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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

One of my favourite hotels From the moment you arrive you feel looked after thanks Trevor- glad you enjoyed the X3!!! Sarah the manager is special and am sure treasured by the Cunliffe family she never seems to go home!!! We stayed in a garden suite crinkle crags which is a lovely spacious room with hot tub on decking outside...

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Perfect romantic place to stay. Beautifully furnished rooms, fantastic spa facilities & the food was amazing.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went here for a special occasion and wish I could afford to go here more regularly for any occasion. Things that really impressed were the staff: attentive, friendly and sincere. The location: oozes quality and is incredibly quiet and relaxing. Rooms: huge with enormous bathroom and personal verandah with private (deep) hot tub (we had a Garden Suite). Restaurant: wonderful...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in St Sunday Crag garden suite. Would highly recommend as you can sit in the hot tub in the garden and watch the sun set whilst the alpaca roam the field next to you. A truly beautiful and romantic place to be.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Gilpin Spice for dinner last weekend. absolutely stunning interiors. Food was beautifully presented and staff were extremely courteous as well. Would definitely re visit and stay at the hotel this time.

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from spending 3 nights on the Ultimate minimoon package. My wife and I loved the Gilpin and would love more time there. Our room was the Hardknott Spa Lodge. Sumptuous, tastefully furnished. Our main room had plenty of space for a large bed, as well as living room area with comfy sofa, and wall to ceiling Windows....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a place! The lodge is stunning! Me boyfriend and I stayed in one of the garden suites with a hot tub- the room was luxury. We went to the main restaurant that has just been awarded a star, food was outstanding. The reason I will be coming back to Gilpin is the staff- they were outstanding and went...

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3Thank Emily W
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don’t usually like to review somewhere twice but after having 2 excellent experiences at The Gilpin I felt it was only fair! I have been to some lovely hotels in my life but feel The Gilpin is one of the most special. I am not going to go into as much detail as my first review as we had...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After searching many hotels in the Lakes I decided we would give the Gilpin a try. We wanted something special as we don't get much downtime together. I rang the hotel as I couldn't book what I wanted online and ended up organising a Silver mini moon. After booking we received an email itinerary and there were a couple of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my very favourite country house hotels. Extremely comfortable, excellent restaurant and good wine list. Open fires, and wonderful ambience. Now with the opening of Gilpin Spice restaurant, even more choice. Beautifully created Eastern influenced restaurant. Incredible contrast to the more formal dining rooms. Without any doubt I would recommend this hotel and i long to return

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A friendly, unpretentious, luxury hotel set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has been family owned and run since 1987. Members of Relais & Chateaux, the Cunliffe family were the proud winners AA 'England Hotel of the Year 2012', English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence 'Small Hotel of the Year 2012', the Catey 'Independent Hotel of the Year 2013', and Condé Nast Johansens 'Most Excellent Country House Hotel of the Year 2013’. When you stay at Gilpin, you’re not just choosing a bedroom, you’re choosing an interior design with fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. We have evolved Gilpin Hotel over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, many with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, swimming pool and the new Jetty Spa. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the hotel’s stylish bar and wine cellars before dining in one of four intimate dining rooms (complimentary chauffeur provided for Lake House guests). Head Chef Dan Grigg ensures exquisite cuisine in the 3 AA rosette restaurant; the 5-course menu has plenty of choice and is a celebration of some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood. For Lake House guests, the Swedish style spa treatment room has been built to blend with the environment, raised 3 metres into the tree canopy, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The Jetty Spa Trail is a bespoke Spa Journey designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses. Begin with a consultation to create personalised spa products just for you. Then to the spa for a private swim followed a relaxing salt snug and a reviving salt scrub shower. Through the woods to an aroma massage (and that view), followed by green tea and appetisers on the jetty. To top it off? Champagne in the hot tub, and bespoke spa goodies to take home. The ultimate goal – a deep relaxation that will stay with you for a long time. Quiet, untouched, and devoid of traffic or people the setting instils a sense of peace and calm. There are no weddings, conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace at Gilpin, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, and friendly, unpretentious service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $349 - $568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Gilpin Hotel And Lake House
Gilpin Hotel Windermere
Gilpin Lodge Windermere
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere, Lake District
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#1 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#1 Business Hotel in Windermere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#4 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#7 Family Hotel in Windermere
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