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“Great value stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Damson Dene Hotel

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Damson Dene Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crosthwaite
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great value stay”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Visited this hotel for my birthday with my husband via the Groupon deal. It's a lovely hotel with a lot of character. Our room was a little dated (23) but very clean with a lovely view of fields and sheep from our window. The 3 course dinner included on the first night was great quality and very tasty as was the breakfast each morning. We found all the staff very friendly and efficient. The building does need a bit of work but it is very charming, we particularly enjoyed sitting by the log fire in the lounge. The gardens are nice and I imagine they will be lovely in bloom in the summer. Loved feeding the ducks too especially the one with half a beak, he was very friendly and ate out of your hand. I have given this hotel 5 stars, as for the money we paid I don't believe you could get better and we hope to return later this year.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thanks for staying. Your 5-bubble review lets us know we are doing a good job. There are little lambs popping up all over in the fields nearby, as it is just about Spring. That field your room overlooks sees its fair share of deer as well. Our little beakless wonder will have appreciated you feeding him; it can get a bit too competitive for him. The gardens are very nice when in bloom as well, you'll have to visit again and see them. Thanks again.
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed on a 2 night wowcher break and paid for a upgrade to a 4 poster jacuzzi room (room12) which has lovely views of the gardens.Food and service in the restaurant is excellent at both dinner and breakfast. The spa and pool is ok but as per previous reviews the pool could be warmer. The bar was quiet with no music, tv or entertainment although we did meet another couple to have a chat and a drink with. Taxi to Bowness was £13 going and £10 coming back on the sat night. The room was clean although the furniture is dated in our opinion it added to the charm of the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank oldhamchris
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for booking in on our special offer and for finding us to be good value for money. We really appreciate this 5-bubble review too. Thanks again.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with the hotel and location as we had found the deal with Groupon at bargin price. We stayed in the Woodland Suite which was a good sized room for the three of us. We ate at the restaurant on the first night and couldn't fault the food we had and the deserts were delicious and well presented. The staff at the hotel were lovely and very welcoming and made a fuss of our little one. We had a comfortable stay and breakfast the next morning was good. The highlights for our little boy were the appearance of the ducks on the window ledge whilst eating breakfast and being able to enjoy a swim in the hotel pool. The only downside was that the pool was only small and quite cold.
We stayed two nights at the hotel and had an enjoyable stay. Bowness and Windermere were right on our doorstep so we were able to make the short trip each day to the lake. With our Groupon deal we were also able to take a free trip of our choice across lake Windermere and we chose to go to Lakeside and visit the aquarium which our 3yr old boy enjoyed very much.
Thank you for an enjoyable short break away at a bargin price.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank helenjellyellie
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thanks for staying with us and for your nice review. We love that your 3 year old enjoyed the duck visitors at breakfast and that you all appreciated the hard working staff. Thank you for finding us to be good value for money too. Hopefully we will see you again.
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Sunderland
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 night s through a groupon deal and we wernt disappointed. Nothing was a problem and staff very friendly. The rooms and general decor was slightly dated but the pool area was up to date and very clean. Food was delicious and the bar reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank SunderlandFish
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Lovely review thank you. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your stay with us and are further delighted that you gave us a 5-bubble rating! We really appreciate your comments about our staff and food as well. Thanks again.
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Four of us, two couples, stayed for two nights recently. Staff were excellent. Food very good. Nice leisure facilities.
That said, we would not stay there again for two reasons. The bedroom we stayed in, needed more than a lick of paint. Also the hotel is to far out of Bowness (£13 in a taxi) for our liking.

We paid one hundred and fifty pounds per couple for two nights B&B and an evening meal. This was discounted with an online voucher which also included a boat trip on Windamere. Overall it was good value at that price, just not for us again.

Please note also with this hotel being in the sticks, the phone signal is poor, the tv keeps losing its signal, and the WiFi didn't reach our room, no36.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank chrisandclan
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you found us to be good value for money and appreciate your constructive comments. We are still working the kinks out of our new WiFi system, so thanks for flagging up the issue with in in your room. Thanks again.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights after bought a deal on Living Social. Hotel is not in the state of art but was ok for a short stay as the room was tidy and clean. Food was nice and the quality is good. I quite like there isn't a different menu for people who are on a deal. Most staff members are friendly despite a few might need a reminder in serving manners. Spa facilities were ok to use even though they are not so spacious. Would be nice to see they maintain the facilities. For example, shampoo and body wash should be checked and filled up when they are empty. All in all, my wife and I had a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jin Su I
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you for staying and for posting your review on here. Thanks also for the 4 bubble rating. I am a bit surprised about the comments on a few members of staff, but we will ensure everyone is reminded of the importance of guest service. Thanks again.
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Wigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

It's a little more difficult to review having been given a groupon voucher as a gift but here goes.

We found the hotel located greatly just a few minutes from bowness, (we actually started down at fell foot and ended up in Ambleside).

The pool is adequate and the lounge (with a nice open fire) was lovely.

The staff where excellent, attentive, polite and clearly hard workers.

We had room 3 with the four poster and whirlpool bath.

Our stay was good but we had a poor nights sleep (largely due to some impolite guest who was locked out, out of hours beeping and flashing head lights in the car park).

The room was ok, but i found the door lock flimsy (door was unlocked and open on arrival) and a pain to lock. Reading one of the previous reviews about having something stolen doesn't surprise me and unfortunately I wasn't confident in leaving anything of expense in the room.

The food was excellent both in the restaurant and in the bar, however I would have to say that I probably wouldn't choose to stay here again it just didn't feel a particularly high standard of room (obviously difficult to renovate given the type of building).

I think if some small investments in some of the little things (doors, locks, floor boarding, decorating) took place I might be convinced to change my mind however.

The wife seemed to enjoy it, so maybe I'm just a little more picky.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Damson Dene Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks for your review. We appreciate all of your comments, from the kind ones about our staff, food and location to the constructive ones regarding accommodation. We aways enjoy the advice we receive from guests so thank you.
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Property: Damson Dene Hotel
Address: | Near Bowness On Windermere, Crosthwaite LA8 8JE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Crosthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crosthwaite
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Hotel Class:3 star — Damson Dene Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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