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Windermere Hotel

Top location in the heart of the Lakes

Windermere Hotel

Windermere Hotel

The hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the local villages of Bowness and Windermere, as well as the beautiful Lake District scenery. Details of a selection of attractions in Windermere and the surrounding area can be found in the Local Attractions section of our website. Spanning three floors, the Windermere Hotel contains 69 comfortable bedrooms. If you’re looking for that extra special touch, you can choose to upgrade to our stylish new Premier and Superior Rooms. Inside the hotel you’ll find a warm, intimate atmosphere, and the friendliest of welcomes from our highly experienced staff.
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  • Great for - Activities
  • Great for - History
  • Great for - Nature
  • Great for - Walking
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  • Overview


    • Perfectly situated on a hilltop overlooking the quaint village of Windermere and the beautiful surrounding areas
    • The Hotel was originally called the Riggs Windermere Hotel, named after Thomas Rigg, who built it in 1847
    • A recent refurbishment to the bar and restaurant has left us with a modern look, but the hotel keeps its charm
    • Traditional historic listed building
    • Significant refurbishment was undertaken in 2017, with upgrades to many bedrooms and the opening of the new Orrest Head Lodge & Restaurant.

    At a Glance

    • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
    • Check in time 3 pm
    • Check out time 10 am
    • Brand new Orrest Head Lodge & Bar is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the lakes.


    Kendal Road Windermere LA23 1AL

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    View of boats on Lake Windermere

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    Windermere Hotel, Windermere exterior
  • Room Types

    Room Types

    Windermere Hotel, Windermere, premier double room
    • En-Suite
    • Luxurious bed
    • 32" digital flat screen TV
    • Large rooms with comfortable seating

    Often our most luxurious room option. Most premier rooms have large comfortable beds and en suite bathrooms. These large rooms will normally offer a comfortable seating area, 32 inch flat screen digital television, hairdryer and the facilities to make a hot beverage. A number of the hotels rooms were refurbished as part of a major project in 2017.

    Windermere Hotel, Windermere, superior double room
    • Flat screen TV
    • En-suite bath, shower and WC
    • Large rooms with comfortable seating
    • Hair dryer and shaving point

    Our Superior rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior rooms also have the facilities to make a hot beverage. A number of the hotels rooms were refurbished as part of a major project in 2017.

    • Flat screen Television
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • En-Suite bath or shower room
    • Hair dryer and telephone
    • The image represents a typical Standard Plus Room
    Redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

    • En-suite and WC
    • Telephone
    • Colour TV
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • The image represents a typical Standard room

    Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect from a modern hotel - private facilities, a TV and everything you need to make yourself a hot beverage. A number of the hotels rooms were refurbished as part of a major project in 2017.

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  • Useful Information

    Useful Information

    At the Hotel
    WI-FI available in all public lounges
    - Breakfast is between 7.30am & 9.30am Tues-Fri and between 8am & 10am Sat-Mon,. Dinner is between 6pm & 8pm Mon-Thurs and 6.30pm & 8.00pm Fri-Sun. These times are subject to change
    - Meals are served in the brand new Orrset Head Lodge Bar & Restaurant which opened as part of a major refurbishment project the hotel underwent in 2017.
    - As part of this project many of the hotel's rooms have been majorly upgraded.
    - Board games available from reception
    - Total of 80 rooms including 16 single occupancy rooms
    - Parking available for 41 cars and spaces are available to reserve for £8 per day
    - Two disabled spaces available free of charge on 1st come 1st served basis
    - One lift that serves all floors except the lower ground floor (dimensions 34 x 32) but not big enough for a wheelchair
    - One disabled room available, a twin room with shower cubicle and electronic bed but the shower room is not accessible via wheelchair
    - Small boardroom available that seats 12 people around the table in-addition to comfy seating for 20ish
    - No Ballroom or dancefloor at the hotel

    Travel & Access
    Hotel is on a hill overlooking the village. The town is just across the main road and the lake is about 20min downhill walk to Bowness
    - Railway station and bus stops are just across the road from the hotel with direct connections to Manchester.
    - Buses run a local service
    - Four steps into the hotel with no handrail but there is ramp access at the side of the building. There is a set of stairs to the board room and one area of the dining room has steps to it
    - Public areas are on the ground floor

  • Local Area

    Local Attractions

    • The World of Beatrix Potter
    • Hilltop Farm
    • Lake Cruises
    • Dove Cottage
    • Holehird Gardens
    • Old Laundry Theatre
    • Aquarium of the lakes
    • Blackwell Arts and Craft House

    Local Events

    • Grasmere Lakeland Festival 
    • Ullswater Walking Festival 
    • Kendal Mountain Festival 
    • Ulverstone Christmas Festival 
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