My husband and I stayed for two nights on a Travel-zoo deal. Upon arrival we were greeted very warmly and politely by reception staff. We were then taken to our room by another member of staff, who also insisted on carrying my bag. We were in one of the newly refurbished 'Cosy' Double's in the annex. We were both equally impressed with the accommodation which had been finished to a high standard and with attention paid to all the usual little extra's (tea and coffee making facilities, hair-dryer, iron and board, plus toiletries). For a 'Cosy' double we thought it was quite spacious and we had a lovely view out over the hills.
The hotel was ideally located for walks into both Winder-mere itself and Bowness - on - Winder-mere and not forgetting of course the local scenery.
The evening meal on both nights and the breakfast each morning were all very good. Only tiny criticism is that I found a tiny bit of eggshell in the poached egg that came with the starter on first evening and sadly the fried egg for second morning breakfast was not fully cooked (a little pet hate of mine). But all in all excellent food, cooked with passion and locally sourced produce.
One thing we both noticed was the tidiness and cleanliness of the hotel overall. They are very lucky to have some very hard-working and attentive staff all of whom were very polite and well-mannered. The Dining room, bar area, reception, rooms, pool area, gardens, etc are all kept exceptionally clean and tidy.
The only other tiny criticisms are that the hair-dryer was broken and was awaiting replacement, but to be fair to the lady in reception this was in-hand and when I asked she had one ready and waiting to go. Also neither myself or my husband could figure how to properly use the bathroom mirror with built in lights. But I am nit picking now and really being a bit unfair. Hotel was wonderful and we will definitely be going back.
Highly recommend this Hotel and the location is ideal.
- 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