Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa is located in the stunning Lake District, and more precisely the Borrowdale valley. Driving up to the hotel in the winding countryside routes, surrounded by greenery and the lake, is an experience of its own. On arrival, you are greeted warmly by the local team, making you feel at home straight away. There is something about countryside hotels – they feel more like a home, more cosy and kind of like you are entering a warm hug when you check in.
The warmth of the staff in Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, makes this experience unforgettable. Everyone I encountered during my stay, was always smiling and making sure I did not lack a thing, at the same time not being over the top, making me feel uncomfortable.
I had a beautiful suite, overlooking the new Falls Spa, the Lake and the waterfall, which runs right behind the hotel. The suites have been newly refurbished, and i was so excited to be the first person to stay there. I was not disappointed. Everything was perfections – the colours, the textures, the amenities. I love the fact that they left books on the coffee table, one of them being about ‘Hygge’. If you have not heard about Hygge before – this is the Danish way of life – it is all about being ‘cosy, and having ‘cosy moments’. Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa is definitely a place to experience ‘hygge’ throughout your stay. You can curl up in your suit or in the lobby area by the fire, read a book, have a hot chocolate or mulled wine and forget about the world.
While I was there, I had a site visit of the about to be open Falls Spa. It is planned to complete in October (aka, any minute now). It is a beautiful and spacious area, and no detail has been overlooked. Multiple treatment rooms, relaxation rooms, champagne bar and 18 brand new suits, each with a different layout to suit every taste. I have my favourite, so hopefully I can get to visit again.
Outside the piece de resistance of the Lake District Spa is the 16 metre hydro pool with neck jets, underwater loungers and an amazing overflow hot tub feature with spectacular views to Derwentwater and the Catbells Mountain Range.
Dinner at the brand new Asian restaurant Mizu, is a must do while you stay. Service is fantastic, the sushi is as authentic as if eaten in Asia, and the ambience is relaxed and enjoyable.
Last but not least is breakfast. I can summarise it as – a hearty Cumbrian brekkie. You won’t be left hungry in this place. Portions are huge, we could not fir the 2 breakfasts on the table properly, so yum. You can have breakfast in your room or in the restaurant. I would suggest the restaurant, as the ambience is very nice but it also overlooks the lake straight on, and the view is magical.
One tip, wake up early to see the fog lifting from the lake and pier. It is a beautifully, relaxing sight and worth the wake up call.
Sounds of interest? Below is the hotel’s opening offer and being there and seeing it, I can say the price is a bargain:
* 2 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast in our Spa Suites
* 1st night dinner in Mizu
* 2nd night dinner in the Lake View Restaurant
* Complimentary access to The Falls Spa
* Complimentary bottle of prosecco in room
* Rasul Treatment per person
* Complimentary juice drink in the Spa’s exclusive Champagne Bar
* Full Cumbrian Breakfast on both mornings
Book from £599 direct with Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa.