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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
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointing. Although nicely situated with views of the lake and a first rate bedroom the dining room is cold and unwelcoming, the food hit and miss and our breakfast in our room had been left standing and had dried. Our reception was one of the worst we have experienced of the many top Lake District hotels we have visited. Over... More

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York UK
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice place,more like staying in someones lovely home than hotel, (no reception just a bureau in the hall.) Nice lounges with relaxing sofas and as everyone has said, stunning views. Room very nice, comfy bed. Good food and extremely nice staff. A pleasant couple of days felt totally relaxed, recommend .booking the hot tub to while away some time.... More

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

A beautiful hotel situated in breathtaking and stunning surroundings, If you want a relaxing and peaceful break then head for the Samling, serving excellent food by pleasant and helpful staff. I was in a room away from the main hotel and could not fault it at all, to wake up to a stunning veiw over lake Windermere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you visit Windermere you want a relaxed environment with breathtaking views, imppeccable service and fantastic food. For this head to the Samling. I stayed there this weekend with my partner in the Tyan room. This room is in the main house and has the best views over windermere. Set high on the hill side quite simply there are no... More

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the hotel by mistake thinking it was a place we has stayed before. We were not disappointed. Quite frankly some of the best food we have had. The chef deserves his Michelin Star. Also Jack in front of house was very welcoming and nothing was difficult. We look forward to visiting again. Many thanks.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location good service but the rooms at £420 per night where so poor . Ripped Curtain - Mold in the shower - Cracked Sink - Dirty seat cushions x 2 - Paint all over the blind - Brocken Blind £420 a night get is sorted plus TripAdvisor showed that this was seen in Feb 2014 and they still didn't... More

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

A delightful 3 night stay. Room, service and food, rates as probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in. So enjoyable was our stay that we sought to stay a further night, sadly fully booked. The food is presented in such a beautiful way that it seemed shameful to eat it.. All vegetables and herbs are from the kitchen... More

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight at The Samling in June as my birthday treat, and a real treat it was! Gorgeous location, stunning bedroom and friendly service. We enjoyed the seven course taster menu at dinner, and every dish was mouthwateringly delicious. The evening was completed with a drink under the stars in the secluded outdoor tub, again with stunning views. Breakfast... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few hundred metres from the main lakeside road around Lake Windermere lies the Samling hotel. It is a gracious country house set on rolling acres with views down the length of the lake. It only a short distance from everything that happens in the Lake District, but is a world away from all the hubbub of the tourist traps.... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot give any negative comments about The Samling. The hotel is in a fabulous setting, the staff are wonderful and so accommodating and the food is outstanding. Our room "Tyan" had a stunning view along the length of Windermere.

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Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Samling Hotel 3*
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#4 Family Hotel in Windermere #6 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
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