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“Hideaway in the Lakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cranleigh Boutique

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Cranleigh Boutique
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“Hideaway in the Lakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

After two previous stays at the Cranleigh Hotel in Room 7 we were thrilled to be the lucky winners, on facebook of a stay in Room 17 the Hideaway Suite. On the 23rd May we had a really nice evening enjoying a complimentary bottle of champagne (which wasn't expected) and making full use of the facilties. Having stayed before we new what high standards to expect. From the friendly welcome at the reception, the amazing breakfast through to departure we had really good time. The Cranleigh is just a two minute walk into Bowness with plenty of places to eat. Thank you Cranleigh, I am sure we will be back sometime in the future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SteCap
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hudson101, Public Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
It’s great to hear from our Facebook winners and even more fantastic to hear that you have stayed with us previously – on a couple of occasions. It’s good to give something back to our guests! We are very happy that you have had great stays on all three occasions. We very much look forward to welcoming you again at The Cranleigh.

The Cranleigh team.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a really lovely small hotel. Our room was very comfortable (room 8), although one minus point is that it is next door to a room that has a spa bath, which is very noisy when it is running.
The breakfast was amazing and we were really happy that there was some gluten free bread available for us.
The location of the hotel is excellent - really quick to walk anywhere.
We used the gym and spa facilities at the nearby hotel - the gym is great and well equipped. The spa treatments we had were also good and very reasonably priced. The only downside there is that the changing rooms are not especially clean and were ridiculously busy (I had to wait about 10 mins once to even be able to reach my locker).
The best thing, in our opinion, about the hotel is the staff. Everyone was really friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough to help us. Special mention goes to Michaela on reception who was fantastic and really helped us.
Would definitely recommend the Cranleigh.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AW9186338
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hudson101, Public Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thanks very much for your review. We try to appease all of guests so we will certainly look into whether there is an option or rather a part, which may silence the spa baths further. We try where possible to cater for all dietary requirements so we are very happy that you were satisfied with the gluten free bread and agree that the location is excellent too. In relation to the Spa facilities we have noted all concerns and are advising the hotelier of the issues you faced in the hope of making improvements to this area; than you very much for this feedback. We are over the moon that the best thing about the hotel is the staff; we are very focused on delivering the best service that we can and can’t thank you enough for this feedback– well done Michaela!

Thanks once again – we hope to see you in the future.

The Cranleigh team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

I won a night here through Facebook and I couldn't believe my luck! We arrived on Thursday 30th may and stayed in room 9! The room was fantastic,beautifully decorated and spottlessly clean. The breakfast was one of the best breakfasts me and my husband had ever had! I can recommend the eggs benedict. Mickeala on reception was lovely and couldn't help enough, offering to help with our bags and showing us to our room! We also met the owner Stephen who was lovely and really friendly. We will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank BeckyAndy
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hudson101, Public Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thanks so much for your lovely review; the cupcakes you brought also as a thank you were very much appreciated!

We look forward to seeing you again in the future, well done on your win and thanks once again.

The Cranleigh team.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

My husband booked one night at this hotel for our anniversary. As it is popular we had to settle for a room in the next door house right at the very top. The fixtures and fittings were of great quality and there were some nice little touches. The attention to detail is what makes a great place and this hotel does this. One thing that I noticed was the wallpaper in the dining room was all marked and stained. The room we had, I wouldn't class as 5 star having travelled a lot in the UK and abroad. Very nice overall but £165 for breakfast and a small room at the top of a house, personally is too expensive. We visited the Thai in the town - thoroughly recommend it. We used the Spa at the Macdonald Hotel in the town the next day, which is part of the package. This was ruined by wedding party guests in the pool screaming, splashing and behaving quite disrespectfully. Other guests from our hotel using the spa left. This isn't a reflection on The Cranleigh but hotels with pools aren't Spas, they are leisure facilities.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RickersNorthYorks
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hudson101, Public Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for The Cranleigh. We are very happy that you recognise we are a great quality hotelier through providing all the little touches which guests desire.

In regards to the wallpaper in the dining room I have advised the owner relating to this so that we can ensure that this is rectified as soon as possible and we thank you for bringing this to our attention.

We have worked hard to offer the five star experiences and we have gained our rating through achieving Gold awards ultimately through offering the overall experience which you recognise to be ‘very nice’.
Naturally as the five star standard is an award which is given to many same standard hotels there will be some that achieve better than others, so we can understand that you may of come across other hotels particularly abroad which may achieve higher as they are able to offer all facilities within one location and we are a small family run hotel. We have however worked hard to achieve and offer the 5 star experience as best as we can and due to our rating given by The AA as a highly commended guest house (five stars) and the five stars given by Enjoy/Visit England and the Gold Award also given by them, we are classed as five star establishment. We are very proud to be recognised by these reputable bodies and to have been given this standard and feel that it is a standard which reflects what we strive to achieve.

In relation to the Spa facilities provided by The Cranleigh for your full enjoyment, due to the location of the hotel we offer the facilities which are off site however within a 2-minute walk away from the hotel. We are genuinely sorry that you had guests from there disrupt the enjoyment of yourselves and other guests from The Cranleigh too. It seems you were unlucky with this experience at the Spa. The Spa facilities are on offer providing a leisure club inclusive of techno gym, expert therapists, 20-metre heated pool and sensuous Spa also so there really is other areas which you could of experienced or rather escaped from and which do define a Spa rather than sole leisure facilities however we do agree that you may of been disrupted by these guests in the same way and we can only apologise on their behalf but as you said this wasn’t a reflection on The Cranleigh.

Thank you once again for your feedback, we take all reviews seriously and we can always take from any constructive feedback so genuinely thank you for your review – we hope to see you again in the future.

The Cranleigh team.
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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed at the Cranleigh Hotel on the 23rd of May 2013 in the Luxury Room number 14. I won a night here through Facebook which when I found out, I couldn't believe it. The room, food and service was excellent and couldn't fault it. I'm very grateful for everything I received off the hotel. The spa was amazing, it was nice to have a swim overlooking the lakes. I defiantly would recommend staying here and will defiantly be back here soon. Would just like to say thank you so much for everything at The Cranleigh.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emma H
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hudson101, Public Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thanks very much for your review, we are really glad that you had an excellent stay with us and that you also enjoyed the Spa facilities on offer too. Well done on your win, thank you for your obvious appreciation - we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

The Cranleigh team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Well decorated rooms and very comfortable beds. The bathrooms were particularly well appointed. We went with french friends and we all had a good time. The staff were friendly, courteous and knowledgable and the breakfasts were terrific.
It was nice being able to have a drink of wine at the hotel at very reasonable prices.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Booked The Sanctuary couple of weeks back for a romantic birthday celebration...Must say Wooow :)
As the receptionist was showing us around and explaining how everything works, we couldn't hide our excitement, the room is absolutely stunning, equipped with everything you need.
The bathroom is probably one of the most amazing I ve ever seen, and the designer bath tub gives the perfect modern touch.
But the BED, Oh My God !!! That bed was the highlight of our stay... It literally swallows you and drives you to the perfect relaxation. If we wouldn't had to be back in London the next day, we could've easily forget the time notion.
Moving on to the jacuzzi, which is the perfect way to ease up the stress of the week, it's up and ready for you as soon as you check in ... brilliant :)
As the hotel is very close to the restaurants and shops, we went for a walk as long as the sun was still up and must say, the views, the lake and everything around was absolutely out of this world.
We decided to have breakfast delivered to our room at 9 am ... Best choice ever. At exactly 9 am sharp, we heard the knock on the door and the food was there, which was absolutely delicious, a proper English feast :)
I ve got no words to explain how much we enjoyed our stay at The Cranleigh. The location, the great staff, the service, the perfect room, everything was beautiful and we will go back for sure, next time for few more days.
Thank you for the perfect getaway !!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gina M
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hudson101, Public Relations Manager at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
It is absolutely great to read reviews like yours; you can feel the excitement within it. We are very thankful for your honest and descriptive review. We love The Sanctuary too, it’s a fantastic personal and luxurious place and just stunning as you describe. Thanks for your feedback we genuinely thank you very much, we hope to welcome you again in the future for a couple of days of pure relaxation as you suggest.

All the best – The Cranleigh team.
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Property: Cranleigh Boutique
Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#10 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranleigh Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Boutique accommodation, perfectly located in the Heart of the English Lake District. 23 Individually designed rooms and Suites with features including: private hot tubs, super sized air spa baths, free Wifi, free car parking, and access to leisure and spa facilities. Adult only accommodation. International award winning accommodation, completely unique to the area. ... more   less 
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