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Ellerthwaite Lodge
Ranked #48 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

If Carsberg did hotels probably best hotel in the lakes cant reccomend this hotel enough stopped in many places in my line of work but this must rate as one of the best staff are 5 star nothing to much trouble polite and tend to your every need locatoin excellent . Hotel clean food exceptional do not past up the chance to visit .

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Gillian B, Guest Relations Manager at Ellerthwaite Lodge, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you so very much for this review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your recommendation has put ‘Cheshire cat’ smiles on our faces. We love providing a good service and to get such a review makes us all feel great too.
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Terrible: this is without a doubt the worst accommodation that I have ever used. The room was so small, to walk around the bed we had to lean over the bed (& I'm 5ft11!). The bathroom was so small, the toilet was positioned on the corner behind the vanity. I'm pleased to see that the more recent trip advisor rating for this hotel is very low. We do generally like good lodge or B&B style of Accom, but this one is horrible .

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gillian B, Guest Relations Manager at Ellerthwaite Lodge, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for your review and our comments, I understand that you stayed in room 14. Room 14 often divides opinion there are those that love it and others like you that do not appreciate the quirkiness of the room. Being on the top floor, although having a good floor space the roof beams do come into the room therefore reducing head room. I can see being over 5’ 11” you would have to be careful. However it does have a uk king size bed with a Tempur mattress, settee, along with other facilities you would expect to be in a bedroom. In the bathrooms we try to provide within the space available everything we think a guest will need.

It is such a shame that you did not tell us that you did not like the room on check in as we would have gladly moved you; we did have other rooms available at the time. It is sad that you decided not to be happy during your stay and leaving your comment till after you left. We do try very hard to provide good service in all areas of the bed and breakfast experience and are sorry on this occasion that you did not give us the opportunity to provide this for you.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We checked in asking for a room for 2 Adults and one Child. Helen checked us in and she was amazing! She was very warm and friendly.
We were brought to room 17 which is in the attic. I had to ask for a fan as it was very very hot up there.
Old furniture and carpet with a open concept. One queen bed and bunk beds for the kids. The shower is just the floor and a curtain.

I made the mistake of asking to see a suite which was the same price and gorgeous! We could have all fit in the suite which is on the second floor ( not the stuffy attic) and would have suited us better.
The hotel is practically empty tonight so I am very frustrated as we sit in the attic.
If you are traveling with a child, ask what other options may be available because the attic is awful.

Stayed April 2014
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Gillian B, Guest Relations Manager at Ellerthwaite Lodge, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your review. Our family room offers space for families with 2 TVs, seating area, bunk beds and large bathroom, with a walk in shower. Meaning that children will not trip over any shower trays and they can have a splashing time either in the shower or large bath. There is an opportunity to close the curtains between the adult’s bed and the main seating areas. This means that children and adults can watch their own choice of TV.
I am sorry that you did not like the room. Some rooms on the top floor are quirky and do not suit everyone that is why it is useful to contact us and discuss what specifically you are looking for.
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We booked a double room which was marvellous. Spacious and clean, nice colour scheme, a good sized ensuite and a comfy bed.
We sat in the residents lounge one night playing the provided Scrabble and flicking through their maps which was comfortable and well lit.

Breakfast was good, a nice list of options and tasty. Overall we had a great stay. The only tiny critisism I have is that our toiletries weren't topped up on the second day.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gillian B, Guest Relations Manager at Ellerthwaite Lodge, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Guest, thank you for reviewing your stay at Ellerthwaite Lodge. I have taken note of your ‘tiny criticism’ and discussed this with the housekeeping staff. It is our usual practice to replenish used toiletries so I can only apologise that this did not happen on your second day.
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and spent time in our beautiful residents lounge which is west facing and has some lovely sun sets, well that is when the sun shines of course! Which it does …….
Remember to contact us direct when you next decide to come and stay with us.
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

only complaint is the shower wasn't very clever, more water was coming out of the top of the shower than the actual shower head, but the rest of our weekend away was brilliant, we will be back . the food was brilliant and service was good too

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GillianB23, Guest Relations Manager at Ellerthwaite Lodge, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Sorry to hear about the shower not behaving itself! A new one has now been installed. So pleased that this did not affect your time with us and we look forward to your staying with us again. Kindest Regards Gillian
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Stayed here again Jan 2014 and was really pleased to be back here. Staff fab, location fab, nothing negative to say at all about this place.

We look forward to staying again as soon as we can.

Thanks for a lovely couple of days.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GillianB23, Guest Relations Manager at Ellerthwaite Lodge, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Thank you for coming to stay with us again, we love it when guests have a great time and come back to see us again and again!!! Take care!
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Property: Ellerthwaite Lodge
Address: Ellerthwaite Lodge New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ellerthwaite Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A short walk from Lake Windermere, this charming 19th-century Lake District town house provides 15 relaxing, comfortably furnished en-suite rooms for you to enjoy bed and breakfast accommodation in Windermere. Our rooms have been dressed with bespoke soft furnishings, excelsior deluxe mattresses, 20” flat screen Samsung TVs with 10 channels and in the lounge area you can relax on leather chesterfields and take in the far reaching views. Parking is also not a problem as we have private car park with ample space for all. You are only 2 minutes walk from Windermere town centre with its variety of shops and selection of good quality restaurants which is why we have chosen to only cater for bed and breakfast. Ellerthwaite Lodge is ideally situated and provides a great place to stay to enjoy the Lake District. ... more   less 
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Ellerthwaite Lodge Windermere, Lake District

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