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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Sadly we only got to stay one night at Gilpin Hotel, it was a surprise pre-wedding night away booked by my husband. The moment you walk into Gilpin Hotel, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, every single member of staff in a credit to the hotel, polite, friendly and go out of there way to make you feel welcome.

The food is simply amazing, the chef really is a true craftsman, amazing, beautiful and mouth watering!!

The rooms are cosy, warm and decadent. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a luxury romantic break.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thank you for your fantastic review; we are so glad to read that you had a wonderful stay with us just before your wedding! We do hope we are able to welcome you back again soon.

Kindest regards,
Barney and Zoe Cunliffe

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Just came back from a minimoon at the Gilpin and it was great,lovely staff,great room and the hot tub was amazing,would highly recommend :)
We stayed in a garden room which was an upgrade from what we had booked we had a warm greeting and a tour of the hotel which was so beautiful ,it had such a lovely relaxed atmsophere.The room itself was impressive with gorgeous furnishings ,products etc and the hot tub was quite private.
The staff made us so welcome ,the service and food ....just brilliant
Thankyou!

Room Tip: Try a garden room !
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 999LauraM
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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

We don't get reviews better than that one so thanks very much indeed! Congratulations again on your recent marriage, we are so pleased you chose to spend your mini-moon with us and glad we were able to create the perfect atmosphere for you both.

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,
Barney & Zoe Cunliffe

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We decided to stay at the Lake House for a 2 night stay to celebrate my partners birthday. We were welcomed by Dave and Patrick who looked after us from start to finish. On the first day of arrival we had a wonderful afternoon tea which was prepared by Patrick and was absolutely wonderful. We were taken down to the main restaurant by a private taxi and by the way Steve the driver was extremely courteous and was then treated to a most wonderful gastronomic treat. From the canapés through to dessert it was absolutely 5 star + and a bit more. The following day we had a most wonderful freshly cooked breakfast prepared by Patrick and walked round the Tarn followed by a dip in the hot tub and a swim in the well appointed pool and sauna. We then got ready and you've guessed it went and had another fantastic dining experience. Attentive staff with a habit of just being there when required. All in all a really relaxing few days and thanks to all concerned. Simon & Debs

Room Tip: We preferred Maud in the Lake House as it has a wonderful lake view although looked in all rooms and...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

Thanks to you both for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. We are all delighted that you had the perfect stay at the Lake House especially Dave and Patrick who are really excited they got a mention!

We hope you come back and stay with us again soon.

Kind regards,
Barney & Zoe Cunliffe

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We have stayed at this hotel a couple of times, most recently last year, 2012. it is quite charming and chintzy, full of saggy sofas and Country House Hotel charm.

The food was very good, much better than most local hotels and the staff were very solicitous.

If you want a romantic break, have very deep pockets and want a quite backwater rather than a Cosmopolitan City Centre, Gilpin is a great choice.

The newer parts of the Hotel were quite contemporary, however, the older areas were starting to look rather dated. This and the very high prices are what have lead to this rating.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

This is the perfect hotel for a treat. It is too expensive for a week's holiday but such a treat for a special occasion. The family and staff are professional and friendly. The chef is so interested in customer satisfaction that he even put sweetbreads on the menu just for me. The wine list is extensive and there is something to please everyone. Rooms are spotless and very comfortable. A very well run hotel with excellent attention to detail. We have stayed there twice and are saving up to visit again.

Room Tip: Garden Suites and Junior Suites with direct access to well kept grounds are most peaceful.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter K
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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2013

Many thanks for your fabulous review; we are really popular with guests staying with us for a special occasion like celebrating a Birthday or Anniversary so we are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us.

We will all look forward to seeing you again for your third visit!

Kind regards,

Barney and Zoe Cunliffe

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We had a fabulous weekend, the room (Grasmere Junior Suite) was really lovely, extremely comfortable and absolutely spotless. The food was to die for -sincere compliments to the chef, but it was the staff who were outstanding in every way. They were impeccable, always with a smile and perfect service, a wonderful team without exception. Bravo Gilpin - we will be back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank EYXK120
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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2013

Wonderful! Thank you very much indeed for your superb review; we shall look forward to welcoming you back to the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
Barney & Zoe Cunliffe

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Stayed for 2 nights a few months ago and it was the most relaxing and luxurious break ever! The room - "cat bells" was beautiful, private and had a great hot tub outside! Food was unbelievable and the wines recommended were perfect. The second you arrive and sit down in the lounge in front of the fire, you immediately relax! It is worth every penny. Didn't use the nearby pool as we had a hot tub - but it is a great option if the weather isn't great.
Have recently booked to visit again for my honeymoon. Couldn't come soon enough!

Room Tip: Cat bells every time!
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

Ah the famous Cat Bells Garden Suite…always a favourite! Thank you for taking the time to write a superb review. Good luck with the wedding preparations and we will look forward to welcoming you back for your honeymoon!

Kind regards,
Barney & Zoe Cunliffe

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Additional Information about Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Windermere
#1 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range: £223 - £453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Gilpin is a very passionate family and team, dedicated to creating lasting memories for their guests, who return time and again for celebrations and escapes. Warmth and friendliness are balanced with extraordinary service, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences. This five star hotel comprises two separate estates in the beautiful Lake District, with a luxury country house on each. At Gilpin Hotel all of the 25 bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading directly onto the gardens - including six Garden Suites with their own cedarwood hot tubs, and five fabulous detached Spa Lodges. The Spa Lodges were added in 2016, and are cedar-clad with king size beds, gorgeous bathrooms and a fabulously private en-suite spa each, with a convertible treatment area, steam room, rain maker shower, free standing oval stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub surrounded by a walled garden. Add this to the mood lighting, fires, electric blinds and a state-of-the-art music system, and all of the senses are invigorated. Just a mile away at Gilpin Lake House, six gorgeous rooms share a fully staffed boutique hotel with a heated indoor swimming pool (for Lake House guests only), outdoor hot tubs and saunas, and exclusive access to 100 acres of grounds with a stunningly beautiful private lake. Our chauffeurs bring you to the hotel in the evening to dine. Dine in either the Michelin starred main restaurant, 'Hrishi', where Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours with just a twist of Asia, or in 'Gilpin Spice' a new informal restaurant transcending international boundaries, with an open kitchen focussing on dishes from the spice trail spanning the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and China. ... more   less 
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