"Not worth the money"
I was looking forward to going this hotel and was very disappointed. It is definitely NOT worth the money. When I got there I thought I was lost and that I had made a mistake. The pictures are very misleading... The hotel isn't even on the lake. My room was small and dark with a tiny bathroom. The room has a super old TV with a VCR (yes a VCR!!!) and […] it did not have internet access. It felt like my grandmother's house in the 80's. The place is OK but not worth the money at all. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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
"Zuhause mit Seele!"
Sehr viel Seele, toller Service und excellentes Essen. Jederzeit gerne wieder. Wir haben bereut, nur 2 Nächte gebucht zu haben!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Inn, Wonderful Respite, Relaxing with Great Meals and Service"
11/10/14 Peggy C Cooperstown, New York
We stayed here for a week night on off season in November. Even though we were the only guests at the Manor, the staff was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed hot apple cider in the living room upon arrival, followed by finger sandwiches and cookies with hot tea in the library after we got settled in our room. We loved the attention to detail and the care and preservation of this beautiful Manor. It has a wonderful view of the water which we enjoyed from our front corner room called the Windsor. Having a wood burning fire in the fireplace in our room at night was wonderful. While we were on the road driving prior to check-in the staff called us to ask if we'd like to have dinner at the Manor that night. We're really glad we did, as the meal was delicious. We had a table right by the fire in the dining room. Breakfast the next morning was also in the dining room, and was very good. Summer and Fall Foliage are their high seasons, and the Manor is quite busy with many guests. Even with the weather being dreary outside and it was off-season, we really enjoyed our stay at the Manor. We
11/10/14 ati1984 Baltimore, MD
We never met the owners, but this is a lovely B&B but of all the ones we stayed for our honeymoon week, this one lacked that “welcome home” warmth we were embraced with at the others. We found this B&B on Trip Advisor as the best in New Hampshire. We had never been to Vermont and New Hampshire so we set out from Maryland to explore these beautiful states with sights on making it to this retreat. We did not have a plan or itinerary. We stayed in some beautiful 2 and 3 bedroom suites, that we happened to find upon the way, with fireplace, jacuzzi and even breakfast in bed for less than a third of your place, even with your 2 night special ($710 for 2 nights with dinner, that does not include drinks). The other places left cookies AND milk in our room, fresh flowers throughout the place and in our room along with fresh ice, juice and cream for our morning coffee. We were not given anything special at the Manor. We were not greeted with a warm hello or ‘let me take your coat’ when we arrived….more like a ‘here is your brochure’, let me show you around. We only made breakfast one morning as we slept through it the second and we did dinner which was great and the server was the warmest of those working there, along with the grounds keeper who was always singing and very friendly. The Sandwich room was nice and the most expensive $430/night with fireplace, Jacuzzi and view of the lake. The TV was too small as we borrowed your “VCR” tape of On Golden Pond, but the furniture was not really tv or fireplace friendly, we tried to move it around … you might want to rethink that and put a flat screen above the fireplace and perhaps two chairs with ottomans or a cozy couch in front? Not that you want to watch TV on your honeymoon, but watching a movie is romantic. We were shown the closet of information and I spent about 20 minutes in there and borrowed a book to take back to the room, but no one noticed us or was really around to ask where to go or what not to miss in your lovely town so we drove around a bit and found we probably picked a bad time of year to visit as summer fun was over and winter had not yet begun. We did some hiking, waterfalls, covered bridges and were a bit disappointed in the shopping area and then found out we missed the lock behind it, as told by our server. There were a zillion B&B's around that looked nice too and for much less the cost. I rarely leave a negative review as there are always bad days but felt the need to let you know how we felt. We had a wonderful week but will check out other venues in the area on our next visit.
"Perfect spot for a weekend getaway!"
11/02/14 slk12duke Boston, Massachusetts
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Manor for a night to celebrate our first anniversary together. We absolutely loved it and are already talking about going back again next year. We stayed in the Avon room - the wood burning fireplace, comfortable king size bed, and large hot tub were wonderful. Both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant were top notch - definitely could compete with our favorite restaurants in Boston! The Manor's staff were pleasant, friendly, and welcoming. I would definitely recommend the Manor to others and look forward to my next stay!
10/27/14 Peter S Sandbach, United Kingdom
This proved to be the highlight of our trip through New England. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in! American version of the English Country House Hotel. Great location, excellent staff and facilities including complimentary afternoon tea daily and a very good restaurant. Attention to detail was superb. Nothing too much trouble. Owner Brian was great with lots of tips and helpful advice. Stayed for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. Great base for exploring the White Mountains National Park and the New Hampshire Lake district. Can't recommend this place highly enough.
"Relaxing Inn & Outstanding Squam Lake Area Location"
10/17/14 Beatthedrum Itasca, Illinois
Stayed here while visiting the New Hampshire/Vermont areas in Fall for an anniversary trip & great choice. The staff also very friendly. If a fan of the movie classic "On Golden Pond", this is an outstanding inn to stay to check out Squam Lake area. Our room (Avon) comfortable, roomy & great views. They have a great pub for pre-dinner drink & food selections excellent. Only negative: Bit pricey. And you have to cross a road to get to Squam Lake. But be sure to take advantage of their canoes that they make available for guests.
"Amazing lodge surrounded by spectacular views"
10/16/14 fercho29 Miami, Florida
We felt in love with this Bed & Breakfast with my wife as soon as we arrived. We were coming from a bad motel in Weirs Beach, so this was day and night. The property is located in a wonderful location, and I did not find that it was not well preserved, as some other reviewers think. I mean, it is an old mansion, surrounded by woods and lakes, in a place where snows half of the year, so it will not look as new, but we found that the old vintage style fits perfectly well. We got the Canterbury room in the second Floor, which was huge, with a King Bed (actually there were two twins together). The view from our window was awesome, you cannot ask for a nicer view of lake and mountains. We arrived when tea time was finishing, but they waited for us to serve a cup of tea and eat some finger sandwiches before they took out the service. There was an expresso machine inside the room, so we had some coffee before going for a walk to the lake. What an amazing walk! We arrive to the shores of Squam Lake right when the sun was coming down through the mountains, so it was REALLY the Golden Pond we saw in the movies. I could not stop taking pictures. The hot water for the shower was perfect, and they provide good L'Occitane soap and shampoo products, as well as a basket in the corridor with toothpaste, shaving cream and everything else, just in case you forgot something. We got dinner at their restaurant. Although it is a bit expensive, it is really worth it every penny. I am a duck lover and like to try duck every time it is available. The smoked duck I got there was one of the best I ever tried. The same for the dessert, a chocolate soufflé with caramelized cherries, it was yummy. My wife also had great food, everything was perfect. Beds were very comfortable, we slept so well that it was hard to get out the next day and leave :-) The breakfast was very tasty too, and everybody in service very polite. I got some crepes filled with sweet cream chess and pineapple, a very interesting combination. We are really planning to get back to the Manor in the future. They offer some cooking two days package, which my wife would love to do while I will be hiking the many trails around and taking thousands of pictures :-)
"Good but needs an update"
09/20/14 Tugwood London
First point to make is that although you can see the lake from the hotel, it is not actually on the lake. It is set well-back with a road in between. There is no reception as such, we just called hello and the receptionist came out from the office. She asked us in to the office to check-in which was ok. She told us where everything was and then took us to our room. We stayed in ‘Yorkshire’, a very nice room, large, with a seating area with wood-burning fireplace, Jacuzzi and separate bedroom. There were towels on the bed rolled into the shape of two loons, which was sweet. The sitting area looks out over the lawns and down to the trees around the lake. The bedroom, with comfortable bed, had the same view, but a little to the side with a better view of the lake. The only gripe was that if people were walking across the lawn or on the drive, they could see straight into the rooms. There are two tv’s but the reception is poor (no digital). However, I appreciate this is not a problem for many as you don’t really come to this area to watch tv! There is also a video player, and a CD player in the bedroom. Turndown service in the evening, and they leave you a little packet of cookies on the bed. The bathroom was nice – stand-alone shower, with L’Occitane toiletries. The Jacuzzi was between the bedroom and sitting area and worked well. The lounge area of the hotel is nice, with jigsaw puzzles, chess and books for guests. Breakfast is included in the price – cereals, fruit and a menu if you wanted something hot. We had dinner in the Restaurant, which was lovely. Excellent food and a lovely waitress (Katie). A goat cheese mousse amuse bouche started the meal, (have added some pictures of the food – it paints a thousand words!). However, the hotel itself feels a little tired. This is just cosmetic and could be righted with a few little touches. Replacing the towels in the bathrooms as they were frayed around the edges, replacing a few carpets (ours had a lot of burn marks on it from the fireplace), that sort of thing. Maybe slatted blinds in the rooms so that you can have daylight coming in, but retain your privacy. Also, I think having a carpet in the corridor would be a good idea. The wood floor looks nice but it does mean you hear everyone going past your room. Maybe consider having an i-pod dock in the room, rather than a CD player. It seems like the owners have a couple of interns from the UK each year, to either learn the trade or get some experience of running a business. This is great, they were very nice and you get a competent check-in, but you don’t get that bonhomie and welcome that you would expect from a hotel such as this. We had booked a table for dinner and within two hours of arriving we were asked by the same lady who checked us in whether we had a dinner reservation and our name! This hotel has so much going for it, but it just needs that extra bit to make it outstanding.
"Resturant Was Wonderful"
09/16/14 BETHANY D POMFRET CENTER
This lovely old inn was a wonderful treat for a evening meal! The food was outstanding, with great presentation and amazing taste! My husband I were totally happy with our meals. The dinning room is beautiful over looking the lake. The service was relaxed and very good! The food is high priced but worth every penny! We did not stay here this time but probably would. It looks like they are trying to do some work to up date the building.
"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.
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