We had been given a voucher for afternoon tea and decided to use it at Rothay Manor and were very pleased with our choice. This was to be our first visit to this delightful hotel. We visited yesterday afternoon after pre-booking last week by telephone. As we were nearly an hour early we asked if we could have a "pre-afternoon tea" alcoholic drink in the lounge. This was no problem and we were shown to the lounge. We had our drinks whilst reading a vast array of magazines - up to date I may add - and a selection of newspapers A very pleasant and courteous young gentleman called Cornelius, brought our drinks, came to explain what was on offer and explained that afternoon tea was run as a buffet so we could return as often as we liked for more to eat and could have as much tea as we liked. We decided on Ceylon tea, though there is a great selection and I'm sure every palate is catered for. Cornelius then took us through to the dining room where the tea was laid out. Napkins, china plates, cake knives and forks were to hand and we helped ourselves to the delicious selection of fresh sandwiches and delicate portions of savouries which were in the chilled buffet server. Our tea was "silver service" which was lovely set out on a tray with china cups and saucers all monogrammed of course, "RM". We then went on to help ourselves to freshly baked scones, jam and cream and a whole host of different cakes and teabreads. Cornelius then came and "refreshed" our tea by bringing fresh pots of tea and water and even offered to change our cups! We were treated like royalty as I am sure everyone is who happens to find themselves in the Rothay Manor Hotel. You are made to feel special and the afternoon tea was faultless. We really cannot praise Cornelius enough. Not only did we find a hotel that is a gem I think Rothay Manor has also had a gem of a find by employing Cornelius. Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon. We will be back and will certainly recommend you to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting, with large individually designed en-suite bedrooms, spacious comfortable lounges, delicious fresh food and outstanding service.We continue to maintain the standards and traditions that have kept the hotel a popular destination for over 40 years - well-appointed bedrooms, homemade jams and marmalades with breakfast, our famous buffet-style afternoon tea and our candle-lit restaurant, whilst offering modern amenities - flatscreen televisions, dvds, i-pod docks and free wi-fi.Open for Lunch and Dinner everyday, our delicious freshly cooked menu changes on a daily basis - or why not join us for our fabulous buffet Afternoon Tea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rothay Manor Hotel Ambleside, Lake District