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“Very disappointed and over priced” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hillthwaite Hotel
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
manchester
1 review
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“Very disappointed and over priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

Given a box room at the top of the hotel even we told them my husband has bad health found out that some people were paying a £100 pounds less than us and they had much better rooms no apology for the fire alarm being set off by staff the food very indifferent
staff tried very hard and very pleasant but the language barrier made getting thing changed
difficult. Will not be returning

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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carlisle
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Hillthwaite, there is no point in waffling on about everything, superb in every way is sufficient. The staff are a credit to the hotel and are attentive without being intrusive.

We had our labrador with us and whilst many hotels accept dogs once you get there the attitude is very different, but he was made very welcome and made many new friends!

We are hoping to return as soon as possible, which is not something we tend to do unless we have been really impressed.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank barneyb00
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Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

This was our first stay, and it certainly won't be our last. The whole ambience of this superb hotel was first class. The food was outstanding - they have a gem of a chef here! The rooms whilst not huge were beautifully appointed, and immaculate. We stayed for 2 nights on a "winter warmer" break. The value for money was truly excellent, and we even had our room upgraded to a lake view for no extra cost. I understand the hotel has been owned by the same people for forty years. It shows! They clearly know how to make guests feel welcome and special. Special mention for the waitresses as well - so polite and helpful. Bearing in mind I will complain about anything that is unsatisfactory, this was a hotel that I challenge anyone to find anything wrong with. Just SUPERB

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fromkentuk
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Berlin
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2011

A family run Hotel, we have been several times now, and will return again. The staff are very friendly & nothing is too much trouble. We went over Xmas and were treated to mulled wine & mince pies in front of a real log fire. The breakfasts and dinners are very good. A lovely little retreat which is within walking distance (15 mins) to the centre of Bowness on Winderemere. It is up an incline though so might not be suitable for those with walking difficulties, though a taxi is reasonably cheap. Take a boat trip down to Newby Bridge where there is an aquarium, tea rooms, an a miniture railway to ride on. There is plenty of little tea rooms and knic knac shops in the town centre. Winderemere itself is just up the road with further shops a large Garden Centre & eating houses. You can get an open top bus ride or just make your own way around, but parking places can sometimes be difficult to find. A nice break whether you intend to be active or simply chill out in a nice location with lovely views over the Lake.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chillouttime46
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Preston
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2010

Twix and tween 3 days. Everything 100%+ again - friendliness and professionalism of all staff, food second to none, spotlessly clean in all areas, relaxing pool and spa facilities - all make for a brilliant few days at a time when a bit of pampering is so welcome. See you next year if not before.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindabowness
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Scottish Borders
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2010

Possibly due to the excellent wine, but I think an incredibly comfy bed helped! Can't fault the staff or the food - amazing views and a lovely room. No nice in fact, I'm buying some vouchers as a christmas gift!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Glowth
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

The hotel is in a great location between Bowness and Windermere which are both easily within walking distance. The hotel and staff were very warm and friendly and the service they provided proved to be excellent. We particularly enjoyed taking in the wonderful views and mountain walks during the day before coming back to the hotel for a relaxing sauna and swim in the spa facilities. The quality of the dinner in the evening was excellent and the changing menu each night provided great variety in dishes to choose from.
We had a wonderful restful break and will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maggers83
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Property: Hillthwaite Hotel
Address: Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2DF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#10 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hillthwaite Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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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