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Holbeck Lane, Windermere, LA23 1LU – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 44 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel.
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Tennis Court, Hiking, Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Babysitting/Child Services, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 20 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Based on 44 reviews
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Score from 347 reviews Very good
With wonderful views out over Waterhead Bay and Windermere, the family-run Lake House offers cooked breakfasts and leafy grounds. The 4-star bedrooms have free Wi-Fi and DVD players.
Score from 356 reviews Excellent
Situated in the heart of the Lake District and a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere, this hotel is set in 3 acres of tree-lined gardens and has a charming, wooden-beamed restaurant.
Score from 875 reviews Very good
In Grasmere, the Red Lion Hotel has an indoor swimming pool, stylish rooms and a mini-gym. On site, the Lilliputs Leisure Centre features a sauna, steam room and spa tub.
Score from 545 reviews Very good
Excellent stay where we could wash away everyday living and indulge in some downtime. The staff made us most welcome and valued. Cant thank the team enough. Excellent location, food, pampering!
Very comfortable hotel. Spacious cozy room booked great gable. Excellent dinner . Friendly and helpful hosts with nice touches added to your experience at the hotel
Lovely to revisit after 40 years to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The weather helped of course but the response from the hotel team to our celebration was excellent. The food was very fine. Thank you for all of that.
Friendly staff, excellent room and decor, comfortable. I'd recommend hotel, but not the restaurant on our experience.
Food was over priced and did not live up to pretentions. Too many mistakes - dry fish, undercooked poached egg, v small portions of some things.
Lovely situation with views of the lake and fells. Well-kept grounds with plenty of places to sit and contemplate. Sumptuous bedroom with spacious bathroom. Women on the restaurant staff, if a little over-effusive. Pleasant manager. Open air terrace tables (to which I was not invited).
Brown tap water - rather than sloe gin, cleaned drinking water in the room might have avoided tummy upset. Slow service Sunday night, waiting on uncomfortable dining chairs. Disappointingly plain food; there was a "gourmet menu" but conditions applied. Mingy portions.Another customer got 4 scallops, I only got 3! Vague walk instructions. No brochure for Townend. Unclear room guide e.g. how to book the spa. Credit card surcharge - like Les Miserables, charge extra for the lice!
There is no airconditioner in our room and I imagine it would be unbearably hot during hot summers
I liked the accommodation and the views
It was a bit pricey
View over the lake was wonderful
Not able to eat at the hotel as it was fully booked. If you are staying at a hotel you expect to eat there. I asked about bar meals and the response I got back was I will have to ask the chef to do this specially for you and I am not sure he will as we are very busy we have a wedding party as well tonight. It did not make me feel as is I was a guest but more like an inconvenience. I told them not to bother!! This has put me off booking the hotel ever again.
The premises, breakfast and staff attitude.
WiFi connection was not consistent. Restaurant was pricy.
Highly recommended. Great location with fantastic views of the lake. Friendly and helpful staff, who took the trouble to know why we were there, and made us feel thoroughly welcome. The building has masses of character, and makes you feel comfortable. The room had a real "wow" factor, just down to the quality of fixtures and fittings. This is what a quality hotel should be.
Given the fabulous room, the bathroom (specifically the shower) was very tired. An old, cheap and rather worn plastic shower quite out of keeping with its grand surroundings.
wonderful hotel. Loved everything about it and the food is sublime !
Beautiful country house and location views sublime
Current building works
Experienced staff giving a very warm welcome and although under extremely tense surroundings (work on an extension/parking area) an enjoyable few days enjoyed by a pair of mature persons.
Nothing to dislike!
The view! We did not have time to try the Spa but it was so welcoming and relaxing we wished we were staying longer. The food was superb and the attention to detail in the restaurant first class. The atmosphere in the lounge for pre and post dinner drinks is also really good.
The stairs to the Tower Room are very steep but the view is worth it.
A truly beautiful and luxurious hotel, we enjoyed our stay so much. The tasting menu was also amazing, highly reccomended!
Only small comment is that it would be good to inform guests when checking in that the hot tub needs to be pre-booked.
Stunning views Fantastic food Great wines Friendly staff
Great professional, friendly staff, good restaurant and location
Unfortunately the room was cold heating not working proficiantly
The Food and drink 10/10
A traditional country house hotel with excellent levels of service.The staff were excellent and the food was some of the best we have ever had.
Breakfast is wonderful. Red wine is excellent. Service is perfect!
the sounds caused by the stair step is kind of noisy.
Everything about the Hotel is first class. From the moment we checked in the staff are so friendly and very professional everything was excellent. It was my birthday and we had chocolates left in the room and also a nice touch there had been placed a hot water bottle in the bed. Never had that before. Yes all in all a first class hotel one to come back to when we are celebrating something special.
Nothing at all.
The staff were very help and there is a nice relaxed atmostphere. Lovely location
It wrongly states that there is a gym on the website which was a major factor in my booking with the hotel. It was therefore very disappointing to learn that there isnt when I arrived. I also feel that the 1% charge for paying by credit card is unnessary given the room rate and amount your guests are likely to spend when at the venue. While its not a lot of money, its the principal.
Of course great food and wine. We also loved the old world comfort, friendly service, amazing views and lovely grounds.
The bar prices (but I guess it is to be expected in a select hotel).
The view,mind you it was £270 a night!
My wife had a massage which was very disappointing.We both had afternoon tea which for a hotel with a Michelin star was very uninspiring.
The food, The destination with the surrounding countryside.
I have eaten at Holbeck Ghyll on previous occasions and always wanted to stay. I therefore decided to book a w/e for my Partner and I. Partly as a retirement celebration for both and partly for my Partner's birthday. I booked on line and there was no mention of a 'lodge' for accommodation. I reserved a deluxe room with a view over the lake. I was extremely disappointed to be shown to a lodge. Had I wanted a lodge or similar I would have booked a 'holiday camp' The room and surroundings were very nice but not want I expected or wished. I was therefore very saddened and disappointed.
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