My wife & I only stayed 1 night at the Merewood in March, however, I feel that we got a pretty good flavour of the place during our stay.
The location is pretty impressive - between Windermere & Ambleside, with lovely views over the Lake.
On arrival, Staff were particularly welcoming & helpful & remained so during our stay.
The building is quite old with lots of character & our room was nice with a very high ceiling with a 4 poster bed (very comfortable) & a view of the Lake. We paid a discounted price for an out of season stay, so the room appeared exceptional value, but if you were paying full summer prices then the lack of facecloths or tissues might be of a little concern.
We didn't eat dinner at the Hotel, but were informed by other guests who had, that the food was extremely good. Certainly the breakfast seemed to bear that out, as it was of high quality, nicely cooked & presented & plenty of it.
In all, I'd certainly recommend trying this Hotel for a stay in the Windermere area. You'd be hard pushed to better it for the money.
- Also Known As:
- Merewood Country Hotel
- Merewood Country Windermere
- Merewood Country House Hotel Windermere, Lake District
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Merewood is a country house hotel of great charm and distinction set in a position of incomparable scenic beauty. The Hotel stands on its own secluded estate, overlooking Lake Windermere and is easily accessible from the main route to and through the Lakes. Merewood's friendly and efficient staff, the relaxed excellence of the service and the wonderful food are all of a quality to match the unparalleled location.The Hotel is open all year including Christmas and New Year and the English Tourist Board has awarded it a "Highly Commended" three stars with silver accolade for food and service. It is often worth checking for late availability as there are special deals and midweek breaks throughout the year. ... more less