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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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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 nights of unadulterated luxuryand gastronomy, with a view over Lake Windermere to die for! A hot tub to slip into after a tiring day walking in the most spectacular scenery known to man. Charming and courteous staff, nothing too much trouble. Impressive attention to detail. If you like to be pampered, book now. If you love being spoilt to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have a 'splurge' and treat ourselves to dinner, bed and breakfast at the Samling as we'd heard of it's reputation. We booked a suite and the Seven course tasting menu. We arrived early as we wanted to walk from the hotel to Ambleside and then over the fell to Troutbeck and back to the hotel. We were... 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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