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The Samling Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
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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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Boxmoor
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108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in for dinner last year and it was amazing. This year we decided to book a room in the hotel and try the 7 course tasting menu ! What a lovely relaxed place to stay and everyone is just so charming, the room was beautiful and with amazing views over the lake. Everything you would wish for in... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First review ever, would not have written if I had response via e-mail as requested. Arrived and no parking spaces available. No real problem as I found a grass verge. On parking was asked why not park in front of hotel. Could have done that if thought ok. However did not know that this was possible. Hotel Lead offered to... More 

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Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its all about expectation - when spend £400 for DBB expectation is higher than when spend £200. On the positive side the location is superb - high above Windermere away from the crocodile of bank holiday traffic which always stretches from Ambleside to Windermere. The terrace takes full advantage of the location and was a very pleasant place to sit... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Book a night at the sampling including afternoon tea and evening meal and a suite, The Lethera, Afternoon tea was very good. The savoury was better that the sweets aspect, however no choice of coffee just the hotel standard although a good range of teas. The evening meal was excellent and on par for the Michelin * it has, although... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate enough recently to spend a weekend at the Samling as a guest of friends celebrating a landmark birthday! I have spent may happy weekends in the Lakes through my life and enjoy everything the area has to offer,but have never before stayed anywhere as sublime as this hotel. The service was second to none,nothing being too much... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If a hotel gets consistently good marks on here then I don’t have a problem booking that hotel. Its never been wrong in the years I have used Tripadvisor. And it wasn’t wrong about the Samling either. The downside of this is I feel less inclined to write a review of every place we go as I am just repeating... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to know where to begin, we visited The Samling last November whilst looking for possible wedding venues.. From the moment you drive up the drive way we instantly got that "this is THE venue" feeling. Greeted at the entrance by one of the lovely staff and shown into the living room you get that homely feel, the fire... More 

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Harpenden
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely calm atmosphere in this delightful hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. The view from room Pym must be one of the best in the Lakes. We took the Prestige menu and we're not disappointed. Great variety, knowledgeably presented by a young staff. Wine was extraordinarily good value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one night stay with dinner and cost £500 before drinks and dinner supplements. Nice room with great view, but extremely warm even with all the windows open. Nice luxurious touches and great bathroom. Two very small dining with no atmosphere. Needs some background music to make conversations easier. Was rushed into the dining room to free up space in... More 

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

My Girlfriend surprised me with a visit to this place last Sunday (9th August) for my first ever Michelin star experience and it didn't disappoint the level of the food was amazing you can tell the difference and why this restaurant has a Michelin star. The restaurant it self over looks lake Windermere so you couldn't get more of a... More 

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