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Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2DF England
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#10 of 20 hotels in Windermere
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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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Carajayg wrote a review Dec 2020
Askham, United Kingdom16 contributions25 helpful votes
Lovely setting in the lakes, modern reception / bar area. Checked in to be given a room that was VERY small and didn’t look like the photos after we paid for a bigger bed & room with a bath. They were very helpful and let me choose which room I wanted that we actually already paid for. Would say it was quite pricey for what it was but it’s in Windermere I suppose. The staff were very helpful & so lovely. The breakfast was so tasty & lots to choose from. Would recommend but maybe a slightly cheaper rate. Bigger TVs & baths in the rooms would be better too
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded Dec 31, 2020
Dear 'Carajayg' Thank you for your review, I'm delighted to hear my team were helpful and offered a good service throughout, we pride ourselves on this and I personally think I have a fabulous team. The room booked was a Cosy and is the smallest of our room types, the rates flex up and down throughout the year and we describe the rooms as accuratly as possible but due to the age of the hotel no two rooms are the same size or shape. Thank you once again and we hope to welcome you back. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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Sandra G wrote a review Dec 2020
Hawarden, United Kingdom1 contribution
Just returned from a fantastic 2 night stay at Hillthwaite. Friendly and helpful staff from checkin to departure.Felt very safe due to all the precautions in place. Spotlessly clean everywhere. We had an occasion room which was wonderful. Superb views and such a comfy bed. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant was to a very high standard. Lots of great walks from the hotel (Dalesway only a few minutes away) Certainly hope to return as soon as possible. A big thank you to all the staff for all their hard work in such difficult times.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded Dec 14, 2020
Dear 'M555GFsandrag' Thank you for your review, we are all delighted to hear you throughly enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Happy Christmas from all at Hillthwaite. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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Kim B wrote a review Dec 2020
Newcastle, United Kingdom16 contributions15 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this lovely hotel. The staff are so friendly and make you feel at home. Our room was quite small but adequate for our needs and exceptionally clean. We walked down to the lake, it takes 10-15 mins and lots of shops to visit on the way. Breakfast was just perfect, very tasty. The evening meal was excellent, the portions weren't very large so i had a dessert and i was certainly full after that! Coffee in the afternoon was served with warm mini mince pies. They melted in your mouth, absolutley delicious. Could eat them every day! Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel if you are visiting the lake district.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded Dec 14, 2020
Dear 'Kim B' Thank you for your review, so good to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed all aspects, the mince pies are indeed delicious! We have a variety of rooms, so next time feel free to give us a call to talk through the rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back, Happy Christmas. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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Ian W wrote a review Dec 2020
Penwortham, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited Hillthwaite for a second time this weekend . We were made to feel so welcome when we arrived . The room was exceptional with a wonderful view of lake Windermere. The decor was so tasteful and the bathroom contemporary. The jewel in the crown is the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was Michelin star standard ! Everything was organised and efficiently run by the restaurant Manager. We cannot wait to return next year ! Ian and Tracey
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded Dec 14, 2020
Dear 'Ian W' Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we pride ourselves on our service and the staff who do read TA really do get a warm feeling when reading such positive comments and makes all the work we all put in worth it. Thank you, we hope to see you again soon. Happy Christmas. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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MDM1701 wrote a review Oct 2020
Sutton, United Kingdom133 contributions74 helpful votes
The hotel was lovely. Check in was easy and smooth. The staff were friendly. The room was great and with amazing views. The breakfast was delicious! The swimming pool was disappointing but I guess you can’t expect too much from the size hotel. The location was ideal and only a 10 min walk from both Bowness Bay and Windermere but note that it is up a very very steep hill! I would definitely recommend staying here and we would return should we visit the Lake District again!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded Nov 4, 2020
Dear 'MDM1701' Thank you for your review, delighted to hear you enjoyed your short break with us and will look to return in the future. All the best. Matt & the Hillthwaite team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillthwaite
Which popular attractions are close to Hillthwaite?
Nearby attractions include Royalty Cinema (0.4 miles), Lakeland (0.7 miles), and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (0.5 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 and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillthwaite?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, The Windermere Speakeasy, 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.