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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely perfect stay. We were personally greeted by the GM- Alasdair and shown to our 3 floor, cottage style accomodation. It was totally exquisite. Discreet service, friendly staff, amazing food, complete attention to detail. It was absolute perfection. Cannot wait to return.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we were greeted at the front entrance by the GM Alasdair, our stay at The Samling was highly enjoyable. Our room was large, very clean and comfortable and the location is amazing. 5 minutes from Ambleside Pier and within 15 mins drive of all of the attractions we wanted to visit. The food is rightly lauded and... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff and everything from the spectacular view to the exterior/interior design was amazing and luxurious. It's the best hotel in Windermere so far. Food was great and you feel like a valuable guest in the nice luxurious hotel and you will feel a lot to do from the nearby lake where lots of activities to the spectacular view... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only had one night here but it was excellent and we will return. Service is excellent - really friendly staff only too happy to help - always there yet not intrusive. Lovely room with great view over the lake. Cosy dining room and lovely food. Not cheap but we'll worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have just spent 2 nights in the spacious Methera Room at the Samling and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There is a lovely relaxed ambience, with all of the staff working very hard behind the scenes to ensure you feel very pampered. We particularly enjoyed the Tasting Menu in the Restaurant, which was a theatrical experience, not just a meal!... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Having spent the last five days here with our son, his wife and our grandchildren we have nothing but praise for the Samling. The rooms were excellent,food fantastic and the staff just could not be better, always there but never intrusive . Cannot recommend this experience more highly. Thank you one and all most sincerely .

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Toronto, Canada
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39 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While we found the food at The Samling to be very good (see restaurant review), we were appalled by the room we were allocated given the cost. No Relais & Chateau, Michelin featured hotel should have rented out the room we were given. The room was in the back of the adjacent bulding to the main one and had all... 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*
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