Amazing. Remote with no distractions. Our room had a large soaking tub and a fireplace. Very romantic with no kids.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a very nice stay and regretted that we didn't have more time to enjoy the pool and tennis courts at the Inn. They were both in very nice condition and lovely. The breakfast was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I visited the Manor on Golden Pond for our anniversary. We were just thrilled and will go back again soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyable Romantic Weekend Getaway"
This is a great place to "get away from it all." We had a room with a jacuzzi and fireplace, so it was a perfect way to spend a quiet evening. The comfortable robes and champagne the staff left in our room didn't hurt either! Meals were good and consistent throughout our stay. The cost for the room is expensive, but we felt the luxury was there to warrant […] the price. We also loved the shaded tennis courts for a morning round. The only challenge was that restaurants, bars and shops closed very early (around 8p-9p) and we felt there were limited activities in the surrounding area. But we would recommend The Manor to friends. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gorgeous views, incredible complimentary breakfast"
Amazing stay. The only complaint that I have is that I didnt stay at the Manor longer. We were in town to see a concert during Laconia Bike Week and unbeknown to us most of the hotels were sold out. We had no idea what a gorgeous property we were getting when we booked so we did not spend a lot of time here but we did enjoy a wonderful breakfast the […] next morning and walked the beautiful grounds before checking out. The inn keeper was lovely and really made us feel welcomed. I cannot wait to go back for a visit with my husband when we can spend some quality time on the property. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great solo getaway"
the fireplace in the room was the best! staff was so kind and accommodating. it was a beautiful true retreat. thank you!Genuine Expedia guest review
Enjoyed it immensely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Laconia Bike Week!"
The Manor was fabulous - that is the only word to describe everything about the place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful get away"
Expensive, but worth it! Meals were wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Setting - Disappointing Hotel"
08/21/14 Marcia G Miami, Florida
This hotel is ideally situated upon a hill on an expansive grounds overlooking Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains. It has all the potential to be an exquisite and charming country getaway, but it misses the mark mostly due to neglect. One did not have to look hard for signs of deferred maintenance. The hotel and grounds only vaguely resemble the glossy photos on the website. In reality it is tired and drab and the garden is bleak and unkept. Some fresh paint and flowers would go a long way to enlivening this place. The staff for the most part were in keeping with this theme, despite sincere effort on their part. They just did not seem proud of the place. The much talked about afternoon tea was just sad and uninviting, again for lack of effort. While there were some nice antique furniture pieces, the overall sense of the decor was old and cheap rather than classic. The room even smelled old. This place is well overdue for a refresh. The saving grace was the included breakfast which offered many nice options, served in the charming and original dining area.
"Said we'd never go back but we did..."
08/12/14 tikitambu boston, MA
And I gotta tell you they have really improved. First of all the austere atmosphere is more relaxed-you can wear jeans or whatever and I think they must have found a new chef. Our dinners were excellent, the service friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere old manor resort. Drinks in the bar can be taken outside where the view is breath-taking; a table in front of the fire in the old billiard room is about as charming as you can get and the mixture of out of towers and out for a night locals lends a friendly buzz to the restaurant. It's moved from bottom to top of our list and my recommendation (this is dining only-have never stayed there but the rooms look beautiful) has changed from yikes to yippee. Not to miss it if you're up in these parts. Right on Manor.
07/22/14 Mary L
If you are looking to celebrate your wedding anniversary, or just looking for a weekend get away. this place is absolutely ideal. YOu will not have anyone knocking at your door, the rooms are far a part, and when you go out to dinner, the room will be cleaned without any disturbance of your privacy. Each room is decorated with a different theme. Its an amazing place. The food its mouth watering.
"Romantic, Peaceful, Luxurious Inn"
07/14/14 Montrealbuddy montreal
This Manor is a beautiful Inn, upon entering the building you know that you are somewhere very special, very spacious and beautiful sitting area with amazing hardwood floors where you can sit and enjoy a magazines or photo albums by the fireplace. We were greeted by a very pleasant young englishman who was finishing an internship in hotel management and returning to England in the following days. Our room was overlooking the pond, we had a spectacular view and a nice balcony where we could sit and enjoy it all. The room was great with natural fireplace and jacuzzi and very comfortable bed. The diner and breakfast were excellent and we had great service. The employees were all very pleasant and professional. A wonderful place to stay when you are in the area of Holderness.
"Doesn't Get Much Better"
05/19/14 shuarjefe Maine
The Manor touts itself as a small luxury hotel, which it certainly is. Off season, it feels more like the perfectly run B & B. It is a lovely 1900-ish home overlooking Squam Lake. It has be exquisitely restored and maintained. Brian and Mary Ellen who own it do a terrific job. No request is too small or to difficult. They know the area and where to go. I would suggest trying to book either the Windsor or the larger Churchill rooms that have glorious views of the lake. Do try the restaurant one evening during your stay. The food is superb and the wine list excellent. It is pricey but well worth it. We have stayed at everything from nice B & B's to some of the best luxury hotels in the world. This ranks with the best we have seen. It is definitely on the "GO-BACK-TO" list.
"Amazing Service, Cozy B&B"
05/14/14 AngyB_Athens Boston, Massachusetts
We loved our stay at the Manor on Golden Pond. The rooms were very clean and the service was fantastic. There are many nice hikes near by and beautiful views of the lake. Breakfast is included and it's quite good. They also have a nice dinner menu offering that is on the high end. If you're looking for something low-key there are a couples pubs down the street. Overall, a nice relaxing experience.
11/25/13 takemeaway54321 Boston, Massachusetts
My husband and I had the opportunity to take a brief one night away from the kids in November. What a relaxing and romantic stay! The manor itself if simply lovely on the inside, rustic yet elegant with an old world charm. As I saw in some of the other reviews, the grounds and outside of the building could use work. However, we were travelling in the low season between fall foliage and winter snow so there was not really any reason to go outside (plus we were there for romance so did not leave the room much). The weather outside was nasty and the welcoming fire was a nice touch. The reception desk is a bit awkward being up two stairs and in a side room, though someone did come out right away to assist us. After having been given a brief tour we were escorted upstairs to our good sized room with all of the amenities we could need. There were even wine glasses and a corkscrew in the room! Keurig coffemaker, several LARGE fluffy towls, warm robes (though clearly they anticipate all guests were a mens extra large....my robe was pretty comical) plenty of wood for the fireplace, etc. There is a decent movie collection, books, and board games galor, all free to borrow. Lovely tea service in the Library from 4-5 which tided us over until our dinner reservation at 7. I must admit my dissapointment that there were no scones and clotted cream at tea as they tout themselves as an English country manor and tea was not served with what it would have been served with in England. That said, the sandwiches and cookies were delicious. We grabbed a drink in the Three Cocks Pub before dinner. The very lovely waitress who was also our waitress for dinner was quick to assist us. Unfortuantely she did not know how to make the drink I wanted. Nothing bizarre, just a Gimlet. They really could use a bartender on staff. I was able to instruct her on how to make it. Dinner in the dining room was a veritable feast! Pumpkin soup, mussels, and scallop appetizers, smoked duck and filet mingnon entree's, fabulous bottle of wine. We were too stuffed for dessert so didn't order anything. Dinner for two with wine and tip ran us $200. We are from Boston so used to spending that much on dinner and the meal was clearly gourmet. Just surprised it was that high considering the out of the way location. Based on the price and location, I was not surprised that there were only 3 tables of guests that night and all were guests of the inn. Holderness looks like a very run down town and I'm must not sure if they get much business from the local area. Back to our room and were welcomed with turndown service and cookies. A roaring fire and restful night sleep to follow. We have a fireplace in our LV at home but what a treat to have a fireplace by the bedside on a raw rainy night. I must comment on how absolutely spotless the room was. Not a speck of dust or soot anywhere. In the winter months with the heat going and a wood fireplace and all those books - kudos to the housekeeping staff! They even cleaned the bath salts out of the jacuzzi tub when then did our turndown. Breakfast the next day was again in the fireplaced dining room. We had mentioned twice to the staff that we had no plans for the day and were hoping for a late checkout but were not offered one. I checked the reservation site and our room was not booked so was a little disappointed that they did not pick up on this and offer us to stay a bit longer. We did not see or meet the innkeepers at all during out stay which is unusual for our experience with small properties such as this. Overall, the price higher than I would have expected for the off-season. The place must be absolutely lovely in the summer. If I were to come again I'd want a room on the front of the building for a view of the lake. We'd love to come back sometime when we have more than one night and can take in the sights.
"A little weird."
11/22/13 P C New Hampshire
I was looking for something different, a get-away, A mother and daughter kind of get-away. I think we got the smallest crappiest room they had due to the fact that I got a nice rate from "booking.com". The first room was full of flies and the bathroom fan didn't work. The entrance door practically hit the end of the bed the room was so small. I asked to see another room, I liked it and therefore,was charged an extra 43.00 dollars for it. It was cold, the t.v was right in front of the heater so I had to move it. I started a fire in the fire place and eventually the chill wore off. I noticed a bit of "snootiness" where it wasn't necessary. Somewhat of a "click" only to the "returning" customers that were treated extra special. We never ate breakfast there, nor did we eat dinner there. Supposedly, you need a reservation to eat (onsite) and there were not enough seats for all the occupants at the Inn. I never ever want to stay there again.
"Good but in need of some TLC"
10/26/13 Michael W Bethesda, Maryland
It's a bit difficult to write a review on Manor on Golden Pond because it is very good in some ways and not so good in others. On balance it is fine. The staff is friendly and helpful, the meals are very good to good, and the reception area is warm and welcoming as is the dining area (fitting a manor). Our sleeping room was comfortable if a bit worn- we looked at a few other rooms and they seemed about the same. However-- in walking the grounds it is obvious the establishment needs work- painting and some exterior repair is badly needed and giving the landscaping a good going over is also needed. We felt that the property was somewhat overpriced but probably would come back if we elect to stay in the area, given that there are few good alternatives in the immediate environs.
10/25/13 Jan W Santa Rosa, California
We can't say enough about this gorgeous Inn. We stayed there 4 nights (Oct.16th to Oct.20 2013) Our stay at the Manor (Oct.16th to Oct. 20, 2013) was delightful in every way. No detail was overlooked from the warm reception from inn keepers and staff to gorgeous and very comfortable rooms,(the Buckingham and The Avon) to lovely dining rooms,full ,made to order breakfasts, elegant English style pub, inviting common rooms with cherry fires and comfy seating. Our hosts,Brian and Mary Ellen, were relaxed and casual.....very helpful with arranging a Squam lake cruise for us,and giving us info on places to visit while in the area. Our rooms,beautifully decorated,were spotless,made up every day with fresh luxurious linens,newly laid fire wood, turn downs while we were at dinner and delicious fresh made cookies awaiting our return. We felt totally pampered and the 4 of us would not hesitate to come back again and would highly recommend the manor to friends and family. .
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