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The Windermere Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   142-144 Warwick Way | Victoria, London SW1V 4JE, England (Victoria)
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Ranked #193 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we arrived at this hotel we were treated with friendly helpfulness in every aspect. The room we had was right at the top but was so cleverly designed to maximise the space. Everywhere was immaculately decorated to a very high spec The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, even taking our suitcase to our room-which rarely happens... More

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TheWindermere, Chief Operations Officer at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane C Thank you for your kind review. All of us here at The Windermere are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your return to London! Warm regards Emily Hambi, The Windermere More

Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just had our first stay at the Windermere Hotel in London and would heartily recommend it to other travellers. The room gave us plenty of space; the bed was comfortable; the breakfasts were hearty; the room service was tasty and efficient. This family-run hotel provides an excellent base for visiting London, and the Hambi family have been most hospitable... More

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TheWindermere, Chief Operations Officer at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Browgesen Thank you so much for sharing your comments. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us. Let us hope that it's the first of many! We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Emily Hambi, The Windermere More

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

Stayed here for 3 nights, easy to find from the nearby Victoria station. Looks pleasant and clean from the outside, and it continues inside. Check in was smooth, efficient and detailed. Room was ready about 1pm, and was a good size for a single. Tea and coffee facilities in the room, one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in,... More

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TheWindermere, Chief Operations Officer at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear yorkieliam Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure having you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Windermere soon. Warmest regards Emily Hambi The Windermere More

Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel two years in a row when we've visited the British GP. It's the perfect location. The rooms we've had are very nice and the staff are excellent!! Emily is so nice and friendly and so are the rest of them. The cook in the basement is a lovely man and quite the character. He... More

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TheWindermere, Chief Operations Officer at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pliggis It is wonderful to hear from you again. Thank you so much for your recent review. What a shame that you won't be coming for this year's British Grand Prix! Hopefully we will see you again for the 2015 race, if not sooner. Best wishes Emily Hambi, The Windermere More

Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

In the last 20 years, I have stayed about one year in this excellent hotel - longer and more often than in any other one world wide. My improving expectations have allways been fullfilled, mostly surpassed. However, what has never changed, and should of course not, is the utmost friendly welcome from the Hambi family members ( 3rd generation,btw! )... More

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TheWindermere, Chief Operations Officer at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Berthold K Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It is always our pleasure to welcome you back time and time again. We are most grateful to you, for choosing to return to The Windermere each time you return to London, for allowing us to be "your home away from home", and for giving us the opportunity to... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Staying in London is rare for me, but necessary this time and I was worried. The Windermere was fine for the one night; the room was small, no more space than necessary but then this is London. It was clean and comfortable, lovely shower, good wifi and friendly staff particularly when I arrived at breakfast a bit early. No chipped... More

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TheWindermere, Chief Operations Officer at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear howardandemma Thank you for taking the time to share your comments here on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us in London. The term "short but sweet" seems apt here! London rooms sizes can be small for some, especially as we are not a purpose built hotel... but that is part... More

Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We go to Windermere every year and they are fantastic. Although it is hard to understand, they are getting even better and better every year. It's so comfy, clean, stuff is so nice and breakfast is amazing.

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TheWindermere, Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear martinlenc Thank you so much for your lovely comments and compliments. It is our absolute pleasure to welcome you back to The Windermere every year. Our philosophy has always been that The Windermere should be "your home away from home". I believe this is definitely the case for you after all these years. We will always continue to strive... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Last minute booking and feared might not be good, but room was very clan, comfortable and pleasantly equipped for a 3* hotel. Breakfast was excellent - good choice and well cooked/presented. Staff friendly and helpful.

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TheWindermere, Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard H Thank you very much for your review. I am extremely pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to welcome you back to The Windermere on your next trip to London. Best regards Emily Hambi, The Windermere More

Battle Creek, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Windermere exceeded my expectations! The location is ideal--just a 5 minute walk to Victoria Station--and the neighborhood is very safe. To even enter the hotel, you must be buzzed in, and you also leave your room key at the reception desk when you leave, making it even safer. Our room was surprisingly spacious and modern in decor, compared to... More

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TheWindermere, Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jayluvsu Greetings from The Windermere! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is so nice to receive your lovely comments. I think you have perfectly summarised what we, The Windermere, are all about! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to London! Best wishes Emily Hambi, The Windermere More

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Windermere. Our room was comfortable, quiet and clean. The family owners were terrific - hospitable and helpful. We were particularly touched that when they learned we were gluten free they went out and obtained gluten free bread and biscuits for our breakfast - on boxing day, too! The breakfast was... More

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TheWindermere, Manager at The Windermere Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DianeNEric Thank you for your wonderfully kind comments. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion! Happy New Year! Best regards Emily Hambi, The Windermere More

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Also Known As:
Windermere Hotel London
Hotel Windermere
The Windermere Hotel London, England
Address: 142-144 Warwick Way | Victoria, London SW1V 4JE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#126 Business Hotel in London
#138 Luxury Hotel in London
#209 Romantic Hotel in London
#289 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Windermere Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located award-winning small hotel of Victorian character and warm ambiance. "Your home away from home." Free Wi-Fi throughout. Elevator. Air-Condition. Excellent breakfast. Wonderful brasserie with evening meals. ... more   less 
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