Very Good 1590 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 1590 Reviews
Windermere stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

we stayed Hillthwaite two nights , room we were allocated was room 20 they called it cosy double .
it is so small you can not put two suitcase in the room.
Bathroom was small , room was clean linen were crisp.
In the morning around 8am star hearing shower pump noises from the other rooms
and it is next to the housekeeping office.
it is very expensive and not worth for it.
Breakfast did not have enough choice, but breakfast staff very helpfull , courteous.
Overall it is nice 3 +star hotel

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I came on the evening on10th July to celebrate his 60th birthday as a treat. The table was booked about 2 weeks in advance for 7pm. We had been looking forward to it as we had seen great reviews. Unfortunately our experience was a total disappointment ! We were left waiting for our starters after those around us that came in after us were on their mains ! Shimmy I think he was called eventually apologised profusely and brought them out and then after that we were then left waiting once again for our main course. The tables at the side of us had by this time had all 3 courses and were leaving the restaurant! By this time we had had enough of being treated as 2nd class and got up and left. We spoke to Shimmy on the way out and offered to pay for what we had received but he refused to take our money and offered his sincere apologies. I think you need to take all bookings seriously whether clients staying with you or not I am very upset as I booked this as a birthday treat and felt totally disrespected and let down as you are supposedly a top rate hotel in the area.
I have also emailed and sent a message on messenger to you about this but had no reply from either. A reply would have been the least I would have expected.

A hidden gem!
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here just for one night on a last minute Lakeland break and regretted not having more time to stay longer!

This is a fabulous hotel. The rooms are very comfortable, although ours was on the small side.
Ample parking is available at the hotel and the views are just stunning. It’s only a few minutes walk through the bustling Lakeland town of Windermere to the lake itself.

Both myself and my girlfriend are looking forward to returning here.

Of note were the very attentive staff and excellent restaurant (reviewed separately). The food and service were superb and the breakfast was huge and delicious!

Great Short Break
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a two night break here recently. The hotel has recently been refurbished & public areas are bright, clean and comfortable. There is a very pleasant terrace at the front of the hotel which offers great views of the area. Our room was "a cosy room" which was modern, clean & comfortable with modern furnishings. The hotel doesn't have a lift but does have ground floor rooms.. Staff were very friendly, smart & efficient, a credit to the hotel. Dinner was lovely, a varied menu which was well presented. Breakfast buffet could do with a little more choice & maybe kippers or smoked haddock instead of smoked trout on the hot food menu. In all, I would recommend a stay here & would happily return. Weather was very hot and the hotel staff had left a fan in each room which was greatly appreciated.

Overnight Visit wit dinner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hilthwaite set above the town in a residential area - very smartly decorated, hotel room was on the small side but ok for one or two nights. Dinner was a bit strange, we thought we had a full 2 or 3 course dinner on the groupon voucher which was interpreted by the hotel as one course? Dinner was very good staff seemed a little under pressure and it lacked an experienced restaurant manager. Few tables to sit outside during the day if you were lucky enough - would I go back -probably not.