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Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Stayed at low wood for 2 nights. Rooms were stunning with a lake view. Staff were second to none very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely plenty to cho from. Went to wild boar for dinner (one of the other hotel owned by the same man) food was fantastic 10/10. Looking forward to gow back to the lakes would definitely recommend the low wood bay hotel

  • Stayed May 2014
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Shelltrim, thank you so much for your review about the hotel. It was great to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel. I am glad to read that you thought our staff was second to none and you thought our food was excellent. It was also great to read that you enjoyed a dinner at our sister hotel the famous Wild Boar. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We have attended two Christmas party nights over the last few years and both have been very good. The food is always lovely and its always great value for money. They put entertainment on and then a disco afterwards and this is always good. The rooms are lovely, some slightly dated, but I think they are working on this. In all I would highly recommend this hotel for the party nights.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Rachelward81, thank you so much for your wonderful review about hotel and the Christmas party night that you attended with your friends. It was very pleasing to read that you enjoyed your evening and that you enjoyed the entertainment. It was also great to read that you enjoyed your meal. I’m sorry to hear that you thought some of the bedrooms were dated; it is something that the hotel is looking into. Once again thank you for your comments. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The hotel is very family friendly and they even have a little kids club (inc. Little activities, a special menu etc). The swimming pool was lovely and extremely clean. The food in the restaurant was absolutely delicious. The views of the lake were without a doubt the highlight of the trip. Overall a wonderful time had by all of us and would definitely love to return at some point in the not too distant future.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Kwiffen-birch, thank you so much for your wonderful review about the hotel. It was great to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel. It was great to read that you found the staff at the Low Wood was friendly and welcoming. I am also pleased to hear that you found us to be family friendly with all the children’s activities and menu’s which we provide. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I stayed 2 nights at Low Wood Bay with a friend and have to say I was pretty impressed. There were a couple of niggles which I have fed back to the Hotel but didn't affect my enjoyment. Location is superb,with beautiful views over Lake Windermere. Breakfast is great. Very little mobile reception in the hotel,none in my room!!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Familyof5youngkids, thank you so much for your wonderful review about hotel. It was great to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel and we scored highly in most areas. I am sorry to hear that you had a few little niggles during your stay but I am pleased that these did not affect your enjoyment. I am also sorry to hear that you had little or no phone signal whilst you were here, I can fully understand how frustrating this can be but unfortunately this is out of the hotels control. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

we went to the low wood, to celebrate my boyfriends 30th birthday.
From the time i booked the restaurant for the meal right to the end of our date the staff there were very helpful, and polite. They helped make our night extra special.
The restaurant is elegantly decorated, quiet and personal, it was romantic and special.
The food was delicious with excellent choice. the wine menu was simple but with plenty to choose from, the rose we had was lovely too.
Three course meal was excellent value for money, and i would almost certainly come back again. Thanks for a memorable evening Low Wood team :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Anmenelaou, thank you so much for your wonderful review about hotel. It was great to read that you enjoyed your recent dining experience at the hotel. I hope that your boyfriend enjoyed his 30th birthday celebrations too. It’s great to hear that you found the restaurant was elegantly decorated and that you though the food was delicious. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We first stayed at the hotel for 1 night in march to attend a wedding and won a 1/2 price mid week break in a room auction it was still more than we would have paid for our birthdays but we had such a relaxing time we decided to treat ourselves.
We had won 2nights in a classic room without a lake view but when we arrived found we had been upgraded to a lake view in the room there were birthday balloons and on dinner little extras as glitter on the table and happy birthday wrote on my sweet plate all this just made our break even more fantastic. we used the spar had dinner in restaurant, sat and looked at the view.
Everyone of the staff we came into contact with were very helpful .We walked into Ambleside and found the drinks were cheaper in the hotel so we came back and sat and looked at the view some more.
Lovely hotel great position for Ambleside and Windermere fantastic food and bar prices as expected for the lake districted . A big Thankyou

Room Tip: Room 19 with a big picture window over looking the lake takes your breath away when you walk into th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Pauline C, thank you so much for your wonderful review about our hotel. It was great to read that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel and scored us highly in all areas. Congratulations on winning the Low Wood Auction, it’s great that you were able to use this towards a stay to celebrate your birthdays. I am pleased to hear that your stay was made fantastic by the special touches in your room and in the restaurant. It’s also good to read that you thought our food was good and that the staff was very helpful. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

After getting engaged in 2012 we had always set our hearts on getting married in the Lake District. After much searching we decided on the Low Wood Bay which overlooks Lake Windermere. The setting was just what we were looking for. We mainly dealt with Gemma and Rea, two of the wedding co-ordinators at the hotel, and we were very impressed with how efficient and organised they were with every bit of detail for our special day. Nothing was too big or too small to do. We arrived the day before the wedding and ran through everything once more with Gemma and Davvid, who was the Master of Ceremonies for the actual day. I stayed in the Bridal Suite and this had a spectacular view of Lake Windermere. On the actual morning of the wedding the water was so still on the Lake you could see the reflection of the Cumbrian Hills and scenery in it. Because most of the guests attending the wedding stayed at the hotel too the hotel arranged a very reasonable room rate for our wedding party. The ceremony itself was held in the Windermere Restaurant which didn't look like a restaurant once they had cleared all the tables and dressed the chairs with the colours of our wedding. All I can describe it as is amazing. They even rolled out a red carpet for me to walk down the aisle with my father which was just the best feeling. Whilst we were having the wedding pics taken the hotel waiting staff changed the restaurant round ready for us to have the wedding breakfast. This in itself was a big task but they did it effortlessly. The wedding breakfast itself was of excellent quality and the guests were very complimentary. For the evening reception the hotel recommended a DJ called Aldini who was brilliant, he had every playlist going and as soon as the music started everyone who could get up on the dance floor did. It was such a great day and night, we didn't want it to end. We have already decided to spend our first wedding anniversary there in March 2015. A BIG thank you to everyone involved in making our day so special.

Room Tip: If you can, try and get a room looking out onto Lake Windermere. The scenery is amazing.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Newlyweds, thank you for your amazing review about your recent wedding day at Low Wood Bay. I am so pleased that you chose Low Wood Bay for your special day. It was certainly a pleasure to host your wedding and welcome your family and friends to enjoy with you your special day. I know Gemma, Rea and the team will read your review, and on behalf of the team thank you. I am pleased that you enjoyed all aspect of your wedding day at the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel for your first wedding anniversary in 2015. Once again congratulations, James Wilkinson
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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