We stayed at the Langdale for my birthday February 2013, this was our 4th visit. We have been very spoilt when staying here in the past, always having signature rooms (the cheapest) they have always been immaculate and very luxurious.
However this time we were placed in, what I assume was a family room, it was dark and tired looking, a far cry from what we have been blessed with before. Don't get me wrong, if we did not know what the other rooms were like we would have been happy. My husband spoke to reception and agreed to pay an extra £50 for our 3 night stay and we were upgraded to a Waterside Feature Room. This was more like it. We had room 174.
The room was beautiful and with the river just outside the sounds were relaxing and not at all intrusive. I will not spoil it!
The service was a little slower then the other times we had been there, however in their defence it was busy, being half term. For example one night we had to request serviettes as they were forgotten on our table, nothing major. The Terrace restaurant is our favourite when it comes to food, however if you feel the cold like me, during winter months it's best to sit nearer the entrance (in the pool side). The Terrace has a nice little bar, however this time round there seemed to be more people sitting around waiting for their loved ones to get out of the pool, someone even walked in, wet in their costume, not nice when you are enjoying a pre dinner drink!
We ate for the first time at Wainwrights Inn, this is a LOVELY little pub and serves the best food with a lovely atmosphere. It is mainly used by guests from the hotel but the locals are friendly, especially a gent with his 2 rather round border collies. If your planning on walking to Wainwrights, take a torch the road is very dark!
It snowed heavily while we were there, and they coped very well, a tractor seemed to constantly be ploughing snow from the drive, and even our path to our room (in an outbuilding) was cleared.
The Spa is very nice, although was crowded while we were there, there aren't many seats and those that were available had towels on them, the jacuzzi is very warm!
We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to returning soon, maybe at a quieter time of the year. Considering a Timeshare property in the future due to our desire to return again and again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Langdale Hotel offers a choice of high quality 4-star bedrooms in a variety of styles. All the 56 rooms include Sealy beds manufactured locally in Wigton, Cumbria made up with the finest Egyptian cotton linen, down filled duvets and luxurious finishing touches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Langdale Hotel Ambleside, Lake District