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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gilpin Lodge is AMAZING...... I could leave it at but read on, the room was impeccable and luxurious, the service and food flawless We stayed on the night of the 21st July to experience Gilpin Lodge. Pre dinner, we drank Cumbrian gin in the garden with the other guests whilst being looked after by Sarah and the team. With no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked this after reading all the glowing reviews and now I will add my own. Amazing staff who do everything before you need to ask, wonderful rooms that are the best in luxury and breakfast with views. A couples retreat that has the stunning lakes to fall back on. One of those weekends where everything goes right.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want luxury in its finest then Gilpin Hotel in Windermere is the place to stay. The staff are absolutely wonderful, so helpful which was a god send to us as we had nowhere to stay on the second night of my birthday treat, after being so badly let down by our hotel that we had already booked. Not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant stay at the Gilpin in the Sgt. Man room. The food was amazing, the staff was great and the Llamas were lovely neighbors. I can't wait to go back. The "do not disturb" signs were awesome. Loved it, full marks, thank you trip advisor reviews for recommending.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and i, had the most amazing weekend at the lakehouse in the Harriet suite, breathtakingly beautiful, the service is fantastic and a special thanks to julian for making us feel so welcome, felt at home and relaxed, couldn't of asked for a better weekend x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just spent three days in a garden suite with private hot tub at this beautiful hotel. All your needs are catered for , and attention to detail is second to none. The food is high quality and superbly presented, by well mannered, very pleasant attentive staff. We would like to give a special mention to... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a garden suite complete with private patio and hot tub overlooking the lamas . Very quiet , relaxing and luxurious . The hotel and staff are fantastic and the food outstanding. Everything breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal were all delicious. Yes, this hotel seems expensive but once you have stayed you appreciate the attention to every... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When trying to think of adjectives to describe the 'Gilpin Experience' I resorted to my thesaurus, well...nope, there aren't enough in there either ! I went for a few days of relaxation, sleep, good food and peace. Did I find those? Yes and much, much more. From the first greeting to the last goodbye I could not have wished for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter took me to Gilpin for my surprise 'big birthday' weekend and the hotel more than played its part in what turned out to be an unforgettable few days. As a hotel for special ocassions, Gilpin lives up to all expectations - from the personal welcome on arrival, to the amazing rooms and superb food, it all... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel for couples. Very relaxing and in a beautiful setting. The staff are very friendly, thanks to Dario.The desserts are superb (be sure not to miss this!), and the rooms very beautifully decorated! Had a wonderful dinner!

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Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 4*
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Also Known As:
Gilpin Hotel And Lake House
Gilpin Hotel Windermere
Gilpin Lodge Windermere
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere, Lake District

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#1 Luxury Hotel in Windermere #2 Family Hotel in Windermere #3 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
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A friendly, unpretentious, luxury hotel set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has been family owned and run since 1987. Members of Relais & Chateaux, the Cunliffe family were the proud winners AA 'England Hotel of the Year 2012', English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence 'Small Hotel of the Year 2012', the Catey 'Independent Hotel of the Year 2013', and Condé Nast Johansens 'Most Excellent Country House Hotel of the Year 2013’. When you stay at Gilpin, you’re not just choosing a bedroom, you’re choosing an interior design with fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. We have evolved Gilpin Hotel over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, many with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, swimming pool and the new Jetty Spa. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the hotel’s stylish bar and wine cellars before dining in one of four intimate dining rooms (complimentary chauffeur provided for Lake House guests). Head Chef Dan Grigg ensures exquisite cuisine in the 3 AA rosette restaurant; the 5-course menu has plenty of choice and is a celebration of some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood. For Lake House guests, the Swedish style spa treatment room has been built to blend with the environment, raised 3 metres into the tree canopy, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The Jetty Spa Trail is a bespoke Spa Journey designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses. Begin with a consultation to create personalised spa products just for you. Then to the spa for a private swim followed a relaxing salt snug and a reviving salt scrub shower. Through the woods to an aroma massage (and that view), followed by green tea and appetisers on the jetty. To top it off? Champagne in the hot tub, and bespoke spa goodies to take home. The ultimate goal – a deep relaxation that will stay with you for a long time. Quiet, untouched, and devoid of traffic or people the setting instils a sense of peace and calm. There are no weddings, conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace at Gilpin, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, and friendly, unpretentious service. ... more   less 
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