After having spent the best part of a day trying to find a hotel/B&B anywhere in the Lake District that would take 1 night bookings over the bank holiday, I very nearly gave up hope. The Waterhead Hotel, Coniston, was the only place that literally didn't laugh in my face!
Lottie was very helpful and informed me that they had plenty of availability, and I subsequently booked one family room and a double room.
Having later read the other reviews on Trip Advisor, and also a little concerned as to why they weren't fully booked and also taking one night bookings over the bank holiday, I did begin to wonder what we had let ourselves in for.
I can honestly say that I had absolutely NO reason to be concerned. The location of the hotel was absolutely stunning and was just a short walk away from the jetty at Lake Coniston. But more importantly the hotel was perfect too. Our welcome was very friendly. We were given the keys to our rooms and were told that the family room had a mountain view and the double room had a lake view. (All this having been explained on booking). Both views were stunning. The rooms were spotlessly clean, and very nicely decorated. The family room was large with a double bed and also a bunk bed. Tea and coffee making facilities were a nice touch and also flat screen TV in the rooms too.
Nick gave us lots of information on where to go and visit as we were only staying the one night. But I would have been very happy to have sat in the grounds for the whole day, very relaxing with beautiful views.
Breakfast in the morning was absolutely fine, with a choice of fresh fruit juice, cereals, pastries, jams, tea, coffee etc, followed by a very nicely cooked full English breakfast. We all like our food and would be the first to say if this wasn't up to scratch, but believe me, it was delicious.
All in all it was a very pleasant stay, friendly service with spotlessly clean rooms and a lovely breakfast. What more could you ask for? To all of those people who gave this hotel a bad review, next time book a 5* hotel. I will certainly be returning to the Waterhead Hotel and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to my family and friends.
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- Also Known As:
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