Windermere

Damson Dene Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The Damson Dene Hotel is 10-minute drive from the shores of Lake Windermere, which is described as "the queen of Lake District lakes" by Lonely Planet
  • The hotel has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a mini gym
  • The property is in the Lyth Valley, a 10-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere, home to The World of Beatrix Potter
  • The Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve and Orrest Head are both within 20 minutes' drive

86%
Enjoyed This
(66 Member Ratings)
"The staff were all very lovely and helpful and are an asset to the hotel."
Karen
Nov 13, 2017
Castleford, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is around 15 minutes' drive from Junction 36 of the M6. Windermere railway station is also a 15-minute drive away. Parking at the hotel is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Damson Dene Hotel is in the Lyth Valley, a 10-minute drive from the shores of Lake Windermere -- the largest lake in England -- which is surrounded by fells and villages.

The property is a 10-minute drive from the town of Bowness, where you'll be able to board a river cruise over to Lakeside (or vice versa). The town is also home to The World of Beatrix Potter -- the house that the author bought with the royalties from her books -- which is now a National Trust property.

Whitbarrow Nature Reserve, which is known for its limestone and woodland landscape, is around 15 minutes' drive and the town of Kendal, best known for its mint cake, is a 20-minute drive.

There are plenty of fell-walking routes close by, including Orrest Head, which is around 20 minutes' drive. This hill is on the eastern shore of Windermere and is featured in Alfred Wainwright's The Outlying Fells of Lakeland.

The property sits within landscaped gardens with a pond. There's a log fire and comfy lounges in the lobby, so guests can unwind while reading the newspapers and magazines on offer.

The hotel's Heron View Restaurant serves local produce, and many of the ingredients are grown in the hotel's kitchen garden. The property also has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a mini gym. Wi-Fi is free throughout and dogs are welcome.

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Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

86%
Enjoyed This
(66 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for South Lakes Hotels Ltd t/a Damson Dene Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.1 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Swimming pool closed, building a bit tired looking and staff could have been more friendly
James Nov 15, 2017 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were all very lovely and helpful and are an asset to the hotel.
Other Comments
I thought the hotel was a quite tired looking and the rooms were very small and old fashioned and there was certainly no ‘wow factor’ upon our arrival. The staff are the hotel’s strongest selling point, and went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Karen Nov 13, 2017 Castleford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Surroundings
Other Comments
Good deal - value for money
John Nov 10, 2017 Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were all excellent. Great breakfasts and evening meals.
Other Comments
Corridors look tired. Maintenance work being carried out so lot of drilling 5 metres from our room at 9.30 am! Suppose it has to be done sometime but perhaps at a time when more likely to be away from the hotel. Place does need a fresh coat of paint and furniture in communal areas perhaps replacing.
Sean Nov 02, 2017 Wrexham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The good was excellent and the staff very friendly
Alan Nov 01, 2017 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Facilities, staff helpfulness, location
Other Comments
Warm and welcoming hotel and great value
Menna Oct 31, 2017 Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
When staff were told we were checking out a day early they offered another room, and then gave us vouchers for meals that can be used at th other chain restaurants. No sign of manager at all. The ground staff were lovely.
Other Comments
Room not cleaned. Cobwebs in corners and ceiling, thick dust on four poster. Very uncomfortable bed. Dust in extractor fan in bathroom, old hole where fixture had been in bath. Spa bath in room not working, when reported to staff informed that they knew it didn't work but and wouldn't be fixing it. Room generally was shabby, bird excrement on inside of window. On second day cleaner left old bag of rubbish on top of drawers and cleaning solution but hadn't actually cleaned. While outside saw rat running into cellar. Food was standard, heard a lot of other guests complaining. When leaving the local ducks had ripped open the rubbish bags which had been left around the bins on the ground.
Angela Oct 30, 2017 Lockerbie, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
polite attentive staff,lovelly location,clean
mandy Oct 29, 2017 Ryton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was plentiful and the service in the restaurant was very good.
Other Comments
we had not been informed that this hotel welcomes dogs and we found dog hairs in the bathroom. Several things in the bathroom needed repairing and television left a lot to be desired. We also discovered the bin in the room had not been emptied from the previous occupants.
raymond Oct 25, 2017 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Graham Oct 25, 2017 Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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