I am a very lucky girl. I have a very lovely husband. The two things mixed together with my birthday saw us having a 2 night stay at the Windermere Boutique Hotel as a SURPRISE birthday present from M. I knew we were going away, but I didn’t know where and I was NOT disappointed.
The WBH is situated on a hill about half way between the small Lake District towns of Windermere and Bowness*, it’s a larger corner house converted into a hotel. We arrived on one of the hottest days of the year (so far) and we were even more pleased to receive an equally warm welcome. We we offered a glass of complimentary Prosecco (which, as non drinkers, we politely declined) but were then thrilled to be offered a selection of soft drinks and/or fruit juices, lovely. This is the kind of the thing I love about good hotels, you immediately feel “looked after” and you can almost just breathe that sigh of relaxation.
After a few minutes, we were taking up to our room and accompanied by a rather large fan, as without asking, they knew the room on a very hot day, would be very hot. Again, lovely. We stayed in Room 1 which is also known as the “Love Snug” and my first impression was definitely “Luxe”.
The room had a luxury feel as the bed was velvet, it has lots of tactile rugs and fabrics, along with a dressing table, separate eating area, SAUNA and of course a Spa Bath with TV. I mean – what more could we ask?
We couldn’t of course use the Sauna as it was just too hot, but we would love to go back in the Winter as this would be heaven. We did however, give the Spa bath a go (lush) and watching the TV in the bath was nothing short of frivolous. I LOVED it.
Throughout our 2 night stay, the staff were friendly, courteous, helpful and I really did feel like nothing was too much trouble. I even saw one of them take the breakfast order of other guests :
- “Orange Juice – LOADS”
- “3 x poached eggs on a single slice of brown bread” (very specific that one)
And then my favourite “I don’t want a full breakfast, just..” then he named each individual cooked breakfast item they offered, except toast” but added “but with fried bread”. The lady taking the order politely and didn’t even flinch at the fact that Fried Bread wasn’t actually on the menu.
Overall, we loved our stay, our room, the staff and the food. What more could a boutique hotel offer – oh yes – 🆓🍫✅ DONE!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Windermere Boutique Hotel – DEFINITELY coming back
*about a 10 minute walk to Bowness downhill and about 15 minute walk to Windermere uphill