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The Samling Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
The Samling Hotel
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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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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, wonderful service, beautiful hotel, amazing views. Third trip in 5 years each time celebrate a special occasion with a 2 or 3 night stay. Expensive but worth the treat - we love it and will definitely return!

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united kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights bed breakfast and evening meal, the meal was first class and at times spectacular it was amongst the best of any Michelin star resteraunt that we have visited. The resteraunt its self lacked a little atmosphere however this was made up for by the excellent service we received from Alister who was first class and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night as part of our first wedding anniversary. The room was large and comfortable, but could do with a little TLC. On arrival the staff where very attentive and showed us to our room, well before the advertised check in time. We had the 7 course taster menu which was fantastic. The mix of flavours was very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for my birthday on a secret escapes deal the 7 course taster menu was a real experience, the staff were helpful attentive but not overbearing. The "standard" room was a bit of a let down other than a deep wide bath so it may be well worth considering an upgrade to a lake view room, but all in all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in many hotels. This event was for great friends' wedding anniversary. Our plan was for excellent food, excellent service and no sign of corporate 'hospitality'. All was achieved. Simple as that. Best hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear Samling, Firstly our apologies fir such a late review, we were married at the Samiling 16th August 2014. Amazing!!!! Customer service out of this world, Alisadair, a Jack and co, you are fantastic. We can't thank you enough for the amazing wedding you gave us. We hired the entire hotel, rooms amazing, food is on another level. Nothing was... More 

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blackburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night to attend a friend's wedding. The location, accommodation, service and food are all 5 star.We stayed in the Bothy which is a stand alone cottage with a conservatory and patio area with lakeside views. The afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast were packed full of quality ingredients and perfectly presented. Staff were attentive, professional yet friendly. Could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend surprised me with a trip here for my birthday yesterday and we had the taster lunch menu. It was unbelievable. From the appetiser in the lounge through to the last mouthful of dessert we were both blown away by the quality and amazing flavours. We went to Hestons at The Mandarin at Christmas and i have to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly let me start with the positives. The Samling has a beautiful location at the end of Windermere, lovely views and a very warm welcome. The room was excellent and the addition of the hilltop hot tub is great. We had the 7 course evening tasting menu which was excellent. Particular mention would go to a seemingly simple dish of... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited the restaurant for their taster lunch, the food was wonderful, every course had something special, the staff attentive, friendly and very professional. The petite fours were a wonderful surprise, had nothing like them before!

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