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“Excellent location, super food, lovely room and a personal touch” 5 of 5 stars
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Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ambleside Rd, Windermere LA23 1AX, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Windermere
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Chester, UK
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“Excellent location, super food, lovely room and a personal touch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Jonathan and Caroline are welcoming hosts at this lovely hotel which has a positive and relaxing atmosphere running throughout including the pleasant and friendly manner of their waiting and housekeeping staff. They are extremely generous with their time and are excellent advisors of local attractions and walks.

We opted for dinner, bed and breakfast and can heartily recommend both their evening menu and wine list. The excellent breakfast choices are so tempting that despite having eaten a generous and totally delicious 3 courses the night before with the added bonus of an amuse bouche of sweet potato and paprika soup (divine!), a full english was squeezed in! Their use of quality local produce is excellent.

Our room (the Wansfell) was beautifully decorated, well equipped and a perfect size for our needs (if you'd like a bigger room or suite, Jonathan and Caroline will advise you of the options).

I could go on but I think the best endorsement is that we've already booked to go back in June!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent short break at Cedar Manor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your room and the food at the hotel.
WE are always pleased to assist with information about walks, drives and places to visit - we don't want anyone to miss anything!
Look forward to seeing you again in June.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Stayed recently with living social voucher. Nicely decorated room but quite small. Would not like to have paid full price for the room we had. Food was very good in the evening but limited menu made it difficult to eat there on consecutive nights. Good choice at breakfast. Hosts were friendly and knowledgable about lake district. Staff in general were friendly, warm and welcoming.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Cedar Manor. We are very pleased that you managed to grab one of the Living Social stays which we have been running through the Winter. Look out for lots more special offers on our website and facebook page.
Thanks again for a great review.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

A two day escape from the kids that was made special by having a luxurious, private suite with everything you could possibly require. The suite was beautifully decorated with high quality furniture and furnishings. We had breakfast brought to the suite both mornings which was a lovely treat. The breakfast was layed out upstairs in our own dining area at the time we had requested. We went up to find everything set out and could enjoy our breakfast together in privacy. The breakfast was perfect as was the dinner later on that evening in the resteraunt. Caroline and Jonathon have managed to create a perfect balance of a luxury environment that feels comfortable and welcoming. There is a nice little shopping area not even five minutes walk away and a choice of walks with great views of the lake. The main hotel building was lovely but the Coach House Suite is nice for a break that you want to make extra special!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent break in the Coach House Suite. We are very pleased to read your review and glad that you enjoyed your stay, we hope you manage to "escape" again for another relaxing break soon.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

This was the first time we had tried the cedar manor for dinner. A wonderful welcome from Jonathon and Caroline. Very comfortable lounge for pre-dinner drinks. An atmosphere of calm and sophistication in the restaurant to go with truly excellent food. We have known the cooking of Roger, the chef, over many, many years from his time in his own restaurants in the area. The quality is as good as ever and he is quite an acquisition for the Cedar Manor. We booked again before we left.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you very much for reviewing you evening at Cedar Manor. We are very pleased that you came and tried us and look forward to seeing you again soon. (we are also delighted that Roger is with us!!)
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Mildenhall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and I had a weekend stay and cannot fault this hotel.
It is quite simply a home from home with delightful and willing hosts.
The resturant should have a Michelin star it such a high standard.
The hotel is easyt to find and is located ideally for any activity in the Lakes.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you very much for such a complimentary review. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your break and meals at the hotel.
We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We spent a two night break in this wonderful hotel with the perfect hosts Jonathon and caroline who were professional friendly and attentive to all our needs breakfast was wonderful and evening meal first class the newly refurbished lounge is warm and inviting - awesome with splendid decor and furnishings i would be delighted to recomend this hotel to anyone visiting the lakes

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you very much for posting a review on Trip Advisor. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stayed in the lovely Ceder Manor coach house the weekend before Valentines. The service from start to finish was impeccable. We were also lucky enough to have dinner reservations at the small but beautiful restaurant. It had a lovely feel as the Hotel managers helped to serve the food, making it feel more personal. The food was out of this world, I could happily eat there every day for the rest of my days! If you have a chance to eat or stay here, do not pass it up! I would recommend this wonderful hotel and restaurant to anyone looking for a relaxing trip, with fantastic service and food.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CedarManor, Owner at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you very much for reviewing you stay in the Coach House. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and what great comments about the food and restaurant!
We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Address: Ambleside Rd, Windermere LA23 1AX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#1 Green Hotel in Windermere
#6 Business Hotel in Windermere
#7 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant is located on the outskirts of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. Built in 1854 as a private country house retreat, the hotel now provides luxurious accommodation and a fantastic restaurant featuring the best local produce, with a seasonally changing menu. An ideal base for those wishing to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, wonderful walks and wealth of leisure facilities Windermere and the Lake District National Park have to offer. Set in mature walled gardens dominated by the ancient cedar tree, the hotel feels peaceful and secluded, yet is just a short stroll away from the shores of Lake Windermere and the centre of Windermere village. ... more   less 
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