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The Windermere Hotel

3.0 of 5
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Kendal Road, Windermere LA23 1AL, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 5 day coach trip to the Lake District. This was our first visit to the area, and we really enjoyed it. Such a beautiful area, and the trip was made better by the lovely hotel and it's helpful and welcoming staff. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. The rooms were clean and serviced... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the stunning scenery here in Windermere and found our staff so helpful and welcoming. I am also happy to hear that you liked your food here and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Im dedicating my appreciation to the Duty manager Giles who was so friendly yet professional. He is so pleasent towards all races and all ages. The hotel is amazing with friendly and helpfyl staff. Loved the room and its layout. The view was amazing. I recomend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Windermere.

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you so much for your complimentary review. I am so pleased my team made your stay so enjoyable. Your comments regarding the hotel and staff are very much appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future. Kind Regards Giles More 

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main aim of this review is to express my gratitude for the friendly and professional manner in which the manager, Giles assisted us. We visited Windermere in June 2015. Our arranged booking at a different establishment was not honored by them and it left us stranded at 11pm at night. The manner in which Giles assisted us and took... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I was more than happy to help you and hope we can welcome you back to the Windermere Hotel again under better circumstances. Hope you had a safe journey home to South Africa Kindest Regards Giles More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, before I go any further, let me qualify what I'm about to say: I have stayed in so many hotels (as a professional, touring musician), that I've seen it all...good hotels, bad hotels, good staff, bad staff etc...you get the idea! And so...I decided to ride to The Lake District for a bit of R+R in between moving house... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts here and found our staff so polite. We do take customer service very seriously here. It was an absolute pleasure to have you staying here at The Windermere Hotel and it would be great on your... More 

Prestwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is fine over the beam. Just arrived today after using booking.com. For 5 days. We asked the older lady on reception if we could have the table d'hôtel menu at the restaurant and she promptly put us in our place and said NO !!! So will will spend our money on an evening meal and drinks elsewhere which seems... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am glad you found our location so convenient. Unfortunately the Table D’Hote menu is reserved for our package holiday guests, however we do have the Al La Carte menu which is available for all guests. Kind Regards Giles More 

Shotts, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a 2 night stay at this hotel for dinner bed and breakfast. We also booked a parking bay at £5 per night. The room we were given was on the 2nd floor at the back and it was very small and basic. The bathroom was tiny and the shower was not brilliant! It was clean, however, but we... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am deeply sorry that you were disappointed with your room. However if you would like to come and visit us again you can contact us direct and we can make sure we book you a room that will be more to your liking! I am glad you... More 

Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a very quick journey over from our home in Blackpool we arrived here for a 4 night self drive holiday. The driveway into the Hotel offers a very accessible route in though when driving out to such as Ambleside, Grasmere etc there is a better driveway out due to the main road outside the Hotel having a blindspot corner.... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We do advise all of our customers to use the exit at the other end of the car park when not turning left to ensure a much safer exit. We do always try and let our customers into the car park early (within reason) so they... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we "upgraded "to a room with a view. The view was pretty good,glimpses of lake Windermere throu the trees ok. But the room was tiny! A small "double bed"with a gap to the wall of about 18inches either side.open the bathroom door and trip over the toilet,the shower was a dribble. To open the wardrobe or dressing table draws you... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the views from your room and I am sorry that the room itself was not to your liking. I am happy to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful, we do take customer service seriously here at the Windermere Hotel. We... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have just returned from a coast and country, self drive, weekend at this hotel. Really enjoyed our stay and no complaints at all. The staff were very pleasant and obliging, the breakfast and dinner were excellent. Entertainment in evening was okay but we went out to the local pubs anyway in the evenings, the Queens was good and had plenty... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your very valued feedback, I am very happy to hear that you had such a lovely time at The Windermere Hotel. We are lucky to have such an excellent chef who can cook good food no matter what the requirement may be. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest Regards Giles More 

Derbyshire, England
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have just returned from a 5 day holiday at The Windermere Hotel on a Shearing's tour and we enjoyed the magnificent view from our upgraded tiny room! We were really disappointed with the size of the room, cramped isn't the description we could give as that would give an impression of space! We had to move a chair just... More 

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gunner196440, General Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments. All of our beds are the standard size wither it is single or double, except for in our ‘Superior’ and ‘Premier’ rooms which contain larger beds. I am sorry to hear about your shower, I wish you had bought it... More 

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