- Very Good
- 25 guest reviews
"A fair hotel. A bit tired in places. The rooms could do with redecorating and the furnishings replaced. The bathrooms are utility, though cl..."
"Another good stay at the Windermere. The staff are excellent, especially reception and bar. Very good value for money. Will return again soo..."
"Overall, a good experience. Will return for more in the future...."
"We enjoyed the stay at this hotel. It was warm and welcoming. The breakfast and service is excellent. We had a special rate nights stay whi..."
"Disappointed with the choice of food on the menu -no soup. The bath was rather small and it was quite awkward using the shower. The room how..."
About the hotel
Perfectly situated on a hilltop overlooking the quaint village of Windermere and the beautiful surrounding areas, The Windermere Hotel boasts stunningly decorated public areas including a comfortable lounge and adjacent bar as well a spacious and elegant dining room and comfortable bedrooms with everything you would expect in a modern establishment. Our location set high above the town of Windermere gives us beautiful views over the lake, guests can stroll into the town and, for the more energetic, the lake itself is just a 20 minute walk. Originally called the Riggs Windermere Hotel, named after Thomas Rigg who built it in 1847, the hotel opened at the same time as the railway from Oxenholme to Windermere.
The hotel name has changed but the hotel and railway station remain and greet most visitors on their way to Windermere. A recent refurbishment of the bar and restaurant has left us a really warm modern look that returning guests love, but the hotel still retains a lovely old feel, true to its railway heritage.
Showing Thursday 30 July 2015 to Friday 31 July 2015Change Search
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Reception, Wake Up Call Available
- Family friendly
- Cots available
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
- Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar
- In room entertainment
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room
- Ground floor bedrooms, Lift to all floors
- Disabled Access Public Areas, Disabled toilets on ground floor
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- From 15:00 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
- 25/05/2012 to 06/01/2023 - Please be aware that on-site parking at the Windermere Hotel will be charged at a rate of £5 per vehicle, per day. Parking will be subject to availability upon arrival and cannot be prebooked. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
84% would recommend it to a friend
Pleasant but tired in parts
A fair hotel.
A bit tired in places. The rooms could do with redecorating and the furnishings replaced. The bathrooms are utility, though clean. There was an electric towel rail in the bathroom that came on periodically, but you could not control the on/off cycles. There was a radiator in the room but that was turned off and no doubt controlled centrally. With no other form of heating available we felt it to be rather chilly in the evening and night. The breakfast was waiter/menu based in part. I chose the full English and that consisted of beans, an egg, a hash brown, a tomato and the smallest rasher of bacon ever. My partner chose the full English vegetarian option and was not impressed. Aside from that there was a buffet table with a very limited choice. There was only corn flakes, muesli, frosties and there were prunes and grapefruit segments. There was limited fresh fruit and a choice of orange, apple, grapefruit and tomato juice. Tea & Coffee and toast was provided on a waiter basis. So a very limited choice really, ie no breads, cheese, meats or yoghurt. The common areas of the hotel are decent and there was some decorating going on near the restaurant. The wallpaper in the room is yellow and frankly looks shabby and it doesn't blend well with the predominantly red brash curtains. Skirtings could do with cleaning/painting. Luckily we stayed on the warmest day thus far this year, but if we hadn't then lack of heating in the room could have been a real issue. The bed was really comfortable and we slept well. Check-in time is a strict 3pm, which is rather late in our view and conversely check out time is a rather early 10am. We checked out at 10am and the corridors were laden with fresh linen. The staff were cheery and courteous.
Another good stay at the Windermere.
The staff are excellent, especially reception and bar. Very good value for money. Will return again soon.