Damson Dene Hotel

Crosthwaite, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA8 8JE, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Beatrix Potter and an Evening in the Lake District

A travel blog entry by kluvlibrtydisco

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... limit of 60 is too high), with occasional small town driving and LOTS of roundabouts.
"B" Roads - Anything goes folks! I'm talking an area equal to 1.5 times the size of 1 American standard driving lane for both routes. You share this road with both lanes of traffic, including Semi's. (I spent most of my time on this road praying that the Lord would get me to the other side!)

After an insane experience of near death driving ...

Day 7

A travel blog entry by donaldmcintosh

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... but the gardens were originally designed by woodsworth and are amazing. We spend a good amount of time towing both the garden and home. We then set off and jokes down a large hill towards done cottage, another previous home of woodsworth. The hike took a little over an hour with some students complaining since they had footwear that didn't fit a hike down a rocky hill! We next traveled to manchester. This was the first day the students were given some free ...

Day Six

A travel blog entry by cwhiteside

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... of our trip. She was very pleased to receive the t-shirts that we left for them and agreed to be in a photograph with Don, who was wearing his Royals shirt. I told her a bit about how Selkirk was settled and why the connection between our communities existed. As well, I was provided with contact information so that I could get in touch with her once she was home. Though we aren't sure at this point, I told her that if the trip was repeated, we would look at ...

Drigg tume ...

A travel blog entry by christefercrocu


our 1st... out ting 4 a longs tyme - 2 the edge of the ing lish lakes ... we went bi rode az we hav knot munnies 4 the aero plane no moors - we drove & drove & got the ferry ship 2 new kassle on the north of east of ing land then it tuck uz little over 3 ours , kuzz we got lost once , 2 drive over 2 the west coast of the north of ing lands 2 Drigg ... wunda full peece full Drigg ....
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Taking a Toll

A travel blog entry by finneganwalker

... of nowhere. Don't get me wrong, its great to see them, but like I said, it takes its toll.

OMG do I have some dirt on my father! People who have had a lot to drink always love to tell stories. I should go back a couple days to explain. I had decided to go to Skegness and look for work there. There were job options here, but finding transport and accommodation was just proving to be a right pain. It made more sense to be somewhere were I can go out and get around ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Crosthwaite, Windermere, is near Lake Windermere, Windermere Lake Cruises, The World of Beatrix Potter, and Coniston Water.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Damson Dene Hotel Windermere

    Could do Better

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    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.

    Overall disappointing

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    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.

    Great value

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    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.

    A little bit of this, a little bit of that.....

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    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.

    Going Downhill

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    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

    from

    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!

    Disgusting service

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    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!

    Over rated - average at best

    from

    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.

    Just perfect

    from

    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.

    Beautifull hotel

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    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..........

    pretty grounds.............

    pets welcomed...............

    very nice walks all around

    TripAdvisor Reviews Damson Dene Hotel Windermere

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent