I booked for 2 nights this weekend and I can honestly say I will not be booking to stay there again. To pay £100 a night for a room I would have at least expected a better quality of service than what I received. A couple we know, had booked in just for the one night and received a luxury room with a four-poster bed and chaise lounge sofas in, where as myself who had paid double that for 2 nights, received a box room. You walked in and there was the double bed at your knees, if you opened the cupboard door, you wouldn’t have been able to squeeze past the bed it was so crammed in. The window was a sky light so at 4am you were woke up with a bright light in your eyes, even when using the blind! And as for the shower/bath ensuite, there was no shower – sorry it was hanging on the back of the door and you had to plug it into the taps so this was misleading in the literature.
On the first evening there, we ate in the pub and although the food was enjoyable and tasted good, it was very overpriced at £18 for lamb! I can’t say it was the best meal I’ve had and so don’t feel i received the quality of food I paid for. We ate across the road the next night in Harry’s Cafe which was much more accommodating.
The first morning in the hotel we went for breakfast and the older lady who was waitressing got teas and coffees and took a breakfast order for one table and then completely ignored our table and another guests table as if we were invisible. After waiting 15 minutes, a waiter finally came through to the breakfast room and I had to ask him if I could order. When my breakfast arrived, there was plenty on it and it was all good (minus my scrambled eggs which were still slightly runny).
Overall, this hotel is not worth £100 a night, poor service and small rooms. There are other hotels in Coniston which are either cheaper or similar price but you get the service you pay for there. I would stick to just drinking their bluebird ale at this pub as it’s the only thing they have got right and even that’s still expensive! And if you want to waste your money here, then stay in Room 12 – that was the four poster bed room!!
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