We ate here only because we had a voucher this wouldn’t been our choice at all , the menu was quite good but seeing some of the portion sizes (Desperate Dan size) we would have only needed one meal 2 plates . We ordered all 6 nibbles which were good and for dessert we had the crumble which was served with clotted cream but no custard.service was ok but after being presented with the bill the waitress forgot to mention that they could not take payment at the table which cost us at leat 10 minutes it was a very average experience
Having been to Whitbarrow 3 times we were looking forward to our 4th visit. No complaints with room at all however the restaurant did disappoint. We have friends in the area and always have a meal with them there which has been lovely in the past. This time the menu or lack of choice on the menu led us to cancel the booking and eat elsewhere. This could have easily been a £200 - £250 bill for the restaurant. We ate there as a couple the first night and couldn’t believe how ‘streamlined’ the choice was. No seafood, no steak, no risotto, all of which are usually available and as for children - I could only see pizza…. I understand menus get revised but choice should not be too limited.
My husband and I stayed mid-March 2022 in a very nice and comfortable cottage at Whitbarrow Village. We have stayed at this resort on numerous occasions in the past and we keep returning. The weather was mixed but it did not stop us getting out and about to Penrith, Keswick and Lake Ullswater, which were all close to the resort, as well as venturing further afield to Lake Windermere and to Whitehaven on different days. A nice week's break in The Lakes!
Just spent 4 nights at Whitbarrow Village in Honeybee Cottage. I have stayed in this cottage a few times now and love it. There is a restaurant on site that previously could only be described as average however there is a new chef now and the food is now excellent!!! Staff lovely, Village amenities lovely, food lovely, I’ll be back in a couple of months 👍👍
Sadly the Covid restrictions and staff shortages meant that the Eden bar was closed for two days out of the week. Otherwise the reception staff and the grounds keeping were first class. Some odd omissions, no tea towels to dry dishes and no pan scrubs which make life difficult in a self catering apartment ( with no food available on site for two days )
Glad we found this place for our family holiday in the lakes. The holiday houses are lovely, upside down style with bedrooms downstairs. large open plan living kitchen dining upstairs. There was a small balcony which was nice upstairs. The kitchen was well equipped with dishwasher, large fridge freezer and plenty of crockery and cutlery. Large dining table and large sitting area. The bathroom is downstairs and the master bedroom has an en-suite. There is a patio area with table and chairs accessed through the master bedroom. Fine for a family but maybe not if you were a group of friends. The bathrooms are a bit dated but clean and functional and a bit larger than usual. There is plenty of storage wardrobes and drawers although the bunk room is very small and only has a set of drawers, the mattress on the bunk beds were also not very good but problem was solved with a duvet on top of it and as this room was used by only one person space wasn’t an issue. The facilities on the park were very good crazy golf and playground and putting green all good and the pool and games room and restaurant were at the hotel. The pool area was lovely seemed very clean and well maintained along with hot tub, sauna and steam room. The changing rooms were good they we’re all together with individual cubicles and some larger ones making easier for families. We managed to get to the pool 3 times during our stay and the booking policy works out well meaning it’s not overcrowded. The games room was good with a pool table and table tennis as well as building blocks and wooden train set for little ones. We visited the on-site restaurant only once during our stay and it was very nice lovely room and view. The food was good too and the service. Unfortunately the restaurant was only open Wednesday to Saturday and only in the afternoon/evening while we were there which was a disappointment we would have loved to have gone for breakfast and would have probably have gone twice for dinner. There is a small pond on site and a number of ducks which we enjoyed feeding ( duck food from reception). We will definitely be back here it’s a great location between Keswick and Penrith and lots of activities to do not too far away. Wish we had found it sooner. Another little thing we liked was a few texts while we were there checking we had settled in and didn’t need anything and reminders about check out times etc was very helpful.…
Love the location and quirkiness of the site and will continue to visits lots more following my retirement next year as hubby already retired. The standard accommodations we currently use are slightly tired and in need of new bathroom with a walk in shower. New suites would also be good and of course once out of this Covid world when pictures can go back on the walls will much more homely. That said they are perfectly clean and tidy on arrival and the kitchen contains everything you need. If you are lucky enough to stay in one of the luxury properties, these are all of the very highest standard and you'd be hard pushed to want to leave during your stay. Thanks to all the staff and guest relations Shona and Jason.
Brilliant place to stay with excellent food. Freshly home cooked food and specials served daily Themed nights are back on and also Sunday lunch is now being served You can book through "Resdairy" to avoid disappointment
On arrival room was as shown in pictures from booking which was nice and in general all appeared good quality however the bed was one of the worst we have slept in, either old or cheap and small(could take bigger bed without issue). No air conditioning meant the room was so uncomfortable during the the night and with being on the ground floor didn't feel safe leaving a patio door or window open this coupled with the bed meant very little sleep during our five night stay. The site itself felt cramped all the properties on top of each other unlike other properties owned by the company which are more spread out, this appeared to be designed to fit as many lodges/apartments into the site as possible. Amenities where poor outside, putting green was 9 holes in a piece of grass which wasn't even cut short or rolled so defiantly no putting could take place and we did try. Crazy golf was something from a holiday camp in the 70's, concrete slabs with some coloured painted bricks and obstacles, and frisbee golf which went round the site so kids and frisbees flying all over, there was a kids play area to the rear which we didn't use as no kids with us. There are several other issue I could list but these are possibly related to our booking company according to management and also due to Covid related issues with we fully support but how things where being managed on site was poor to say the least and we actually felt like an inconvenience to them as they where only honouring a few bookings as the hotel isn't due to re open until 2021 now. All in all a very disappoint stay which we cut short ourselves and will certainly not return to Whitbarrow.…
I'm seeing lots of posts about hotels not solving people's visits due to the corona virus. I had booked this lovely hotel for an anniversary birthday gift for my in laws having spent a lovely time their for my sons birthdsy. I was worried about their visit and got in touch date changed no problem. Keep up the good work
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