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“Afternoon tea. Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Thurnham Hall

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Thurnham Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
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Lancashire
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“Afternoon tea. Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Arrived on a wet and windy day for our afternoon tea to a lovely setting with a roaring fire and friendly faces. You're given a choice of sandwiches and tea or coffee. The three tiered tea stand arrived and we wasnt disappointed. Lovely seeded bread with plenty of fillings along with scones jam and cream and lemon drizzle cake with a profiterole decorated with grated white chocolate!! All very tasty. Had a voucher for £5.00 each normally £7.50 well worth it. Found our new saturday afternoon chill.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Thank you, we will pass your compliments to our Food and Beverage provider and the Restaurant team. Please visit us again soon!

Lorna Cardwell
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Chofu, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We spent just a couple of nights here using our Diamond points. The accommodation, a studio-size cottage, was first-class, all the usual kitchen equipment, comfortable chairs and bed, spacious throughout, even for a studio. The dinner in the restaurant one evening was also top class, we had the Applewood smoked chicken caesar salad and the pressed ham hock and apple, followed by fisherman's pie and slow cooked lamb shoulder. All was perfect, and no room for desserts.
(Coincidentally the next day we ate the left-over - doggy-bag! - fish pie alongside a branded frozen fish pie and let me tell you, the Gressingham restaurant has nothing to fear from the ready meal brigade).
Alas time was too short to enjoy the full benefits of the hall and nearby countryside, but we can't wait to get back. Both the accommodation and the restaurant were very impressive.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
We are delighted that you had a lovely time at Thurnham Hall – thank you for your review! We really hope you’ll get the opportunity to return here for a longer visit, to take full advantage of everything that the resort and the area have to offer, and we look forward to being of service to you again!

Lorna Cardwell
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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our visit to Thurnham Hall was great! We stay in the Lady Jane Grey Suite, which was close to reception. The suite was very comfortable and nicely decorated. We had everything that we needed. The location is close to Lancaster, the Lake District and Liverpool. We made daily day trips. Receptionists were helpful in answering any questions. The dinners/teas served restaurant located in the original manor house were tasty and reasonable.

The only small negatives were only one washing machine for all the units. There is a laundry hamper to unload the clothes in if the washer is finished, but full. Secondly, the Internet would not connect in our unit for several days. We were given time in the manor house, and it was fixed. Neither were major problems. All in all, I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you had a lovely time at the Thurnham Hall, although we regret that there were certain aspects of your stay which you feel may need improving. We hope this has not caused you any inconvenience, however. Hopefully you will get the opportunity to come back here for another visit – we would love to see you again!

Kind regards
Lorna Cardwell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Used a time share week to stay here, but they accept anyone. It's a development arranged around the Thurnham manor house which played a big role in Lancaster's development. The room we stayed at was very spacious and nicely appointed. Beautiful grounds and lots of nearby walks along canals. Restaurant at the manor was very good, have afternoon tea by the fire. Not very much nearby to see but two hours drive gets you to lake district, Hadrian's wall, Liverpool, and much more, so alternate day you drive somewhere and days off just to enjoy the countryside.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We are really glad you chose to stay at Thurnham Hall. We are very pleased to read that you were happy with the apartment you were allocated and enjoyed the grounds of the resort. We very much appreciate your comments with regards to the restaurant and we will pass on your comments to the food and beverage manager.
We hope you consider Thurnham Hall again in the future!

Lorna Cardwell
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was reluctant to write a revue at first as I love this place so much I did not want to recommend it so highly in case there would not be any availability for me to come back. My first stay at Thurnham Hall was in May 2013 the moment I walked in through the large ancient door to the Hall it had me at hello. I was greeted by Laura one of the receptionists she was so helpful and let me look around at several units before deciding which one was best for me. The manager Lorna was also wonderful and helped with all our business needs email, faxes etc., All the staff at Thurnham are treasures, cheerful, efficient, friendly and cannot do enough to help. The accommodations are all generous in size, super clean with comfortable beds with Diamonds signature deluxe linens. The kitchens are extremely well equipped and I have cooked some delicious meals. The restaurant is also excellent, delicious food at reasonable prices good bar and wine choices. The staff in the restaurant are also very friendly and efficient I have eaten in front of a huge fireplace in the Hall which has a wonderful atmosphere. They serve the largest and best fish and chips I have ever eaten. I have invited several of my family to visit and all of them agree the food is excellent. To sum it all up I feel that coming back to Thurnham Hall is like coming back to my second home it feels that good.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We’re really pleased that you chose to stay at Thurnham Hall, and that you had a wonderful time here! We strive to provide an excellent standard of service to all our guests, and we’re delighted to read that our team helped make your stay here extra special. We really hope you’ll get the opportunity to return here soon – we’d love to see you again!

Lorna Cardwell
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

My daughters and I attended a wedding night do at Thurnham Hall and were very impressed with the whole package. Service at the bar was quick & efficient and the buffet was fab! The staff were friendly and the setting was simply spectacular! It was nice that the bar area was separate from the room with the dance floor & music so you had the choice of being in the thick of the party or in a quieter area for conversation & chilling out a bit. Perfect!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
We are delighted and honoured that our resort was chosen as the perfect setting for such an important day and we are thrilled that we contributed to making this special occasion even more magical. We hope to see the newly wedded couple and all their friends and family again in the future!

With best wishes
Lorna Cardwell
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We always always enjoy our stay at Thurnham. Delicious food (scrummy afternoon tea which is of excellent value), comfortable, well equipped accommodation, excellent service (especially Keith) and really enjoyable guest entertainment nights (AK). We're so looking forward to our new year stay there!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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diamondresorts, Manager at Thurnham Hall, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
We’re delighted to read that you enjoy staying at Thurnham Hall – thank you for your lovely review! We strive to provide all our owners, members and guests with excellent service while staying at our resorts, and we are really pleased that our team have helped make your stays here extra special. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Lorna Cardwell
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Property: Thurnham Hall
Address: Thurnham Hall, Thurnham LA2 0DT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Thurnham
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Thurnham Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thurnham Hall is a 12th-century country house that stands proudly in a stunning estate of nearly 30 acres. Boasting an elegant Jacobean Great Hall, the resort combines the very best of old and new. All accommodations — whether you stay in the main house which retains a more traditional flavor, or at Thurnham Hall Tarnbrook where the courtyard retreats are complete with modern finishing touches — you’ll enjoy a quiet retreat on this grand medieval-style estate. Thurnham Hall's leisure center has a large swimming pool and extensive state-of-the-art exercise equipment, while the restaurant serves both fine and casual dining. ... more   less 
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