The Elleray

2 - 6 Cross StreetWindermereLA23 1AEUnited Kingdom
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About The Elleray

The Elleray is a 4-star inn in central Windermere, a few minutes’ walk to the Windermere information Centre and train station and 20 minutes from the Holehird Gardens. The inn is well-located for exploring the Lakes District and a five-minute drive to lake cruises at Bowness on Windermere, which is also the home of the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

Rooms all feature private bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, TVs, tea & coffee-making facilities and ironing equipment on request.

Free parking is available, and those staying at The Elleray can make use of a business centre, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi in public areas and ticketing assistance.

Guests can enjoy free English breakfasts and wind down with a drink in the bar/lounge, and the restaurant serves hearty meals from local ingredients.

Windermere Golf Club is 2.1 miles away and the market town of Kendal is a 9.1 mile drive.


2 - 6 Cross Street, Windermere, LA23 1AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (15394) 88464 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Explore Lakes District and Windermere.

You will find the inn to be particularly well-placed for basing yourself during Lakes District exploration, as it is right in the middle of Windermere with good transport connections all round and plenty of dining and shopping in the surrounding streets.

Reasonably priced and friendly.

The Elleray found favour with guests considering it is comfortable, reasonably priced and run by friendly and polite owners who will attentively field requests.

Traditional pub fare.

What you will find in the bar restaurant is honest pub fare in large helpings, and the bar serves real ales and plenty of other local and imported drops.

Negative Reviews

Beds not the best.

A few of those who stayed at The Elleray considered the beds to be uncomfortable and also not the sturdiest they had slept on.

Rooms require some work.

With some furnishings in disrepair, the windows appearing a bit dodgy and the decor also appearing a bit dated, some found the rooms to be needing attention.

Pub with rooms.

A handful of guests reminded that this inn is a pub with rooms, not a gastropub, and the bar can be busy and lively with locals, and those looking for towels and sheets to be changed daily may be disappointed.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 552 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 552 reviews