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The Samling Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Windermere
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Susan D Wigan, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, my husband and I chose The Samling in the wake of it being voted best boutique hotel in Britain by the readers of The Sunday Times. Sad to say it didn't quite meet our expectations. We sat outside for an afternoon drink to enjoy the truly spectacular views when a wayward child decided to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's been a few years since we stayed here so we thought we would return and have afternoon tea. We asked for a lake view and it was a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the experience as a whole but we did have a few issues. First of all, the table was way too small. We had to put things on... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent afternoon tea in a delightful setting. Charming hotel with a panoramic view of Lake Windermere. Varied selection of teas and the food was fresh, tasty and well presented. Would recommend to anyone.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful stay here to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Stayed in room Pym which was just stunning with well thought out luxuries including flowers, chocolate & drinks of the highest quality. The huge bath was amazing & the view of the lake just breath taking!! Dinner was fantastic from the pre-drinks & canapes though to the outstanding desserts!... More

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York, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband booked us here for lunch, as a little surprise for me. A fabulous surprise which we both enjoyed very much. A dull dark morning soon transformed into stunning September afternoon and my word the views from the terrace where we enjoyed a drink before lunch were terrific! When it's a clear day the location is absolutely fairy tale... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had planned a relaxing trip to The Samling but unfortunately we had a difficult day resulting in over 9 hours in the car and hence arrived much later than expected. The door of the car was barely open when we received a warm welcome. We were immediately put at our ease and encouraged to not rush and relax before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights at The Samling for our wedding anniversary and a birthday. If you are looking for a perfect quiet location with excellent service and pure food theatre then The Samling has to be on your list of hotels to visit. From the moment we arrived, to checking out the service was amazing, incredibly attentive whilst not... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend two nights at The Samling on our way up to a wedding in Scotland and it proved to be a wonderful start to our travels. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable with spectacular views of Lake Windermere. The service was exceptional - very friendly and attentive. We had two delicious meals in the restaurant and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolutely marvellous (first) stay at the very end of August and on every level it surpassed our expectations. Now with a MIchelin star, the cuisine was superb and matched its billing (by our son) as the best place to eat in the North of England. Our room had an unrivalled view of the lake and the service... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a difficult review to pull together as there is more right than wrong, so it could be described as "bitter sweet" literally but we felt it was important to share with potential guests our experience so as they may be able to get more out of what is i am sure a fantastic offering when its on its... More

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Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Samling Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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The Samling Hotel Windermere, Lake District
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