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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


Wonderful weekend

Excellent weekend away, Beautiful lounge to sit and relax, the food was excellent.
Everything was just perfect and we are booking again very soon.
Couldn’t ask for more
See photo attached for views from room 12

Just lovely

Just arrived home after a few wonderful days at the Hillthwaite.
we had a great time
It’s beautiful and the views are stunning.

We will be returning next yr and have already told some of our friends
Many thanks Hillthwaite x

Very Disappointing ........ A big let down !!

I booked well in advance to secure two nice rooms for my 50th birthday. I didn’t get it on a cheap deal or on a groupon offer, I paid full price. I booked well in advance after reading such glowing reviews. I can only think since I made the booking in May until when we arrived on 8th November (for 1 night stay), it’s possibly changed hands ?
The place lacked any real atmosphere. The bedroom was clean but small and could do with updating, furniture looking tired in places and a lot of areas within our bedroom / bathroom and around the hotel in general that require attention. Didn’t have a great nights sleep, room was too warm and bed uncomfortable. The evening meal was ok, but the serving staff both dinner & breakfast really do need to up their game and look as if they really do want to be there / look as though they enjoy their job. Not very attentive at all, service very slow and you kept having to ask for everything. Breakfast was poor and the help yourself area really needs to be looked at in terms of presentation and variety as it’s very poor.
Overall I am very disappointed by this hotel, as it just didn’t meet my expectations at all and I feel completely ripped off for what I paid and what I got in return and a complete let down for my birthday celebrations..... as I was expecting so much more.
Hillthwaite House Hotel.......if you are going to charge high end prices, the quality, service and surroundings have to be there. Happy to discuss this review with the Manager if he wishes to do so. Felt at a busy reception desk this morning with only one staff member present and other people waiting to check out, it wasn’t the right time.... nor did I want my day to get off to a bad start !