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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I stayed at Holbeck Ghyll at the end of March for two nights accompanied by my dog. The hotel is in a superb location just far enough outside of Windermere to be able to absorb the full benefits of the Lake District without the hustle and bustle of town traffic. Upon arrival I was greeted and advised that I had...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I have taken note of your points and have passed some of them on to my restaurant manager and The Head Housekeeper. It is an AA 4 red star requirement that waiters when presenting the guest with their food, in...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Having just returned from an overnight stay at Holbeck Ghyll, I am still warm from the experience. The setting, the location, the delicious food and the service were all absolutely impeccable. Everyone was so kind and accommodating and the general atmosphere was unfailingly friendly and hospitable. I have long looked forward to visiting Holbeck and had high expectations which were...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

I am so pleased we did not let you down and you enjoyed your stay with us here at Holbeck Ghyll. I have passed on your kind remarks to all my team and on behalf of them "Thank You". We here at Holbeck Ghyll always welcome our four legged friends and I think they enjoy looking at the rabbits running...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I think the interior could do with a little uplifting.. To attract younger crowd. As it is a beautiful building with beautiful views. Rooms are great, but the main building is a bit of a let down. Food was good, but service was a bit over the top and very 'cold' - 'too professional' if you like, not too friendly....

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are in the process of improving the lounges to reflect our younger clientele; we have refurbished many of our rooms to a more modern, contemporary standard which I am sure you would love. I am also sorry that you found us to be lacking warmth; we do try really...

Manchester, UK
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Booked here for dinner, bed and breakfast on impulse after a previous very good stay. Was looking forward to it, but felt let down by a lack of attention to detail and service that really tried too hard and ended up with staff stepping on each other's toes. Arrival was fine and we were shown up to our room on...

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Bedford
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Holbeck has an old English charm, the decor is country house, Andrew please don't ever change to the grey maroon and cream stripes, and over the top blinding colour schemes found in many modern designed hotels, Holbeck does it the way it knows best it takes some beating. Lake Views are wonderful, staff attentive but not over powering, Sharp crisp...

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Northampton
Reviewed 5 April 2015

We have been visiting Holbeck Ghyll for many years and have always felt that each visit was the best yet. Our most recent stay, however, exceeded all previous experiences. From check-in to departure, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was the best ever, both in presentation and flavour and our room was perfect with superb views over...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2015

My husband and I spent a couple of nights here last week. Everything was amazing. Our room was beautiful. Well appointed, comfy bed, very clean. Shower could have been a bit more powerful but it was ok. THE FOOD....art on a plate. And totally delicious too! Beautiful gardens, and a delightful terrace right outside our bedroom...if the wind and rain...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review I am pleased you enjoyed Holbeck despite the weather. I have passed on all your comments to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holbeck soon and hopefully next time you can enjoy the terrace if the weather allows you !

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We held our wedding at Holbeck Ghyll on the weekend of 7th March and took the venue over from the Friday to the Sunday. It was absolutely perfect. The staff could not have been more helpful and I had to do nothing more than hand over my decorations on the Friday and let them get on with it. Gregory, the...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and I hope you are enjoying married life? After speaking to all the staff they all enjoyed working the weekend of your wedding saying that all your guests were so lovely. I have passed on your comments to Greg and the team and I am thrilled everything went well for you both. All that...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

A great Christmas present from my girlfriend!! Having never stayed in a hotel/guest house like Holbeck Ghyll before, i wasn't 100% sure exactly what to expect! (And being in our mid 30's i wondered how we'd be treated, as i assumed it would be generally frequented by an older clientele) One word though....Wow!! From the moment you set foot through...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a brilliant review about us, I am so pleased your stay with us was an enjoyable one and your enjoyed every aspect of what Holbeck has to offer. I have given this review to my team as they like to see what all their hard work can achieve. Once again thank you...

Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We first visited this hotel over 30 years ago . The high quality of the food and accommodation impressed us then and we were pleased to see the standards have been maintained. Our room was in the tower - a number of extra stairs but not a bad thing to walk off an excellent meal. Water and wifi were complimentary,...

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Andrew M, Owner at Holbeck Ghyll Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad we have not disappointed you. I am pleased you enjoyed The Gourmet Menu and the wines it is very popular. It made me laugh when you said about the Tower room and the few extra steps but wasn’t a bad thing after the meal as so many of our guests say...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxurious country house hotel is set in eighteen acres of private woodland and gardens, in England's picturesque Lake District. Holbeck Ghyll offers 23 individually designed en-suite rooms, most with spectacular views over Lake Windermere. The Health Spa offers a range of treatments, sauna, steam room. Food is an integral part of any guests stay, and the Restaurant, which retained a Michelin Star for 14 consecutive years, will not disappoint. ... more   less 

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Address: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere LA23 1LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $287 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holbeck Ghyll Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere
Holbeck Ghyll Country Hotel
Holbeck Ghyll Country Windermere
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Windermere
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