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Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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Reviewed 22 September 2008

Just got back from a weekend break in the Lake District.

Booked the hotel becasue of its location, which is right on the shore line of Windermere.

We had a twin room in the older part of the hotel and it was fine.

Decor was a bit dated, and there was a bit of a smell when we first got there, but the room was large, the window looked out onto the grounds and if you stuck your head out the window, the lake. Shower was awesome. Bed linen was fresh and clean. Staff where lovely. Breakfast was great, and when you step out the front door you really feel you are amongst the Lakes.

Would certainly go back.

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Reviewed 2 September 2008

We got married at the Low Wood in Sept 07, the hotel is gorgeous and the lake view rooms are amazing with stunning views. The staff we cant rate highly enough they did a great job in making our day perfect and all our guests that stayed here were all really pleased and enjoyed their stay. The leisure facilities are well worth using. I dont undestand people who slate the hotel, just pay a bit extra to get a lake view room it will be well worth it.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights in a lake view room. It was a nice view but there is a main road between the hotel and the lake which can get very busy during the day. It is not too bad in the evening (we arrived around lunch time on a bank holiday Monday and the road was completely congested). The room (number 36) was large and clean but a bit dated. We dined in the main resturant on the first night and we were disappointed with the quality of the food given the price although the service was ok. We were going to have lunch in the Low Wood Club cafe but the smell of chlorine from the pool was very strong and off putting. The breakfast was the typical hotel style buffet, nothing special. Like some of the other reviewers we struggled to see where the 4 star rating came from. We booked a half price deal on the hotels web site and would have been more disappointed if we had paid full price.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank liamfoord
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Reviewed 28 August 2008

A mixed review of the Low Wood. We stayed for 3 nights at the end of July 2008, 2 adults & 2 children. We booked a luxury suite for the first night and had to book a luxury split-level suite for the second 2 nights.

First night - rooms were fine, I would say 3.5* standard. At the back of the hotel in a relatively new wing, quiet.

Second night - the split level suite was nearer the main building and right outside was the back of the kitchens and a walk-in fridge. It was very hot, and the constant humming noise that came from the fridge was oppressive. We asked to move but that was not possible, and complained about the noise, but were told it would stop at 9.30pm. After the complaints and threatening to leave we were given a 50% reduction on the room rate. The noise continued on and off for the whole night, but fortunately we did manage to sleep, so decided to stay for the last night.

Breakfast - adequate food, had worse, though could be better.

Lunch - we had lunch on the first day in the cafe downstairs from the pool. Very poor overall... very slow service, crap food, burnt pizza, and took ages to arrive.

Dinner - in the main restaurant: the food was fine, but they managed to mistake an additonal order of fries for my son as a starter, and so he got those and ages later the food arrived. Waitress spoke little English which didn't help.

Overall a very mixed few days. The spa and pool were good, the waterports facilities well run. The road outside is very dangerous, either for walking across to the waters edge or for pulling out of the hotel drive, it is an accident waiting to happen. Finally when we were leaving they could find no note of our room rate reduction - eventually this was sorted; seemed to spend half the few days there complaining about something...

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2008

Stayed here for one night over August bank holiday on a half price deal.
The hotel is clean and tidy and rooms are well kept. We had a lake view room in new block. The downside of these rooms are that they are a little walk from the main hotel block. Also no air con and having the window open means lots of noise from the busy road.
Nice lawns over the road from the hotel, also a marina where you can hire boats out to go onto the lake.
The restaurant was good - 2 courses are £26.50, 3 courses are £31.50 including coffee. Food was nice but I think that there are probably better restaurants in the area for a little extra money - if you are looking for gourmet food. Or there are probably cheaper restaurants in town.
Overall a good experience in relation to cost. I would say that it may be slightly overpriced at the full rate - but then this is the Lake District...I think everywhere is expensive!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bunchtravel
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Reviewed 27 August 2008

I wanted to treat my mother for her 60th birthday and decided to go to the Lake District. Booked this hotel on its own website. The site said that it is a 4 star hotel and the pictures looked great! I booked a twin room with a lake view. The description did not specify the fact that the room also faced a very busy road!!! It was absolutely impossible to sleep with a window open beacuse of the traffic. If you shut the window then you have to deal with a permanent smell of dampness that came from the bathroom! The room was definitely not a 4 star - very basic with no decor whatsoever. We wanted to eat at a restaurant but were put off completely by unimaginative menu with extorinate prices!!!

It is a shame really for it is a nice building in a nice area. It is definitely not a 4 star hotel but just a basic 3 star!!!

  • Stayed: August 2008
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1  Thank nin0chka
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Reviewed 24 August 2008

well, the hotel wasn't exactly the most amazing looking accomodation...4*,to rate that they must have rated it with their eyes closed!! it looked more like a pub!! however the reception gave you a good vibe to think maybe the rooms are this nice and modern...but they wasnt!!!!

3 nights was 3 nights to long! we went here for my dads 50th birthday and i was very upset to think how much money it cost my mum for us to all stay there, the standard rooms were alot bigger and better than the upgraded rooms! my room had a jucuzzi bath/shower, all marble flooring and decoration and didnt cost anymore money. where as my mum had to pay an extra £50 a night for herself and my dad to stay in this lake view room in which didnt even have a bath, just a shower. it didnt have a hairdryer and it was so small and basic u wouldnt want to put a cat in it!!! the wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the joise of the traffic was a joke as well! we also took our little doggy, and as it states in the brochures, "they are so dog friendly"...well that seemed as though it was a lie! she wasnt allowed to be left alone at any time, and to eat meals we had to take it in turns to look after her!! it was so unfair!

the food there was reasonable, we never ate in the main restuarant for the evening meal as it was so expensive!! the breakfast was nice, again we all ate lots of that to keep us goin for the day!!

the town is around 3miles away...a very long walk, about 2 hours...theres nothing there though, its like a normal town really, theres no lil boutique shops around. the best place to go was either ambleside or bowness as it was alot more compact and prettier!

i would recommend to anyone to go to bowness or ambleside as the locations are lovely...we ate at the waterhead hotel 1 evening and that was lovely, very much a la carte, again really expensive.

most of windermere was overpriced, but as its england...what do you expect!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Address: Low Wood Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#3 Green Hotel in Windermere
#4 Business Hotel in Windermere
#5 Family Hotel in Windermere
#7 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#10 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price Range: £149 - £296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a most spectacular location on the shores of Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa offers luxurious 4-star accommodation and a range of resort leisure facilities to suit all ages and abilities. Blue Smoke is a contemporary dining experience that offers British produce cooked on our South American wood-fired grill, or dine in the more traditional Windermere Restaurant. Langdale Lounge and Bar also gives the opportunity to eat throughout the day with views over the lake. Relax in The Spa and pamper yourself with a range of treatments designed to restore and energise. Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and an outdoor hot tub with unrivalled views over the lake. The fitness suite boasts state of the equipment, a dance studio, squash court and personalised trainers. For the adventurous, the Watersports Centre offers instruction in water-skiing, canoeing, paddle-boarding and much more. Low Wood Bay is in the process of upgrading and will be reopening in 3 phases, as detailed below: 1st phase: Hotel re-opens 12 April. Guests can enjoy the complete refurbishment of all the previous hotel bedrooms, ‘The Windermere’ restaurant, 'Langdale Lounge' and Health Club facilities opens in May. New improved road entrance. 2nd phase: Opens July. The Spa, a new restaurant ‘Blue Smoke,’ additional outdoor leisure facilities and a new atrium space. Final phase: Opens October. All new block of ‘Club House’ rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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