We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel for a long w/e in the lake district.
Did not spend much time at the hotel but when we did everything worked perfectly ( including the free wifi ).
Our rooms were at the back ( no lifts -- but not a problem for us ) and were both clean and spacious and would recommend them.
We choose this for the swimming pool + sauna as the weather in this part of the world is unpredictable ( putting it mildly ) and you may need to make use of them when the weather is against you.
The hotel is a distance from Windermere, Ambleside, Grasemere etc ( but you know this already? ) hence you will need transportation.
For us, this came by way of a hire car, All the web searches came out negative ( as we were arriving after 12:00 noon -- looks like they all shut up shop! ). However, Avis came up trumps and they have an arrangement with another hotel in Kendal where we picked up the keys + car ( & dropped off ), So this is worth noting.
Another tip for visiting orrest head ( in Windermere ) is to park your car in Booth's supermarket car park ( we purchased some sandwiches ) for the price of a pay + display. less