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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I'd had this hotel on my radar for some years and regret not coming sooner. I've missed out on a comfortable and culinary experience.
My wife and myself arrived to see two McLaren sports cars either side of the front door and a Rolls Royce in the car park. A good start for this petrol head. Apparently, McLaren had a meeting in the hotel.
We were warmly greeted by the reception staff and a porter assisted with our luggage.
The micro-size lift, with literary decoration, took us to the second floor, where our room
(Lake Room) was situated. It had a lovely aspect across gardens and Rutland Water, at the rear of the hotel. On a cold day it was delightfully warm and cosy. A very minor issue was that the bathroom window would not close fully. The frame needed attention, but it was only a small gap, and the radiator and towel rail within the room provided more than adequate heating.
The food was excellent, both in the evening and at breakfast, and the staff efficient and friendly. Literally, service with a smile, and great to see. My wife is a little fussy with her food, but nothing was too much trouble for the serving and kitchen staff. All her needs were met.
We will definitely return, and not leave it so long next time.

Room Tip: If you want a view the rear rooms would probably be best.
Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank rapton
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We visited Hambleton Hall for my birthday on Valentine's Day for lunch. The service was excellent from the start. We were shown to a comfortable lounge area for pre lunch drinks and the opportunity to peruse the menu. The dining room provides good views across to Rutland Water. The food was cooked to perfection Our party sampled the wild mushroom risotto and the pate de foie gras starters and the duck, beef and turbot mains. The wine list was impressive as well. All in all a first rate experience.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
1  Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We stayed for a celebratory weekend for our wedding anniversary. The staff were welcoming, friendly and made our stay memorable with some wonderful personal touches. All the staff we encountered were helpful and we had some outstanding food in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We love coming here. Its not only a beautiful location right on the edge of Rutland water it alsi gives amazing service. The staff are friendly and attentive with oyt being intrusive. We came here for two nights for our honey moon with our 20 month old daughter. We were here last year for my birthday. But the high light of any visit here is tge restaurant. The food is to die for. Beautifully cooked and beautifully presented. If your looking for a special yreat this is it.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
1  Thank Gareth W
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We stayed for two nights on a bed, breakfast and dinner package. Hambleton Hall has a great position, along with Hambleton Village on a peninsula in Rutland Water. There are lovely views, and the footpath/cycle track round the peninsula runs past the bottom of the hotel grounds. The only snag with the location, a temporary one, is the huge construction work for a new house next door. The hotel is full of character, and beautifully furnished throughout. We were in the Lake Room on the second floor, with the views to fit its name. It was very comfortable, with a very large, well-fitted bathroom. Breakfast had a good choice, and dinner was outstanding. The only qualification on the food is that it has a very clear style which we enjoyed, but might not appeal to everyone. The service throughout our stay was impeccable. Overall, a superb hotel with a fully deserved reputation.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Verulam
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