtaking. A fantastic place to get married.
Highly recommended and children friendly. We asked for a gluten free meal and this was done no problem
Can't wait to return to stay over

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Storrs Hall
Address: Newby Bridge Road, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3LG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#4 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Storrs Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 Star hotel, 30 bedrooms & 9 self catering lodges set in 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere with a Three AA Rosette award winning restaurant. ... more   less 
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