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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 2 days ago
angies28 Manchester, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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New York NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most Americans only visit London. But for those who are adventurous and want something different, then the Lake District won't disappoint and Gilpin Hotel and Lake House will be the highlight of any trip outside London. When Richard greets you at the door with a smile and his quick wit and helps you with your luggage, you will immediately feel... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lake House for one night and oh my how we wish we could have stayed longer. You arrive at the main hotel and are directed with a map to the Lake House - situated up a country lane approx. 1 mile away through wrought iron gates and welcomed by a member of staff. It's really like... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Beatrice room at the Lakehouse for my wifes 30th birthday and can not fault anything about this place. We booked the Jetty Spa Trail which included an aromatherapy consultation, private use of the swimming pool, a full back, neck and head massage, afternoon tea in the boathouse, and champagne in the hot tub. It was then... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lake House for the second time and it was as good as the first time. Beautiful location,superb service,relaxing and rejuvenating. Its hard to imagine anything better . Food at the main hotel is superb and the staff make you feel like you don't want to go home.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lakehouse for 5 nights in June 2014 for our Honeymoon. The perfect place to unwind from a hectic life. The place has charming character, from bold statements like the deer hat racks to little quirks like 'putting the cat out' when you wanted privacy. The staff were extremely attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Serving... More

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked us in for a two night stay for my birthday. The room was very comfortable and the hot tub was magical at 1am in February. Restaurant was pricey, but top notch and service was impeccable. Would I stay again, certainly.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Lake house for a few days in May and it was a wonderful experience. The private Lake is incredible and so peaceful. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff there. Amazing stay and well worth the visit.

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

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#1 Luxury Hotel in Windermere #3 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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