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“Perfection, relaxing and comfortable.” 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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Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Perfection, relaxing and comfortable.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We hadnt planned staying here but we are glad we did. It was that good we stayed an extra night.
The owners and staff were hands on and catered for all our needs. The wine was great, the food marvelous, the bed comfy and the breakfast finished our stay beautifully. A top hotel in a top location. Will visit again, the best hotel stay to date. It had it all. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 13, 2013
Thank you very much for writing such a great review of Cedar Manor. We are really pleased that you dropped in and decided to stay.
We hope you will pop in again in the not too distant future.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Darlington, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is an absolutely amazing place to stay and eat. Jonathan and Caroline make you feel totally welcome and are just lovely people! they are fascinating (and very amusing) to talk to about how they have developed the place. From the moment we arrived, we were totally pampered, immediately being offered an upgrade. Nothing was too much trouble down to having 'real' (yes not horrible UHT!!) milk in a fridge in the room and they even got us some earl grey tea especially for the room too. The room (Crinkle Craggs) was lovely, beautifully modernised with a spotlessly clean bathroom and crisp white sheets and a comfy mattress (and we are very fussy about mattresses). There was loads of piping hot water and a powerful shower and bath. Before we left, Caroline also showed us the coach house which luxurious is not an adequate word to describe-it is spectacular with a bathroom that is like a luxury sensory experience with beautiful lights, a spa bath for 2 and a massive walk in shower. The whole coach house is wired up with the most up to date technology with surround sound tv and a pod dock to plug in for music and films; im sure my description really cant do it the justice it deserves. Re the restaurant, every course on both evenings we dined there was perfect. You can tell all of the produce is of the highest standard and that the chef must be a perfectionist who loves his job. Each course was just divine and the homemade ice creams (we tried lavender and nutmeg) were gorgeous. The breakfasts were also brilliant with an excellent choice from traditional american pancakes with smoked bacon and maple syrup (which i'm going to have next time i stay) to porridge and of course the essential full english. After dinner we retired to the lounge for coffee and drinks where it is cosy and informal esconsed in a wonderful mix of modern up to date decor married with traditional William Morris influence in comfy settees with plumped up cushions. We will very definitely be back to Cedar Manor as really we couldn't imagine wanting to go anywhere else on our regular trips to the lakes now. Thank you so much to Caroline and Jonathon and all of your dedicated team for such a magical stay-as we said, it was like we had to pinch ourselves to check we hadn't had a crash en route and found ourselves in heaven!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 7, 2013
Wow, what a brilliant review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your break at Cedar Manor.
(we are all very passionate about the hotel, and I think you may have picked up on that!)
We hope you choose us again on your next visit to the Lakes.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed in a different hotel (Windermere Suites) who recommended this restaurant. It was my husbands birthday and we hadn't informed them but they treated as if we had. We booked online really quick and simple.
Dinner menu autumn 2012. Five starter, mains and desserts.
We were met by Jonathan a unassuming, warm man who was passionate and knowledgable about the food and drink he served. Later we met Caroline also just as friendly.
Whilst looking over the menu in the bar we were brought Asian style nuts and Parmesan biscuits, devine just enough to wet the appetite.
The rest of the meal didn't disappoint either, it just got better. Great wine list also. My only criticism is one vegetarian option only, however if it is the same standard as our meal you wouldn't be disappointed.
Lovely atmosphere, decor and fantastic food, would definitely recommend. Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, February 7, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing Cedar Manor when you visited Windermere. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again on your next visit to the Lakes.
We are just putting the finishing touches to our Valentines Menu for next week and then straight into an early Spring Menu by early March.
Thank you again for reviewing Cedar Manor.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Telford, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent a very good weekend here. Cedar Manor is a well run family hotel, service is excellent and the food in the restaurant is worth the visit in its own right. You feel like part of the family. It is also well located for walking or just seeing the sites of the lake district.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, February 7, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your weekend break at Cedar Manor. We are delighted that you enjoyed the restaurant and we helped you to relax and feel at home.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the Lakes.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I got a two night stay at cedar manor in the coach house for my birthday off my girlfriend, after looking at the pictures of the suite before going i must admit i was blown away. Upon arrival, we were met by the owners who are such lovely people and could not do enough for us. There enthusiasm for there newly built coach house (we stayed jan 2012) was really nice to see, caroline even showed us the interior designers design book.
Jonathan showed us to the suite which is located just to the left of the main hotel and as soon we went in i was blown away at the finish, much better than the pictures i had seen prior to the visit.
We had a meal at the hotel included so we chose to take this on the first night, again this was tremendous. It was a few months ago now so i cant recall exact dishes but all of the food and service was fantastic.
Another nice touch to staying in the coach house is breakfast in the suite. due to the layout (sleep downstairs, living area upstairs) the staff can come in on the upstairs level whist you are snoring downstairs and set the table, bring in breakfast which for me was full english both days and was absolutely delightful. my girlfriend ordered poached eggs, which on both days were cooked to perfection, even with getting them from the main hotel to the suite then us going upstairs. somebody will call the phone next to the bed once the staff have set the table, really really nice touch.

would 100% recommend this to anyone as a nice bit of luxury, maybe a special occasion. I will certainly be back

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, January 21, 2013
What a great review of the Coach House, we are delighted that over a year since you stayed you have such great memories of the Suite.
Thank you very much for such a fantastic review and we hope you will be able to visit us again soon.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
PS watch out for some very special offers soon
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Although staying at a different hotel, we decided to try Cedar Manor for dinner from the recommendations on here. It more than lived up to its expectation. We were greeted at the door, and made to feel right at home. The food was absolutely delicious, elegant but still filling after long day out walking. The wine choice was also excellent. We will definitely return and stay there as well, judging by the satisfied responses from the overnight guests!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, January 21, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your evening in the restaurant at Cedar Manor. We are all very pleased that you had a good time and enjoyed the atmosphere and food.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Best wishes
Caroline and Jonathan
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We decided to spend the New Year in the Lakes and had high expectations for our celebrations with previous reviews written by other guests. It is true the location is superb and the quality of the rooms is to a high standard and we were informed that further refurbishment is to take place with several other rooms this year.

However the jewel in the crown is the welcoming atmosphere offered by the owners Jonathan & Caroline who make you feel nothing is too much trouble and the aim is to ensure you have a enjoyable time. The attention to detail and hard work from the owners, restaurant staff to the house keeping is why I assume they have so many repeat guests. Thank you for a splendid time and the book you gave guests as a New Year present 'The Beautiful Lakes' will always make me think of Cedar Manor Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, January 21, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing Cedar Manor for your New Year celebrations. We are all delighted with your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Thank you again from the whole team at Cedar Manor.
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
#6 Family Hotel in Windermere
#7 Business 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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