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Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens
Ranked #16 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not up to its full potential.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights on a groupon deal which is the only reason it's ok value. I definitely wouldn't pay full price for a room here. The whole place needs a revamp, the room was cold despite having a radiator and the shower was attached to the taps. However, there was plenty of hot water. Cleanliness was poor; the room and bathroom needed a good scrub and the room servicing was poor, they just remade the bed and didn't provide fresh towels, teacups or empty the bin. The food was quite tasty but maybe overpriced for pub food. It's very isolated so you have no choice but to eat there if you want a drink. However, the lounge was cosy with a fire and the staff were very friendly.

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  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on a group on deal- £79.00 b&b, glass of wine and afternoon tea 2 nights... Let me start with the negative...

We never received our glass of wine or afternoon tea - this was never mentioned on check in by the manager, and not one to ask for things we should of been offered on arrival we missed out on this.

The room walls are very thin - our neighbour clearly did not respect this and had the tv blasting till early hours in the morning, you can hear everything doors opening, taps running people talking - we were above the kitchen so could here fans, pots and pans etc...

Positive -
Great location if you drive.

Our room was a decent size with a bath which I did not expect to see, nice view from bedroom window and always warm.

Staff that we came across were friendly

We never ate in the restaurant but did have breakfast - very tasty and plenty to chose from

Overall for what we paid we could not complain ... I feel the place has great potential if the owners still had the ambition to run a venue like this, nice touch up on decor and spruce the place up overall it would be a great money maker!



Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Donna P
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Merseyside
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202 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed here for one night in March 2014. We found the staff very friendly and the food delicious. The breakfast was lovely and great value. The room was a little dated but for a night or two that didn't matter as the price was very good. The room was spacious and clean and had a good size TV. The bathroom was clean though the bathroom suite was very 1980s. The location is ideal for the South Lakes - very close to Kendal and about 10 miles from Bowness. Its just off the A590 so easy to travel to and from yet its so peaceful you feel you are in the heart of the Lakes.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Trekkin Traveller
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Stayed at the Gilpin Bridge Hotel & Inn for 2 nights in room 6.

Bad Points:

The room was very small.

The en-suite bathroom is very dated, as previous reviewers have mentioned the shower is very temperamental, the water pressure is very low and the shower water keeps going on and off during the shower also running hot and then cold as well, making a VERY unpleasant experience!

You can hear the toilet being used in the adjacent room (not a good thing!)

When we arrived there were no towels in the room and we were told that they were in the tumble drier and would be ready before bedtime!

The beds are VERY soft and as we were in a double room, the slightest movement by either of us caused a tidal wave in the bed!

We were promised cream tea on arrival but were told they had no scones, so we were given some cherry bake-wells with a pot of cream (not a normal combination)


Good Points:

Good English breakfast.

Good location to visit the Lakes area.

Nice beer in the pub

Good car park next to the Inn.

Very friendly.

As the tittle of this review says, it could do with an update, particularly the rooms/en-suite.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Recently purchased 2 nights stay with breakfast, afternoon tea and wine via groupon. The room was small and cold, the bathroom dirty and the plumbing is definitely not up to standard as the showers were weak and the toilet didn't flush properly. Stayed in room 7 and the noise from the opposite room was unbearable due to a guests loud snoring all night, could hear everything from the opposite room so clearly it was embarrassing and made you feel like you could not speak late on in-case you woke anyone else up. The location is isolated and a bit of a journey into Windermere. The food, however, was ok and the staff very friendly. We did not get afternoon tea on either day and it seems to me that you have to ask about everything you get on these groupon vouchers otherwise you wont get it. The bar was closed at 10PM on both nights and on the second night another guest threw stones at my window to alert me that they were locked out the hotel at (11PM) otherwise they were going to sleep in the car, it was freezing and wet and the other guests seemed a little traumatized. It seems to me the owners have no heart left in the place and that they don't care what experience its customers have.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Mark S
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Lytham St Annes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had a deal for £79 which gave us afternoon tea and two nights b/b.
Lovely welcome from Martin who was standing in for the owners,he was very helpful getting our luggage to the room and arranging for us to have afternoon tea in the bedroom at 5.30.
This comprised of fabulous ham and smoked salmon sandwiches,as I don't eat either of those Martin made me cheese sandwiches which were lovely,there was also scones with butter and jam and lovely chocolate fancies.
The bedroom wasn't massive but the beds were comfy and it was very quiet being at the back of the hotel.
Breakfast was great tasty porridge,various juices,we had milky coffee and then you had lots of choice off the full English menu.I had scrambled egg with fabulous eggy bread.
Our waitress was lovely and nothing was too much trouble.
We had a lovely journey on the A6 to the hotel with glorious sunshine.
Saturday was equally as sunny and we went to Broughton on Furness to our favourite cafe/bakery,they were in the final of the Best British Bakery and everything they make is superb.
We went to Barrow then Ulverston great views and lambs in the fields,a great round trip with a fantastic view of the hills.
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway is not far from the hotel.
Kendal is also a nice ride away and you can go through the Lythe Valley,then the Damson Dene which takes you to the back of Bowness.
A very good place to stay with lots of places to visit.
We had a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant,plenty of choice and good quality food.
Breakfast was as good on Sunday but after we went straight home as it was pouring down.
A big thank you to Martin for all his help,to Amy and Annie and Diane in the restaurant.
Hope you have a lovely wedding on Tuesday Marie,a lovely lady who helped out and we enjoyed talking to very much.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank LaLa1951
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Gilpin Bridge Hotel & Inn, and I would like to thank Terry and all his staff for a great couple of days. They made us feel so very welcome and went out of their way to pander to our needs.
The food was exceptional and the room was clean and warm, just the thing when you get back from a cold walk in the hills.
We met some lovely people in the bar and the whole atmosphere was one of relaxation around the fire.
I would recomment the Gilpin Bridge Inn to anyone and we will definately return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens
Address: Bridge End Cottages | Levens, Kendal LA8 8EP, England (Formerly Gilpin Bridge Hotel & Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From beginning of November 2015 the Gilpin Bridge Inn has been taken over by locals & we plan to put this Inn back on the map. We have 8 letting rooms all with ensuite. A function room for your parties, meetings etc. A great selection on our menus both lunch & evening and on a Sunday we serve a traditional sunday lunch which can be accompanied by a cheeky pint or maybe a cup of coffee. When visiting you will only find the staff with a big smile, a great sense of humour & more than happy to help you so please visit & make yourself at home in our traditional country inn. ... more   less 
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