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Reviewed September 20, 2011

My wife and I needed a couple of nights away so we booked The Cranleigh at late notice. We booked a suite for £170 per night. This would be a good rate for a full service hotel, but a tad expensive for a guest house, as this really is. The AA 5 star rating is for a guest house not a hotel!

We were checked in by a very nice and efficient young lady who escorted our to our 'suite', number 10, with it's own exterior entrance. The room was nice, very nice for a guest house, but not a suite. It was one, nice sized room with a small, alcove like, bay window with a small coffee table and two chairs. I believe the definition of a suite is accommodation made up of multiple rooms.

There was a small veranda, nicely lit with a table and chairs, but this was part of the entrance to the room and other guests smoking next to it (and outside our bedroom windows) meant that there was a real lack of privacy. In fact we closed the windows and curtains when ever we were in the room. I was also surprised to see that a space next to the room, visible from the veranda had been used to dump a ladder and old piping, but to be fair you had to look for that! But you didn't have to look for the full up ashtray on our table!

The room had quality furnishings and nice touches like a waterproof TV in the bathroom, and a media player with dozens of films connected to the TV in the bedroom, I thought the ipod dock hanging out of the back of the TV was a little messy and the very clean but extremely worn out towels were a disappointment.

The Cranleigh is quite proud of it's bathrooms, they have obviously spent a great deal of money fitting them out. Ours was very nicely appointed and with an incredibly deep Jacuzzi bath (I would be wary if you have the smallest of mobility problems it's a job to get in and out). We are fit and young(ish) so this wasn't a problem, but the lack of a shower was. The hand held one didn't really cut the mustard, I'm not keen on showering on my knees. I think in this day and age you don't think of checking to see if a room has a shower, not in a quality hotel anyway.

The room also seemed to be missing the usual bottles of water, until a young lady knocked on the door while we were getting ready to go out at 7pm to offer a turn down service. Apparently the water was part of that service, that's just trying too hard!

The breakfast promised to be special, so we were looking forward to indulging ourselves, but to be honest we were disappointed. The eggs Benedict had at least half a pound of extremely soggy defrosted mashed spinach under the ham, when we commented to the waitress she simply said she would report it to the kitchen. The next morning we choose smoked salmon, I asked for some lemon three times, which eventually turned up once I had finished.

In general I would recommend this 'boutique B & B'. It is nice and I'm sure the problems we found will be put right (we weren't up to making a fuss while we were there). There is a feeling that the owners really want to get it right, and they're not far off. At this price for a B&B, how ever nice the decor is, I think you have to get it right. Not bothering with a guest complaint about the breakfast, old frayed towels and no shower can be put right. Some trellising in the garden, might help the privacy of room 10 and maybe a little less poetic licence in the description of the 'suite' and the 'hotel' might help too.

This is a case of concentrating so much on the detail that you let the more important things slip. A turn down service with a little chocolate isn't really a 'boutique' necessity, nice towels are! Showers are expected nowadays, media players aren't. An ipod dock isn't an adequate replacement for a good breakfast.

Sometimes it's the bigger things that make a difference!

Room Tip: Room Ten has it's own entrance in the garden, beware that other guests use this area to smoke and privacy isn't good.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

We chose the hotel on the recommendation of friends who stayed here last year and we were not disappointed. It was in an excellent location, just 2 or 3 minutes walk from the lake, shops and restaurants.

The luxury room (13) was possibly a little smaller than it appeared in website photos but the decor was lovely. The room had all the amenities you would hope for - especially loved the lighting in the bathroom and the spa bath and bathroom TV. Above all it was clean and well maintained. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially the Hotel manager, Emma who was attentive and efficient.

Breakfast was good - a good cup of tea served in china cups and a good selection of cereals, fresh fruit, juices and cooked breakfast dishes, including vegetarian options. Everything was beautifully presented.

We stayed 2 nights but did not make use of the leisure facilities at the nearby hotel (Old England) - there isn't time to explore the area, enjoy the room and fit in swimming and treatments and do everything on offer - but it was good to have the option.

We would make a return visit - a really relaxing and enjoyably boutique experience.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ali F
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2011

Thank you for your fantastic comments are we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the lake District and The Cranleigh.

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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed at the Cranleigh in late November 2010 for our honeymoon. We felt it would be the ultimate wind-down and it was indeed, after a stressful, snow-filled wedding in North East England the day before!

We stayed in the downstairs bedroom by reception, called The Suite. It was divine. My new husband had ordered chocolates and champagne which was there on arrival. The hotel manager, Emma, was helpful and polite even though she was dealing with cancellations because of the bad weather.

The breakfast was great, the room was great, we had no trouble parking, the hotel is about a minute away from restaurants and bars (regardless of what other people say - it is! Or perhaps I just walk pretty fast) and the spa at the Old England was also great. The pool was freezing but it was minus 3 outside so it wasn't too bad! And the bath in the hotel bedroom is amazing.

The room was nipping clean, all in all a relaxing break.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a twin air spa bath - these baths are ace!
  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

I stayed at the cranleigh when I got engaged its the perfect hotel for such an occasion, the staff are friendly, we stayed in room 5 and the hideaway on the final night, the rooms are that lovely its a sin to venture out the hotel.. we will revist again one day however the hotel is rather expensive therefore we may have to save up as we could go away to spain for a week for what it costs for 3 nights at the hotel.

Room Tip: The hideaway is amazing...
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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hudson101, Owner at Cranleigh Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2011

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Suite's in the Lake District range from around £200 - £600 per night. We believe our room rates to be very accurate due to the very high occupancy levels we achieve. The Lake District is not the cheapest place to visit and never has been, however it is the second most visited place in the UK and is of course stunningly beautiful.

We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed here for my girlfriends birthday & couldn't fault it!! Absolutely brilliant. Staff are friendly & our room was out of this world. Location is also excellent....2 min walk to centre of town. Will definitely be coming again in the future!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank dutch198
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