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Thornbarrow Road, Windermere LA23 2DF England
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
Updated 08/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Green
Languages Spoken
English
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Cath J wrote a review Today
Preston, United Kingdom17 contributions
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This is the third time I have visited this hotel. It is well worth the visit. 5* treatment at 3* prices. The rooms are clean and the beds wonderfully comfortable. The view from the location is amazing whether winter or summer. The menu is varied, creative and delicious. But what makes me come back here is the team. Wonderful staff who really go out of their way to make your trip special. I was sorry to miss seeing Julian and Florian(s!) this trip, but delighted to get the most excellent service from Ivan, Mintu, Santa, Claire, Louise, along with Jackie and Elaine in reception and all those I haven’t remembered to name and the unseen staff that make a difference - the kitchen staff, the housekeepers, groundsmen… etc etc. I cannot forget to mention Matt too, who pitches in with others and cares about his staff… this is a happy team who work together well and that is down to good management and good staff. Happy staff makes happy customers. The policy at the hotel is to keep covid safety measures in place to refuse the risk of covid spreading - mask wearing requested, time slots for mealtimes, room service on “as requested” basis… all these things added to my feeling of safety and comfort. Those who chose not to wear masks were not made to feel uncomfortable either, but there are clear signs requesting it and hand gel available everywhere. From the first time I nervously visited last June I have always been made to feel comfortable and safe — an absolute essential as a lone, female & disabled traveller. I have particular requests for medical reasons which are dealt with discreetly and without question. For this I am so grateful. It was my first solo adventure last year, circumstances forcing me to be on my own now and Hillthwaite have made it special and memorable. For as long as I can afford to, I will always go back. And I haven’t even mentioned yet what a fantastic base it is for anywhere in the the Lake District. You will not be disappointed at Hillthwaite.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Susan S wrote a review Yesterday
Bury, United Kingdom89 contributions47 helpful votes
Our third visit, as lovely as ever. Great service and excellent food make this a wonderful place to stay. Facilities include a delightful lounge with views over Lake Windermere and of the surrounding mountains and a quiet pool (still open) and sauna (currently closed for Covid reasons). Good infection control made us feel very safe,
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Deb M wrote a review Jan 11
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We stayed over the weekend as a belated anniversary treat after searching for dog friendly accommodation. We couldn't have found a better place to stay. We were booked in for an evening meal on the Friday night but due to motorway closures took longer than anticipated to get there. I called ahead to explain and we were given the menu over the phone to pre book our choices so the kitchen could have our meal ready for our arrival. Such a good start before we even got there! The meal was delicious and all the staff were so friendly and helpful and just couldn't do enough for you. We ate in the bar area due to us having our dog with us, this is such a lovely and comfortable setting to enjoy a meal too. Finally in our room, which was warm and inviting with lovely fresh clean decor, we were delighted with the fact that we had been left a bottle of wine, a lovely card wishing us a happy anniversary and even a goodie treat bag for our dog Pebbles. Breakfast again was served in the bar and we had so much choice from croissants, cereal, fruit yogurt and juices plus full English or other delightful selections such as smoked salmon and scrambled eggs-there was just so much to choose! The views from that area are fantastic too, snow covered hills and you can even see the lake! The reception booked a dog friendly taxi for us to take us into Windermere (hubby has a dodgy knee so it was easier) and we spent the day mooching around the shops and stopped at a couple of bars for a few drinks before heading back for our evening meal. It was a shame we only had 2 nights stay and I would definitely recommend this place and would love to visit here again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peteol5 wrote a review Jan 9
Rochdale, United Kingdom11 contributions24 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Hillthwaite a number of times , the most recent being 8th Jan. I stayed with my wife and 5yr old daughter. Every stay has been exceptional. The hotel is immaculate. The staff are very attentive. We always stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. My daughter has a nut allergy this is never an issue the hotel can comfortably cater for her. In fact Matt the Manager was very reassuring letting us know what she could and couldn’t have without us constantly asking. The food here is definitely restaurant quality. Always delicious and presented beautifully. The two ladies in the restaurant are a credit to the hotel very friendly yet professional. If you are visiting Windermere, don’t hesitate to book here you will not be disappointed. Thanks for another great stay and we can’t wait to see you again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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sarah g wrote a review Dec 2021
Wray, United Kingdom27 contributions22 helpful votes
This is the second time we have stayed here and it was every bit as good as previously. The food was delicious and varied, the staff were friendly and efficient and the rooms are out of this world (we stayed in 210 Langdale) Sitting next to the log burner with a mulled wine, a mince pie and an excellent Christmas playlist was perfection. Thankyou to all the hardworking staff who continue to deliver such an excellent experience.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Hillthwaite Marketing, General Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 'SarahHG65' Thank you so much for your kind feedback we really appreciate it. Absolutely delighted you chose to return to Hillthwaite and equally pleased to hear it was every bit as good as the last! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Matt & the Hillthwaite Team
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $217 (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 Lakeland (0.7 miles), Royalty Cinema (0.4 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, Westmorland Inn, and The Windermere Speakeasy.
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.