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Guest Accommodation of the Year

Last night I attended the 11th Cumbria Tourism Awards ceremony and was thrilled to be awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2013!

Guest Accommodation of the Year

Last night I attended the 11th Cumbria Tourism Awards ceremony and was thrilled to be awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2013!

We now have a handcrafted glass award and certificate to sit alongside our other awards from the AA, the Times, the British Travel Awards, and TripAdvisor.

Thanks to Cumbria Tourism for a very lovely evening, and thanks to my staff who work really hard to put us ahead of the competition and to make our guest accommodation the best in Cumbria.

We'll now go through to the UK awards so keep your fingers crossed!


Best hotel bathrooms

Categories // Windermere

Best hotel bathrooms

What makes a luxury hotel bathroom so special? What does the best hotel bathroom look like? 

We have to admit to liking a little bit of luxury here at the Windermere Suites, so here's what you can expect from our boutique hotel bathroms:

  • Underfloor heating
  • Chromatherapy lighting to set the mood
  • Oversized double air baths
  • Walk-in double showers with LED technology
  • Designer taps with waterfall effects
  • Luxury decor throughout including stunning tiles, radiators, mirrors and accessories
  • Gorgeous toiletries that leave you feeling fabulous

We really believe that the bathrooms are just as important as the bedrooms for guests seeking a touch of luxury and spoiling, so it is lovely to hear that our choices for the bathrooms are going down well with our guests. Here's a little sample of what they have to say:

"The bathroom was without a doubt the best part. The colour changing lighting of the mirror, shower and bath were such a nice touch + the underfloor heating was awesome."

"The bathroom was lovely with it's walk in shower and double Jacuzzi bath the heated floor and mood lights made it extra cosy."

"Fabulous facilities like the spa bath and double shower."

"The bathroom was immaculate and had exciting touches (ie a huge 'air' bath, LED lights, walk in shower)."

If you like the sound of our luxury boutique hotel approach to bathrooms and could just see yourself soaking in the double air bath with a glass of champagne in hand, check out our availability now!

Vix x


Easter Weekend Competition

Easter Weekend Competition

Get your Easter Weekend off to a luxurious start with our latest giveaway.  

We're offering a one night stay in our stunning Keswick suite on the 28th March, so our lucky winner will wake up to good Friday in the Lake District.  

Keswick is one of our most popular suites, featuring:  

  • Luxury 375 sq feet suite with a high lofted ceiling,
  • lounge area with designer sofa & furniture
  • Solid black walnut flooring throughout with high quality furniture and furnishing from well known designers such as Philippe Starck
  • Super king handmade silver leaf Frank Hudson bed
  • 42" wall TV in bedroom & Lounge with 8 satellite channels
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Juliette balcony with views over Windermere roof tops to fells
  • Walk in wardrobe with a well stocked mini bar
  • Luxury bathroom with Italian designer glass tiles, oversize double air bath, oversize shower with LED showerhead, under floor heating, LED taps, bathroom TV & Chromatherapy mood ambience lighting
  • Dining table & chairs for a private breakfast served in the suite
  • Complimentary tea, coffee & bottled water
  • IPod docking station with clock radio
  • Individual wall coverings and coordinating luxurious soft furnishings
  • Complimentary private parking  

All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter to enter.  

And don't forget to show us some love with likes and shares on Facebook - the more page likes we have, the more giveaways we can offer!  

We'll email the winner on March 19th at midday.

Facebook prevents us from posting the winner on our page so we are being good and playing by their rules! But we will ask our winner to post and say they've won.  

Good luck!  Vix x


Rooms for romance review

Categories // Romance

Rooms for romance review

Room for romance reviewer Mark MacGee picked Hawkshead and Coniston as his favourite suites, here's what he had to say...

"BOUTIQUE HOTEL ELEGANCE meets funky private retreat at Windermere Suites. With double jacuzzi baths and every comfort indoors plus the Lake District on your doorstep, this is a place for spoiling and seclusion.

Eight individual and lavishly appointed suites at this five star guesthouse deliver hands-down on seductive style, minutes from the shores of Lake Windermere. Forget traditional Lakeland cheery chintz – this is all metropolitan chic and super-cool bathrooms.

All eight Windermere Suites score on luxe and cosseting comfort. Expect designer furniture, chromatherapy mood lighting, 42 inch wall-mounted TVs, underfloor heating and – best of all – an oversize double jacuzzi bath for decadent soaks à deux. Three suites – Coniston, Bowness and Ambleside – have an outside terrace, while two (Keswick and Cartmel) have high lofted ceilings and Juliet balconies.

Bathtime for two

Named after towns in the Lake district, each suite has a separate living area, with black walnut flooring, a hand crafted super-king bed and iPod docking station. Bathrooms are palatial, decked out with Italian glass tiling, oversize showerheads and a tile TV to watch from your jacuzzi bath for two. Naturally there’s free wi-fi and a well stocked minibar, as well as fluffy robes and pampering potions.

Favourite suites include Coniston – a sprawling 460 sq ft complete with hand made silver leaf super-king bed, Philippe Starck furnishings, fibre optic fire and private patio. Hawkshead – carpeted throughout – is another big fave.

Breakfast is served in-suite each morning, so look forward to a late lie-in. There’s no need to dress for dinner, either – just order supper or some light bites from the room service menu.

Romance is alive and well at Windermere Suites."

Review text is © Room for Romance


National Design Awards Shortlist

National Design Awards Shortlist

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 'Best hotel interior design' category in the Northern Design awards 2012.

The Windermere Suites is all about sumptuous, get-away-from-it-all style, so we're really chuffed to have been recognised as having one of the best designed hotel interiors in the North.

I was also asked to share my secrets on the hotel's style for a magazine feature on recreating hotel luxury at home. Here's what they had to say about our style:

"Each suite has its own individual colour palette and styling but complements the others to produce an overall feel of contemporary luxury. From the silvers and greys of the Ambleside and Bowness suites to the white and pearlescent finishes in the Grasmere suite, this is monochromatic interior design with a clever, modern, luxurious twist of metallics, pearlescents and textures. Snakeskin sofas line up with perspex tables and chairs, and bold floral fabrics in dark and sumptuous colourways. 

The bathrooms are designed to be shared and to impress, with Italian designer glass tiles, oversized double air baths, oversized showers with LED showerheads, under floor heating, LED taps, bathroom TV and ‘chromatherapy’ mood ambience lighting. Think deep, deep baths and the most romantic and soothing lighting around.

The bedrooms pack a real design punch with luxury schemes and stunning individual pieces. The Frank Hudson beds dominate the space (Wills & Kate are rumoured to sleep in one) and the walnut flooring gives an immediate impression of opulence. Crystal lighting, Tektura wall coverings, and coordinating luxurious soft furnishings complete the contemporary look, while the discrete in-room dining areas, where breakfast and light snacks are served on Villeroy and Boch crockery, glassware and cutlery, make your stay even more romantic."