Address: Kendal Road
Windemere LA23 3EL „
I stayed at this hotel last month (June 2009). Spectacular views over Lake Windermere and set in beautiful grounds close to all the local attractions, this hotel looked promising. The staff were welcoming and their service and help was impeccable. The standard double room in which I stayed was clean and well equiped. The rest of the hotel was generally clean too, including the swimming pool and sauna. The food & drink on offer was very enjoyable, and reasonably well priced, I can fully recommend the full English breakfast. The bar is very well stocked and a comfortable lounge with an inviting open fire is also provided. The condition of the hotels building fabric itself though, both externally and internally was quite poor and that let the hotel down somewhat. For example all the upper timber floors creek and all the carperts and wallpaper need to be replaced. A full re-decoration of the hotel throughout is also required. Generally the hotel is in need of a re-vamp. At £100 a night for an en-suite double room with no view at the back of the hotel and with no breakfast included it's expensive too. It felt more like a £60-£70 a night hotel in my opinion.
The Belsfield is situated at the top of a hill overlooking the lake windermere, It has a breath taking view across the lake. It could do with a lick of paint on the outside but inside makes up for that. It is a very big and posh, luxurious hotel.
When the airshow is on in windermere, The Belsfield Hotel offers the best view of the show and therfore gets very busy and the hotel held an outside pimms bar and food bar this year (08), which was extremely busy but there was a great atmosphere and a nice place to enjoy the airshow from. The bar staff could be a little more helpful but the other staff seem to be nice. The inside of the hotel seems clean and well maintained, unlike the outside which i have already mentioned, it could do with a lick of paint and a little maintenance work done in places and it would then probably meet the standard of the interior!