Langdale Chase Hotel

Address: Ambleside Road, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA23 1LW, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on Ambleside Road, Windermere, is near Hill Top, Orrest Head, Brockhole Visitor Centre, and Grizedale Forest.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Langdale Chase Hotel Windermere

    Truly scrumptious!

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    We stayed in the boat house at the beginning of September 05. I've visited the boat house at Langdale Chase twice on previous occasions, as my grandparents have been returning religiously for the last twenty or so years, and it was every bit as fantastic now as I had remembered it from my last visit.

    All of the rooms are individual and each stunning in their own way, but if you want a real treat then it has to be the boat house! The room itself is lovely, and way above the quality that you would expect for a 3 star hotel - the only thing that we felt was missing was a mini bar, but tea and coffee making facilities, with a proper cafetiere and decent coffee were provided in all the rooms. We usually only stay 4 or 5 star, any we didn't feel that we missed out at all, in fact I was surprised when I got home and looked on the web to discover that Langdale Chase was only 3 star. As you would expect from a property of this age, the room had fantastic character, and the dehumidifier mentioned by a previous reviewer was not a problem, we left it on all day, and turned it off when we went to bed, and quite frankly I am thankful that the Langdale Chase have taken measures to ensure the room on the lake remains habitable for as long as possible, so more people are afforded the opportunity of this stunning location. The views alone were worth ten humidifiers!

    I also feel it necessary to comment on a previous reviewers comments about the bathroom - the cracked tiles were in fact 2 half tiles which fitted between the bath and the wall, in a space not big enough to place a foot, I would imagine the floor may be a little uneven in such a character property, so I wasn't surprised or dissapointed to see the broken tiles.

    The staff are, without doubt, some of the most friendly and helpful I have ever come across. We were travelling with my 84 year old grandmother, and when she insisted on myself and my partner going to see the area and leaving her at the Langdale Chase for a few hours, we returned to find her beaming having spent a fantastic afternoon with the staff looking after her, chatting to her and ensuring that she was comfortable and entertained throughout, even though they were busy with a wedding at the same time! We also found that nothing was too much trouble and every care was taken to ensure that your stay was perfect, with advice on the best time and place to see the stunning sunset, and a torch left in our room for the short stroll from the main house to the boat house after dinner - how very considerate!

    The food, again, I could not fault. It was of a high standard, and we all returned home feeling like we wouldn't eat for a couple of days as we'd been simply unable to refuse the delecacies on offer throughout our stay! The breakfast was a continental buffet with table service cooked options. Afternoon tea offered a wide selection of tasty sandwiches and cakes which would easily have fed twice the amount of people! Evening meal included an appetiser, followed by three sumptuous courses with around 6 options for each course including some 'normal' and some more adventurous dishes, all beautifully presented, followed by coffee and luxury sweets, which you could chose to take in any of the numerous communal rooms.

    A visit to the Langdale Chase is a real treat, and if you really want to spoil yourself the boathouse is a truly exceptional experience. If you are as weak willed as we were though, only go for a few days, or make sure you take your walking boots to burn off all the great food on offer!

    Ab fab

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    we stayed in the boat house it was fantastic, the views the service the room were all tiptop, anyone who thinks otherwise must be just plain miserable, and who sleeps on there wedding night anyway

    The Boat House

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    I recently had the pleasure of staying at The Langdale Chase Hotel on the banks of Lake Windermere, I was even more fortunate to say in the Boat House, a room set apart from the main hotel, as the name suggests, right on the banks of the lake. I cannot describe fully how much I enjoyed my all to short stay. The spleandour of the Boat House's solitude was only surpassed by the breath taking views across the lake. The friendly and helpful staff made my partner and myself feel welcome at every opportunity which, in itself, is a breath of fresh air. I have already recomended The Langdale chase to many of my friends and hope to return soon for a repeat performance.

    Wow amazing boathouse!!!!!!

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    my partner and i have just spent an amazing weekend at the langdale chase.we stayed in the boathouse,a beautifully decorated room unbelieveably right on the waters edge.it has huge windows and a stunning view,and we were amazed to discover it was only a standard room.we will definately try to book it again.the hotel's restaurant serves wonderful food full of flavour and with lovely sauces.we could barely move after the sumptuous langdale chase hot dark chocolate gateaux (yes its as good as it sounds!)the staff are a friendly bunch who clearly love their jobs,and nothing was too much trouble.we highly recomend everyone to stay at the langdale chase as it also recently won the 'hotel and caterer' magazine's best view in britain award,we can vouch for that!we cant wait to return.

    The boat house smells!

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    Friends paid for us to stay in the boat house for two nights as a wedding present. We only stuck it for one night and then left. A dehumidifier was running continuously, with a large sign attached saying please do not switch off. The noise of the dehumidifier was so loud we got no sleep at all. Certainly no chance to hear the gentle lapping of the water as their web site suggests. The room itself was very smelly. The bathroom was a disgrace with broken floor tiles and very little room. The bedroom was very basic and small. I feel very sorry for anyone looking forward to staying here. The views were lovely, but did not make up for the noise and the terrible smell.

    Avoid

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    This hotel completely ruined what should have been a very happy occasion for my husband and I, and their attitude in dealing with it has been shameful in the least.

    I could not recommend this hotel to anyone; avoid. There are much better hotels in the vacinity and at cheaper prices too.

    Boathouse room Wow

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    We stayed in the room above the boat house and wow what an experience. This room surely must have the best view over the lakes. If you arrive at night ask for a torch as the walk is scary and not lit. Sleep with the curtains open as when you wake in the morning the view will be worth it. Whilst the room may not be 5 star....more like comfy bed at your aunty's house the view is even stunning from the bath.

    Authentic English experience!

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    Stayed in Room #2 in 08/2004. Local friends had selected this place to give us an authentic English experience. The property is well maintained and is on the Windermere lake-front. The view from our room was fantastic. The room-size (after staying in London) was phenomenal. Royal setting!

    Big bathroom, heated gold plated towel barswe had a balcony too!! 3 big windows facing the lake....it was awesome. The staff is very cordial - the breakfast in the morning is sumptous (thought the service was tardy - we had to wait 20 minutes to get our eggs)

    Every room is different - our friends had two bathrooms! B&B feel but professional staff. A little bit on the expensive side. We paid nearly 90 pounds per person per night i.e. $340 per night for the room but the experience was so good that we didn't mind!!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Langdale Chase Hotel Windermere

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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    What a lovely walk

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