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Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

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Washington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

On the morning of the 30th Dec , the day we were due to leave, the storm took the power lines out, and the hotel was without any electricity, contrary to your last contributor, we went to the dining room to find the tables all set with candles,it not only looked lovely but the staff had set a full continental...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear elaine898 Thank you for your very positive review. We want every day to be enjoyed by our guests, however sometimes we are confronted with challenges such as the one you experienced, I was very pleased with the team, they reacted quickly to make the best of a difficult situation. Your comments are very appreciated and as with all satisfied...

Reviewed 1 January 2016

Stayed due to work, arguably it's a stunning venue and regretfully arrived too late to sample the food. The storm and floods had their effect, no mains power from 04.00hrs, breakfast was a cold buffet and staff couldn't provide hot water for even an instant coffee. Manager please welcome my suggestion to invest in a simple Calor gas stove, store...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear John8989 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Sorry to hear you were unable to have dinner during your visit. The storms have been challenging, although we have been very fortunate not to be effected at the hotel compared to many businesses further afield, apart from the evening when you stayed and we had a power...

Preston
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely stay here at the hotel. Lovely rooms with spectacular views. Nice helpful staff. Enjoyed private dining for our evening meal. Lunch offerings sometimes seem odd combinations but not too bad. Lovely meeting room with roaring log fire. Nice breakfast and plenty of parking. Had to go via a different route due to local flooding and bridge washed...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Lindsey_singleton I am delighted you had a lovely stay. We are fortunate to have had all of our bedrooms refurbished in 2015. Great to hear your feedback on your meeting room, whilst Leeming is not a corporate hotel, we do hold many small meetings and gain regular clients. Whilst we can offer all the corporate requirements, we have the...

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2015

For the second time, we spent our Christmas at The Leeming House. From the sherry on arrival to the pain-free check out, the staff were excellent, always cheerful and always extremely helpful, pandering to our every need. The food from all the menus: restaurant, lunch and festive was superb, beautifully presented and of the right portion size. The birds of...

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear mikeymarlin Happy New Year I am delighted you enjoyed your second Christmas break at Leeming House. It’s a very special time at the hotel, we have many regular and new guests who get to know each other which all adds to the atmosphere. I am delighted that once again this year the majority of guests have rebooked. Thank you...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed 2 nights in a feature room just before Christmas and really enjoyed the experience. Our room (40) was on the second floor. It was really nice and clean and we had a nice view of the lake with 2 little balconies which you could stand on. The bed in particular was amazingly comfortable with the best pillows ever....

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Good morning ti_boo34 It’s always satisfying to hear such good feedback, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Leeming House so much. Winer breaks at the hotel are lovely, we are fortunate enough to have a superb location and cosy lounges with log fires, as you say it is peaceful, a great retreat to get away from it...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Excellent comfortable rooms Beautiful location , staff very friendly New beds extremely comfortable . Great lake view Only disappointment was the food presentation and quality should be better for a 4 star hotel.

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear stevecA9946BI Thank you for taking the time to post your review, always great to hear when our guests have had a good stay, enjoying the location and the hotel. I have read your post stay review and passed your comments to the chef regarding your comments that the lamb had run out, I do apologise, I know it can...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Stayed here with work for one night. The hotel was welcoming, lovely open fires and decorated for Christmas. Bedroom was clean and had a nice lake view. The staff were all lovely and very helpful. Felt the food was lacking, especially the offerings at lunchtime which came with the delegate rate and also had better breakfast, buffet was nothing special....

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KarenIrving, General Manager at Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, responded to this review

Dear Scotland Travel - lover Thank you for your review, we have many 24 hour delegate meetings at Leeming, its a great opportunity to work and enjoy leisure time when the meeting is finished. I am sorry to hear you were not totally satisfied with the food offering, we continually review our menus and will take your comments on board...

Aberdeenshire
Reviewed 23 December 2015

My husband, 18 month old and I set off from Aberdeenshire to the South Coast to visit family and needed somewhere to stay en route. We arrived at Leeming House, were greeted by a much needed glass of sherry and made to feel so incredibly comfortable and welcome straight away. We all slept soundly and thoroughly enjoyed our experience, so...

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The views were excellent from the restaurant, hotel staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely and clean. The weather was shocking but it didn't ruin our stay. We arrived during the floods and the sat nav was directing us to a flooded road. We phoned the hotel and they directed us through the...

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Carlisle
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The hotel was very quiet when we visited with only 3 other couples in the restaurant unless others ate much later than we did. This could have been due to the poor travel conditions. We felt the A la Carte choice was quite limited however we enjoyed everything we ordered. Very friendly helpful staff. Our only disappointment was the view....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels offering luxury and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the countryside of Cumbria, our 200 year old country house hotel offers breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the shores of Ullswater and a private fishing licence, this hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings. Macdonald Hotels' Lake District location in Ullswater offers the perfect retreat whether you're on a romantic break away, a business trip or exploring the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater

Address: Ullswater nr Penrith, Watermillock CA11 0JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Watermillock
Price Range: $156 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Lake view rooms with balconys, but all rooms comfy, few dog friendly rooms on ground floor”
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“Executive Lake View non connecting”
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“Executive king also they have rooms with balconies with lake view”
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“Rooms 15 to 17 have French doors and patios on the ground floor enabling you to walk straight into nature.”
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“Our standard king room was great, but other rooms have views of Ullswater with balconies or direct access to the grounds.”
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