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The Windermere Hotel

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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Lovely from outside but I booked a superior for my husband's 50th birthday they upgraded us to a premier room but believe me I wouldn't have liked to see a standard room this so called premier room was freezing even with an extra plug in heater, hot water didn't come on until 7a
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Stayed here on five day break with coach company. Lovely location near to lots of interesting places. Hotel good food good staff very good. Room ok bit chilly but have an extra electric heater which soon warms room up. All in all very good.
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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,
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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 park? Please may have been a nice touch. The
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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 comfortable but tired poorly decorated
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Are there hairdryers available?
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what are the single rooms like. Are they in the annexe?
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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Hello, What are the breakfast times? Where can bicycles be left safely? Thanks
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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Is there private parking in the hotels grounds? Are there pubs & restaurants nearby?
There is parking area in area front of hotel - we reserved space at around £3 daily - supermarket/train station opposite hotel with large Lakeland outlet next to station. - and short walk into town centre full of shops.
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is there free parking
There is parking, but I believe it's a £5 charge
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"Check your room prior to booking and ask questions."
"Rooms with a lake view"
"book elsewhere"
"Go elsewhere"
"I asked for a room at the front of the building and I had a lovely view of the lake, I was on the 2nd floor"
US$75 - US$331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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