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The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Pretty good but could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2007

Just returned after a two night stay at the hotel. Our first impression was that the hotel was well presented, clean and the staff friendly. We decided to use the restaurant on the first night and booked a table at reception. The food was good although the soup was very salty. The breakfasts were excellent. Our bedroom and beds were fine as was the ensuit. Like other reviewers we found noise from the plumbing in adjoining bedrooms quite disturbing and the extractor in the shower room very noisy. On the downside we found staff dificult to find on occassions at reception, at the bar and also awaiting entry to the restaurant. The bar area also lacks character, a nice open fire would help.

  • Liked — Well appointed, clean, breakfasts
  • Disliked — Bar area
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2007

I booked River Cottage in the grounds of the Glenburn Hotel as a treat for my Mom's 60th Birthday. We booked Monday to Friday in the cottage which sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children.

The cottage is very well maintained and nicely decorated and really lives up to the photo's on the Glenburns website. It has two double bedrooms, and one bunk bedded room for the 2 kids. The bathroom was downstairs and next to the larger double room with the kids room completing the ground floor. then upstairs to a lovely spacious living/dining room. The kitchen was compact but well equipped and the second double bedroom completed the upstairs. Outside there was a lovely stream (nice to hear it when you opened the windows) and a small but private enclosed patio/BBQ area.

For a self catering cottage we couldn't have asked for more, all four of us really enjoyed our stay. A bulb was out when we arrived and the outside light didn't work. But then when a second bulb went I reported it to reception and that night we had all the bulbs working and also the outside light working (so they must have checked every light because I hadn't reported that as I just thought it didn't work). So can't fault the service.

We also used the hotel facilities and always found the staff friendly and helpful. We were allowed to check in an hour and a half early when we arrived earlier than we had expected. That night we ate in the restaurant and had a fabulous 3 course meal. As others have commented the Lamb Henry is amazing!!! We also ate breakfast on our last morning - at £6.50 it was good value and the breakfast set us up for the trip home.

Only negative was that I would imagine the car park could be really busy in the season - quite an awkward shape, although virtually empty in November so we didn't have any problems.

The location was great just 5 mins walk to Windermere and about 15 mins to top of Bowness. A perfect base for exploring the beautiful lake district.

  • Liked — The standard of the cottage and its central location
  • Disliked — The car parking at the hotel
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2007

I have just asked my 8 yr old daughter what she thought of the hotel - she said the bedroom was really good and the staff were really kind, and the breakfasts were great! The dinner was OK - according to her my sausage and mash is much nicer!!!

From my point of view, the family room was fine (room 5) with bunk beds - our double was very comfortable - but the bathroom is tiny - just a shower, and very dated. Everything all very clean. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good, with plenty of juice, toast, etc. As we prefer coffee for breakfast, it would have been better if we had a pot on the table, rather than having to wait/ask for a refill. Dinner was very good for such a small hotel, but we chose to eat out for 2 out of 3 nights as there are so many restaurants within 15mins walk.

There wasn't much for our 2 daughters to do in the hotel...the lounge is very small, and there was only an old chess game with pieces missing, and some other old games - all incomplete. This didn't really matter too much as we were out all day anyway. Great base for exploring the area - although overall I thought the hotel was rather expensive.

  • Liked — Friendly staff
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Thank SarahJay17
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Additional Information about The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant

Property: The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#12 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#13 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly acclaimed non smoking hotel with free leisure facilities, just 5 minutes walk from Windermere, new deluxe rooms with jacuzzi spa baths & rain showers, four poster beds, family rooms, self catering cottages, free parking, great restaurant & bar, just totally refubished to a high standard, outstanding in every way. ... more   less 
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