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Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I stayed here for my sisters wedding in early June. As a wedding venue it is fantastic! Lovely view overlooking lake Windermere it's a perfect setting for a wedding especially if you get a nice summers day! All the staff are very helpful and attentive. Initially we paid extra to have a lake view but we had to move as we had room 25 which is a room with a waterbed which was not stipulated when we booked, also we decided to move from this room because the "lake view" was a very tiny window you could see the lake from and not worth the extra money. Thankfully the staff were very helpful and moved us into another slightly cheaper room without a waterbed which was much better for us. Food and drink was lovely. Highly recommend a stay here.

Stayed: June 2014
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Dear Coolhand84, thank you for your review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your sisters wedding that you attended at the hotel. I am sorry to hear that you were given a waterbed room without being informed on this, this is not our general practice and sorry it happened on this occasion. However I am pleased to hear that out reception team managed to allocate you another room.

It’s great to read that you thought the wedding was perfect and we had a fantastic venue. It is always a pleasure to host weddings and even better to receive wonderful feedback, not only from the bride and groom but from their friends and family. Once again thank you for your review and we hope to see you all again in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in April for 2 nights, we had a superior room which was large and lovely.However not the best view onto a carpark, this didn't bother us too much. Everything was clean and tidy, there was even some Kendal mint cake in the room provided along with the tea and coffee.The bathroom was large with a free standing gorgeous bath (although the shower head was a bit low for my 6'2 boyfriend!)
The pool and outdoor hot tub facilities were excellent.
We ate at the restaurant, which whilst on the expensive side ,was really good food (limited vegetarian options)
The breakfast was great, such a wide selection which filled us up for a long day of walking.
Staff were very helpful and friendly, including giving us great recommendations for nearby restaurants and walks , as well as helping us find a garage when we had car trouble.
We created great memories here, I really hope to come back again in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Dear Amy Y, thank you so much for your review about the hotel. It was great to read that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel. I am glad to read that you thought our staff were wonderful and helpful and gave you guidance throughout your stay. I am pleased to hear that you had the chance to use our popular leisure facilities whilst you were here, I have to agree with you the outdoor hot tub is an excellent feature to the leisure club. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was our second trip to Low Wood Bay, after we complained about our initial stay- which was a disaster! (Dirty room, 45 minutes waiting for food-then the main came first, the sauce was wrong and the dining experience lasted 3 hours!)
Our second visit was kindly arranged by the manager after our initial complaint and we were told we would be put in the new "refurbished" room- which was the previous room which was unfortunately worse than the previous visit, maybe I am critical but I don't expect cracked paint, damp in the room and a dirty ceiling.
The pool was overcrowded and lots of teenagers shouting and running around until late, the hot tub surround was also very dirty.
We enjoyed our evening meal, although simple errors such inconsistent portions and no one checked on us through out the meal.
No wifi in our room made was very annoying, especially as the hotel is moderately priced
This hotel should be better, more care is required with housekeeping (who wants to find private cards in the hotel information pack?) The rooms should be finished and the "snags" taken care of.
Really disappointing, especially as we had travelled 3.5 hours to get there.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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NevilJeffery, General Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

I am sorry “sarahladyjane” for not succeeding in restoring your faith in what other senior tripadvisor contributors and reviewers have reported as general a very positive experience when staying at Low Wood Bay Resort. As a team we can not say we have not tried, however we do thank you for your observations, we can but only learn from your critical eye and ensure improvements are made for future guests.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed here for one night whilst attending a wedding reception. Beautiful location. The food at the reception was top notch, the only drawback was the cost of the drinks! Went on a lake cruise between the afternoon & evening do and that was a lovely touch. We had a lake view room and it was worth the extra. Could hear the traffic outside but not loud enough to disturb us. Didn't have time to use the pool etc but it looked nice.

Room Tip: Lake view worth the extra!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Dear Sue_zy_Bear, thank you for your review, I am pleased that you enjoyed the recent wedding that you attended at the hotel and most aspects of your stay. It was great to read that you thought the lake cruise between the wedding breakfast and evening reception was a nice touch. It is always a pleasure to host weddings and even better to receive wonderful feedback, not only from the bride and groom but from their friends and family. Once again thank you for your review and we hope to see you all again in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not the cheapest of hotels (unless you get a last minute bargain) but family rooms are great, lots provided to keep kids entertained (inc welcome pack, games to borrow, colouring sheets and books etc) and kids are made welcome throughout the hotel. Staff are extremely attentive and excellent choice of drinks in bar and restaurant (albeit typical hotel overpricing). Bar food is great and excellent restaurant menu. Kids portions are ok but some dishes served were a bit dry and didn't look overly appetising. Hotel pool is great for little 'uns through to parents but can get very busy at times. Great location and walks you can do straight from the hotel grounds. Would definitely recommend for families

Room Tip: room 304 family room is split over 2 levels and would easily sleep 5. Poor wifi and phone signal fr...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Dear Busymum5555, thank you so much for your review about hotel. It was great to read that you enjoyed your recent family stay at the hotel. It was great to read that you thought there were lots to keep the kids entertained, I know from personal experience that this can be difficult at times. It was also great to read that you thought our staff was attentive and helpful and you thought our food was excellent. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Bay in the near future. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson

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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I stayed at the low wood to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary after getting married at the hotel Last year...we had room 10 which was just amazing (thankyou rea) and in our room was a balloon and chocs which was just lovely! We had dinner in the eve and our table had a beautiful card and gems on the table which made us feel just as special as we did on our wedding day! Food amazing and breakfast fab as always :)

My hubby had booked me a neck and back massage as a surprise and would like to say that it was the best I've ever had...All knots gone :) thankyou Michelle! Thank you again to gemma, rea and David for making our anniversary so special! Can't wait to come back!! Adam and jules

  • Stayed: May 2014
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Dear Julie3008, thank you so much for your wonderful review about hotel. Congratulations on your first wedding anniversary, I am pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and were made to feel as special as you were on your big day. I bet it was a nice surprise having the massage booked for you, I will ensure Michelle gets a copy of this review. I am glad to read that you thought our staff was wonderful and you thought our food was excellent. Once again thank you for your comments and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Low Wood Bay for your future anniversaries. Kind Regards, James Wilkinson

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We ate at the Windermere Restaurant at the Low Wood Bay earlier this week and the food really was lovely. I had a salmon main dish followed by sticky toffee pudding. I'd recommend eating here. The restaurant has good views of the lake and is lovely just to sit and look out across the water whilst eating your meal.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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James W, Guest Relations Manager at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Dear Murraytripp, Thank you for your recent wonderful review about your Dinner in our Windermere Restaurant. I am glad you thought the food was lovely; the sticky toffee pudding was an excellent choice is one of my favourites. You may be interested to know that all Trip-advisor reviews are conveyed to the team and our directors. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future Kind Regards, James Wilkinson

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Additional Information about Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Address: Low Wood Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#3 Green Hotel in Windermere
#4 Business Hotel in Windermere
#4 Family Hotel in Windermere
#7 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#10 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
Price Range: $185 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a most spectacular location on the shores of Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa offers luxurious 4-star accommodation and a range of resort leisure facilities to suit all ages and abilities. Blue Smoke is a contemporary dining experience that offers British produce cooked on our South American wood-fired grill, or dine in the more traditional Windermere Restaurant. Langdale Lounge and Bar also gives the opportunity to eat throughout the day with views over the lake. Relax in The Spa and pamper yourself with a range of treatments designed to restore and energise. Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and an outdoor hot tub with unrivalled views over the lake. The fitness suite boasts state of the equipment, a dance studio, squash court and personalised trainers. For the adventurous, the Watersports Centre offers instruction in water-skiing, canoeing, paddle-boarding and much more. Low Wood Bay is in the process of upgrading and will be reopening in 3 phases, as detailed below: 1st phase: Hotel re-opens 12 April. Guests can enjoy the complete refurbishment of all the previous hotel bedrooms, ‘The Windermere’ restaurant, 'Langdale Lounge' and Health Club facilities opens in May. New improved road entrance. 2nd phase: Opens July. The Spa, a new restaurant ‘Blue Smoke,’ additional outdoor leisure facilities and a new atrium space. Final phase: Opens October. All new block of ‘Club House’ rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Low Wood Bay Hotel Windermere
Low Wood Windermere
Hotel Low Wood
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Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa Windermere, Lake District

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