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The Windermere Hotel

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  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Windermere has been called the ‘Gateway to the Lakes.’ With mountains, moors, lakes and tarns it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the splendour of the English countryside, right in the heart of the Lake District. The Windermere Hotel occupies an excellent location at the head of the village of Windermere itself. Built from traditional Lakeland slate, our hotel is listed by English Heritage, and is one of the oldest hotels in Windermere having opened back in 1847 to coincide with the construction of the local railway. The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the local villages of Bowness and Windermere, as well as the beautiful Lake District scenery.
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95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
58Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
10Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed yesterday

The service was good from all departments. The food was very good.The rooms where clean and warm, The service in the bar was good. The hotel is in a good place for easy travel to visit the lakes and towns in the area,

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the hotel late afternoon and was met by a very unsmiling male on the reception (said trainee manager in his badge). He went through the process of checking me in without hardly passing a word. He said that £6 for the car...More

2  Thank Murray192
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely building but very dated, the rooms was really tired stained carpets looks like it’s not been touched for years, the breakfast was good but again the Resturant needs updating even to bring it to a decent 3 star. The beds are...More

Thank michelle_driver1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel this week lovely hotel food very impressive,room good staff excellent,fab views the only thing didnt like was the bed frame was wood all the way round very hard banged legs but put up with it as everything else was good

Thank LindaT2321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleased with the reception we received on arrival. Our room was neat, fresh and adequate for our needs. The staff on the catering side were very professional and cheerful. All the food was good or very good with a varied choice for the evening...More

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Penelope T
1 December 2018|
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Response from Glyn J | Reviewed this property |
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pandapat99
30 September 2018|
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Response from Binkie3 | Reviewed this property |
My dad had a single room and it was in the main hotel, it didnt have a view but it was nice as single rooms go
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seedsower2018
5 August 2018|
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Response from eddiey36 | Reviewed this property |
There is nowhere to keep bikes. We ended up chaining ours to a post round the back of the hotel near the kitchen
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"Check your room prior to booking and ask questions."
Murray192
1 week ago
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"Rooms with a lake view"
ptuttle2018
2 weeks ago
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"book elsewhere"
france20181
2 weeks ago
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"Go elsewhere"
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3 weeks ago
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PRICE RANGE
USD 73 - USD 331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictWindermere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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