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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is a great hotel for couples. Very relaxing and in a beautiful setting. The staff are very friendly, thanks to Dario.The desserts are superb (be sure not to miss this!), and the rooms very beautifully decorated! Had a wonderful dinner!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Most Americans only visit London. But for those who are adventurous and want something different, then the Lake District won't disappoint and Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
will be the highlight of any trip outside London. When Richard greets you at the door with a smile and his quick wit and helps you with your luggage, you will immediately feel the warmth and welcoming feel of this hotel. THe rooms are all gorgeous and oversized with baths that are fabulous. Why can't American hotels have heated towel racks? THe food and service in the dining room was exemplary. We were greeted by the charming manager. The staff are friendly and most efficient. THe owners stop by to greet the guests personally. The lake house is about a mile away - and that is total pampering.
This is where the spa is -as well as the pool and more beautiful suites.
Sadly, we only had one night, but if we could have changed plans to stay another few nights we would have. I highly recommend a trip to the Lake District. It's a great stopping point on the way to Edinburgh or Gleneagles or another great hotel in Scotland. Oh -and the Trifle with Chantilly cream is the BEST reason to return.

Room Tip: Any room is fabulous- but Troubeck has a huge private terrace and about a 50 yard walk to see the llamas. Yes. There are llamas.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NYCtravelagent
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed at the Lake House for one night and oh my how we wish we could have stayed longer. You arrive at the main hotel and are directed with a map to the Lake House - situated up a country lane approx. 1 mile away through wrought iron gates and welcomed by a member of staff. It's really like staying in a private house but with a few other people. Exceptional service that is friendly but not over familiar. We stayed in Ethel which is a smaller room but beautifully presented with an amazing view. Amazing spa with the best view I've ever had out of a treatment room. Comfy lounges and beautiful gardens to sit and enjoy a drink before dinner or breakfast as we did. A chauffeur picks you up at a pre-arranged time to transport you to the main hotel for dinner. The main hotel is stunning too with a beautiful terrace where we enjoyed champagne and a plate of iberico ham plus canapés. A true delight and we WILL return!

Room Tip: All the rooms are stunning, but Harriet is the largest and Agie has a view of the car park. Ethel is smaller but with a view of the lake.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sarahLincs
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed in the Beatrice room at the Lakehouse for my wifes 30th birthday and can not fault anything about this place. We booked the Jetty Spa Trail which included an aromatherapy consultation, private use of the swimming pool, a full back, neck and head massage, afternoon tea in the boathouse, and champagne in the hot tub. It was then arranged for the chauffeur to pick us up and take us up to the hotel for drinks & canapés followed by a four course meal. The food was amazing, and deserves to be Michelin starred. Then chauffeur driven back to the Lakehouse. Beautiful place, the staff and manager at the Lakehouse couldn't do enough for us and I would recommend this retreat to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed at the Lake House for the second time and it was as good as the first time. Beautiful location,superb service,relaxing and rejuvenating. Its hard to imagine anything better . Food at the main hotel is superb and the staff make you feel like you don't want to go home.

Room Tip: Stay at the Lake House ! All the rooms are superb.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John D
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