Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel is listed in the top 20 in the UK in two different categories in a ratings chart published this week.
The boutique hotel owned by Caroline and Jonathan Kaye comes in at number 9 in the Travellers’ Choice Most Romantic hotels list, and at number 19 in the best hotel for customer service awards.
The accolades come from Trip Advisor based on customer recommendations. Two other Windermere hotels, Applegarth Villa and the Gilpin Hotel, are also listed in the top 20 for Romance.
Cedar Manor is a popular choice for anniversaries and, increasingly, engagements, says Caroline Kaye. “Our restaurant has witnessed some proposals,” she said.
“We are thrilled with this award, but also very pleased for all our staff who work so hard to make every guest’s stay special. The award for service is a tribute to them.”
The Cedar Manor, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, has a restaurant with two AA rosettes which is open to non-residents and this year Caroline and Jonathan are hoping for recognition for their chef and their distinctive menu. “We want local people to experience what we are offering here. Our visitors love the restaurant, and we want locals to realise what a gem this is on their doorstep.”
The Cedar Manor has won a number of awards in recent years and was chosen as the first European hotel to join the list of a prestigious American-based register.
Select Registry is a collection of independent, boutique lodging properties which has recommended hotels and inns to travellers across the USA for 45 years.