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Grey Walls Hotel
Ranked #80 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed here for a wedding we attended in Windermere we couldn't get in to any other hotel and this offered a cheap price. We arrived in the main lounge/bar which were abit misleading but didn't cause a problem. The room were massive and very nice the only problem I found is that the views were lovely but when I opened the window to see the views the window wouldn't close, however this didn't cause us a problem and we just got on with things. We had breakfast in the morning which were included in the price of 49 pounds each and set us up for the day. We had a good time but didn't spend much time in the hotel its self

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Scone, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Spacious room, friendly staff, good service. offers a generous cooked breakfast. Chris behind the bar was particularly helpful. Would stay there again. Tariff for a last minute walk in was reduced to 70 pounds. Accommodation in this area is quite steep.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Once again We payed the Grey Walls a visit
We had a fantastic five day stay (originally 3 day) There are big changes starting with new furniture and patio heaters in the beer garden and the fabulous new menu We ate there every night we didn't need to go elsewhere the menu is exciting to choose from the food is superb What more do you want ? Its clean friendly the atmosphere is great and so is the new menu

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Went in for a meal with my husband after overhearing the landlady saying how good the new menu was. I ordered chicken and my husband had fish and chips. After a while the landlady came out to tell us that they had run out of chips and we could have mash or curly fries, neither of which were an appetising thought. When we got our food not only did it look poor quality it tasted dreadful. The chicken was tasteless and dry and the fish was like something out of a budget frozen food shop. We come to Windermere 5 or 6 tines a year but we will never eat here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We loved it there. The staff was wonderful, the breakfasts delicious, and it was so convenient to everything. I would love to go back and spend more time there. We ate dinner there one of the two nights and had their large steak special, and it was perfect (and so were the chips).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Grey Walls is a pretty grey building just a short walk from Windermere train station. It is a standard B&B with a lovely bar & restaurant. The best thing about this place though, is the staff. This family-run hotel gives you impeccable service with a smile. No request is too much for the staff there, they even chilled our wine in their fridge! The restaurant has a great menu including some offers on special days of the week. As a resident, you can ask for a loyalty card which allows you to have a discount at the bar for drinks. It is the only bar in the area that stays open past 11PM/12AM. There are friendly regulars and a free pool table, you are sure to have a good laugh here and a great, comfortable, relaxed stay. Thank you very much for an amazing stay! You helped make our holiday. From Sam & Aislínn :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

New menu is amazing and at great prices. Staff and owners are so friendly and welcoming. Thank you for a wonderful meal. We will be back for sure. Its located in central Windermere so please give it a go, its a must :-)

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grey Walls Hotel
Address: Elleray Road, Windermere LA23 1AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Grey Walls Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grey Walls offers quality guest accommodation in the heart of the English Lake District. An ideal place to lay your head after a day's walking in the hills, relax with a drink or enjoy a hearty meal in the Greys Inn traditional pub. We have 9 ensuite rooms, individually designed, including Double, Twin, Triple & Single. Our room rates include complimentary breakfast. All our rooms are serviced daily and include: Shower, Tea and Coffee tray, TV. Room rates start from £35pppn. Great for those arriving by train or wishing to explore the surrounding areas, 2 minute walk from Windermere rail station, 15 minute walk to the lake and plenty of other walks and activities within walking distance. ... more   less 
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