Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
What We Love
- A picturesque stay in the dreamy surrounds of the Lake District, with an award-winning restaurantEmbracing the awesome natural beauty of the Lake District
- Tucking into locally-sourced British dishes at the award-winning fine dining restaurant
- Enjoying the beautiful, scenic views from the hotel
- Switching off with a treatment or two in the well-equipped spa
What To Know
- The conservatory has unrivaled panoramic views of Eden Valley
- Indulge in a gingerbread tea on the terrace at least once during your stay
- WiFi connection is super hit or miss
Located in the Eden Valley and surrounded by pleasant English gardens and grounds, Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa is a 19th-century manor house with buckets of country charm. Simply one of the finest spots in the Lake District, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is surrounded by mountain ranges, valleys, fells and plenty of spots for dreamy walks.
The hotel features an inviting AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, which puts a modern spin on classic British ingredients. When you’re returning from a country walk with ruddied cheeks and well-exercised calves, the spa will provide just the welcome back you’ll be looking for, with treatments on hand to pamper you from head to toe. The guestrooms are comfortably furnished in a cosy and traditional style too, also offering as much comfort and cosiness as you’ll need.
How to Get There
This review is a ‘Moment in Time’ and others will of their own experience.
We stayed from November 14th 2018, that is Monday to Thursday.
All breakfasts were very nice. Staff in morning were wonderful.
Day time went on lovely walks in the area.
Good location for car drivers to the town and mountains.
Can drive in and then even walk to Appleby. Had food in Appleby better than our night three in hotel.
Bistro meals at hotel was quite nice. The Bistro also which also had limited choice of deserts. I am not keen on is burger served on wooden slates. Third night at the Bistro, saw on a wooden plate hot lasagna served in dish and placed on a wooden base garlic bread. The Wednesday evening men staff seemed not too happy and did not light a warm fire for the few colder guest remainders in the Hotel. I guess the wrong manager was in place. Or maybe this was an environmentally friendly night?
Stayed in room 8. Is small but is comfortable and clean. Thank you.
Reception staff and breakfast staff top class - five stars! Thank you.
Overall lovely hotel and nice rest areas as longs as keep ‘tall’ rooms warm on a cold evening.... Also very nice owners of hotel.
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What wonderful views across the valley. The morning sun lit a tower in the distance. Breakfast here is in front of large windows so that you can drink in the view. There is the feel of an old family stately home. Our garden view room was enormous and we loved the bay windows. It was plenty warm enough, apart from near to the window, where there was a draft.
A downside for us was that the car park was some way from the hotel over rough gravel so getting a wheelchair up to the one door which is useable was difficult and then we had to take it along a narrow corridor and through several doors to our room.
We had an amazing Spa break here that included dinner, bed & breakfast and use of the Spa.Hotel was beautifully maintained and the Spa modern. It was also decorated for Christmas and they lit the fires in the evening which gave that cosy feel. Very welcoming and friendly staff.We ate in the Bistro, food was great with plenty of choice. We stayed in the coach house annex which was only a few metres away from the main building. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.
Booked this hotel directly as a last minute break and was offered an upgraded garden room at 20 pounds less than the standard room advertised on Booking.com. The hotel is a bit off the beaten track 5 minutes drive from town centre but is definitely worth the journey. Room was fabulous, the hotel exudes old fashioned charm, is beautifully decorated and the staff couldn't be more polite and helpful. Had a lovely evening meal which was reasonably priced. Outside there are lovely gardens with terrific views over to Appleby and the castle beyond. We did not use the spa but talked to other guests who were very impressed with the facilities. Will definitely visit again.
This hotel is just off the main A66, located down a leafy lane, north of the town.
Check in was confusing as we were staying in the annex and the receptionist did not explain herself very well with regard to the parking.
We stayed in the annex and we were extremely disappointed with the rooms. Firstly due to the size but it all was very tired. Our room suffered from a smell of stale water all the time, dripping taps and a very noisy extractor fan in the bathroom.
The lighting was dreadful and the wife struggled to see to put make-up on.
Friends that were travelling with us, all complained about the room size and how tired it all looked. The place needed knocking down and starting again.
Even In the main hotel it all looked tired. It’s saving grace were the views from the restaurant, Food, and the friendly staff. We did not feel it was value for money