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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The car parking needs to be sorted out as getting a space is more luck than anything else. Most of the time the car park is full. The rooms are good, a couple of the showers are on the small side. But good overall. The breakfast is included and good value!

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I booked this hotel through the Travelzoo offer and we were not disappointed. There were no problems with parking, the room was comfortable and the hotel is just a short walk to plenty of shops and bars. The evening meal was superb and breakfast the following day was delicious and filling. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was...

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at the of January using a Travelzoo voucher. Very hospitable reception and taken to our room. The room was a good size, very clean and well decorated. The deal included a cocktail and 3 course meal on first night. Cocktail was good, barman even took time to write out recipe for us as we had not come...

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Lamplighter over the Christmas period. The rooms, (10 and 11), were generously proportioned with controllable heating and en suite bathrooms. Both rooms and bathrooms were very clean and were kept that way during our stay which totaled eight nights. The staff appeared to be very happy and were always polite and very helpful,...

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Thank peterf272017
Cumbria
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Stayed here for two nights and couldn't fault a thing except the heating in the bedroom was a bit on the cold side. But this didn't spoil are stay, we ate in the restaurant and the food was delightful. We had drinks in the bar near the cosy log fire that is kept well stoked up. All the staff we...

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Thank lalass
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed at The Lamplighter on a Travelzoo deal as a stopover on a trip from Scotland to home. We would class The Lamplighter as a restaurant with rooms with, what appeared to us anyway, as the restaurant being their main focus. Our room was only average, quite bland with a number of minor repairs required in the shower room...

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Thank DE_and_KB
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went with 2 good friends for a mid-day snack. Lovely Art Deco fireplace & wallpaper. Even though it was a warm room on a cold day a pleasant chap lit the real coal fire for us. Jill & i had the steak sandwich with triple cooked chips, the steak was divine! Les had lamb broth & cleared every drop. Friendly...

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Thank Bill W
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We booked this hotel with a deal for an overnight stop which included a 3 course evening meal. On arrival we were presented with a fait accomplit. The 3 course evening meal had disappeared to be replaced by a discount of £23 each off quite an expensive a la carte menu from which it was impossible to select a 3...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Super location in Winderemere. Very efficiently run. Restaurant is of a very high standard. Dog friendly. No hesitation in recommending this place. A traditional building with lots of character with much recent redecoration done very tastefully. We were able to park conveniently in the hotel's on site parking.

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merseyside, uk
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My husband and I stayed here 13th November for two nights with a travel zoo deal. Had a lovely time the first nights meal was lovely, and the breakfast was so tasty and filling! Every member of staff here was very friendly and helpful. Jake at the bar was very knowledgeable about his gins- many of which we tried! Would...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Lamplighter Dining Rooms
The Lamplighter Dining Rooms
Cuisines: Bar, British
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned Victorian guesthouse and pub, situated in the heart of Windermere Village and located in the heart of the Lake District. Two minutes walk from Windermere train station, just off the A591 and the perfect location from which to explore the idyllic surroundings, with local amenities on your doorstep. Offering seven comfortable en-suite bedrooms and two shower only, also attached is The Lamplighter bar serving home cooked traditional pub food and beer affording great value for money. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lamplighter

Address: High St, Windermere LA23 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $148 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lamplighter 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Oakthorpe Hotel Windermere
The Lamplighter Windermere, Lake District
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Windermere
#15 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
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“Our rooms were at the top of the hotel and while there was some traffic noise it did not prevent us sleeping.”
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