It is 20 years since I was in boarding school in south africa but oh how quickly it all came back! We felt like an inconvenience to the "host" rather than welcomed paying guests. It is all rules and cufews. No help with bags - food mediocre - no better than I would russle up after work. You have to order dinner hours in advance! The room was big but had no shower and weirdly had school books on the bookshelves in the room. I would have killed for a shower after a day on the mountains but made do with an impossible to regulate hose over a bath. Probably the worst was the passive aggressive host who pretends to welcome criticism but got angry when we made a small negative comment. I see this is reflected on this site too by his reaction to any negative reviews. His time would be better spent improving service rather than composing insulting catty retorts. It must be easy buy "Michelin recommendations'. Oh - it took 20 mins for the credit card machine to work. shame. It could be nice.
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- Enjoy a relaxing holiday in a Victorian Country House in the heart of the English Lake District. Lairbeck is a 3 Star Visit Britain Hotel beautifully set in a quiet, secluded garden 10 - 15 minutes walk to Keswick, Derwentwater and the Theatre by the Lake. ... more less
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