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Hillthwaite strives to offer all it's guests the very best in Lake District hospitality, run by a dedicated and long standing team you can be assured of a friendly and pleasant stay. We are the ideal accommodation for all types of breaks; including short romantic getaways or as a base camp for longer walking holidays in the beautiful National Park we are situated in. Impeccable service and comfort will be found throughout, with delicious food sourced from local produce with friendly and attentive staff. The many guests that return to us time after time speaks for itself as Please note that the leisure facilities will be closed from the 1st November 2018 for structural changes and a re-open date is yet to be confirmed.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Grade: 79 out of 100
146Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
22Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We stayed as part of a virgin experience voucher as we got as a gift. This included Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in a classic room. We upgraded for £40 to a classic plus room. We got room 17 which was nice, the bed was so comfy and the decor was lovely.
The meal we had was fantasti
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This is a really lovely Hotel situated 10 minutes walk from Bowness or Windermere. We visited late July early August for 4 nights and had a great stay. The food is of a really high quality and excellent choice. We did bed breakfast and evening meal and was not disappointed, we in
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Stayed for a night in December. The hotel is situated in an elevated position close to the road from Windermere to Bowness, both of which are within walking distance.
It's spotlessly clean throughout the hotel. Our room was on the small size and did not have a view, but as we wer
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Driving up the wondering single lane road, I wasn't too sure of what to expect. Trust me you won't be disappointed.

Arriving, we were shown to our room. A nice cosy double bedroom that was perfectly presented.

The evening meal was amazing, 3 course meal, starter, main & desert.
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Booked as a last minute break ,
Driving up to the hotel wasn't sure what it would be like but certainly not disappointed
The hotel looks like it has just been refurbished there is a loverly lounge with a log fire to relax after your meal .
Right from the check in to departure
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Response from Edward M, Manager at Hillthwaite
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tinzlaw, thank you so much for sharing your tripadvisor review and providing such lovely feedback. You are correct in saying we have recently undergone a substantial refurbishment (with further improvements always being ongoing) and it is wonderful to hear you were pleased with your choice of accommodation. I will certainly make sure your review is shared among the team and from everyone here we look forward to welcoming you back some time soon. Kind Regards.
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Hello, this may seem a silly question but what is the dress code for dinner? Thank you
Its casual
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If you book to stay here do you have access to the leisure Spa facilities ? Or that an extra booking with a charge ? If so how much is it to book in for a couples spa package
You can use the swimming pool and sauna as a guest at the hotel. It’s not one of those big hotels with a huge spa so I doubt that they would do spa packages. It’s just a really nice small hotel with lovely food and great staff.
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If you book to stay here do you have access to the leisure Spa facilities ? Or that an extra booking with a charge ? If so how much is it to book in for a couples spa package
Hi, we didn't pay any extra to use them. I believe they are free for all guests. I looked at the hotel on a few different websites and there was no mention of a charge. We were also told by reception we could use the pool even before checking in if we wanted to. I don't think you would get a spa package as such as it's just a pool and a sauna. They don't do treatments- or not what I know of.
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Can I still bring a small dog for a weekend break to Hilthwaite and if so which room and rate is it please?
I would check with the Hotel. I think they do, but, not sure
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Do children have access to the pool? I hope So!
Yes they do but staff keeps an eye to make sure that they are not using the other facilities
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"occasion rooms offer luxury and great views"
"Rooms accessible for disabled available."
"Lake view all rooms are good to spoil yourself go for Classic Plus Hotel very quiet day and night"
"All rooms especially ones with views"
"Stay in a big room"
US$127 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
hillthwaite hotel windermerehillthwaite house hotel
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictWindermere
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