Impressed is the word I would use to describe this hotel. The friendliness of the staff is extraordinary, the hotel is spotless, the design of the public areas works really well. The food in the evening was of extremely high quality (enough to make us want to dine in on all 3 nights), and the breakfasts very good.
We chose a balcony room, which given the weather we were unable to benefit from it. All the rooms at the front provide marvellous views of Kendal. Balconied rooms whilst costing far more, suffer from a loss of space in the room itself, so if you want a larger room I would suggest not having a balcony, and saving some money. Our bathroom was quite cramped, but had everything, and was spotless.
Pulse gym was very handy, and a reasonable pool was also on offer.
All in all I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, and we will certainly return.
To walk into Kendal itself takes about 15/20 mins. less