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“Valentine Weekend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant

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Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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Cumbria
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Valentine Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2009

WOW!!! We have just arrived home after a fantastic valentine weekend away at the cedar manor hotel. We had an amazing time, the hospitality, food and hotel for us was faultless!!!! We stayed in the Orrest Head room for 2 nights - it was immaculate and tastefully designed. I would recommend eating in the restaurant as the food was fantastic and I would just like to make a special mention about the amazing to die for chocolate fondant dessert - definately a must. A big thank you to Johnathan and Caroline - very friendly - superb hosts!! Thanks for a wonderful weekend - Sam & Rob Scott x

  • Liked — imaculate rooms, great food, great hosts
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Sammi41
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 24, 2009
Thank you Rob and Sam for your comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cedar Manor (and the chocolate fondant!!) We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review
Caroline and Jonathan
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2009

Thank you Jonathan and Caroline for making our stay at Cedar Manor so relaxing and enjoyable. Although this was our first visit, it felt as though we were amongst friends. Your hospitality was first class.
Our room (Wansfell) was impeccable - the furnishings, the ambiance and the attention to detail made our stay very comfortable.
The food during our stay was fantastic - the meal on the first evening was the best ever! Oh, and the American Pancakes are scrumptious too!
We will definitely return and will pass on our recommendations to family and friends. Looking forward to our next visit already.
Thank you both again for a wonderful time. Tom & Paula

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne69
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2009
Thank you Paula and Tom for taking the time and trouble to review the hotel. We are delighted that you liked the Wansfell room so much!
We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future.
Best wishes, Caroline and Jonathan
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Surrey, UK
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2009

Cedar Manor is a truly delightful place to stay, very peaceful and offering delicious food and great service. Jonathan and Caroline are wonderful hosts, always taking the time to make you feel that you are important to them, even though they are both very busy running the hotel. They are definitely hands-on, covering everything from reception, housekeeping, serving in the bar and waiting in the restaurant, but this gives them the opportunity to care for their guests in a personal way.

We stayed in Coniston - already a very comfortable room with great views, but one that should be outstanding if the planned refurbishment goes ahead. Dinner was probably the highlight of our stay - locally sourced produce, carefully prepared and beautifully presented and supported by a good selection of wines. It was hard to understand why only half the hotel guests opted to eat in the restaurant - I can't imagine the others finding a better meal elsewhere!

Sadly we only stayed one night as part of a whistle-stop tour before moving back to Australia, but we will definitely aim to return some day to enjoy more great hospitality and delicious food. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed!

  • Liked — Great hosts and delicious food
  • Disliked — Nothing - it was all great!
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Wheresubeen
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 18, 2009
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are both very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We are very excited about our renovation plans and hope to see you in the future when all the work is done.
Thank you again for your very kind comments.
Caroline and Jonathan
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Newcastle
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2009

With my anniversary coming up in 2007, I scoured the internet to try and find a good hotel near Windermere (a favourite area of ours in the Lakes). This hotel seemed to pop up a few times with good reviews so I booked a couple of nights in one of the suites. Upon arrival, we were met by a quaint little manor, very quiet, seemingly no one about. However, as soon as we got within a few feet of the reception desk, there was our host, ready to book us in. Needless to say, this sixth sense Caroline appears to have continued throughout our stay. She's completely out of site until you need her, then she's there in a flash before you can ring the bell... Uncanny.

The room was beautifully decorated, the style in keeping with the old manor, yet modern touches which balanced it perfectly. The LCD TV, the whirlpool bath, the very comfy bed, utter comfort.

We were a little dubious about eating evening meals in the hotel, as generally hotel food is average at best, but having arrived late afternoon we decided to eat in the first night. To say we were impressed was an understatement. My wife and I enjoy fine dining, and we regularly frequent the best restaurants around the North East, and it's not an exaggeration to say that the chef's cooking was as good as any of them. The food was a true delight, and probably the highlight of the entire stay, amidst a weekend fully of brilliance. We ate in the rest of our stay.

Anyway, I cannot recommend this hotel enough, and will be returning in June this year again.

  • Liked — The food, but pretty much everything was superb.
  • Disliked — The parking. It was a little akward.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank neo2810
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2009
Thank you very much for reviewing Cedar Manor and remembering us from so long ago.
We are pleased that your stay was so memorable and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Thank you again for taking the time to review the hotel.
Caroline and Jonathan
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Harrogate
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2009

We have just returned from a very relaxing weekend at the Cedar Manor Hotel and thought the hotel is excellent in every way. Jonathan and Caroline are great hosts and their hard work is reflected in the high quality of the hotel. The food was great and the wine list extensive enough for most tastes and budgets. We stopped in the Coniston room which was a great room and did truly have stunning views of Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes, just as described on their website. Many thanks for a great chilled out weekend!

  • Liked — Very relaxing / great food
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank HarrogateDan
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 5, 2009
Thank you very much for your review. We enjoyed meeting you and are very glad that enjoyed our food and had a relaxing break.
We hope to see you again soon.
Thank you again for taking the time to review the hotel.
Caroline and Jonathan
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2009

We booked this hotel as a special treat for my 50th birthday, having read the fab reviews on Trip Advisor. The hotel is lovely - beautifully finished inside - and Jonathan and Caroline were very welcoming. The hotel is, however, right on the main Windermere to Ambleside road and we found there was a lot of traffic noise as our room was at the back of the hotel. We would advise you to check the position of your room if peace and quiet is important to you!

  • Liked — Friendly welcome
  • Disliked — Too much traffic noise
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sootie11
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, February 5, 2009
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disturbed by traffic noise from the nearby road. We rely on feedback to help us to improve the hotel and ensure that future guests don't encounter the same problem.

Cedar Manor is a very old building and we are looking for a sympathetic solution for the window of the room that faces the road. Work will be carried out as soon as possible to minimse any further disturbance from road noise.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you again for taking the time to write a review.

Caroline and Jonathan
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England
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2009

After hours of searching the internet to find the perfect romantic getaway for my partners birthday treat, I decided to go with The Cedar Manor Hotel. Largely due to the excellent reviews read here on Trip Advisor.
I couldn`t have chosen a better place.
The hotel instantly gives you that warm cosy feeling and with our room ready for us on our arrival, I was pleased to see that it matched up to my expectations.

We stoppped in the Windermere Suite which had a bed so comfortable it was hard to have to leave!
Both nights we ate in the hotel restaurant and both nights we were bowled over with the fine service and food to die for! Caroline and Jonathan were both lovely hosts and made us feel very comfortable and welcome.

The hotel is in an excellent location, close enough to be able to walk into town yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet.

We are both already talking about our planned return!

Sarah and Philip, Bury , Greater Manchester.

  • Liked — The room, the service, the food... the lot!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank button_moon08
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CedarManor, Owners at Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, January 14, 2009
Thank you very much for your review. We are both very pleased that you found the room to be comfortable and enjoyed dining too.
We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Thank you again for taking the time and trouble to review Cedar Manor
Caroline and Jonathan
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Property: Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Hotel and Restaurant Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1AX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#1 Green Hotel in Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Windermere
#6 Business Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant is located on the outskirts of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. Built in 1854 as a private country house retreat, the hotel now provides luxurious accommodation and a fantastic restaurant featuring the best local produce, with a seasonally changing menu. An ideal base for those wishing to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, wonderful walks and wealth of leisure facilities Windermere and the Lake District National Park have to offer. Set in mature walled gardens dominated by the ancient cedar tree, the hotel feels peaceful and secluded, yet is just a short stroll away from the shores of Lake Windermere and the centre of Windermere village. ... more   less 
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