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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked thinking we were staying in a lodge next to a lake with a private hot tub, when we arrived we were shown to a hotel room which wasn't what we expected. I think this needs explaining better, we booked using booking.com. That being said we cannot complain as the lake house among with the amazing staff is 1st... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are family with two children (10-12). We were there for six nights. By overall it's a unique place with high standard of hospitality and great location. There is one thing that was very disappointed-the service at breakfast. Seems that part of the staff doesn't speak proper English. We had a lot of delays at the service: toasts arrived to... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely relaxing break away, every detail has been thought of. Very relaxing bedroom, great service and beautiful food. We came for a 2 night break, we would definitely return and also recommend this hotel,if you want a little more than other hotels offer!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first time in the Lake District and we stayed for 4 nights in a suite with its own outside Jacuzi. We drove up from London and the welcome was warm and friendly, the room was bright and very well appointed and serviced twice a day. The breakfast was large and the dinner was superb, the presentation and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked into the Gilpin Lake House in the afternoon. The room was quite nice, overlooking a lake, and we were expecting a serene and relaxing stay for two nights. When we first got to the room I noticed the window was open and so I closed it. About 10pm we came back from dinner and I went into the... More 

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our family has lived in the Lake District for over a hundred years, living alongside nature in this beautiful environment, and nobody has been hurt by a bat - and they are as routine in the countryside as are rabbits and deer. We are not at all cavalier about any situation involving our guests, but... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been coming here for the past 10 years and absolutely love it. The food is amazing, the hotel beautiful and we've been coming for so long that the staff feel like family. We just need now to go and stay a few days in the Lake House. Absolutely love it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect romantic getaway. The spa lodges are suited to couples with well maintained hot tub, sauna and steam room. Towels are replaced twice daily. Service was discreet. Excellent location near windermere.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely welcome to our Lake district retreat at the Lake House. A very grown up concept resembling a lakeside country home. Staff were amazingly helpful and tried very hard to cater to every whim. The Spa is a small piece of luxury with the best view and has a great treatment menu designed to relax and enhance your entire Gilpin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 1 night in garden suite - absolutely stunning room & private garden with hot tub. Wonderful staff, excellent food and beautiful gardens with fantastic views. Loved watching the Alpacas while having drinks in the garden. Would definitely recommend this hotel if looking for a luxury hotel stay in the Lake District.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can tell this is family run ,every detail is spot on ,from the gorgeous appointed bedrooms ,to the superb food.i only live down the road in Windermere ,but a meal here is still very much a huge treat .Had the best weekend of my life here ,when my now sadly departed brother in law got married here ,you could... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A friendly, unpretentious, luxury hotel set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has been family owned and run since 1987. Members of Relais & Chateaux, the Cunliffe family were the proud winners AA 'England Hotel of the Year 2012', English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence 'Small Hotel of the Year 2012', the Catey 'Independent Hotel of the Year 2013', and Condé Nast Johansens 'Most Excellent Country House Hotel of the Year 2013’. When you stay at Gilpin, you’re not just choosing a bedroom, you’re choosing an interior design with fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. We have evolved Gilpin Hotel over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, many with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, swimming pool and the new Jetty Spa. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the hotel’s stylish bar and wine cellars before dining in one of four intimate dining rooms (complimentary chauffeur provided for Lake House guests). Head Chef Dan Grigg ensures exquisite cuisine in the 3 AA rosette restaurant; the 5-course menu has plenty of choice and is a celebration of some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood. For Lake House guests, the Swedish style spa treatment room has been built to blend with the environment, raised 3 metres into the tree canopy, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The Jetty Spa Trail is a bespoke Spa Journey designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses. Begin with a consultation to create personalised spa products just for you. Then to the spa for a private swim followed a relaxing salt snug and a reviving salt scrub shower. Through the woods to an aroma massage (and that view), followed by green tea and appetisers on the jetty. To top it off? Champagne in the hot tub, and bespoke spa goodies to take home. The ultimate goal – a deep relaxation that will stay with you for a long time. Quiet, untouched, and devoid of traffic or people the setting instils a sense of peace and calm. There are no weddings, conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace at Gilpin, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, and friendly, unpretentious service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $310 - $570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Gilpin Hotel And Lake House
Gilpin Hotel Windermere
Gilpin Lodge Windermere
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere, Lake District
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#1 Business Hotel in Windermere
#1 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Family Hotel in Windermere
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