Windermere, Fayrer Garden House Hotel Review

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Windermere, Fayrer Garden House Hotel
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piglet1980's review of Windermere, Fayrer Garden House Hotel

“On arrival ”


written by piglet1980 on 28/03/2006

Good Points
Stunning views,fabulous service.......

Bad Points
Wish I could have stayed longer!

General Comments
On arrival

Fayrer Garden House Hotel is on the lake, it has a nice driveway, leading up to a cottage and the house hotel.

We entered reception through some very old original doors,lovely! There was a guest book with hundreds of good reviews, they had walks printed out and five cost just £1.50. On the reception desk they had the weather for the day and the predicted weather for the morning. The receptionist had written about her drive to work and where to take care(ice etc) Our room was ready and it was called a cottage room with garden view. We were given a key and then shown around the whole hotel(never had this before!) The lady then took us to our cottage and explained that we had private parking outside our door! In front of the cottage was a well maintained garden with a natural spring running through it.

The room

It looked new. It was very light and airy. The bathroom was new too with a walk in shower. We had two comfortable chairs, a coffee table, a king bed, a dressing table and plenty of Lights. It was clean and spelt lovely. On the dressing table there was a bottle of chilled champagne 2 glasses and some thorntons chocolates(my husband had asked for these as a suprise!)

There were plenty of information booklets and money off vouchers for days out. As well a tea,coffee,hot chocolate and biscuits.

Our evening meals were included and we were asked to order our wine before dinner so they could allow it to breathe.

Evening meal

We had ordered our wine earlier. We went to sit in the hotel bar(they have a smoking bar and a non smoking bar) We ordered pre dinner drinks and sat and listened to the very relaxing music. There were board games and dominos for the guests. We were then brought a small tray of canopes and given a menu for dinner. The choice was great and it was a 5 course meal.

The restaurant was very tasteful, with a live pianist. We were taken to our table and informed that it would be the same table throughout our stay. The staff were very attentive and the food was to die for!

The staff had a lot of local knowledge and were able to direct us to places such as ambleside with no problem at all.

The checkout was smooth and quick.

This hotel is one of the best I have ever stayed in. Although they did not have a pool, they gave you a card to use another hotel, free of charge. The hotel had 3 stars which suprised us. I have later found out that you get stars for things like a pool etc.

I can guarantee that you will love the undivided attention, splendid food and relaxing atmosphere that you will receive.

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Jimmski's Response to piglet1980's Review

Written on: 25/04/2006

Ha ha - you beat me to a review of this place!. I totally agree - it really is up there with one the THE best small hotels I've ever stayed at. In fact a group of is (12 lads) stayed there for 2 years on the trot using it as a base for walking up Scafell. It was so good!
The ambience is fab, the food is fab (excellent value), they have some nice beers although shame they don't have them on tap.

Also they're very accommodating. They did us packed lunches, suggested local info and really looked after us. We even got a very good group rate. I can't recommend the place enough.

My only adverse comment is that last year they changed their policy so that if you stay for a weekend you have to eat there so it doesn't give you a chance to eat elsewhere. However with food as good as they provide you might as well not bother!

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