We stayed for one night in a room without a view. Oh, but the view of a scruffy 2 storey building (Staff accommodation?), air conditioning units and bins was not great! We assummed staff were using the building opposite and the windows directly overlooked our room, so we drew the dark curtains so no one could see us. This plunged the room into a cave-like atmosphere. The lighting in the room is all eco bulbs - gloom, gloom, gloom. No table or floor lamps to add some brightness. Thin net curtains are badly needed here. The room and bathroom are modern and tastefully done. The dinner menu did not excite, so we ate out. Breakfast in the morning was very busy, but the staff were very slow (tea and coffee arrived after we had eaten our food) and there were too many uncleared tables all around us. Poor training, no sign of anyone in charge, and staff unable to prioritise the tasks. When checking out I mentioned the awful view and was told that this building was due to be knocked down and was not being used. It would have been nice to have been informed of this on checking in. The reception and dining room both look unfinished as others have mentioned. We paid a low price for the awful room and the bed was great, large and so comfortable. It was OK for one night as we were passing through, but not a destination hotel yet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of Grasmere Water, The Daffodil Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the Lake District. Surrounded by stunning Lakeland scenery, The Daffodil is the Lake District's newest luxury hotel. The hotel reopened in July 2012 after a major redevelopment which has resulted in 78 new bedrooms including 14 luxury Suites, a Spa with thermal suite, extensive function rooms and a lake facing restaurant serving fantastic British food with a contemporary twist. ... more less
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