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Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3NE, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 37 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House.
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Golf course (within 3 km), Horse riding, Spa and wellness centre, Massage, Hot tub, Bicycle rental
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Car hire, Airport shuttle (surcharge), 24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Concierge service, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Daily maid service, Fax/photocopying
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
14:00 - 00:00 hours
07:30 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 7 years are welcome.
Children's cots/cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 37 reviews
Value for money
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Score from 465 reviews Fabulous
Between Windermere village and the lake at Bowness Bay, St Johns Lodge is an award-winning guest house with free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts.
Score from 299 reviews Fabulous
Loved everything from start to finish. We were greeted by the porter, who parked our car and took our bags to room. We had Champagne at bar and viewed the fabulous wine cellar. Staff were very attentive, and very happy. Barney one of the owners came over to us and welcomed us. He said we can go see the other house the following day, The Lake House. Dinner was excellent, and the choice of wines that are recommended to go with each course, was Perfect. Bed was sumptuous. Breakfast was as expected . We packed loaded car and paid bill. We asked about visiting house to lady on reception, she was not very encouraging. Infact she almost put us off going to view The Lake house. She told us we would not be able to view the property but we could look through windows. We went to The House, there was lots of staff around so eager to show us the House, the rooms the lake, the spa, the kitchen the dining room. We were totally overwhelmed and came away full of excitement and plans for future events there. We were so glad we didn't drive away and were not put off by the Blonde lady who took our bill. That was the only set back, and we are so glad we used our better judgment. We shall be booking the Fabulous Lake house in the next few weeks and taking a party of 13 with us. well done Gilpin x
The lady who tried to put us off visiting the Lake House.
Great in every way - service, food, hospitality, warmth of the environment and many more. Exceptional experience. Exceptional culinary experience from breakfast to dinner.
A superb hotel in a fabulous location. The room was comfortable, luxurious and with everything you could possibly need thoughtfully provided, even 'fresh' milk for teas and coffees.The staff couldn't have been more courteous, friendly and welcoming. Probably the best hotel we have stayed in, we will definitely be back.
The rooms and public areas were stunning, and the staff were extremely attentive and friendly.
Portions in the restaurant for dinner were small
Clean rooms, nicely decorated hotel and rooms, very quiet and peaceful, friendly staff
No room view, no privacy as if you would open the curtains people would see you as your room overlook a pass route for other rooms, no nearby groceries or stores without taxi, jacuzzi was not working which was the reason for my stay, the restaurant was unmeaningly pricy.
To quiet in the restaurant, couldn't relax in conversation. Not enough choice on the menu for vegetarians.
Nice place well furnished, Staff were good, room was nice and food was good. We stayed for 2 nights, choice on menu restricted if staying longer unless you went al'carte at extra cost.
Paid less elsewhere and had same if not better quality.
Food was below expectations . Half trained staff.
Some staff require a better knowledge of the product. Courteous, but unable to answer queries.
Excellent and very helpful staff, the food was fantastic and the room was very nice. Would recommend to anyone.
We reserved at booking.com the room titled "Luxury Suite". At the website there were other rooms and the most expensive one was "Luxury Suite" which we reserved. What they didn't explain on the website is that this hotel is actually two separate properties. One the hotel and the second a lake house. The Lake house has several different types of rooms and when we reached they gave us the smallest of them & it wasn't a suite just a room. After complaining the owner admitted the website description was a misrepresentation and moved us to a junior suite (cheaper rate as per website) and didn't charge us for the first night we slept at the room at the lake house. So if anyone reserves a room at this hotel make sure you know what you are getting and at what rate. The owner seems to be a gentleman and promised to talk to his manager who was on holidays when she returns to fix the information on the website.
Lovely property. Tastefully decorated rooms. Yummy breakfast.
Location: the place would've been perfect had it been situated by the lake. Food: Ordered dinner from the market menu. While there was nothing wrong with the food, it was somewhat disappointing relative to our (high) expectations.
Staff and owners were excellent as was the food,room was spotless and a credit to the cleaning staff
Thought the prices for the mini bar were on the expensive side
service was first class staff very helpfull and pleasent
nothing all was good
Service, calm, cleanses
On the ads looks they have pool and lake on lodge which is not the case
Lovely place to stay. Staff attentive but not overbearing. Excellent food and choice of wine. First class hotel with a homely feel. Spotless comfortable rooms with lots of attention to the little things that make your stay even nicer.
Nothing at all.
Staff go out of their way to be helpful, especially at the lake house very good food, good depth to menu, good breakfasts too lake house pool very nice, decent hot tub spa massages were good
pool only accessible if you stay at the lake house, an option that is not obvious on booking.com old technology - Tvs 10+ years old, lack of quality wi-fi creaky main hotel - means if other guests are getting up at 8am you are as well
Excellent food. Accommodation was first class. Staff friendly , courteous , helpful, attentive, disciplined.
Nothing. Will be back again.
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