The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Windermere
... doggy treats kindly left by the hotel for Murray, it was time to bed down for the night. The alarm was set for eight hours later and we were determined to make the most of every single hour of comfortable, unbroken sleep...unfortunately however Murray had other ideas. It started with a jump on the bed and lick on the face at 1am, followed by a whimper at 2.30am, another lick at 4am, a very solid kick at 5.30am, and finally, to add insult to injury, a bark ...
... full of people in the high season.
After walking around a bit, and becoming sick of the cold and rain, we retreated back to the car to do a bit of sightseeing in the surrounding area. We headed toward the lake and a mountain which was supposed to be a fairly large one. Within a mile of driving, we were out of the sleet and right back into the snow, much prettier! We drove in and out of the towns and homes to find the location we were headed for. ...
... finding a warm hat to wear was very important. After going through several stores, I found one and was much more comfortable, especially since it continued to snow and get colder. After some time walking through shops, we decided that the hike was not going to take place and the best option would be to drive around the lake and take in the views as we went. We headed back to the car, changed into warmer shoes and headed out toward ...
... Lomina, Monica, Tatenda, Nelson, Catherine, Admire, Solomon, Levi and Tafadzwa are all reading this out in English as I am writing to you! They say Hello! Zania has also been having a wonderful time and I am impressed with the way she has helped out with everything from planting seeds to learning to cook sadza.
We have been planting many seeds today in the gardens and the builders are working very hard, every day there are great changes. There has been ...
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant Windermere
Fantastic long weekend, excellent newly fitted room & bathroom, clean, good service by friendly staff. The resturant serves good fresh food.
Good value, should be in a higher rating. The owner Colin more than helpfull.
Will stay again when in the area.
We visited Windemere early this year, and stayed at the Riverside Cottage, owned by the Glenburn Hotel. What is not made clear is that the cottage lies behind the hotel, at the end of the rear car park. To reach it, you must drive through a narrow "tunnel", past the kitchen and the garbage bins. Fine during the day, but with no lighting at night, it was a bit difficult to get in and out.
Hotel was OK , the rooms were a little shabby and dated. Breakfast was acceptable, however the evening meals were poor: Chicken breast with greasy melted cheese on top (not browned) accompanied by lukewarm jacket potatoes sprinkled with died herbs. One suspects that the budget per dish is very low. We got the impression the Hotel operates on a very low budget in terms of spend per guest on both food and accomodation. We left after one night cutting our losses from a two night booking which we had paid for in full!
Stayed for 2 nights, 24th-26th Feb. We had a family room, very spacious with full size bunk beds. The room was very clean, with good furnishings and ample bathroom. The only minor fault would be the floorboards which were rather noisy above us, but didn't cause us major problems. We ate in the restaurant on the Friday evening, good locally produced food, nice pre-dinner ( + Coffee afterwards ) bar area. The service from the waitresses was excellent.
We rented the 3 bedroomed cottage which is situated at the rear of the hotel. It has 2 double bedrooms & 2 bunk beds. Whilst situated just off the main road it is in a pleasant location next to a running stream (safe for children as not directly accessible). The cottage is of modern construction, central heating with electricity included in the tariff along with fresh clean towels. There is a table, chairs and BBQ area at the rear which we envisage would make for a very pleasant summers' evening eating al-fresco.
Having travelled from Wales for my second visit to The Lake District , i stopped at the Glenburn Hotel purely by chance --- and was given a verry pleasant welcome by the management and staff .
We stayed at this hotel last year and taking up an offer off of Teletext. We checked the website and it looked OK. We paid extra for a better room.
On arrival we queried the room as it did in our mind justify a premium. We were told that we did indeed have the premium room. The furnishings were looking very jaded and well past their prime. The bathroom toileteries were also very "cheap".
We unfortunately opted for the inclusive Dinner each evening. The service was very slow and the meals did not live up to expectations. There was definitely cost savings measures in place as the Baileys was definietly missing from the Bread and Butter Pudding!
Loved the Hotel
Just got back from a 3 night dinner b&b package at the Glenburn hotel in Windermere, the evening meals are very good, well cooked & the menu changes every day, the room we had ( room 7 ) was very nice with lots of room.
The staff were very nice and welcoming.
It is well worth a visit & i will go back on my next visit.
We have just returned from a trip to the lake district, and stayed at the Glenburn Hotel in Windermere.
I must say that this is a great hotel to stay at, based close to the lake only a short walk, the hotel restaurant is surperb serving fresh honest food far better than you would expect, good service, and rooms far better than you would expect for the hotels rating. In all a most enjoyable stay, we will visit again.