Windermere, United Kingdom

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

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Why We Love It

  • This family-run Victorian hotel is 15 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere
  • Beatrix Potter's house Hill Top is a 30-minute drive away
  • The hotel's restaurant is recommended by The Guardian's Jay Rayner

97% (29 Member Ratings)

"Location good with guest parking. Room very pleasant, staff friendly and food very good quality."
Dec 02, 2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

There is free parking on site, and Windermere railway station is less than five minutes' walk from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is a family-run hotel in the heart of Windermere town. The property dates back to 1865, and is built from Lakeland stone. 

The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Lake Windermere -- "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet). Rough Guides recommends hiking up to Orrest Head (10 minutes' walk) for the panoramic views. National Trust-run Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, is 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Dove Cottage, where poet William Wordsworth lived, is a 20-minute drive away. You can take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit The Wordsworth Museum which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

The restaurant serves traditional British dishes, and was a Taste Cumbria Dining Experience of the Year finalist in the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards. Jay Rayner is a fan of the "glorious" bone-on rib of beef and a "magnificent" cauliflower cheese, which are served at Sunday lunch (The Guardian). The bar stocks local ales, wine and over 15 varieties of gin, and a roaring fire burns here in the winter.

In keeping with the 19th-century building, bedrooms have a Victorian look, with striped wallpaper and polished-wood beds. All have renovated bathrooms.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guests charges apply as follows: £5 per night for a child aged 2 and under, when staying in a cot/crib. This does not include breakfast. Cot/crib available on request. Please use the Special Requests field to request a cot. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and are charged at £10 per pet, per night.

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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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29 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: Location good with guest parking. Room very pleasant, staff friendly and food very good quality.
Other Comments: Not as good as other TravelZoo deals we have used (needed to pay quite a bit extra for the evening meal as wine was not included).
Arthur Dec 02, 2016 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good food and nice atmosphere
Pam Nov 30, 2016 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good variety of the bar.
Kanya Nov 29, 2016 Cumbria, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The location and convenience of the overnight accomadation.
David Nov 29, 2016 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: They were clean and well decorated with a nice bathroom
Other Comments: If you book and take the offer of a cocktail on arrival a three course meal with a full Cumbrian breakfast I booked this and was unaware you have a spending limit for the cocktail and three course meal I had a non alcoholic cocktail Soup for my Starter ,fish and chips as my main but no sweet and still was over the limit Which was a surprise when checking out As my confirmation stated a cocktail on arrival a three course meal Just wanted to make people aware as you could run up an unexpected bill
elaine Nov 28, 2016 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food.
natasha Nov 26, 2016 egremont, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good food and service
John Nov 25, 2016 Altrincham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Large bed, generous meal portions.
Other Comments: Room very nice but could hear other guests quite loudly through walls.
Declan Nov 24, 2016 Ely, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very enjoyable evening meal with excellent service
Other Comments: bathroom rather small---a bit crowded
Christopher Nov 22, 2016 Darwen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Excellent service and good humored management
Gareth Nov 20, 2016 Houghton - le - spring, United Kingdom

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