We were there in February like a lots of guests, on a 2 night stay groupon deal. The place is pretty easy to find. We were there early, so drove past the hotel & had lunch and a wander around in nearby Bowness on Windermere and we did intend to return there next day....however, that wasn't to be !
Booked into the hotel.....room was clean, warm and comfortable (if a little 'shabby chic' !) and the bed provided my husband and me with two excellent nights' sleep ! The next day we found we were snowed in - so we stayed put and had a very restful (albeit 'enforced') day in the lounge ! Free WiFi in the lounge (not in the rooms), but no mobile signal (O2) anywhere in the hotel/grounds. The food was good....they appear to offer a limited choice, but the items are well cooked & presented. The staff were pleasant, unobtrusive & helpful. The pool was a welcome addition. The only criticism I have - altho' it's not really of the hotel - is that the 'beauty spa' was shut on Wednesday. Had they been there, with the 'captive' guests, due to the snow....they'd have made a killing ! I certain would have been up for booking several treatments, but unfortunately, it wasn't to be.
It's a friendly, family hotel.....I'm not a 'doggie person' but it was lovely to see dogs at the hotel, and they seemed to add to the ambience !
Room no 5.....upper floor - so not good for people with mobility issues. Four poster bed and jacuz...
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February 23, 2013
Somehow the snow makes the Damson Dene even more special and those pictures may be a clue as to why. Thanks for the review and for staying with us. I am pleased you had a restul, if enforced, day in the lounge and hope it helped you relax! It is always nice to get a non-dog owner's point of view about how dog-friendly we are and how it seems to fit in with the hotel so nicely. Thanks again and do come and see us again!
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