Very Good 1771 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A charming Lake District hotel overlooking Windermere, with fine dining and an indoor poolThe food - refined country fare made with quality, local produce
  • The spectacular views of Lake Windermere
  • The interiors - traditional with a refined and contemporary edge
  • Making the most of the hotel's indoor pool, steam room and sauna

What To Know

  • Located a 15-minute walk from the beach
  • Free parking and WiFi are available
  • Looking to relax? Head to the guest lounge for a log fires and lake views
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A family-run hotel in the Lake District, with splendid views of Windermere - includes breakfast, a dinner and a jug of Pimms

The Lowdown

With an elevated position above the wooded shores of Lake Windermere, Hillthwaite Hotel is all about fresh air, superb food and awe-instilling views. Set in its own pretty gardens with a terrace at the fore, this wholesome country bolt-hole is the perfect place to take a little time out with an indoor pool, a steam room and a sauna on hand.
Within walking distance of quaint Windermere and Bowness, you have the opportunity to explore the Lake District’s picturesque natural scenery, oak-floored inns and rustic-cool gastro pubs. Tuck into local produce while ensconced in smart booths in the Poet’s Bar & Lounge – with its tasteful chandeliers, the lounge feels like a quintessential English sitting room, ideal for taking stock with a cup of tea and a love-worn book. Hillthwaite Hotel carried off a well-deserved TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

How to Get There

Hillthwaite Hotel
Thornbarrow Road
Windermere, LA23 2DF United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1771 Reviews
Patrick T

Excellent hotel friendly helpful brilliant food, rooms large clean could not wish for more, views from rooms and dining room out of this world overlooking scenery towards lake, recommended would go again

“Excellent Hotel “

Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Hillthwaite Hotel in Windermere. It’s an excellent hotel, situated on a hillside with superb views of the Lake, and surrounding hills and mountains. There is rather a steep drive or walk up to the hotel, but believe me, it’s well worth it! Plenty of parking spaces, and an easy walk to a really friendly welcome at reception. We were shown straight to our lovely immaculately clean room, and lovely comfy bed, unfortunately we had a room at the back of the hotel, but we did book late, and it was fully booked. In no way did it retract from the enjoyment of our stay. It’s a nice steady ten minute walk into either Bowness, or Windermere in the opposite direction. It has lovely gardens, an indoor swimming pool, and a superbly stocked bar with stunning views over the Lake. We ate in the restaurant our first night, and the food was outstanding! Really friendly service from the staff, who had plenty of time for each and every customer. Breakfast was again, lovely, plenty of choice, and really top quality amazing food. We were really sad to leave, and would have no hesitation in returning to the Hillthwaite when we next visit the Lake District. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

First-class hotel
Sylvia M

We have recently returned from a wonderful 2 night break at this hotel and couldn't fault it. The hotel is situated half way between Windermere and Bowness, up a rather steep hill so not ideal for anyone with walking difficulties but the views from the hotel are stunning. All the staff were great but special mention should be given to Richard the Restaurant Manager and Yvonne on reception, they were really pleasant and helpful. Food was delicious, with a good choice of menu and the restaurant had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We were lucky enough to be given a Classic Plus room on our first night, it was a lovely room with lots of little extras and would definitely book that class again. This is a hotel we would have no hesitation in recommending and can't wait to return in the spring.