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
Went with a group of friends for a spa break. The spa was great small but only a few of us in.
For the evening meal 2 of us ordered paella - it came out as a dried up bowl of unrecognisable ingredients ! Tasted awful we just ate the muscles on top. When we complained to the waiter that we couldn’t eat it he came back with an answer from the chef ‘ we can send some fish broth out ‘ we ended up with a bowl of muscles on their own with no sauce.
Breakfast was lovely with staff that smiled and interacted with their customers!
We paid for our drinks at reception when checking out and complained to the manager about the food. His answer was ‘ the paella is cooked fresh to order ‘ and knocked 10% off the bill !
Maybe you should take the paella off the menu as ‘fresh’ is not a word the chef understands ????
Booked on a whim and now I don’t think I would want to have a weekend break anywhere else, the staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was lovely and the manor itself was so well kept and looked after. Kept its character with the vintage feel throughout but modern sheik in the areas it needed to be I would highly recommend this stay to everyone. Special thanks to Sarah who helped us with every enquiry we had and was a joy. Sarah is definitely an asset to your company, thanks again Appleby Manor we will be back!!
What can I say about this place.... Its honestly faulty towers with a restaurant which is despicable. We got given a night's stay with meal. Included up to a certain amount. We arrived 2pm and were greeted by a lady who was attentive but boring and dwelled on uninteresting facts and information. The room itself (#8) was clean but outdated, shower wouldn't get hot, but one positive was the bed comfy and extremely clean. We booked dinner for 8pm and received some interesting service, held in a separate room while we ordered our drinks and food, given canapés which were poor and made to wait for 30 minutes before being seated in a restaurant with 4 people dining out of a 40 cover restaurant. While seated we were given a complimentary amuse bouche which was a tomato based soup which was OK but bland overall. Starters were mullet which was honestly horrific, bland, overly fishy and raw. Other starter was ham hock, too big as a portion, sinew running through middle and also no bread for it which I found odd. Mains were pheasant and pork belly both proteins were severely overcooked and bland. Seasoning is something this Chef doesn't believe in... The mushrooms were gritty and the sauce was the same for both dishes. I'm disappointed to say the least, the prices are extortionate for what you receive... The place needs a serious overhaul... This is coming from someone who has years of dining experience and also someone who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years.
I hope this was a mishap on the restaurants part just this one time. The service was good so no issues with the quality of the waiting staff.
Just returned from an overnight spa break. Found all staff friendly and helpful, especially Susan on reception who went out of her way to get us robes and flip flops to use the spa before our room was ready. She also gave us a tour of the hotel, great customer service!
Although the hotel is dated in places, we found both rooms ( in the coach House) to be clean with comfortable beds and luxury bedding. The views from the conservatory were spectacular and the spa area was very modern with numerous different spa areas.
Dinner in the Bistro was good and breakfast had plenty of choice
Definitely a hotel I would come back to!
Just home from a weekend break with a friend.First of all I wish to thank all the staff for their friendly professional help and service. Especially Lee and Pauline
We ate in the Bistro both evenings and was pleased with the choices and quality
Our Room was spacious with the highest beds I’ve ever seen But very comfortable
The hotel is a typical Victorian grand house with modern additions : the spa and the conservatory
The Spa was a wonderful afternoons relaxation and well recommended
The only negative for me was Appleby village in winter offered nothing of any interest and there was nowhere else around for a trip out
All in all a wonderful break and well recommended