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“Absolutely lovely but a bit on the stuffy side for the young!”

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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“Absolutely lovely but a bit on the stuffy side for the young!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

Gorgeous place with fabulous hot tubs and gorgeous grounds - we really enjoyed our stay but for us it was all a bit formal and stuffy. The food was lovely - well thought out and presented and the room we stayed in was fab. Overly formal ambience in the restaurant spoiled it a bit.

Watch out for the hot-tubs though - the chlorine is pretty overbearing and will ruin your cozzies!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

I booked this small select hotel as a birthday [BIG BIRTHDAY] treat for my husband. Cannot fault it-We had a garden suite complete with outside deck and hot-tub.The suite itself was superb-huge bed-fab. bathroom and quality specs. good quality bedlinen and Molton Beown toiletries -soft thick towels robes etc-lots of thoughtful details throughout. And now to the House itself-every public area lounges dining areas and verandahs-just oozes style-but not pretentious. The food-we had breakfast and dinner in our deal-was superb! The proverbial icing on the cake however is the staff! They are a great team-and the family/owners seem to really care. So if you you want a bit of pampering-all these lovely people will take care of you-it is'nt cheap-but if you can you should!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

From the Cunliffe`s , to the General manager to the front of house staff and all other restaurant and bar staff - all very attentive and friendly but discreet. We were blessed with great weather so able to use the outside areas after some great walks above Grasmere and Ambleside. Far , far from the maddening crowds. An eden. Wines and food alone worth the the drive for. And for that something special - the garden suites are worth the extra. We are already planning another trip back in the Autumn, winter.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

This is the second time we have stopped at the Gilpin Lodge. The first time was on our honeymoon back in Sep 2008 and recently in May 2010. We stopped in the Seargent suite on both occasions and have to comment on how well presented & clean the room is. The views from the hot-tub were amazing espically the Llama's. The service & food provided by the Cunliffe family is truly wold class. I would give this hotel 10/10.

Chris & Jude Clarkin

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2010

I was looking for a luxurious and relaxing hotel for my Birthday and found exactly that at Glipin Lodge. The hotel is stylish & beautifully appointed, we had a warm welcome and were swiftly shown to our beautiful Garden Suite. A lovley large room with its own deck and a hot tub. There was everything you might expect and a few additional toughtful touches. We loved the peacefulness of the location and the opportunity for some quality time together. The Cedar Hot tub was a wonderful extra, we sat and enjoyed the view of the neighbouring sheep wandering by. The dining experience was also good, the lounges for pre dinner drinks were very comfortable and had a lovely atmosphere, the chef produced a lovley meal with obviously locally sourced produce. WInes suggested matched well. All in all I would highly recommend a stay at Gilpin.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2010

We have just had a lovely weekend at Gilpin Lodge.The room was very comfortable, with contemporary decor, and had everything you could possibly need.The public areas are comfortable,and nowhere ever felt crowded, although the hotel was full.The staff are friendly and helpful,check in was quick and simple, unlike some places we have visited.The dinners were very good indeed, as were the breakfasts.Altogether,we had a very enjoyable weekend indeed, and hope to return in the not to distant future.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2010

i stayed at gilpin over the easter break. all of the staff were very friendly and gave us plenty of advice on what we can do nearby. the whole hotel (including the bar area, restaurant, rooms) is decorated beautifully. rooms were very clean and well-equipped. we ate at the restaurant every night and the food was superb!
highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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