We booked a 2 day break with Appleby Manor via a `Living Social` deal and, after reading earlier reviews, decided to upgrade which was just as well as, because we had left it late and also because of the time of year, the standard rooms were all taken! The staff were very pleasant when enquiring over the phone, and reserved us a room until our voucher came through. The hotel is in a beautiful setting with magnificent views from the front- the car park and the gardens. These views can be enjoyed while relaxing in the Conservatory Lounge or at breakfast in the restaurant. From the moment we entered the Reception , we were made to feel welcome- each guest being given an individual tour of the hotel making you feel comfortable right away. The dinner menu is very good and the food worthy of the AA Rosette awarded. All of the staff were excellent- very friendly, polite + knowledgable without being `in your face`, but Geoff in the restaurant was exceptional.Our room was spotlessly clean as was the hotel throughout, and , being December, was tastefully decorated adding to the warm and cosy atmosphere. They had a function on the Saturday night ( our 2nd night ) which we had been made aware of at time of booking, which restricted the time we could have dinner, but it fitted into our plans perfectly and the function also added to the festive feel. My wife made use of the spa facilities and found them relaxing and, again, clean. The only thing she commented on was that the pool was rather small but, then again it is a Country House Hotel , not a Spa retreat, so the ammenities were adequate and served their purpose. Check out, like check in , was very informal and friendly and we left feeling thoroughly relaxed and rested- even though we stayed up late chatting and joining in the party from the function! Appleby Manor is a perfect place to unwind and is perfectly situated for visiting the Lake District+ North Pennines or even just staying locally ( the Settle- Carlisle Railway for example ). We will definitely return again and would highly recommend this Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa is set in Cumbria within the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District, it is surrounded by the magnificent mountains and fells of the North Pennines and is close to the Yorkshire Dales.4 National parks within a 20 minute drive. Appleby Manor is a four star luxury Lake District Country House Hotel with everything you need including warm open log fires, excellent hotel bedrooms, a fine selection of wines and whiskies together with an award winning restaurant that offer superb views over Lake District fells. The Luxury Garden Spa at the manor is the newest destination spa in the Lake District, perfect for pamper days and relaxing spa breaks.Indulge in our unique aqua thermal journey and lift your spirits with one of our 80 rejuvenating spa treatments. Why not avoid the congestion of Windermere and other Lake District Hotels, explore the hidden Lake District - the Eden Valley, while staying at Appleby Manor Country House hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Appleby
- Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria