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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
MrsSmith1234 England, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary. Kid free we wanted a peaceful, romantic place to stay where we could venture out into the beautiful countryside or just snuggle up in a giant sofa and read. And we found that all in spades. The service was exceptional, beginning before we arrived we a courtesy email followed by... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much about the Gilpin was wonderful but, sadly, some shortfalls in standards were bad enough to cast a cloud over our stay. This was a very generous present from our hardworking children in celebration of our ruby wedding anniversary. They had spared no expense. Not only were we to stay in the best room in The Lake House (Harriet),... More

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dubai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed several times at the Gilpin Hotel. The staff are wonderful. The breakfast and dinner are real treats. The first stay a few years ago was in the main hotel in the rooms upstairs. They are wonderfully decorated. We then had another stay in the suites at the top of the garden and my daughter and I enjoyed... More

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Aberdeen, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took a trip to the UK for the first time and the Lake District was high on the list of places to see. We chose the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House as our home base. Could not have been happier with our choice. The Gilpin is tucked away on a small road in a pristine area. From the... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you both, and a privilege to be your base whilst you were here. As you say we are lucky to be tucked away in a relatively peaceful part of the Lakes, but just a stone's throw from all the sights. The hotel was a family home for... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a couple we are fortunate to stay in some of not only the UK's but World - Wide hotels and we have to say The Gilpin & Lake Hotel in the Lake District is up there with the best of them. We took the opportunity to stay in The Gilpin itself in a Garden suite, large room, immaculate inside,... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review - sitting in your own hot tub under the stars is hard to beat isn't it?! We do hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Barney & Zoë Cunliffe. More

Lancashire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose to come here for my Birthday (end of July), for Sunday lunch as it is my favourite place in the Lakes for that extra special meal. As usual we were not disappointed, staff so friendly, atmosphere very relaxing especially if you get a nice day and can sit in the garden after your meal as we did. Can't wait... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review of Sunday lunch, it's lovely to hear that we're a favourite! The weather still seems to be holding out so hope to see you again during a hopefully lovely September. Kindest regards, Barney & Zoë Cunliffe. More

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in the Gertie Suite in the Lakehouse en route to Cornwall - a birthday present from my wife. The Lakehouse is in an exceptional setting and the staff and rooms are fabulous. Our suite was large and comfortable with lovely views. Toiletries were luxuriou and it is nice to have a separate shower and bath.... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Lake House and spa, it's in a beautiful spot isn't it? You're absolutely right to expect perfection and that is what we aim for, so our sincere apologies for the mistakes made during your stay. Since your post we have gone through everything with the team and put a few... More

Cheshire, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked a Garden Suite at the Gilpin as a surprise for my husbands birthday. I opted for the garden suite because of the hot tub overlooking the garden (we were in Haystacks). The suite was beautiful, very clean and the bathroom was absolutely huge! Everything had been thought about - gowns and slippers for the hot tubs together... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of Gilpin, it's so lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We have endlessly discussed music in the restaurants, it's a bit of a marmite thing so we're thinking of trying music in just one of the dining rooms so there's a choice. We do hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards,... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had a 5 day break at this lovely hotel, joined for part of it by my son, daughter and son in law. This included a marvellous birthday dinner for me on the Saturday night. We were all most impressed by the very high standard of the rooms and the excellence of the service, as well as the outstanding... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind post, we're so glad you enjoyed your family break with us, especially your birthday dinner. Hopefully next time you'll be able to stay at the Lake House so you'll have tried both parts of the hotel! We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Barney & Zoë Cunliffe. More

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of June. Stayed in a room overlooking the garden, which had a private Hot Tub on the decking. The room was large and very comfortable - with flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. Luxury Bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Very friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, interesting menu.... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us - especially relaxing in the hot tub 'with' the llamas! We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Barney & Zoë Cunliffe. More

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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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Gilpin Hotel And Lake House
Gilpin Hotel Windermere
Gilpin Lodge Windermere
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere, Lake District

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