We stayed in a lodge for a long weekend and had a great time despite the weather. The lodge itself was a bit odd in that parts of it had been done up (very snazzy main bathroom for example) but the main living area was a bit dated - comfortable and clean though.
The upside down layout did mean that the bedrooms were very dark so even in the middle of the day you needed the lights on down there - just an observation. Actually the lodge overall was quite dark at it was right on the water and overhung by lots of tree cover.
These minor whinges aside we had a great time; the staff in the hotel were always helpful and happy to provide advice on which walks were best suited to toddlers and what to do when it rained and we needed something indoors (went to the Beatrix Potter museum and the motor museum - both good value and the motor musuem in particular was ideal for filling a couple of hours on a wet morning).
The facilities in the hotel were also very good - we used the pool every day and took advantage of the childrens indoor playroom (in the old squash court).
We did not eat in the main restaurant but had a couple of meals in the bistro by the spa; both of which were fine - reasonably priced and served quickly.
We will certainly go back as we find this type of accomodation with self catering lodges in the grounds of a hotel with all the facilities works really well with young families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Langdale Hotel offers a choice of high quality 4-star bedrooms in a variety of styles. All the 56 rooms include Sealy beds manufactured locally in Wigton, Cumbria made up with the finest Egyptian cotton linen, down filled duvets and luxurious finishing touches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Langdale Hotel Ambleside, Lake District