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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Very warm welcome followed by hot tub overlooking windermere in perfect spring weather followed by the taster menu which was an experience not to be missed ..our room at the front of the house was the perfect vantage point to have breakfast watching the mist clear from the mere.Brilliant throughout especially the staff who made us feel special.

1 Thank broxton
Durham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic stay ,friendly service through the day but even better service on the night time totally different and more respect was given to older generation or maybe regulars not sure but that I did notice . Good was out of this world best food I've had ever. Jacuzzi was fab room was nice dove nest but little tlc needed prices... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

I've been fortunate to have eaten twice at The Samling in the last couple of weeks - and both times were absolutely super. Going for the lunch time taster menu on both occasions, the chef was helpful enough on the second visit to ensure for us that our 2nd menu was sufficiently varied from the first. The food was exquisite,... More 

2 Thank xavenger
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Visited The Samling for an overnight stay and dinner. The hotel itself is beautiful and in a great location with impressive views of the lake. Our room was large and well appointed with great views and gorgeous bathroom. Took the option of spending time in the hot tub with champagne which was the perfect way to relax. We opted for... More 

2 Thank Lynda H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

A truly outstanding setting for our winter wedding! We wanted to give our close family and friends a luxurious experience for our wedding and that's exactly what The Samling delivered. First class service from beginning to end, nothing was too much trouble (for example, standing in the pouring rain holding a flash gun by the lake so we could get... More 

6 Thank Claire A
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

Stayed here for my dads wedding. He hired the whole place out so we had the wedding onsite, the reception, an amazing wedding breakfast and casino on the evening. Service was excellent, rooms are huge and food is of excellent standard! Would love to go back!

2 Thank Adam B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2015

A visit to The Samling is a must. It is the jewel in the crown of the Lake District. Unlike many top hotels, the atmosphere is not at all stuffy. Alasdair, the General Manager, is most welcoming and makes you feel at ease with his relaxed approach. Our suite was wonderful, with views down the Lake. Dinner was superb and... More 

3 Thank Michael F
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

We only went for lunch at the restaurant and did not stay at the hotel. Absolutely great experience and highly recommendable. Food and wine indeed excellent. Service very good as well and last but not least beautiful place. Very well deserved Michelin star. Best value for money of any Michelin restaurants we have ever tried.

1 Thank Peter Bo F
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

The Samling is a boutique hotel with 11 rooms. We were delighted to discover we had been upgraded to a junior suite on arrival. Our room was beautiful with stunning views towards lake Windermere. Because we were upgraded to a suite we were also upgraded to the 'prestige' tasting menu. Canapés were served prior to being seated in the dining... More 

2 Thank SandyB500
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

As a gift, we were presented with an overnight stay and the full Tasting Menu. Our accommodation was a beautiful apartment just a few steps from the Main Building. The tasteful décor was very pleasing, with excellent lounge area, bedroom and fantastic bathroom. To add to our pleasure, we overlooked Lake Windermere. The evening meal was 'Just Something Else'. It... More 

3 Thank alan j

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Cuisines: British, European
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Additional Information about The Samling Hotel

Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $314 - $727 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Samling Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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The Samling Hotel Windermere, Lake District
Samling Hotel
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#4 Family Hotel in Windermere
#6 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
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“The luxury rooms or a suite have stunning views.”
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“room which face the lake - the view is unbelievable”
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“There are steps to some of the accommodation situated in the grounds”
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“book a suite, the views are amazing over the lake.”
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“Lake view rooms at a premium.”
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