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The Windermere Hotel

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2013

My husband & I were given a two night break at the Windermere Hotel for a birthday present this year. We have just returned after only staying one night. The lift up to the first floor was too small to accommodate two people & cases. The superior room we were booked into was far from it, to be fair it...

4Thank Sue C
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review , I am very disappointed we didn’t meet your expectations, I will take your comments on board and I hope you find a hotel that suits your needs better. Kind Regards Giles

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Travelling to The Windermere Hotel in the lakes by train is definitely the way to avoid Shearings endless coach journey. The station is opposite the hotel and next to the very helpful Tourist Information Centre.Service. Stagecoach buses leave from the station to various parts of the Lakes and we could use our bus pass as appropriate Welcoming reception staff offered...

1Thank Robert L
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you very much for your great feedback on your stay with us. I am so pleased you had a really enjoyable weekend exploring the lakes and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind Regards Giles

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Travelled by feeder coach with Shearings to Corley then on to Windermere with a Grand Tourer, we had started from Gt Yarmouth at 08.20 and arrived at the hotel at 18.45 a long journey but quite comfortable with plenty of rest stops. Our driver was very safe with plenty of information. The hotel was superb, clean and bright with excellent...

1Thank colin t
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Colin and Anne, So pleased to hear your stay with us was so enjoyable, it’s always nice to receive such positive comments regarding our hotel and staff they are always appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Giles.

Sale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We booked as individual travellers Friday to Monday and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Windermere. The meals are above average and the portions just right. Ensure you pay for parking at the hotel, very convenient as the hotel is at the top of a very steep hill. People with bad legs beware! Our room was at the front with...

1Thank Mr J
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time in posting your feedback, I am delighted you would recommend us and you would book again. Sorry you felt the bar staff were not smiley enough, I am surprised because you can read so many other reviews stating how the staff are the hotel’s biggest asset. I totally agree our scenic view...

Reviewed 5 November 2013

Elderly couple, 3 nights WE B&B £99each. Room 45, lower ground floor, 6 doors and 12 steps from reception. But nearer access from bottom of car park. Room average size. Clean, well serviced. Old mattresses but slept well after long walks. Breakfasts well presented and hot. Prunes and grapefruit with cereals but must ask for yoghurt. Excellent coffee. Courteous, efficient,...

1Thank bettike
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Windermere Hotel. Your comments are very positive, and I will ensure all the team get to see them - they deserve this praise, and your waiter Janos and Elaine will also be happy with their special mentions. Thank you for this wonderful review and hope to see...

Reviewed 30 October 2013

We spent a wet weekend here at the end of October. However the hotel is very near the bus station and train station so we were able to get a bus to wherever we wanted to go, leaving the car in the hotel car park for which we had paid £5 per day. We had a superior room, very clean...

1Thank Sheila P
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Windermere Hotel is indeed an ideal location and I am glad you appreciated the stunning views for your bedroom. Our Saturday night singer is always well received. I have passed on your kind comments to all the staff. Thank you for your feedback I am so pleased your stay with us was an enjoyable one and we look...

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Looking for a base to explore the lake District (Walks/lake cruises/local shopping/scenic drives) - After much deliberation with so many Hotels and B&B's to choose from and reviews to read we opted for this Hotel (Half board) to stay for a week . The Hotel manager (Giles) and his staff were both polite and very helpful (I'm sure Giles doesn't...

1Thank Brian H
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer So many previous reviewers have mentioned the Windermere Hotel is in a perfect location for enjoying the Lake District and with good service from very helpful staff. I am glad you chose us and found us excellent value for money and it would be great to see you back with us again very soon. Kind Regards Giles

Reviewed 14 October 2013

My wife and I spent four nights at The Windermere Hotel in late September and found very little to find fault with. We were on the 2nd floor and had a lovely view over the town towards the lake. Due to the usual Lakeland weather we usually returned to our room carrying wet coats, so a couple of hooks near...

1Thank lutleyyeltz
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your wonderful review of the Windermere Hotel, and I am so glad you picked up on our staff and food I agree both are a key element of ensuring guests have great experience when staying with us. Your other comments and opinions have been duly noted. I have already rewarded and praised the staff and...

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The hotel is very easy to find back from the main road in Windermere town. Excellent location for the train and/or walking, there is a very pleasant 15 minute walk up the hill behind the hotel with fantastic views of the lake and if you are feeling energetic you can walk to Ambleside in under 2 hours with a bit...

1Thank stuarttoole
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I agree we are in an idea location for all public transport and the famous Orrest Head view point where you can see the full length of Lake Windermere. I am glad you appreciated the continuous on going up keep of this wonderful 1847 building. Thank you for taking the time in posting your experience of your stay,...

Reviewed 7 October 2013

We arrived Friday 4th October for a 3 night weekend break and were greeted by Giles and we instantly were made to feel very welcome. The location is superb, the hotel very tastefully decorated and all the staff very pleasant. Our waiter Janos was excellent. We will definitely be returning for another break at this hotel.

5Thank MichaelAandJaneS
gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer WOW what a great review thank you. I have shown your comments to all the staff, Janos and I are over the moon with our special mentions. I hope to see you again soon at the Windermere Hotel for more exploring of the Lake District Kindest Regards Giles

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Windermere has been called the ‘Gateway to the Lakes.’ With mountains, moors, lakes and tarns it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the splendour of the English countryside, right in the heart of the Lake District. The Windermere Hotel occupies an excellent location at the head of the village of Windermere itself. Built from traditional Lakeland slate, our hotel is listed by English Heritage, and is one of the oldest hotels in Windermere having opened back in 1847 to coincide with the construction of the local railway. The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the local villages of Bowness and Windermere, as well as the beautiful Lake District scenery. ... more   less 

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Address: Kendal Road, Windermere LA23 1AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: £82 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Windermere Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
The Hotel Windermere
Windermere The Hotel
Windermere Hotel Windermere
The Windermere Hotel Lake District
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#16 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
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“We had 127 and it was fine”
terryc617, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room at the front of the hotel for the views.”
Trikegirl, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If there are any, ask for a room that's been renovated”
  • Top of drawer unit
  • Rotten window sill
  • Wall behind the curtain
  • Behind the curtain
895pamc, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“To enjoy the lakes this hotel is the perfect base”
U700RCchriss, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If its not raining the view from the hotel are stunning.If you like a view its worth paying.”
292JonH, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
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