Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • Top Windermere hotel on TripAdvisor & Cumbria Tourism’s Best Small Hotel of the Year
  • It's a short stroll to Lake Windermere & the town centre
  • Privately owned & with only 10 rooms, you'll feel well looked after
  • The restaurant has two AA Rosettes & serves modern British fare, plus there’s local ale in the bar

"Warm and sincere" -- The Good hotel Guide
Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
"Breakfast. Good choices."
May 23, 2018
YorkYork, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is less than a 5-minute drive from Windermere train station. For those driving, parking on site is free.

Rooms & Rates

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There is no shortage of hotels in the Lake District but few boast as many awards as the Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant. Cumbria Tourism voted it Best Small Hotel of the Year in 2014, VisitEngland bestowed its coveted Award for Excellence in 2015 and it has been voted best in Windermere by past guests on TripAdvisor. Add to this a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, an outstanding customer service award and picturesque location near the iconic Lake Windermere, and there aren’t many reasons not to stay here.

The 1850s stone manor has 10 good-size rooms, named after the hills that they overlook from large windows – Coniston, Bowness and Langdale to name a few. The décor is pretty, with furniture made by local craftspeople, and you can expect fresh milk in the fridge for tea and coffees. Upgrade to the Coach House Suite for a real treat. There’s a super king-size bedroom, lounge with a Juliet balcony, and a double spa bath. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

In the mornings, a cooked breakfast is whipped up by owner Jonathan to order. Past guests rave about the pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, and there’s a wide choice of homemade jam. Later on, the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant serves modern British fare, such as avocado, artichoke and apple salad, pan-fried chicken with thyme risotto, and rich dark chocolate and raspberry tart with salted popcorn. The restaurant is also open to non-residents so pre-booking is recommended, and (unusually for a small hotel) room service is available. The bar is a pleasant spot for an afternoon or pre-dinner drink and has a good selection of local ales, whisky and gin.

You’ll be staying in an excellent spot for walking – Lake Windermere is less than a quarter of a mile away via a nearby bridle path and the town centre is a 15-minute walk. Ambleside town is a 10-minute drive in the other direction, and the bus stops right outside the hotel gates. The property also has two electric bikes to rent (£25 for a full day including maps), plus storage for bikes if you are bringing your own. 

From the press:

  • "Unostentatiously luxurious, it has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with superb food and faultless service" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "A hint of church splendour among its secular delights" -- Manchester Evening News

  • "Peaceful location" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Please make sure you pre-book your dinner reservation with the hotel directly to avoid disappointment as it is very busy.
Hotel is closed from mid December to the end of January.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(8 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.7 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Breakfast. Good choices.
Other Comments
Claire heights very small room with small window and standard double bed.tiny en suite but good shower. Door handle and toilet seat loose(mentioned on leaving) .would not return to this room. Hotel did not appear full.
Ian May 23, 2018 YorkYork, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was intimate and friendly. Jonathan and Caroline are caring owners so more like staying at a friends house than in a hotel. Lovely interesting couple who have an eye for detail and beautiful things.
Other Comments
WE had an excellent dinner with a well chosen Malbec. Decent cooked breakfast. Prosecco supplied in room was below the standard of everything else imho.
David Oct 23, 2017 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent hotel. Hosts friendly and professional. Evening meal was very very good.
Geoffrey Aug 09, 2017 Guisborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service delightful decor great attention to details At thoroughly enjoyable experience
Other Comments
Travelzoo were most unhelpful their advice was very confusing am very dissatisfied with their service Cedar Manor however was superb.The food was delicious and beautifully presented
Peter Jun 29, 2017 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A peacful hotel, very well run, catering for its clients in a 5star way. Owner was hands on and had a very attentive staff. Breakfast catered for all tastes and the evening meal was on my opinion Michelin rated! An oasis of style and comfort in a convenient position in Windermere.
Brian Jun 14, 2017 Malton, United Kingdom

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