Lake hotel wins top award
Published at 13:15, Wednesday, 28 April 2010
A FOUR-STAR Lake District hotel has been named the best in England in the country’s foremost tourism awards.
Gilpin Lodge Country House on Crook Road, Windermere, won gold in the best small hotel category.
It is the fifth time in as many years that a Cumbrian tourism business has brought home one of the coveted accommodation accolades at the Enjoy England Awards For Excellence.
The awards are organised by Visit England, the national tourism authority, and celebrate the best of English tourism.
The family-run Gilpin Lodge is owned by husband and wife team John and Christine Cunliffe, and run by son Barney and wife Zoe.
It has been in the family for more than 20 years and was described by judges as an “elegant 20-bedroom hotel,” with service levels that rate “amongst the highest in the country”.
Fourteen of the bedrooms lead directly out onto the lodge’s gardens and guests can undergo luxury spa treatments in their own rooms with ‘on-call’ therapists.
The hotel qualified to take part in the national competition after winning the hotel category in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2009, and repeating this success at the England’s Northwest Tourism Awards in September 2009.
The 46 gold and silver winners were selected from over 100 regional winners submitted by the nine regions of England, and were rigorously assessed by independent assessors and a team of judges to make it through to the national final.
Ian Stephens, chief executive of Cumbria Tourism, said: “Once again, Cumbria has demonstrated that it is at the top of its game in the country when it comes to superb places to stay. The accommodation category is the most difficult to win and for Cumbria to have had five winners in this section in the last five years bears testament to the joint work of the industry and Tourist Board in the investment in improving the area’s quality standards. We extend our wholehearted congratulations to the team at Gilpin Lodge.”
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