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“Wonderful location and staff”
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The Samling Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful location and staff”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The location of this hotel is stunning with truely superb views over the lake. The staff's attention to detail is second to none, with some of the finest food you'll ever eat served in a relaxed and intimate setting. They serve one of the best breakfasts I think you'll ever eat.
It was however let down a bit by the condition of the room which was starting to look a little rough round the edges.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

10 stars for everything, 5 just aren't enough !!!
Location,welcome,all staff, from reception to restaurant and housekeeping were helpful,cheerful and so professional which made for a truly first class stay. Breakfast splendid,room wonderful and evening meal delicious.

Room Tip: We had a peep into a couple of the other rooms and they were just as gorgeous as ours,so all rooms w...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

My wife and visited The Samling Hotel for the first time and were very impressed
The staff led by George were excellent, extremely helpful. knowledgeable and professional.
The food was superb, imaginative and extremely tasty.
The restaurant staff, especially our young lady waitress were outstanding.
We stayed in the Dovesnest which was a lovely room and we particularly enjoyed the hot tub with the wonderful views of Windermere.

Definitely our new No 1 favourite hotel in the Lakes

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, UK
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

My partner and I stayed in this hotel in April for a birthday celebration. The road to the entrance is very narrow but when you arrive everything is breathtaking, from the hotel itself to the stunning view. On arrival the staff are very polite and explained everything. We had a dinner reservation in the fantastic restaurant later that night and were thrilled with the free uograde to the 7 course taster menu (a must if you are staying here) it was delicious!
We stayed in the Yan, whilst not the most plush the hotel has to offer it was still lovely and the decor was nice with a lovely sunken bath.
Overall everything was great and we will be returning. However, if you venture out to the hot tub at night be sure to take a torch as its pitch black! I think they should get a light up there to be honest.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

My husband and I stayed here for his birthday treat. It didn't disappoint. The view from the hotel is beautiful and even though Ambleside and Bowness are very close we wouldn't have known it was so quiet. The room was good but the bathroom was gorgeous. Try and book a room with a view; we were in Dovenest which is at the back so unfortunately for us no view. The 7 course dinner was delicious, each course cooked, explained and served with love. All the staff are very professional and George was great, nothing was too much trouble for him. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and for a bit of romance.

Room Tip: Dovenest has no view
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This is our second visit to The Samling and it surpassed our expectations. From the warm welcome, to the professional and caring staff to the amazing food, beautifully served and
presented by Tom a very knowledgeable waiter. The house is lovely and our very comfortable room had stunning views over Windermere and the beautiful gardens which were just full
of colour (a lovely time of year to visit).
Go and try the hotel out, its well worth a visit.

Room Tip: If you can afford to, opt for a room with a Lake View
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Had a most enjoyable day recently at The Samling. Booked in for lunch with friends and were met on arrival by Jonny who welcomed us and organised our pre-lunch drinks in the beautiful lounge. The intimate dining room overlooked the lake, where we enjoyed the most fantastic food, each course expertly described by the most attentive and professional staff. Back to the lounge for coffee and petit fours, before a lovely walk around the gardens in the sunshine. We had to leave eventually, and wished we had booked for dinner! Top marks for excellent food and personal service. Look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Samling Hotel

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):
3 Aa Red Star Hotel 3 Aa Rosettes1 Michelin Star ... more   less 
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