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Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2DF England
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#8 of 20 hotels in Windermere
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
Hillthwaite strives to offer all it's guests the very best in Lake District hospitality, run by a dedicated and long standing team you can be assured of a friendly and pleasant stay. We are the ideal accommodation for all types of breaks; including short romantic getaways or as a base camp for longer walking holidays in the beautiful National Park we are situated in. Impeccable service and comfort will be found throughout, with delicious breakfasts sourced from local produce with friendly and attentive staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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3BTraveller wrote a review Nov 2022
UK47 contributions70 helpful votes
We have just returned from another stay at Hillthwaite and yet again, the hotel was perfect. As I have mentioned before, it is the people that make it so special as everyone is so welcoming. The hotel is small but big in personality, be it the staff or brilliant food. We stayed two nights, dinner bed and breakfast and every meal was superb. Whilst we could see the front of house team to thank them, please pass on our thanks to those behind the scenes you do not see, especially those in the kitchen.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you can, a lake view room adds to the occasion.
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Charlotte M wrote a review Nov 2022
Stafford92 contributions69 helpful votes
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Start to finish experience was excellent. What makes all the difference at this hotel is the customer service. Every single member of staff makes you feel like they care about your stay, possibly because it's a smaller privately owned hotel and not a big chain, but either way they have invested in their customer experience training. The hotel is situation between Bowness and Windermere (about 15 mins walk to each) and has spectacular views of the lake from It's elevated position. Free parking and our room Which was an 'occasion' room was great, huge bed with quality furnishings and fantastic bathroom, mini fridge and great views. We had a B&B deal, breakfast was very good, all silver service. We dined in on one night and whilst the menu is a little limited the quality of food was high. We also used the pool and sauna and had private use for an hour which was lovely. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Carol L wrote a review Nov 2022
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We've just had a great weekend at the hotel. We had stayed years ago and we loved it then, this time it was even better than we remembered. The staff, service and food were all excellent. We will definitely be back, maybe when it's a bit warmer outside!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: We had room 15 it had a balcony and fabulous views of the lake and surrounding areas.
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Helen G wrote a review Nov 2022
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Fantastic is't a strong enough work to descrbe this lovely hotel and it's staff. Nothing was to much trouble. You came away feeling relaxed totally pampered and spoilt . Everyone was so friendly, the food was amazing.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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skiptongran wrote a review Nov 2022
Skipton, United Kingdom16 contributions6 helpful votes
A celebration weekend with our family. The staff were very welcoming, nothing too much trouble. Lovely bedrooms, comfortable and beautifully furnished public rooms. We all enjoyed both breakfast and evening meals, our grandchildren aged 8 and 11 we well catered for. The swimming pool was an added bonus and well used by the family. Dogs welcomed too!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Catriona wrote a review Nov 2022
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Just back home feeling refreshed and relaxed after a mini-break at Hillthwaite. It's a great wee hotel with amazing views of Lake Windermere and easy access to local amenities. The service was efficient and friendly with welcoming and genuine staff and comfortable rooms. We particularly enjoyed using the small pool and sauna (which need to be booked in advance). We opted for the bed and breakfast with dinner option and this didn't disappoint. In fact the food was absolutely fabulous with new specials daily. The only negatives would be that our mattresses were a bit saggy. This was our first experience of going to a smallish hotel and we would definitely do the same again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Julie P wrote a review Nov 2022
Sunderland, United Kingdom1 contribution
Me my husband and cockapoo dog Bailey had a wonderful 3 night stay here.Hotel is amazing and immaculate. The photos you see online don't do it justice. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Even Bailey got given alot of attention. He loved his doggy bag which was left in the room for him.and his sausages on a morning for breakfast. Highly recommend the festive afternoon tea.it was gorgeous. We cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 'juliepB9734ZJ' Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet the three of you and delighted you had a wonderful time whilst staying with us at Hillthwaite. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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DebraWalne wrote a review Nov 2022
Ilkley, United Kingdom49 contributions35 helpful votes
Fabulous place to stay. The hotel was beautifully appointed and very clean. The staff were exceptional …. So friendly and accommodating, they really Couldn’t do enough for you. The food was delicious and very well presented. Comfy bed and a great view !! What more could you ask for?
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear DebraWalne' Thank you for your glowing review, so pleased to hear you chose Hillthwaite for your short break and enjoyed all aspects. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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Chris N wrote a review Nov 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at this hotel 8th and 9th Nov 22, our room was number 210 Longdale (I think that was the name on the door). The room was really nice, well decorated, clean and comfy. The bathroom was very spacious with a free standing bath, tv on the wall above the bath and a separate shower. The hotel throughout is very clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food, breakfast and evening meals were excellent. The hotel is obviously run and maintained to very high standards, staying here was a pleasure and we will certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 'Chris N' Thank you for your review, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your short break with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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Gillian M wrote a review Nov 2022
Newtownards, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights on DBB.We were upgraded on arrival and found our room to be spotlessly clean and very comfortable. All the staff in the hotel were very pleasant and accommodating.We found all the food excellent and good choices. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would definitely return if staying in Windemere
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear 'Gillian M' Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay with us and enjoyed the food and service received. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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PRICE RANGE
$148 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hillthwaite hotel windermere, hillthwaite house hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictWindermere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillthwaite
Which popular attractions are close to Hillthwaite?
Nearby attractions include Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories (0.5 miles), Royalty Cinema (0.4 miles), and Lakeland (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillthwaite?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hillthwaite?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillthwaite?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillthwaite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Lago, and Graze.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hillthwaite?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Hillthwaite located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Windermere.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillthwaite?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Townend (2.9 miles), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (1.9 miles), and Bridge House (4.7 miles).
Does Hillthwaite have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.