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The Samling Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
manchester
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“Luxury at its best”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

What a treat to stay at this hotel. Such a beautiful, exclusive setting away from the main road between Windermere and Ambleside. As other reviews mention, the driveway is rather steep but this is part of the charm of the place, and all vehicles have no issues making their way from the main road to the hotel building. All rooms have an individual style and layout which is lovely. We had exclusive use of the hotel on the first night of the stay as our party was fairly large. The service we received was second to none and our every need was catered for. The staff will stay up as late as you do in the bar to serve you drinks.
I would definiately recommend a stay here and the food is just glorious. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2010.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Words cannot describe how fantastic our weekend at The Samling was. From start to finish the service was impeccable, the rooms both cosy and luxurious, the views of Lake Windemere were stunning (when it didn't rain). The only negative was the fact that the entrance to the hotel's sweeping driveway can be challenging to see at night and quite scary to drive out of and straight onto a main road. But don't let that put you off. The hotel is beautifully decorated on the interior whilst mainta ining its old England facade on the exterior.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Stayed at the Samling this weekend after reading all the rave reviews. We were not disappointed. The best service I can remember in a long time and the surroundings are beautiful. The rooms are amazing, we stayed in Dove Cottage and have to say the bathroom was fabulous. We also took advantage of the hot tub which you are able to book privately.

The food is equally impressive, but it's the standard of service and how they make you feel like each member of staff is there just to look after you that makes the difference.

If I had to try and find fault then there are a few minor niggles with the decor and a bit of flaking paint above the shower? The odd loose hook here and there but nothing that distracts from a fabulous hotel.
Understandable in such traditional lodgings.
Great relaxing break. Recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

We had high expectations of this hotel but were somewhat disappointed. As has been mentioned in previous reviews, the staff were exceptional, particularly at dinner.
The rooms were disappointing and could not be described as 'luxury' - there was little in terms of furnishings, fittings or 'extras' that could be described as 'high end'.
The food on the other hand was 'high end' although could have been hotter. Presentation and taste were exceptional. A super breakfast too! Would I go again - no. This hotel needs some serious up-grading rooms to bring it up to the standard of hotels with comparable prices. Sorry!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The Samling Hotel
Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Windermere
#6 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Samling Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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