We visited Hillthwaite House Hotel for our 3 night mini-honeymoon in July and thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and polite, and the service excellent. On our second and third days, we were given the best table in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast, with a gorgeous view over Lake Windermere and into the mountains (probably as they knew it was our honeymoon - we also received a card and complimentary chocolates). The food itself was excellent, and the complimentary tea and cake on the terrace was very pleasant too!
The room, whilst not of absolutely 5 star standard, was very pleasant with a lovely view from a little balcony and the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in, including our own! We had complimentary bathrobes and slippers, as well as mini bottles of wine. The hotel had a good selection of DVDs which could be borrowed for free from reception.
The jacuzzi bath was great - we broke the start button on our first evening but let the staff know the following morning when we went out and it was fixed by the time we arrived back later that day.
The hotel has a small swimming pool with sauna and steam room which it was nice to make use of after a day out walking - although the pool is not ideal for doing lengths since it is very shallow at one end (good for kids though!). All the public areas (the bar, lounge, restaurant, terrace are very pleasant and tastefully decorated. The hotel is within 10 minutes walk of both Bowness and Windermere, both of which have plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Altogether, we had a very enjoyable, relaxing stay and would certainly recommend the hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find Hillthwaite House Hotel is the most ideal accommodation for all types of breaks including short breaks or for use as a base for your walking holiday in the Lake District National Park. Impeccable service and comfort, lovely food sourced from local produce, friendly, attentive staff and the many guests that return to us time after time speak for itself. For Lake District Hotels please look no further than Hillthwaite House Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hillthwaite Hotel Windermere, Lake District
- Hillthwaite House Hotel