Written on: 31/08/2013 by Leannea1 (1 review written)
My partner and I stayed in the chic Paris room on the 23/08/13 to the 25/08/13 for my birthday. I had read so many mixed reviews I was worried about staying as the reviews were so different. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly, professional staff who checked us in quickly. We were shown around the hotel and up to our room. We chose this hotel as I wanted peace and relaxation. I travel on business and have stayed in some amazing hotels and usually if anyone is to complain it would be me… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2012
Just got back from a 2 night stay what a fantastic place stay in the Neptune Suite it was luxury.It was very clean and the food is great, Spa was good pool temp could of done with been warmer. Owner was friendly as were the staff,plenty of parking, only 15mins walk into Bowness . I would highly recommend anyone to stay here who wants to treat a love one… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/09/2012 by MaryFaerie (1 review written)
Did I find anything positive about Aphrodites? Sadly, I couldn’t. You might say being there was like winning a glass of wine. Sounds lovely; until the realisation that you’re chained in a dungeon to drink it and there’s a slug in the glass. On the hot summer day we stayed, my simple pleasure would have been to enjoy the sun in the “garden area” between slipping in and out of the pool. I consider that a reasonable and fair expectation for my £130 night’s stay, wouldn’t you?. A… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2012 by truedeal69 (1 review written)
good points nice location bad points dirty,taty,cheap and tastless decorations. bad breakfast the hosts (watch four in a bed total prats ) dont respond well to complaints would not recomend to the dead total dump very over priced would be ofended to pay over £50.00 go to a travel lodge better run and value for money… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/07/2012
This was a special occasion and loved the website..All photo's were taken with a wide angle lense.. We couldn't have our original room and ended up in another. The room was very small and paint chipped off the patio doors the decor was cheap and tacky the bathroom window catch was broken. My partner stays in a lot of hotels with his job including Coombe Abbey and the Hilton for a 3rd of the price, he was shocked at the pricing. It was not worth the money. On the plus side it was set in a… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2012
Great place to stay, loved the room and facilities, we are planning to go again in a couple of months!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/04/2012
OK so i was extremely excited to visit this hotel with my partner for his birthday weekend after viewing it's very appealing website and looking at the hotels pictures of the rooms etc. When we arrived and were taken to our room which was the flintstones room, wow, i cannot describe how upset i was with the poor state of the room. Nothing like what the pictures portrayed and i honestly felt that we had been ripped off. The bath area was tired and paint coming off. The furnishings were cheap and… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/03/2012 by DazChambers (1 review written)
On arriving at Aphrodites Lodge, my wife and I were made very welcome by the staff, given a tour of the complex and shown all the amenities available to us. Our room was the Chic Paris Suite, which was decorated beautifully and had excellent features including a double spa, single sauna, double shower, lovely double bed and wall mounted flat screen TV. At breakfast there was plenty of choice ranging from cereals, fresh fruit, toast and a full English cooked breakfast. Situated approximately a… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2011
Loved our stay at Aphrodites Lodge! Our room was a good size just like the picture on website! Was very clean and there was even a big tv on the wall which wasnt on the picture bonus! The massage bath was great! Very nice n relaxing, also loved the fact it had a tv in the bathroom too! The bed was very comfy. The view was alright apart from if anyone was using the hot tub below we would of been able to see them out the window! The water you get provided with says it's filtered but no way in… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/10/2011 by Kirstymr (1 review written)
I booked this hotel as a surprise for my partner, we are both in our late 20s and i wanted something a little special and memorable. i booked the Victorian room and after doing so was concerned over the negative reviews....i had no need to worry!!!! The hotel was in an excellent position, could easily walk to Bowness and only £3 for a taxi to save wear-n-tear on those heels at night! Bowness has plenty to keep you busy and if you like walking head across on the ferry to the other side of the… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2011
Myself & my partner stayed at this hotel in The Parisian Suite last weekend for 1 night, i was very apprehensive having only noticed the bad reviews after booking the room & paying in full, never the less I’m glad that i did, the rates per room may seem a little pricey but if you book a room with a private hot tub & double Jacuzzi bath & then compare it to what you would pay in a 4-5 star hotel for a bog standard room, it is certainly worth it. The hot tub isn’t entirely private due to the… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2011
BAD BAD BAD, bad cleanliness , bad customer service and
Bad value for money. Beware they take the balance before u stay
So u have no way of refund when u advise them That the accomodation
I's I'n no way what they describe on their website.
The accomdation Is noisy , dirty and u would think
The manageress hates her life she I's just so rude and
Unhelpful !!! And at one point there was rats running around the outside reception
Area. The worst hotel I've ever been to, I'd rather
Stay at fawlty… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2011
We stayed at the american lodge for 2 nights. Hot tub was excellent as well as location of the lodge and hotel. The lodge wasnt ready when we arrived as they were replacing the fuel burning stove so we walked into Bowness which wasnt a problem.Although we had a lovely few days we wouldnt return as it was far to over priced for what it was. We paid £380 for self catering accomodation a shower that wasnt working although they denied knowing about the problem the showers safety pull cord to switch… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/01/2011
Although there are many bad reviews on here I didn't listen to any of them and I'm glad. Me and my boyfriend are in our early 20's and stayed for one night in the Aphrodite's Log Cabin with hot tub. The room was just like the pictures with a huge bathroom that was fantastic. The hot tub outside was lovely although it is near the drive it has a private gate which can be locked for extra privacy. We found that the hotel staff were friendly and very helpful. We loved our stay and would recommend… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/01/2011 by seanps41 (1 review written)
the One thing I can honestly say, hand on heart, this hotel is the pits & it is not a luxury boutique...Those who gave the good reviews must either work there or only ever go camping
We stayed there only this week in the Cleopatra room & what a run down, grotty room it was. If any of you watched the idiot abroad it was a bit like Karls room in Cairo. Dirty looking carpet & rugs...stained bath base...stained (gods knows with what) sofa...junk ie fags & wine corks down the side of the hot… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/01/2011
We stayed in the arabian suite and we loved our stay here. Only stayed for one night during the week as it was much cheaper and really enjoyed it. We spent most of our time in the massage bath, also with Tv was fab. Don't listen to the bad reviews as we thought it was great, we were shown round the hotel on arrival and thought the staff was very pleasant. We have just booked to go again to stay in the chic paris suite for my birthday and am looking forward to it… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/12/2010
We booked this hotel last minute as we wanted a couple of days luxury but had no time to read the reviews. We stayed in the Oman Suite with Hot Tub the first night and the Tuscany room on the second night.
The hot tub for the Oman Suite is literally 2 foot from the entrance to the 'hotel' with a flimsy fence for privacy. If we spoke above a whisper we could be heard by all coming in and out of the entrance. The pics on the website give the impression that this is a luxury… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2010
This suposedly luxury hotel is not. They take your money on booking so that when (not if) you have a problem you cannot argue the price. We had no hot water after a days walking and all that was said was "all i can do is appollogise". The bathroom is musty the grout is dirty the silocon sealant looks like it was applied by a 10 year old. You get a tea tray with 2 biscuits that have to last you your whole stay (3days in our case).only uht milk no real milk. I could go on and on but all i can say… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/08/2010 by banditwild1 (2 reviews written)
The manageress on duty is an ignorant woman with no customer care skills at all. The staff hardly speak English as it was even an effort to direct us to reception. Breakfast was a cramped affair with poor service and poor choice. The room was cramped (Tuscan suite)(Tuscan Attic more like) with a very sqweeky bed and very hot with no air con. The airbath could not be used after 9:30pm because of the noise it made. The paper we ordered arrived at 9:30 (waste of time) Check out was like arrival an… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/08/2010
Aphrodities Boutique Hotel - August 2010
I booked the Cleopatra suite for a romantic weekend away with my hubby. We purposefully booked this room as we both have a real affinity with Egypt and were expecting an authentic, luxury suite... how wrong we were! Firstly, it really felt as though the theme had been attempted only half heartedly as among other things, there were persian rugs, roman statues and a rust coloured carpet - not very Egyptian at all. Secondly, the finish of the room was far… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/07/2010
We stayed in the Austin Powers suite for our 1st wedding anniversary and had such a good laugh. This room was great fun and the bathroom was amazing. We really enjoyed the spa bath and there was also a TV on the wall in the bathroom which wasn't in the room description. The general manager was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was lovely. The car park was a little small but we didn't have a problem parking. This is certainly one hotel to remember. Great idea! Will be even better once… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/07/2010
Me and my girlfriend are both in our early 20's and decided to stay at the Aphrodites Boutique Hotel in May 10 for a romantic little break. We arrived at the hotel and as we drove in noticed the huge crator in the ground where the pool used to be. Checked inn through the very cramped reception and were shown to the room in which we were to stay. It was the italian room. First impressions were that the room was very plain and looked allot cheaper that the photographs on the internet. I then… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/06/2010
We came to Aphrodite's with Unique Breaks. Stayed in the Tuscan room (sorry loft space) Boiling hot room, most squeaky bed we have ever laid in and you're not even allowed to use the spa bath after 10:30.The toilet was too close to the towel rail, as in you had to stick your arm in to it to sit down. The ceilings were as you would expect in a roof space - hard work not to bang your head. The male Manager was nice enough and could hold a decent conversation. The female manager was like a Mrs… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/06/2010
I was treated to a weekend at Aphrodites Lodge last year - we stayed in the Tarzan & Jane room and have to say we couldn't stop laughing! This place is like Fawlty Towers - staff haven't got a clue what's going on, the place fills with the smell of fried bacon in the morning, it's cold and decorated in such an amateurish way...yet it's hilarious! Don't go if you're expecting to be pampered or relax in luxury - this is a totally unique place and really not to everyone's taste. If you fancy… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2010
ok here goes im your average down to earth loves a laugh person. i took my girlfriend to aphrodities to propose to her and i couldnt of picked a more special place. i booked the cleopatra suite and she loved it. hotel staff were lovely and welcoming i even took my own champagne and flowers and they put them in the room for me when i took my partner out for tea and she had a nice surprise wen she got back. we spent the whole day in the hot tub yes upstairs guests can see down but who cares it… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2010
My husband surprised me with a 2 night break for my 40th and we stayed in the American log cabin. After a wait to check in as they weren't ready we went to our gorgous cabin with fantastic spa bath (with TV in the wall) and brilliant hot tub. The only down side to the whole weekend was paying £8 to have our breakfast delivered - we only paid it as my dad gave us some spending money. The staff were a little disorganised in terms of not showing us how to use our sauna but once it was sorted we… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/09/2009
We stayed two nights at Aphrodite's Lodge to celebrate our wedding aniversary and paid £150 per night in the Cleopatra room. The room and the hall leading to the room smelt musty. The carpets looked old and the safa looked as though it had old stains on it!! The room was big with a lovely large spa bath and the bed was very comfortable. The outdoor pool was closed and the indoor pool is located at another hotel with some facility closed. The staff werent that helpful or informative about… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2009
The attitude of the manager stinks, customer service skills, what customer service skills! no help whatsoever! The room was ok, I have seen better. I will never visit Aphrodite's Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere again.
What a waste of money and a total let down.
All I can advise is not to bother and save your money for somewhere nice and romantic!… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2009
We spent only one night in the aphrodites lodge hotel. It was an anniversary surprise for my husband. We stayed in Robin Hood room. It was very romantic, cute place, but I would not come back to it again. Even its nice and clean, hot tube is great.. its well overpriced. I paid 140 pound for one night. I dont think is worth more than 60 pounds. Its far away from luxury as advertised. In the morning I didnt feel well so my husband was trying to bring me cup of coffe and tost and he was asked to… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/05/2009 by ste m (1 review written)
Wasn't a great 2 days as planned...we went with high expectations after being recommended by a friend of ours who had previously stayed. The first night at Aphrodite's Lodge was average although there are no wine glasses in the room and you cant have any unless you buy a drink which has never happened in any other hotel we've stayed. The 2nd night the lights went out and as we were in a attic room this was a worry as even the emergency light tripped! we reported this straight away and were… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/04/2009
lots of people say Aphrodite's Lodge is expensive, yes its pricey but then when are you going to do something like this again??? i stopped end of February and me and the wife had a great time ,
im definitely going to rebook, different room next time.haha… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/01/2009 by ijkelly (1 review written)
Paid £500 in full for Aphrodites Lodge, Bownees on Windermere, before we went there (never again). Arrived a couple of hours after booking in time and the lodge was freezing - expected it to be warm as it was snowing at the time. Told heating was broken, was not given the option of another room and even though we needed to be out quite quick it was too cold to get ready and people were coming in and out of our room. Finally after approx 2 hours (we were frozen) they turned up with plug in… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/10/2008
The location in Windermere I found beautiful, it was nicely seculded and away from the main road. You had your own privacy which ever room. Lovely location, a bit pricey but worth the stay..good laugh and nice restaurants near by. Defiently advise any couple to go there… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/08/2008 by smdt17 (1 review written)
We think its a bit over priced at around £90 each per night (August) nice for something special, we would like to go more often but for price needs to be 25% less. Friendly staff nothing too much trouble, shown us a vacant room to look at. Doesn't serve evening meals but snacks are available and well presented. Lots a places to eat in bowness. We didnt use leisure facilities as these were at another hotel. The evening menu they show is at their other hotel in Windermere.
… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2008 by MrsWatford Wilson (1 review written)
Not too bad. Could do with lowering prices to reflect standard of hotel. The brochure promised more than Aphrodites delivered in my opinion.
Wouldn't be in a rush to return… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/06/2008
This hotel is nice and clean but if you are going away for a relaxing break, don't choose this hotel!
If you are given a room at the back of the hotel there is a fountain outside the room, that is switched on at 8.30 in the morning & is that loud it woke us up!
It is also not switched off until gone 11 and later than that if someone asks to see the dancing fountain.
We arrived at the hotel on the 20/6/08, and had to check out a day earlier than booked because at 11.30pm the guests in the room… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/06/2008 by paulkinsella (1 review written)
Me and my husband went to Windermere for our anniversary and stayed at Aphrodites Boutique Hotel. There weren't many rooms left as we booked last minute and we only wanted one night which most hotels won't do. We managed to get the snow queen room which was lovely, it had a very comfortable bed with nice plump pillows, nice quality furniture and a modern bathroom with a spa bath. Everything was clean and the staff were friendly. There was a heated outdoor pool in a good sized typical English… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2008
Rooms are not anything special, looks good in the brochure, but has no storage to put clothes away and walls are paper thin. Definitely not worth the money, has a lot of hidden extras like its an extra £5 for a cooked breakfast, which I think is very cheeky seen as though the price is expensive to begin with. Rubbish and expensive. Would never stay there again and would not recommend… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2008 by Anne Kidd (1 review written)
Lovely room and very relaxing location. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Stayed in Oman Bedouin suite and loved the hot tub. Breakfast was very disappointing, with a £5 supplement for full English. Judging by the full teapots sent back at the end of breakfast proved that no one was impressed by the organic tea.
1.2 miles into Bowness and very dark road at night if on foot. Overall a lovely place to stay, but did hear others complain about breakfast, especially when it isn't a cheap… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/04/2008 by Brucey09 (1 review written)
We stayed in the American Log Cabin at Aphrodite's Lodge, the first night where I proposed to my now Fiance . The room was the perfect setting - log burning fire, big rocking chairs, candles, champagne and a CD player. Not to mention the deep hot tub, sauna and shower - perfect!
The 2nd night we stayed in the Tarzan and Jane room, expertly decorated. And arguably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in which was aided by a big Velux window looking out to the stars.
I really can't… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/10/2007 by ian maughan (1 review written)
The week end was supposed to be a celebration and turned into an ordeal, two sleepless nights due to fire alarm problems, no hot water to the bath for two days, shower door broken for two days, staff did not respond to request to rectify the situation. The spa bath was located one step from the car park in view of all and the heated outdoor pool was closed. If management had been available we would have checked out on the third day. We have complained since our visit and received no… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2007 by LilJellyfish (1 review written)
We stayed in the Tudor room with a 4 poster bed, gorgeous bedding and Molton Brown toiletries with gorgeous views overlooking the pool and coloured water fountain. We absolutely loved the big spa bath, you can easily not leave your room here. We didn't pick a room with a hot tub outside as it was a cold weekend, we were glad because they were overlooked by those on the first floor anyway.
It's a bit of a walk into Bowness but it's lovely, we got a taxi home at night because it was pitch black… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2005 by jazz12 (1 review written)
Aphrodite's Lodge is in a Lovely location, but a bit of a walk from town centre. Stayed in Italian Suite. Very nicely decorated. Nice big spa bath in bathroom, and lovely views over the gardens and outdoor pool.
Had new TV and DVD player in room.
Staff were all really friendly… Read Full Review
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