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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Windermere with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

90 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
Crook Road - Windermere, English Lake District, Windermere, England, LA23 3NE
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Windermere - 39 min walk
  • Lyth Valley - 1 min drive
  • Windermere Golf Club - 1 min drive
  • Bowness Pier - 5 min drive
  • World of Beatrix Potter - 4 min drive
  • Hill Top - 31 min drive
  • Winster Valley - 6 min drive
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre - 15 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 13 min drive
  • Brewery Arts Centre - 18 min drive
  • Kendal Castle - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 88 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 11 min drive
  • Kendal Station - 12 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 14 min drive

About this property

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

When you stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lake Windermere and Lake District National Park. Guests can indulge in massages, facials, or body treatments, and Hrishi, one of 2 restaurants, serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • WiFi is limited to 3 GB of data per room, per stay. A surcharge applies for additional usage.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1901
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Hrishi - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. 1-star Michelin rating. Reservations are required.
Gilpin Spice 2AA Rosettes - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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10/10 Exceptional

A R, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mrs Sarah Louise, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Dionne, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very peaceful location a few miles outside Windermere. 2 Michelin starred restaurants.
Alastair, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Service Is not as advertised. Bad experience
It was very bad experience. We stayed 3 hours waiting to check in. most of the customers checked in 1 hour before us although we came before everyone. The receptionist was so rude when I pointed out to her that we waited for too long. They advertised the room is bed and breakfast and the breakfast is included. However in reality after we arrived they said we have to pay £25 per person for it. They also advertised the hotel as 5 stars, but in their sign it was 4 stars, but in reality it is less than 1 star. The room is so small, and smelly, with badly decorated/closure design. the carpet is filthy, became bald from too much use, and with many spots. The cushions appear as they never have been washed. The bed linens was not changed, and not clean. This experience spoiled our holiday.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything we booked for was exceptional, the room, the food and the service is excellent. Location is great closer to town by car. We will come back.
Maria, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect. A relaxing retreat away from the city.
A beautiful, elegant and peaceful setting. Lovely staff, all polite and efficient. Food and drink all as expected at a hotel with a Michelin star. Perfect for a relaxing retreat away from the city.
Dan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic so relaxing and the food was amazing
Liam, 2-night trip
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