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... doggy treats kindly left by the hotel for Murray, it was time to bed down for the night. The alarm was set for eight hours later and we were determined to make the most of every single hour of comfortable, unbroken sleep...unfortunately however Murray had other ideas. It started with a jump on the bed and lick on the face at 1am, followed by a whimper at 2.30am, another lick at 4am, a very solid kick at 5.30am, and finally, to add insult to injury, a bark ...
... on. We hoped that once we got into Keswick and had some lunch the snow would lighten up and we would be able to see the area covered in powder.
Once in Keswick, we dug around the car for some change to be able to park. We are quickly learning that all parking is paid and about 90% of it required change. These particular meters were picky about which change denomination it would take and it didn't give change back so we had enough for half an ...
... town surrounding the edges of it with plenty of shopping and food. We walked around the main dock area where they had daily cruises and boats for rent. Since the weather was starting to get rainy and windy, we opted out of the cruise but did walk around and take pictures. They even sold duck food since there were ducks and swans all around the area and they knew about the food, they followed you! I tried to get a picture with ...
Its amazing how time has gone so fast. We can assure all of you that work has been going on really well everyday. Danielle and Michael left yesterday. They both had a fabulous time and they have really contributed towards development at the community centre. They donated $550 to Nyakudya primary school to complete the borehole water project ,bought $100 worth equipment for mothers of disabled children and they have left $300 to be used on encasing the well for ...
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Damson Dene Hotel Windermere
The brochure does make the hotel look better than it is. I visited with my wife, daughter, son in law and my 18 month old Grandaughter. The staff were exceptionally nice and caring with my Grandaughter -.particularly in the Dining Room -nothing was to much trouble.The meals were good,although portions were a bit small- for the men in particular.
Rooms claustrophobic, cleaning service disgusting, breakfast excellent but evening dinner very poor. This is the first hotel where I have been asked to pay for coffee after the evening dinner and no choice of potatoes and extremely hard vegetables. Lounge deceptively nice in appearance but no springs in seats ! Bar prices ridiculously expensive e.g. £1.90 for glass of J20 and no evening entertainment. We should have stayed three nights but as the hotel and room were uncomfortable we left a day early.The management was indifferent to our comments.
hi aving just stayed at this hotel i thought i would dispel any of the bad comments read so far.
I stayed here with my mum for 2 nites the food was excellent as was all the staff, the rooms could do with a lick of paint but overall were very good.
we are thinking of booking again to go in june and take my grandson with us.
The drinks were abit pricey but no more than you would expect to pay for an hotel.
I booked a '3 night-pay-for 2' deal either side of Valentines Day. The deposit was paid and the brochure came through in good time before we set off. The Brochure was a little misleading and made the hotel look far more attractive than it actually is, which externally looks tired. Internally, the hotel has gone past its best. I booked a four-poster bedroom with jacuzzi. The latter was virtually new and the bathroom area was well appointed; the bedroom was, like most of the hotel, tired and disappointingly cramped. The owners need to do something about the matress which was probably as old as the four poster bed it lay in - lumpy is too kind a description! The leisure club facilities were good, though the steam room didn't work for most of the time we were there. The sauna was good but the solarium was a complete rip-off at eight pounds for 10 minutes.
We have been staying at Damson Dene on our (yearly) visits to the Lakes for the last 5 years, however our most recent visit will be our last.
Very good food, rooms shabby
The food was very nice, a very good standard. The room we had - no 20 was very small and the walls between rooms very thin. There was noise for about 3 hours during our first night - seemed like creaky pipes, it was irritating and kept us awake but the hotel management refused to believe us - "first we have ever heard of that problem". We mentioned the noise to another guest but he had not had any noise during the night. Nice breakfasts. Unfortunately didn't get to try the pool and sauna etc but heard it was quite nice. The hotel is in a lovely area, shame about the noise on our first night. You do need a car to get about, its about 4/5 miles into Bowness and Windermere. Beautiful walks a-plenty close by!
When we were interested in booking this hotel we were told the dates we wanted were available and offered a choice of two rooms. Later when we tried booking the same dates and room as described we were told that they don't accept two nights and were only taking three night bookings! I find this disgraceful as we were really looking forward to this trip! We won't be looking at Damson Dene again and will recommend anyone else not to!
We read the reviews and the brochure, all sounds fantastic, most rooms with jacuzzi,etc etc. We stayed there for a wedding, and can honestly say it is average at best.
We have just booked again for this summer to go back to the Damson Dene Hotel. This will be the third year we have been to this fantastic hotel. The staff are always very polite and helpful, the food is just to die for....we have two children who can not wait to go back. We have raved about it so much that my in laws are coming with us this year. Scenery is stunning, Lake Windermere is just a short drive away. We can recommend this hotel to anyone.
it is off the beaten track and u will need a car to get about.........
the food and the rooms are very nice..............
we were there last nov 2004 and have booked for this nov 2005
the hotel has a well equiped gym and lovelly pool
nice log fire blazing away for november stays..........
very nice walks all around