We booked to stay here for my girlfriends birthday and what a great idea this turned out to be.
Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff who explained all we could need to know about our stay before showing us to our room. We had a house double (room 18) and have to say it was a great room, lots of space and one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. The views over the hills were wonderful and the jacuzzi whirlpool bath was a great surprise. The hotel itself did look a little dated from the outside but the work inside is of high standard, the lounge (please see my photo) was such a nice place to sit at anytime during the day but we found enjoying a glass of wine sitting in the window looking down to the lake on an evening just before our meal was very special.
The food was first class, we stayed for 2 nights and on our second night enjoyed the 5 course meal as part of our deal. On both nights we were shown to the lounge where we could view the menu in comfort, after deciding what to order we were then shown to our table. All courses were served by very polite staff and at no time did we feel rushed or watched over. Breakfast here was also very nice, you are seated at the same table as your evening meal and the table service is of the same high standard as the evening meal. The food here is top class both in ingredient and presentation, there is something for everyone and their own twists really work.
There is a lot to do locally as you would expect but if its a relaxing stay you are looking for then apart from the lounge rooms (with books and board games) you could also make use of the swimming pool area, not a huge pool but a nice size to relax in and the sauna and steam room offer a nice little extra treat.
There were only a couple of points that we would note, there was a leak from the corner of our shower screen and not all of our towels were changed. Our only point to note regarding the bar/dining here would be that the wine is priced a little high compared to other places.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find Hillthwaite House Hotel is the most ideal accommodation for all types of breaks including short breaks or for use as a base for your walking holiday in the Lake District National Park. Impeccable service and comfort, lovely food sourced from local produce, friendly, attentive staff and the many guests that return to us time after time speak for itself. For Lake District Hotels please look no further than Hillthwaite House Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hillthwaite Hotel Windermere, Lake District
- Hillthwaite House Hotel