This is a slightly more tricky review to write than I expected, we stayed for a few nights and had an enjoyable time, however we felt that something was lacking! There's nothing wrong with the hotel, so maybe it's just that the ambience is not 'us', having stayed elsewhere in The lakes previously...maybe that's the issue.
We had a fabulous room, large and very comfortable with great facilities including baths, en suite and sitting areas and I truly loved the room, a great place to go back to when the reception areas did not appeal.
The hotel is part of a 'village' style resort and the landscape is very pleasant, you can wander on site and see the Cabins and Cottages on offer as an alternative to the hotel or Brimstone. There's a choice of bars/restaurants and it's a very flat short walk to Wainwrights Pub (very good traditional pub food and great staff, I believe it's part of the hotel also) and Elterwater village, Tip-bring a torch for the evenings. The Pool area is lovely and a definite benefit after a day walking, or a day dodging bad weather, we didn't use the Spa so cannot comment.
The hotel staff were good and the food was good.
Just a little thing....on a couple of occasions something on offer drink-wise in one bar was not necessarily available at the other....even though the waiter had the drinks components in front of him to be able to make the requested drink.....maybe there's a reason I don't understand.....but..odd in a 4 star hotel!
Overall- I think it comes down to personal preference and the style of this hotel just wasn't us (it's large and slightly impersonal). It is very good and I actually can't fault it, but we just didn't 'love it'.
It is a good hotel with great facilities but... just consider if it has the sort of ambiance you are hoping for, especially in the school holidays when there will presumably be lots of young families and children around.
- 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