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“Fantastic hotel in the lakes with amazing food and outstanding service.”
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Linthwaite House
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

Just home from a 2 night stay at Linthwaite on a dbb basis. We were not disappointed! The hotel and grounds are stunning. The professional warm welcome you receive on arrival remained throughout the stay with staff remembering our names - a lovely personal touch. Dinner was fantastic, sitting in the conservatory with pre dinner drinks and canapés whilst choosing your meal before going through to the dining room was relaxing and a lovely touch. Breakfast also very good, well cooked, quality food. Lovely quiet location but central enough to reach everywhere by car. Would not hesitate to recommend, we will certainly be back!

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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2011

Thanks very much indeed for the very complimentary review; it is what makes it all worthwhile.
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

We recently stayed at Linthwaite for the first time. The staff were welcoming and proffessional. The rooms and public area's were imaculately clean and well maintained. Modern & stylish yet comfortable and unpretentious. The food was exceptional and the standard of service we received throughout our stay couldn't be faulted. If you're looking for a privately run hotel, where quality of service really matters, in a convenient and beautiful location, this one would be hard to beat.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2011

Wonderful. It's a very interesting question isn't it? Thanks a lot for the very kind review.
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

Stayed here for my 40th birthday. Although normally the hotel is quite pricey, on their great value deals for March, it was excellent value for a special occasion.
No negatives at all to speak of! Level of service superb, from professional friendly unobtrusive staff. Hotel beautifully presented, very stylish and very clean!! The quality of our room was superb, (superior lake view) The best bathroom I have ever used, with lovely toiletries, and huge bath! The food in the restaurant was wonderful, (only slight critisism, though we had spent 7 hours climbing!) that slightly larger portions would have been great. Quality and selection at breakfast wonderful. All in all, a wonderful treat, perfect for a special occasion, as unable to afford it often! As a very 'picky' couple, who have been lucky enough to stay in quality hotels all over the world, we were unable to to find fault, and that is praise in deed!!

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mikebevans, Owner at Linthwaite House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2011

We appreciate the effort made by guests to review us on Trip Advisor and it is a great motivator for the staff. It's easy to say what's wrong but in a way harder to say what's right.
Thanks, from all the team,
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

Our second visit in as many years - taking advantage of the special 'reduced rate' deal they do at this time of year. we are not 'high rollers' (though she's a Dr.) this is becoming an annual 'treat'. We regard what you get under this deal as very good value for money.

As before: service is friendly but not fawning, smart but not stuffy. Food again excellent and eye opening. Room was warm, comfortable and spacious enough.

it is a gorgeous out of the way location, but also very convenient for windermere and the rest of the lake district.

i like the fact you don't have to wear a collar and tie to dinner if you don't want to (but don't wander in with an offensive t-shirt)

i think this hotel is genuinely interested in making sure that guests come back, and keep coming back.

For those who haven't been before - and i've read some of the negative reviews on here - guests need to understand this hotel is offering FINE DINING. they don't have a michelin star but are in the michelin guide - that is the standard and style they are aiming at. After a five course dinner you shouldn't go hungry. However, if you're looking for somewhere offering a 'slap up feed' then this hotel might not be for you.

they accommodate children but within certain rules (my family and nieces and nephews have been for sunday lunch before in the past - and the staff - and other guests - were very tolerant of them and theire 2- 5 year old ways ) but this hotel's offer for overnight stays is firmly aimed at couples and older family groups.

and finally - if you're not happy with something - TELL THEM - because they'll want to set it right. If you're not happy then come on here to moan about it, how can they set it right then?

Only minor niggles were:

last year's canapes were much more interesting (crab, arancini balls, bruschetta etc) ... this year's were all based on 'something you could serve in a glass to spread on toast'. Chicken liver parfait, hummus etc. She joked they were on a baby food theme - i think thats a bit harsh. this might be a reflection on current economic realities. would love to see the old canapes back next year though!

took nearly half an hour to serve up a chicken sandwich in mid afternoon on saturday (not sure what was going on there)

on the sunday night there were cubes of maple syrup jelly in the soup. I have no idea how they got there, i can only presume they fell in there by accident.

still the odd bit of over-seasoning going on e.g. on one occasion with the fish. and i like things well seasoned. (kitchen - its better under than over, then it can be corrected at the table if necessary)

Overall, terrific again though.

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Reviewed 6 March 2011

This was mine and my boyfriend's first visit to the Lake District. We stayed at the Linthwaite House Hotel for 3 nights. We definitely picked a stunning hotel, upon arrival, the reception staff were very helpful and showed us to our room. The first night we stayed in a preferred room with a lake view, room no.3. Very clean, newly refurbished room, great view (if it hadn't of been misty!). Such a nice touch having molton brown in the room. Food- canapes in the evening with drinks before you go into the dining room-splendid! Although would of liked a bit more variation, as it was a similar idea for 3 nights. The food was exquisite, beautifully presented and because they were small portions you were able to eat all 4 courses. The waiters and waitresses really could not do enough for you. Our second and third night, we spent in room no.4 WOW WOW WOW! this was such an amazing room, lake view, massive bath tub, tv in the mirror and a very comfortable bed. This is definitely mine and my boyfriend's favourite room we have ever stayed in, in a hotel. There was one lady in particular who we felt definitely gave 5* service, with a great personality too- we didn't ask for her name but she was one of the managers with brown hair, just thought I would mention her. Me and my boyfriend will definitely be back again, what an unforgettable stay- thank you. In terms of what to visit- the Beatrix Potter museum, great place to go and see. And to take the ferry across the lake to the National Trust Park, fantastic walks and views.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

What can you say one of the best hotels I have stayed in and I have stayed in many during my travels around the world. From the time we arrived the atmosphere was friendly and warm, the staff attentive and always available. The room was spacious with all you would ever need for a pleasant stay. The food was excellent, we recently were lucky enough to have a meal in a Michelin Star restaurant in London and we can safely say the restaurant at this hotel matched it in every possible way.
We could go on but all I would say to you, is pack your bags and treat yourself to a wonderful experiece at the Lintwaite House Hotel as soon as you can.

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Reviewed 4 March 2011

Lovely Hotel with very mixed service.Sometimes very good other times very poor.Hoovering in public areas at 8.40 Sunday morning.Food mixed first night superb,second night not so good.Small portions,and not good value.
Gave up having coffee at 10.30,as service had taken two and three quaters of an hour and had'nt been asked.
Could do with being warmer and background music,so you could talk without everyone else listening
Needs to be a lot better to command the prices charged.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Linthwaite House

Address: Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £195 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Linthwaite House 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The latest addition to the Leeu Collection portfolio is Linthwaite House, a 30-room country house retreat overlooking Lake Windermere in England’s scenic Lake District. Breathtaking views, private gardens and woodland grounds, and an award-winning restaurant make for an idyllic stay. Linthwaite House will be closed for refurbishment from Monday the 19th of June until Wednesday the 1st of November. Leeu Collection will be upgrading this popular Lake District boutique hotel in order to bring you an even better, more beautiful Linthwaite House. ... more   less 
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