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The Windermere Hotel



Standard, Superior and Premier rooms offer plenty of choice for guests visiting the Windermere Hotel. All rooms are comfortable and elegant, with TVs and en-suites, though Superior rooms a larger and more spacious with full en-suite bathrooms and a range of other upgraded features. If you’re looking for the epitome of luxury then select a Premier room complete with a 32-inch TV in a comfortable lounge, and a sumptuous four-poster bed.
The Windermere Hotel Premier Room

The Windermere Hotel Premier Room

Often our most luxurious room option. Most premier rooms have four-poster beds and spacious en suite bathrooms that have been beautifully re-fitted to accommodate separate bath and shower options. These Premier Rooms normally offer a 32 inch flat screen digital television, as well as a comfortable seating area. The rooms also include a hairdryer and shaving point as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • En-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.
  • Luxurious four-poster bed.
  • 32 inch digital flat screen Television.
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating.
  • Hair dryer, shaving point and telephone.
The Windermere Hotel Superior Room

The Windermere Hotel Superior Room

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 a hair dryer, shaving point and facilities to make a hot drink.


  • Flat screen Television.
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
  • Large Rooms.
  • Hair dryer, shaving point and telephone.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
The Windermere Hotel Standard Room

The Windermere Hotel Standard Room

Our standard rooms contain everything you come to expect from a modern hotel. All our rooms have en-suite facilities as well as a television, hair dryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • En-suite and WC.
  • Television.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • The above image represents a typical Standard Room.

Local Attractions

Whether you spend your entire holiday in Windermere, or make your way further afield to discover what the rest of the Lake District has to offer, you’re sure to be impressed by the wide variety of attractions and the magnificent natural landscapes. England’s largest lake is moments from the hotel, and the town’s shops include souvenir shops and antique stores alongside a variety of quaint cafés, traditional pubs and charming cosmopolitan restaurants.

Townend is a striking Lakeland slate farmhouse, set on the side of a hill, and was once home to the Browne family. A 17th century home, it’s now a National Trust property filled with tools, exhibits and furnishings that give an insight into how the Brownes would have lived. This is a family-friendly attraction, complete with plenty for children to enjoy, and staff will regularly light the fire in the original house kitchen. After you’ve viewed the house, you might also want to take a walk around the farm gardens or buy a plant or second-hand book.

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Hill Top FarmHill Top
Wonderfully furnished, looking exactly as it did when Beatrix Potter lived, this remarkable 17th century farmhouse was her much-loved home. It’s a time capsule containing all of her favourite things, and is surrounded by the countryside features that inspired her stories and paintings. This National Trust attraction was bought by Beatrix Potter with the money she earned from the Tale of Peter Rabbit. Visitors can enjoy the house and its floral gardens before stopping at the Beatrix Potter shop to buy gifts, souvenirs, books and toys. Nearby, you’ll also find the Beatrix Potter Gallery with her paintings on display.

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Sizergh CastleSizergh Castle and Gardens
Sizergh Castle is an imposing medieval building at the gateway to the Lake District, with fort towers and a limestone rock garden. Views over Morecambe Bay, old portraits and antique furnishings are just a few of the appealing features that you’ll have a chance to enjoy. The castle is home to the Strickland family, and includes an on-site café where you can buy light meals made with fresh local produce. The gardens are ideal for walks with woodland, a lake, a pond and orchards. As a National Trust property, the castle also plays host to a variety of events to entertain all ages.

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Fell Foot ParkFell Foot Park
Located on the dramatic shore of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot Park is an attraction for all ages. Enjoy water sports, picnics and boating in the heart of the Lake District, or buy an ice cream and purchase gifts from the on-site shop. The park grounds are alive with colourful flowers and interesting plants all year, and a café serves a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals.

Muncaster CastleMuncaster Castle and Garden

Home to one of Europe’s largest collections of rhododendrons, along with the World Owl Centre, this sensational castle is said to be haunted and is one of the most popular attractions in Cumbria. Visitors can enjoy this 18th century castle and its extensive surrounding gardens, complete with a maze and playground for youngsters. During your visit, be sure to find the café and gift shop.

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Holker Hall and Gardens
The home of Lord and Lady Cavendish, Holker Hall is a wonderful stately home set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens and 200 acres of natural parkland. Amongst the grounds you’ll find a walled kitchen garden and an arboretum. Admire impressive Victorian architecture and events that include the Holker Garden Festival. Select local delicacies and savour the flavours of the Lake District by buying farm products from the food hall or dining in the restaurant, before buying souvenirs from Holker Hall’s gift shop.

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Kendal Road,
LA23 1AL
Telephone: 01539 442 251

By Car

It’s easy to get to the Windermere Hotel from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway. Exit and take the A590 towards Barrow, Kendal and the A591, continuing until you see signs to Windermere/A591/Kendal. At the roundabout, take the second exit for Windermere and the A591, following the road until you come to the hotel on your right.

Car Parking

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day.

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By Train

Windermere railway station is a two minute drive away or a five minute walk.


Food Hygiene 5 StarWith views of the lake, the Windermere Hotel’s restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing meal at the end of the day. Both modern and traditional dishes can be found on the menu, with options ranging from roast topside of beef to cheese and beetroot tart. Three courses are available, to help you refuel after a day of Lake District walking, and freshly brewed coffees are served with mints.

Sample Table D'hôte Menu


Pear and Blue Cheese Salad (v)
Blue cheese and poached pear on a bed of seasonal leaves dressed with our house raspberry vinaigrette

French Onion Soup
Hearty onion and beef soup served with a cheese crouton

Grilled Goats Cheese and Walnuts (v)
Served warm on a bed of mixed leaves and drizzled with a raspberry dressing

Main Course

Roast Topside of Beef
Served with chef's bordelaise sauce, Yorkshire pudding and rosemary roast potatoes

Fish Pie
Haddock, salmon and prawns cooked in a white wine cream sauce and topped with fluffy mashed potato

Goats Cheese and Beetroot Tart (v)
A truly perfect combination wrapped in pastry and served with buttered new potatoes


Vanilla Panacotta
A creamy dessert flavoured with raspberries and fruit coulis

Fruit Crumble
Homemade seasonal mixed fruits crumble with custard

A selection of Ice Cream
Served with a crispy wafer

Freshly brewed Douwe Egberts Coffee and Mints

Why not upgrade?
To improve your dining experience and give you more choice we have introduced an à la carte menu to supplement our Table D'hôte offering. Guests staying on any of our half board package breaks are now able to upgrade to our à la carte menu for a reduced rate. Bon appetit.
Meal Times

Tuesday to Friday 7.30am to 9.30am
Saturday to Monday 8am to 10am

Monday to Sunday 6.30pm to 8.15pm


This hotel is ideal for:

  • Restaurants

The Windermere Hotel

Occupying a fantastic location in perhaps the most famous part of the Lake District, the Windermere Hotel is a charming historic hotel that opened in 1847. Ever since it opened, this hotel has been providing comfortable accommodation high above Windermere town, with views of the lake and with beautiful furnishings that create a classic, romantic atmosphere.

A bar and restaurant satisfy the tastes of even the most discerning holidaymakers, and with on-site parking, WiFi and a 24-hour reception it’s clear to see that convenience and comfort are also high priorities. Guests can check in, take their bags to their room and return to the gardens to relax on the patio. Alternatively, they can take a gentle stroll into the town itself to see the shops, pubs and attractions on offer.


  • 24 hour reception with night porter
  • Patio area
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Car Parking
  • Check in time 3 pm
  • Check out time 10 am

Get in touch

Photograph of Giles, Hotel Manager of The Windermere Hotel Hotel

Giles, Hotel Manager

A Warm Welcome To The Windermere Hotel…

Windermere the famous centre of The Lake District acts as the perfect base from which to discover the surrounding area by train, bus, bike or car.

The hotel is set on the hillside above the town of Windermere giving beautiful views over the village rooftops, towards the Lake district fells and down towards the Lake itself.

Originally called The Riggs Windermere, the hotel opened at the same time as the railway line from Oxenholme and stands as an impressive reminder of that era. Inside, guests can enjoy the bar and restaurant with its lovely period feel, true to its railway heritage.


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What some of our guests have to say…

Customer Rating:

Have just returned from a four night stay at the Windermere Hotel, The food and service was excellent the staff friendly and the Hotel clean and bright. Thanks for the lovely stay

Anne Louise Hyland Wilmshlow, Cheshire
Customer Rating:

We have just returned from a two night break here and really enjoyed it. The food was always hot and there was enough choice to please. ALL the staff are great. The only reason I didn't give the hotel 5 stars is because I didn't like the small lift.

Imelda Watson Leeds
Customer Rating:

Second stay this year, again excellent 2 day break with friends. Weather really bitterly cold but hotel and rooms lovely and warm. Food very good and big thank you to Elaine for decorating our table on Saturday evening when she found out we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Must give a big thank you to Giles and his staff for keeping up a very high standard of accommodation / food and holiday experience. Would recommend hotel to everyone.

Brian Tabern St Helens

Looking for a motivating venue to hold your conference, seminar, training or meeting? Situated 20 minutes from the M6, 2 minutes from the train station and with inspirational views of Lake Windermere and the Lakeland Hill.

The Board Room is based on the first floor. This room is perfect for small meetings and conferences. The room has plenty of large windows, where natural day light can flood the room. We can accommodate up to 12 people. The room has been refurbished to a high standard and is ideal for hire during the day or evening. The room has a plasma television screen, and customers can also request flipchart and DVD player.

Conference Suite Capacities Conference Room Dimensions
Theatre Boardroom U-Shape Classroom Sit-Down Dinner Length Width Height
- 12 - - -

The Boardroom has disabled access. All dimensions are in meters.