Windermere’s Cedar Manor narrowly missed first place in a nationwide search for the most stylish hotel.
The boutique hotel and restaurant, recently named Best Small Hotel in Cumbria, was runner-up in the finals of the Hilden Style Awards, in the independent hotel category.
The judges told owners Jonathan and Caroline Kaye: “We loved the sumptuous feel of your property. The bespoke chandelier is a real focal point as well as the uber stylish bathroom with the lights around the bath.”
The judging panel was made up of experts from Trivago, the world’s largest hotel search and information website , Boutique Hotelier, the news, trends and analysis company for the UK boutique hotelier industry, global textiles specialists Vision, and DeskCentre, the interior designers and furniture specialists. The winner was the Northcote Hotel in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley.
Caroline Kaye said that the accolade was a tribute to the local team who have worked to create the distinctive atmosphere of the Cedar Manor – designer Alison Tordoff from Fidget, Andrew Smith of Lakeland Fells Furniture, glass artist Jo Vincent who made the chandelier singled out by the judges, Windermere based Nutz About Decorating, and Windermere Upholstery.
“We were really thrilled to reach the finals of this competition. We know that our guests appreciate the beautiful surroundings that we have created for them, but it’s lovely to have recognition from the experts,” she said.The chandelier: loved by the judges