Windermere

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

Daniel Horvath
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This cosy Victorian property is in the town of Windermere, 15 minutes' walk from the lake, and has been run by the same family for almost three decades
  • Bowness-on-Windermere is five minutes away by car; Ambleside is a 15-minute drive away
  • The ground-floor dining room offers dishes using seasonal local produce

97%
"Staff and service were excellent, the 3 course meal was excellent with good choices, the rooms were clean, comfortable, warm and facilities in them were very good, including a coffee machine , as well as tea and hot chocolate. It was my 70th birthday and they obligingly put my own champagne on ice for us. The location is ideal at the top of High street and last but not least we were allowed to take our 2 jack russels."
Lynne
17 Jan, 2020 - Doncaster, UK
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Overview

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is a family-run property in the town of Windermere. It dates back to 1865 and is built from Lakeland stone. The property has fresh, light décor throughout, while maintaing its original features, such as grand fireplaces and large sash windows.

Windermere, "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet), is a 15-minute walk away. We recommend the short hike up Orrest Head for superb views of the lake, the fells, Morecambe Bay and the Pennines. Bowness-on-Windermere is five minutes away by car, while Ambleside is a 15-minute drive away.

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 in Grasmere. 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 hotel's restaurant serves traditional British fare made with seasonal local produce. The bar stocks a range of ales, wine and more than 15 varieties of gin. There is a roaring fire 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.

Amenities

General

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Policies

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

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Cot available upon request, for children 2 or under: £5 per night.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Meals are not included in the supplement and will be charged as taken.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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 and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet 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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

97%
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(169 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lamplighter Dining Rooms Ltd (t/a The Lamplighter Dining Rooms) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff and service were excellent, the 3 course meal was excellent with good choices, the rooms were clean, comfortable, warm and facilities in them were very good, including a coffee machine , as well as tea and hot chocolate. It was my 70th birthday and they obligingly put my own champagne on ice for us. The location is ideal at the top of High street and last but not least we were allowed to take our 2 jack russels.
Lynne 17 Jan, 2020 Doncaster, UK
Enjoyed Most
LOVELY CENTRAL HOTEL. ROOMS A LITTLE DATED BUT ADD TO CHARACTER OF THE PLACE. FOOD GOOD AND BREAKFAST AWSOME
Other Comments
Brilliant bar next door called The Crafty Baa.
Beverley 14 Jan, 2020 Carnforth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food service excellent, meet up with a group of friends we all had a great night. Staff where very friendly food was amazing.
Other Comments
We will be back, love the food ❤
Sallie 12 Jan, 2020 Whitehaven, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and location friendly hotel poor parking availability
Alison 12 Jan, 2020 Workington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent in every way
Frank 10 Jan, 2020 Barnoldswick, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff nice food Great location
Maureen 10 Jan, 2020 PrescotLiverpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely meal cosy room
Rosemary 09 Jan, 2020 Cockermouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
We would highly recommend the lamplighter hotel. I had the seabass and it is the best meal I have ever had! We will definitely be returning!
Julie 08 Jan, 2020 Huddersfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
We were not in the main dining room - just in the bar area. Nice table in window though.
Other Comments
The bedrooms were very basic and we couldnt get to sleep til 3.30am as the people in bar are4a were very noisy and it was just under out room.
John 07 Jan, 2020 Carnforth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great!
Amy 26 Dec, 2019 Whitehaven, UK

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