I thoroughly enjoyed my two night stay at this hotel. We had a deal booked so wasn’t too expensive and the hotel itself was quiet. We had breakfast both days and lunch on the second. The buffet and hot food on the breakfast service was really tasty, and giving options alternative to a full breakfast. However the coffee seriously let it down. I don’t understand how people can still justify serving bad coffee!! Neither me nor my partner bothered to drink it, we’d rather go for a coffee at a lovely Italian called Riva. Previous comments about staff are slightly unfair, as foreign staff run out hotel industry. Every single member of staff we encountered was very helpful and approachable. They did seem a little awkward and maybe need a little training to help them settle with the area/hotel they are in. We had lunch on the second day - & I will never forget my birthday meal! My partner had the pork belly and I had honey roast vegetables. I am not a vegetarian but certainly didn’t fall short with this meal it was so flavoursome and the crispy goats cheese was amazing. We enjoyed this with a lake view table which we didn’t ask for - the lovely French gentleman(I didn’t get his name) noticed we enjoyed the view, and put us their specially. I then had a whisky panacotta with blackberry sorbet, and my partner had a creme brûlée. Both were gorgeous but the creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had - and I’m a pastry chef!!!
The only downfall for me is that small details make a large part of a stay. We had no fridge in our room, the lake view was slightly overshadowed by a tree, the bathroom was slightly dirty - the bath mat was left dirty from our first night they hadn’t cleaned it just rolled it up! The hotel was clean and cosy and both lounges were beautiful and very comfy. I loved my stay and I would stay at the ryebeck again, but wouldn’t be willing to pay full price until the hotel wows me as much as the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. We have a selection of pet friendly accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly for details. Please note that dogs are charged at £20.00 per dog per stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fayrer Garden Hotel
- Hotel Fayrer Garden
- The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England, UK