Windermere Hotel

Kendal Road Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 1AL

Overlooking the shores of England’s largest lake, the English heritage-listed Windermere Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1847 and is a firm favourite with visitors to the Lake District to this day. It is the perfect place from which to explore the lakes, and many of the region’s most stunning walks can be started nearby. The hotel’s period charm is sharply contrasted by its modern amenities, giving its guests the best of both worlds. With breakfast and evening meals available, guests can enjoy fantastic and varied menus in the restaurant, and after spending time discovering the local area, why not have a nightcap in the Orrest Head Lodge bar? The lodge has wonderful views of the lake, and you can soak up the relaxing atmosphere as the sun goes down at night.

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3 nights from £139pp

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Most popular facilites

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift

Meals Included

Half Board

Breakfast and evening meals are included in the price of your stay.

Hotel Location

The picturesque town of Windermere is a joy to stroll around, with streets lined with independent shops, bustling cafés, stylish restaurants and traditional pubs. Popular local attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Holehird Gardens, and Brockhole on Windermere. For a truly relaxing experience, uncover the sights by lake cruise and soak up the beauty of this spectacular destination from a different perspective. Lake Windermere itself is truly breathtaking, and a popular choice for holidaymakers who want to enjoy birdwatching, boating and fishing. With a number of walking and hiking trails to choose from, iconic natural features such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Ullswater are within close proximity. Be sure to also explore Keswick, Grasmere and Kendal – home to the famous mint cake – all of which are within driving distance of Windermere.

Local Transport

  • Windermere Interchange
    0.2 miles
  • Windermere Interchange
    0.2 miles
  • Manchester Airport
    87.6 miles

Location: Kendal Road Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 1AL

Things to do and local attractions

  • Orrest Head: 0.1 miles
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: 1.5 miles
  • Windermere Cruise: 1.8 miles
  • National Trust Hill Top: 4.5 miles
  • Kirkstone Pass: 5.8 miles
  • Haverthwaite Steam Railway: 11.2 miles
  • Grasmere: 9.1 miles
  • Kendal: 8.5 miles
  • Grizedale Forest: 12.1 miles
  • Hawkshead: 9.0 miles

Hotel Facilities

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Hotel Check in Times

Check in from 3:00PM | Check out before 10:00AM

If you would like to request an early check in or a late check out, please contact us.

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Shower or Bath
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Additional Information

Selected rooms at the hotel are dog-friendly. There is a maximum of 2 dogs per room at a charge of £12 per night per dog, and this should be added to your booking before travel. The majority of hotels do not allow dogs to join you in the restaurant, bar or public areas of the hotel, with the exception of assistance dogs. If you have an allergy to dogs, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any rooms are completely dog-free.


3.8 Out of 5 ( 21 Reviews )




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Value for Money

3.9 / 5

Malcom Brown, 8 days ago

Hotel quiet and no atmosphere.Bistro where evening meal was served was fine.

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Frank Peacock, 15 days ago

goood value excellent location bus terminal and train station opposite

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Mrs Margaret Murray, 15 days ago

The rooms were clean. The staff were friendly and polite. The situation of the hotel was very convenient for the railway station and the bus station, which made visiting other parts of the Lake District relatively easy.

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Elizabeth, 15 days ago

Pleasant hotel, good food & great value for money

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Michael Marsden, 22 days ago

The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly. The hotel itself is dated in places. However, the rooms that we were upgraded to, had a modern decor and vibe. We found, since our last visit (2019), that the quality of of the food served at Evening Dinner was not as good as we had previously enjoyed.

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Porter, 0 years ago

Good location, comfortable rooms, decent meals,good ,helpful staff

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Our customer service reviews

Rated 4.5 / 5

Based on 3460 reviews

58 minutes ago

Booked on line after ringing for some more info. Call centre helpful and pleasant. Website booking form a bit awkward at accepting telephone numbers.

Denise Lawn

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1 hour ago

I really enjoyed myself, I was a bit nervous before hand first time I have been away without a family member, but I do make friends easily so settled in really good. My room had a sea view it was perfect, beautiful. The bed was so comfortable, I probably had one the best sleeps the first night, but the rest of the week was fine too. i only had one problem when I went to eat in the restaurant I had ordered soup with a bread roll, well it was rock hard, well I put that down as an error of judgement on their part.

Mrs Carla Atughwe

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1 hour ago

Very efficient with the pick up and transport on coaches .. Hotel was clean and food was good nice choices .

June Jones

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1 hour ago

Excellent customer service

Mrs Pauline Humphreys

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1 hour ago

My husband and I have had several holidays with Shearings and find them a first rate company, they are always wonderfully polite and helpful and do everything within their power to give you a fantastic holiday! We love travelling with them and have already booked a few more holidays in the near future!


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2 hours ago

I couldn't work it at all. The code wasn't accepted and it felt like I was going around in circles . The best feature was we'll call you back..

bob mcclenning

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