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The Samling Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

WOW: from the moment we turned up the steep drive we knew this was going to be something special... Greeted with honest and easy conversation we were escorted to our amazing room, with amazing views over Windermere. After a stroll through the gardens and and a chat with the gardener about how fantastic a job he is doing in adding... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited after my partner had been ill. Iain prepared a special tasting menu at great effort for her. It meant we had the most relaxing time. Attentive service, great food and a lovely room. Memories to cherish. Thank you so much. We will be back.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb , is the only word to describe my stay here . Beautiful setting and views . Accommodation excellent as were the staff and services provided , opted for the taster menu with wines and it was delicious . Some may think it a tad pricey , I though it was excellent value for money and I would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very warm welcome followed by hot tub overlooking windermere in perfect spring weather followed by the taster menu which was an experience not to be missed ..our room at the front of the house was the perfect vantage point to have breakfast watching the mist clear from the mere.Brilliant throughout especially the staff who made us feel special.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic stay ,friendly service through the day but even better service on the night time totally different and more respect was given to older generation or maybe regulars not sure but that I did notice . Good was out of this world best food I've had ever. Jacuzzi was fab room was nice dove nest but little tlc needed prices... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been fortunate to have eaten twice at The Samling in the last couple of weeks - and both times were absolutely super. Going for the lunch time taster menu on both occasions, the chef was helpful enough on the second visit to ensure for us that our 2nd menu was sufficiently varied from the first. The food was exquisite,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The Samling for an overnight stay and dinner. The hotel itself is beautiful and in a great location with impressive views of the lake. Our room was large and well appointed with great views and gorgeous bathroom. Took the option of spending time in the hot tub with champagne which was the perfect way to relax. We opted for... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly outstanding setting for our winter wedding! We wanted to give our close family and friends a luxurious experience for our wedding and that's exactly what The Samling delivered. First class service from beginning to end, nothing was too much trouble (for example, standing in the pouring rain holding a flash gun by the lake so we could get... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for my dads wedding. He hired the whole place out so we had the wedding onsite, the reception, an amazing wedding breakfast and casino on the evening. Service was excellent, rooms are huge and food is of excellent standard! Would love to go back!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to The Samling is a must. It is the jewel in the crown of the Lake District. Unlike many top hotels, the atmosphere is not at all stuffy. Alasdair, the General Manager, is most welcoming and makes you feel at ease with his relaxed approach. Our suite was wonderful, with views down the Lake. Dinner was superb and... More 

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