Windermere

Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Dating back to 1854, this Lake District retreat hold three AA Red Stars, which indicate "excellent levels of quality" and "outstanding levels of hospitality and service"
  • Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant provides "five-star levels of service and comforts, and a classy, contemporary edge" according to The Daily Telegraph
  • Lake Windermere and the town centre are both less than 10 minutes' walk away
  • The AA awards the property a Rosette for its "impressive seasonal cooking"

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"Very pleasant stay at Cedar Manor, really comfortable rooms, attentive and helpful staff, Breakfasts and evening meals excellent quality with good service."
Steven
Oct 13, 2019 - Northampton, United Kingdom
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Overview

The Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant, which has a picturesque location 10 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere, holds three AA Red Stars -- indicating that the property has Inspector's Choice status and offers "excellent levels of quality" and "outstanding levels of hospitality and service". The hotel is the highest ranked in Windermere on TripAdvisor, and is described by The Daily Telegraph as having a "classy, contemporary edge".

This is 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 less than 10 minutes' walk away. Ambleside is a 10-minute drive in the other direction; a bus stops right outside the hotel gates. The property has storage for bikes if you are bringing your own.

Built in 1854 from local slate, Cedar Manor has 10 good-size rooms, which are named after nearby lakes and fells, including Coniston, Windermere and Langdale. The décor is pretty, with furniture made by local craftspeople, and rooms include a fridge with fresh milk for tea and coffee.

In the mornings, a cooked breakfast is whipped up by owner Jonathan to order. The restaurant serves modern British fare. It is also open to non-residents so pre-booking is recommended, and (unusually for a small hotel) room service is available. The restaurant closes for the winter period at the end of October. The bar remains open all year round, and is a pleasant spot for an afternoon or pre-dinner drink, with a good selection of local ales, whiskies and gins available.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Policies

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant stay at Cedar Manor, really comfortable rooms, attentive and helpful staff, Breakfasts and evening meals excellent quality with good service.
Steven Oct 13, 2019 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful hotel, we had a lovely stay and we were so well looked after. We will definitely be back.
Rachael Oct 12, 2019 Perth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely first class service, facilities, food and value.
Other Comments
Totally faultless hotel, management and staff.
Bill Oct 10, 2019 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely everything was to a really high standard so little more to be said really. This is a small boutique hotel and I think it particularly suits couples. The owners go out of there way to make their guests feel welcome and there are lots of little touches that make it feel extra special. Excellent restaurant too for that special occasion dinner.
Wendy Oct 09, 2019 Alton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room with everything that we needed.
Richard Oct 08, 2019 Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful boutique hotel in a fantastic location. Beautiful walks from the hotel away from the roads into Windermere Village and Bowness. The room was spotless and comfortable with luxurious toiletries and a gift of chocolates and processco. The filter system removing the need for plastic bottles of water really impressed us and they should get extra points for investing in ways to make the hospitality business environmentally friendly.
Other Comments
The only small improvement would be to not wrap the plastic tumblers in the bathroom in plastic baths. It is such a shame to promote green hospitality to then slip up on unnecessary plastic wrapping. Other than that perfect!
Oi Mei Oct 08, 2019 Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
They had thought about everything in the room (eg. safe, ironing board, brush etc.). The evening meal was excellent and the hosts and staff very attentive.
Harvey Oct 05, 2019 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
we enjoyed out stay in cedar manor. i couldn’t fault anything in our stay. room was very clean and up to superb standard. everyone was nice and accommodating. good location easy access to everything
Kathryn Oct 03, 2019 Blackpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is special. It's oozes class but has an incredibly homely feel about it at the same time. Service all round was excellent. The man that checked us in was superb giving us lots of tips about the surrounding area and where we could walk to. The lounge bar is lovely to sit back, boots off and chill with a night cap after a long day out. We just wished we'd brought our slippers! The breakfast was delicious with not just your average fry up on offer but smoked salmon,eggs benedict and more. Unfortunately we didn't get to try the evening dinner as the restaurant is also highly recommended by the locals and is very popular (the hotel owner did offer to try and squeeze us in but we didn't want to deprive others) so next time I would reserve for the restaurant at the same time as reserving the hotel. The location of the hotel was also great, just a 10 minute walk into Windermere where there are some lovely bars and restaurants, and a further 30 minute walk down to Bowness where you can catch the cruises around the lake. All in all we had a beautiful weekend and will definitely book again.
Janet Oct 01, 2019 Chester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very welcoming. Hotel was not expecting a baby with us (issue with booking) and were very accommodating. Very nice breakfast.
Other Comments
Should be specific info on the travelzoo website that hotel can not take children under 5.
William Steven Sep 26, 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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