Storrs Hall Hotel, Windermere
Reviews - Storrs Hall Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Our Night At Storrs Hallfrom lizsherriff
Disgraceful appearance, totally over-priced!from qwerty01
The place seemed as though it had been neglected for many many years, the room and large damp patches, ripped curtains, mold everywhere, the table in the room was decrepit and could be deemed dangerous and the nasty fake detailing around the edge was half off, with nails hanging off, it could have taken an eye out!
They ask so much for each room and it just cannot deliver! If I have the chance again I would not go back there, at a push I still wouldn’t pay half of the asking price, its just not that worth it!
Bad, very bad, stay away! You have been warned!
Failed to Impressfrom k2jkm
Not what you expect from what they call a Luxury Hotel.
Sent in a complaint but was politely fobbed off. Learn by our experience, if you crave and expect the best, this is one hotel to forget about. Photos available.
Absolutely Fabulous!from HelenMP
Lovely place, but you might be hungry after dinner!from JBCH
Inside, the public rooms are very plush and relaxing, i particularly liked the rotunda feature in the roof above the entrance hall. Our room was at the side, not a nice view as it was of the staff quarters at the back of the hotel. The room was very large, with a seating area and nice big bathroom with what looked like a new suite and good powerful shower. My only gripes however are, why put a fitted carpet in a bathoom?, it looked new but it won't be long before it becomes damp and smelly especially around the base of the loo area -yuk!. Also the sofa was looking a little grubby. It was nice and quiet though. and the massive bed was very comfy.
Dinner was the only real dissapointment. The menu reads better than the reality of the food. Portions are TINY!. The food is very tasty and skilfully prepared, but an inch square of sticky toffee pudding seems just to be meaness to me. I know i'm used to Yorkshire portions , but when dinner is 40 quid a head i at least want to feel like i've had something to eat. The restaurant is a lovely place to sit, but we went into Bowness on the second night to eat.
All in all a really nice hotel, would probably return, though only after trying lots of other hotels in The Lakes.
Can understand it not being 5 star!from mysonjohn
We was hungry after a long trip so ordered the food available which was bar snack sandwiches, cost between £6-£10, waited 30mins for it to arrive and it was stale. sat in bar for ages with many stuffed animals and a draught and cigarette smoke from the smokers hovering around the doorway .
Eventually got to our room, had view of a fire escape, stairwell and spider webs on a mossy white painted wall. (most rooms do have a nice view) bedroom decor tacky, lots of modern wallpaper (90s) and 80s dark green tiling in the bathroom, white plastic shower curtain and mouldy bath edges with yellowing enamel on floor of bath itself, and stained carpets in room and bathroom.
Bedroom and bathroom was large with a handy dressing room. Lovely large soft towels and variety of coffees, trousers press, teas, water etc. Telly and plug sockets.
First night of our 2 night stay was cold, we had paid £150 a night for a family room for myself my husband and our child, we all had had to share 2 single beds pushed together and they were very short, so even with my 5'6 height, my legs hung over the end. my partner had to sleep sideways across the bottom with his legs on a chair, so we both got bad cramp, couldnt use top cover for warmth as it had lots of blood or coffee stains on so rang reception at 3 am in a very tired and cold state, but he wasnt interested. so i used a dressing gown for cover. Missed breakfast due to trying to sleep when the heating came on at 5.30am.
The next day we got a camp bed for our child which helped a lot! and noticed the top sheet had been removed whilst we were out, also got extra complementary shower gel and towels for our child which was good.
The actual hotel, although was very grand with original paintings and burr walnut and taxidermy, it missed the regal feel it tried to create due to a mix of some repro furniture and peeling gold painted edges around hotel, and 75% foreign staff. polish, french. Although these were good staff and efficient.
A drink of water in bar is around £1.50 as with lemonade, crisps £3.50. if you want your dinner here it is 39.00 per person.
A good hotel for wedding parties and for the staff, very friendly and helpful, well trained and polite, letting you feel at home and not making themselves too visible although were there if needed.
second day breakfast was lovely and tasty. grounds were nice and jetty over the lake to feed swan, try to book a boat cruise with canapies if you get chance. Great location, nice homely hotel if you get a good room and ask for a bed that isnt 2 pushed together. All in all i wouldnt go back and feel our £300 plus, could have been better spent. But would still recommend it for a pleasant break.
Luxurious experiencefrom WolverineTraveller
Beautiful Settingfrom AnonymousCheshire
Lady for a Nightfrom tim_m
Reception was friendly & efficient; room nice 'period' feel with smart tiled bathroom; four-poster as comfortable as any bed we have slept in. Dinner was out of this world - try to get a deal which includes it as it sets off the whole experience; unhurried luxury with super service - but leave room for the great breakfast! The normal dinner menu was enhanced by an alternative 'visiting chef' option. Lovely fires in the public rooms tempted us to sit around until 1 minute before the 11.00 deadline for vacating the room.
In short, a mixture of the simple done perfectly and food to die for - brilliant!
Luxury retreat!from laura_honey
Having phoned to book last minute (and thinking that there would be no room!) I was told that they would be happy to fit us in, although there were no lake view rooms left.
From the moment we arrived, we were fantastically looked after. The staff's friendly and helpful attitude was flawless. Upon arrival the lady on reception offered to show me the room to check it was suitable, and also warned me that the bed in the room, although lovely, was fairly small. When I told her that my boyfriend was 6"2, she immediately changed the room without me even saying a thing, saying that the bed would be unsuitable, and we got an instant upgrade to a gorgeous lake view room! (speaking to some other friends who went recently I found that they had also been upgraded, so I assume that if a better room is available on the day, you may get a free upgrade)
We spent the day lounging around the hotel, and admiring the stunning views from the lakeside position - the location surely must be one of the best around for the price we paid. The food was lovely, and there was plenty of it to satisfy even the biggest of appetites! The staff serving the food were also extremely pleasant and helpful.
upon returning later at night, after an evening in Bowness, I was also peasantly surprised to find that the curtains had been drawn and the bed turned down - something which I'm not used to! (I obviously don't stay in hotels like this much!)
Top Local Tips for Windermere
bullying If you have a soft heart then storrs is not the place, foreign waiter/ess are spoken to in a terrible wayas is the other memebers of staff.
Restaurants The Punch Bowl - Crosthwaite www.the-punchbowl.co.uk and The Masons Arms www.masonsarmsstrawberrybank.co.uk
Use a Taxi Whilst staying at the hotel we wished to go into Bowness. The parking charges are high and for only short periods. I would highly reccommend taking a taxi to and from the town and not having to worry about parking.
Other names for Storrs Hall Hotel
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- Address: Storrs Park - Windermere - England - LA23 3LG - United Kingdom
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