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Craig Manor Hotel
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Value for money”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

In a great location in Bowness on Windermear, this is a friendly and comfortable hotel, within easy walking distance to shops and the lake. There is plenty of on-site parking and nothing is too much trouble for the friendly and efficient staff.

Rooms are small, but clean and comfortable and offer everything required during your stay.

The dinning room is excellent with a wide range of menu choice and first class service. There is a very comfortable well stocked bar area in which to enjoy an aperitif or after dinner drink, or in which to just retire after dinner with your coffee and sit and enjoy the magnificent views.

Overall this hotel offers good value for money, excellent service and high quality dinning.

Room Tip: Front facing rooms can suffer from traffic noise as the hotel is located on the main road
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is our fifth stay at this Hotel. It is very old and we love the character. We had a lake view on this occasion which was lovely, have had smaller rooms on previous occasions, always clean and adequate, I cant understand people complaining about small rooms, this is an old building that is the characteristic of it! Excellent service and outstanding food in the restaurant. Staff always pleasant and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed on a 2 night deal. If the idea of this is to impress guests who would not usually stay here so they would return, in our case they have failed.
We had a very small room on the ground floor on the side of a very busy road. The windows could not be locked in a partially open position, so we had to bear the heat and stuffiness and sleep with them closed. We took the duvet out of its cover and used this to sleep under. The bathroom has an extractor fan which made a noise but did not extract much of the hat steamy air, so we showered with the bathroom door partially open.
Breakfast was very good, a choice of fruit, cereal and the hot buffet English which was freshly cooked and not swimming in grease as is the usual case. Dinner on the first night was mixed. Lamb Henry was very good, well cooked, tender and tasty. The Braised Beef was also just as good. However, the Roast of the Day, Lamb was chewy, fatty and had a most peculiar flavour. The only thing that mad the meal enjoyable, was our waitress, Penny, whose humour had everyone in the restaurant amused.
The next night we dined in the town as there is an excellent choice of Restaurants.
We suggest that a lakeside view would be quieter and with them being on a higher floor, better ventilated as windows could be opened.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Did a 2 night KGB voucher deal, with Dinner on 1st night. Good value for money. Hotel is old fashioned, but not run down. Evening meal in the restaraunt was lovely. Great food. Breakfast very good also.
Room was at rear looking out to gardens. Clean and roomy enough without being over special.
There was a bar, but no one ever at it. Did not generate a lot of atmosphere.Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Rear of hotel will be quiet
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stayed for one night at this hotel to break journey home - nice hotel, rooms a bit on the small side - we paid extra for a view of the lake but it was quite far away so probably wouldn't have bothered. The lounge had a huge amount of seating some with lovely views. Breakfast was buffet style but very nice and the staff were all very friendly and well presented in their uniforms.

If going to this hotel from the Bowness on Windermere end, you will need to be fit if walking as it is right at the top of the hill!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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karenstinchon@talktalk.net
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just spent two nights in Bowness and had a lovely stay! This was a two night deal with evening meal included and was excellent value for money! Kind of old fashioned but really enjoyed it! The hotel receptionist was excellent and checking in / out was quick with no problems.

Room Tip: We had a room on the front which was next to the road which was quite noisy with the windows open. F...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the Craig manor hotel in February. It was a Christmas gift from my mother. The hotel is in a beautiful setting and the room was very nice. The staff were friendly and the buffet breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Additional Information about Craig Manor Hotel

Property: Craig Manor Hotel
Address: Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Windermere
#14 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Craig Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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Hotel Craig Manor
Craig Manor Hotel Windermere, Lake District

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