The Lake District’s first serviced accommodation ‘aparthotel’ has opened its doors in Windermere, as part of a new project spearheaded by a father-and-son duo.
The 21-bedroom property, named Kotel, is the brainchild of Graham and Edward Kennedy, has been launched after a 12-month transformation project to convert the historic building on Lake Road which was originally a Christian centre.
The duo are bidding to bring something new to the Lakes, with apartments able to sleep up to six and featuring well-equipped kitchenettes, free Wifi and digital keypads to allow 24-hour entry into the apartments.
“In creating Kotel we have brought something completely different to the Lakes,” explains Edward. “The aparthotel model is found typically in cities, such as Manchester, but in launching this here, we are offering visitors, be they couples, families, or singles, a luxurious yet affordable stay with complete flexibility. Guests can stay for one night and our self-service check-in enables visitors to arrive and leave at a time that suits them. Despite being open for just two months, business is brisk!”