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Lying in a leafy clearing above the shores of one of Britain’s most iconic lakes sits The Ryebeck. A beautiful, peaceful and unpretentious country house, The Ryebeck is a place to kick back, relax and enjoy the informal friendly, home from home atmosphere.
Standard Bedrooms, which are, with two exceptions, situated in the main hotel. Because of the age and layout of such an old House they are the snuggest of our bedrooms with very limited views of the grounds. We have three Cosy Bedrooms, situated on either the first or the second floor. These are lovely quiet rooms, which benefit from a partial view of the grounds. Jolly Good rooms are on the ground floor with their own secluded patio area. Our Superb Bedrooms are situated either on the ground floor with their own private patios or upstairs with views over the grounds. These rooms are slightly larger than the other rooms and have either a large walk in shower or bath with shower over. Grand Rooms we named after the local Cumbrian dialect for excellent. These three bedrooms are the largest and most popular of all our bedrooms, with a large window overlooking Windermere. In each room there is a large six foot bed, double ended tub in the en suite, and a couple of easy chairs to relax into with a cup of Lakeland tea and a homemade biscuit!
Dinner in our terrace restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere has long been a Lake District tradition. Dominic Clarke’s superb food combined with our warm hospitality and ambience provide a wonderful dining experience. Our 4-course Dinner is served every night from 6.30pm until 9.00pm and includes canapés and freshly made bread. We also serve a modern take on the traditional Sunday lunch every week from 12.00pm until 2.15pm.
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 4.0 out of 5
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Short Break in London
Stay Date: 26/05/2006, a customer from Ludlow who stayed in this hotel rated this hotel.
Overall Hotel Rating: 4 out of 5
- Sleep: 3 out of 5
- Breakfast: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
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- Chelsea Flower Show: 5 out of 5
- V&A Museum: 4 out of 5
OK, not particularly impressive though
Stay Date: 01/2017, Struan e wrote this review.
The building and garden with mature trees themselves were attractive, however little attention seemed to have been paid to creating a warm atmosphere by night outside the hotel, mainly attributed to garish floodlighting in the car park area and what … See more
The building and garden with mature trees themselves were attractive, however little attention seemed to have been paid to creating a warm atmosphere by night outside the hotel, mainly attributed to garish floodlighting in the car park area and what looked like a strip of hideous blue rich white light at the front of the building which did little more than disturb my sleep. These details really should not be overlooked by a hotel. Aesthetics are really quite important. It takes very little to purchase some lanterns in keeping with the age of the property and a warm hue light bulb to fit within said lantern. The lounge rooms could have been so much better with a little bit of attention to preserving period features, some antiques would have been nice and I've no idea who thought of putting those garish panels of mirror glass in these rooms, pretty naff and unsightly, much like the fake electric fire and the modern reproduction cast iron fire surround, may be sensible to have a real period open fireplace at the hotel. I was certainly not impressed by the lobby area. It felt like anything authentic had been removed and replaced by imitation (modern fire surround and fireplace filled up with birch wood so it could not be used etc etc). People really notice these things, nice leaded glass windows though. The bedroom was below average, frankly could have been better, not memorable at all. Cheap and poorly made modern oak furniture is not much appreciated. The cabinet being used to advertise the shampoos on the landing etc was not much better- 1930s poor quality cabinet, an antique one would have been better. Seating in the breakfast area was horrible, cheap and nasty style seating that you would find in just about any cheap restaurant, suede finish and a really ugly shape of seat. Staff were not particularly attentive, generally spoke broken English and were ok- nothing to write home about though the breakfast staff seemed rather better, breakfast was very good too. Certainly room for improvement and I genuinely am not sure why all the 5 star reviews. Collapse
Amazing setting, fantastic service
Stay Date: 01/2017, Sue B wrote this review.
We expected a cosy room on a Travelzoo offer to be simple and modest accommodation but we were delighted with a lovely room with plenty of space, a great view of the garden and a decent bathroom. The setting of the hotel is truly wonderful with great… See more
We expected a cosy room on a Travelzoo offer to be simple and modest accommodation but we were delighted with a lovely room with plenty of space, a great view of the garden and a decent bathroom. The setting of the hotel is truly wonderful with great views of the lake, a lovely garden and spacious grounds. The public rooms, especially the lounges were very comfortable with original oil paintings and good decor. The feel of this country house hotel is well cared for and well maintained. The food in the restaurant was superb and good value. We would especially recommend the smoked fish sharing platter and the mussels in Thai broth. Best of all every member of staff was friendly and helpful without being obsequious. We shall definitely return. Collapse
Stay Date: 01/2017, Karen S wrote this review.
Stayed last week after a hectic Christmas. A really lovely relaxing stay with absolutely amazing food. Hotel was still decorated for Christmas so extra magical. Beautiful hotel with wonderful views, very helpful and welciming staff. This was our … See more
Stayed last week after a hectic Christmas. A really lovely relaxing stay with absolutely amazing food. Hotel was still decorated for Christmas so extra magical. Beautiful hotel with wonderful views, very helpful and welciming staff. This was our third visit and will be back again soon. Collapse
Anniversary weekend away
Stay Date: 12/2016, Apple0489 wrote this review.
We have been visiting the Lake District for many years. Having stayed in many hotels within the Lake District, the Ryebeck has to be our favourite. The rooms are beautiful and cleaned to a very high standard, the staff are amazing - (Woana and Duncan… See more
We have been visiting the Lake District for many years. Having stayed in many hotels within the Lake District, the Ryebeck has to be our favourite. The rooms are beautiful and cleaned to a very high standard, the staff are amazing - (Woana and Duncan) they always make us feel so welcome! We always feel at home and never want to leave. We have dined at Michelin starred restaurants, and I have to say the food here is phenomenal and unforgettable. We hope return very soon! Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2016, JessLaurenCostello wrote this review.
Couple review: Before arriving, I had some e-mail correspondence with the Ryebeck about the night we had booked to stay. It was bonfire night and so I'd asked if they knew of any events in the local area. To which they had a speedy and highly infor… See more
Couple review: Before arriving, I had some e-mail correspondence with the Ryebeck about the night we had booked to stay. It was bonfire night and so I'd asked if they knew of any events in the local area. To which they had a speedy and highly informative response which I was grateful for as then we could arrange plans. They also sent us a courteous e-mail welcoming us with attached an A La Carte menu should we choose to dine with them. Furthermore, they mentioned other local activities etc which was handy. Upon arrival, the drive was more beautiful than I anticipated and the hotel is higher up the hills than I thought. We arrived late afternoon, it was getting dark, the hotel was instantaneously inviting and warm with an intimate feel. We were greeted by a lovely, very professional lady at reception who swiftly checked us in and showed us to our "grand" room. The room was breathtaking. The views from the room was spectacular. Everything was perfect; From the bed to the little pot of Q tips in the bathroom (which I thought was an excellent touch.) 10/10 for cleanliness. Breakfast the next morning was perfect, not a thing out of place. Staff very attentive and friendly. All cutlery was clean and polished. Food: the continental selection was above and beyond and the cooked breakfast was a perfect start to the day. I wish we had booked to dine in the evening, but that's something I will consider next time. I would most definitely look forward to returning to The Ryebeck! Collapse
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