Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere, Cumbria

By many standards, Gilpin is the Lake District’s most luxurious hotel with no-expense-spared rooms, Michelin-starred dining, numerous staff, and acres of space. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

By many standards, Gilpin is the Lake District’s most luxurious hotel with no-expense-spared rooms, Michelin-starred dining, numerous staff, and acres of space. Last year it upped its game again with five extravagantly large glass-cube spa suites with private garden, spa and circular bath. The Cunliffe family, who have owned this ‘exceptional hotel’ since 1988, know their loyal guests well. Other faultlessly comfortable rooms include smaller spa lodges overlooking a pond, Scandi-style garden suites with hot tub and sauna, and smart country house rooms in the main Edwardian building. Six Lake House rooms, in a lodge on a 100-acre estate half-a-mile away, have a period charm and exclusive access to an indoor pool and woodland spa. Dining is a choice between Michelin-starred HRiSHi, which offers Modern British cuisine with an Asian twist, such as masala-braised lamb with caramelised onion, and the colourful Gilpin Spice with its Pan-Asian small and large plates. Everything, from the blingy cocktail bar and sheltered terrace to the restful sitting room, is designed for indulgence. The hotel is a member of Relais & Châteaux.

Hotel details

Address

Crook Road
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3NE
England

Telephone

01539 488818

Bedrooms

36. 6 garden suites, 10 spa lodges/suites, 6 in Lake House, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

Gilpin Hotel: bar, lounge, 2 restaurants, patio, 22-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet. Lake House: lounge, conservatory, spa (pool), 100-acre grounds; in-room TV, civil wedding licence, EV charging (spa suites).

Background music

in restaurants.

Children

no under-7s, extra bed £70.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (£30 a night), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £295. Set dinner £75, tasting menu £95 (HRiSHi), à la carte £35 (Gilpin Spice). Min. 2-night stay at weekends.

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Comments about Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

I wouldn’t recommend. Drab room and over priced - Lynn Middleton - August 2020
Each year we return to Gilpen Lodge - sometimes twice a year. Nothing compares; they have the special touch. The nicest thing is that they reinvent themselves constantly and have rooms for all ages, from traditional to spa lodges. Staff can not be nicer. - Joan Campbell - January 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide