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“Special Birthday Treat”
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The Samling Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Special Birthday Treat”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at The Samling. Staff very professional, helpful & friendly. We really enjoyed the 6 course taster menu especially the Asin Broth. Views from hotel were fabulous and we were lucky the snow stayed on the mountains!! Excellent breakfast too.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The service in this hotel is efficient and certainly not stuffy.
A very pleasant welcome was given on arrival and despite there being no actual reception the check in process was informal yet perfect.
The room was excellent and food in the restaurant was superb, perfectly presented and served by friendly knowledgeable staff.
Not the cheapest hotel in the area but for a treat I would really recommend it.
Check out was as simple as check in but a little gift for the journey was a nice touch.

Room Tip: Methera has a separate sitting area and has views to the south and the west over lake Windemere.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The 7 course tasting menu, with wine package to match each course, was, without doubt, the best dining experience my husband and I have ever had. See previous reviewer who has described each course far better than I could. It was just a perfect way to spend Valentines day. The hotel is lovely and the staff very attentive. Our room was a little tired, but that didn't spoil our overall experience of this stunning boutique hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This small Hotel is all you could wish for if you like informal but friendly attention, very comfortable rooms, fantastic views and wonderful and interesting food. I do not know of a better small hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally good but do ask for a room with a view which is to die for!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for my boyfriend's birthday last year in one of the suites and we absolutely loved it! The staff were a credit to the hotel, very attentive. We didnt eat at the hotel, but they were happy to make reservations on our behalf at other places that they had recommended. We also made use of the hot tub at sunset which was a lovely experience. Again, the staff couldn't do enough for us. We had bought our own wine and yet they were happy to provide us with an ice bucket and wine glasses, which were waiting for us when we arrived at the hot tub. Nothing was too much trouble and our stay was definitely a memorable one. We are hoping to go back to celebrate our honeymoon later this year.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stayed one night in Tethera - 3 large windows with stunning views over the gardens down to Lake. The food was fabulous, all 7 courses. Staff are excellent, attentive and very friendly. We had breakfast in our room with the stunning views. Then we had hot tub for an hour. I would definitely stay 2 nights next time! Keep up the good work!

Room Tip: Tethera about entrance with 3 large windows overlooking the Lake!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Just spent an overnight at The Samling and enjoyed every minute. A very warm welcome and then a spell in the HOT tub overlooking the lake - amazing view. Great even on a very cold February day.
Each room is beautifully decorated and each has a different feel.

Dining here is a wonderful experience - the taster menu with wine was outstanding.

Another visit very soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Samling Hotel

Property: The Samling Hotel
Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Windermere
#6 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Samling Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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