We booked into this hotel for our 10 year wedding anniversary, so we were happy to pay the extra for the Spa / Pool and we also upgraded our room to the 4 poster and jacuzzi bath - all good so far.
Right - the good points, the food there whilst a limited choice 3-4 main dishes each night, was 3-4 dishes cooked extremely well and was delicious. The pool was ok with a jacuzzi pool next to it, and was extremely pleasant to swim in. The surrounding scenary was stunning and the views exactly what you would want.
The bad points, well perhaps bad points is a little too strong, perhaps the "OK" points. I agree with another comment left in reference to the dinning room, it was just a conference centre with nothing more than tables and chairs installed. The staff were extremely efficient, this though was part of the problem. Whilst they were efficient it bordered on mechanical which led to the whole experience being impersonal and did nothing to add to the lack of atmosphere throughout the dining experiencing.
The bad points, yes this time the real bad points, we had wine in our room on day two and the wine glasses were not removed for the next two days by house keeping. The rooms were extremely dated, though this is not necessarily a bad things (What with it being in the Lakes blah blah blah). We just felt like they could have done with a bloody good clean, whilst not dirty, we got the impressions that only the bare minimum had been done to them to "turn" them over.
I can't really say that the hotel was thoroughly dissappointing, but I can say that we had expected more, expecially when spending over £550 (not including drinks) on a break to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. For a hotel of this cost we expected alot more.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Damson Dene
- Damson Dene Windermere
- Damson Dene Hotel Crosthwaite, Lake District, Cumbria