This hotel is part of the Classic hotels group. It has a lot going for it. A great location on Lake Coniston, with it`s own jetty for the ferry, and less than half a mile from Coniston village. The grounds are immaculate and there is plenty of parking. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The large dining room has views of Coniston Old Man.
The entrance hall, with a grand piano, could do with some attention, even if it was just to remove some of the certificates from the walls.
Our problem was our room.
We had room 25 which is a courtyard suite and which cost an extra £20 a night. It consisted of three separate rooms. It was cosy and warm and looked as if it had been recently redecorated. It had a great bathroom. The bed was comfortable.
So what was wrong. It was difficult to get the shower to work. There was no bath which was what we needed after a long day on the fells. We even took Radox with us.
The sitting room was comfortable and had a TV and a drinks tray but the window opened onto the main road and cars parked outside and had a good view inside. This was the same for the bedroom. Everyone could see in. Although it was on the main road there was no problem with traffic noise.
The noise problem came from upstairs. Every time anyone moved the floors creaked, loudly.
This was OK during the day but not at night. We lost two nights sleep. The first night from 4am to 6-30 am and the second night from1 am until 4am. It was a different couple each night!!
The dinner was just OK but not worth £26. That was why most people ate out in the village.
The breakfast was good but the staff needed training. Our cooked breakfast was plonked on the table before we had finished our cereals.
The toiletries were not replaced in the bathroom when they were empty.
It is in a good location if you want to walk up to Tarn Hows.
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