The Aphrodite’s Hotel was named after the goddess of love in Greek Mythology. Apart from her natural beauty, Aphrodites also had a magical girdle that compelled everyone to desire her.
There are two accounts of her birth. According to one, she was the daughter of Zeus and Dione, the mother goddess worshipped at the Oracls of Dodona. However, the other account, which is more prevalent, informs us that she arose from the sea on a giant scallop. Aphrodite then walked to the shore of Cyprus. In a different version of the myth, she was born near the island of Cythera, hence her epithet "Cytherea".
Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus; however, she had an affair with her brother Ares, god of war. When Hephaestus found out about the affair, he devised a plan and managed to humiliate his wife and her lover to the other Olympians. Her holy tree was the myrtle, while her holy birds were the dove, the swan, and the sparrow.
Aphrodite represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people together. The Aphrodite’s Hotel is today one of the most luxurious spa hotels in the Lake District and is situated close to Lake Windermere.
With fourteen luxury refurbished suites with hot tubs and full spa facilities in the hotel, the Aphrodite’s enjoys a beautiful, quiet location. Every suite offers fabulous facilities including private hot tubs, mood lighting, whirlpool baths, king sized beds and many extras.
Elegant décor and furnishings throughout the hotel make the Aphrodite’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a special occasion in England’s most famous national park.
Guests can enjoy all the facilities in nearby Bowness Bay, including boat trips, country pubs, gastro pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes. Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre is well worth a visit, as is Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House and the award-winning Lakes Aquarium.
Guests who prefer luxury cottage accommodation can book our luxurious and romantic Rose Cottage which is situated just a two minute drive from the hotel. Here they can use the hotel spa facilities and pool if they wish.
Newly renovated and beautifully presented, Rose Cottage is completely self-contained and includes a double bedroom with king sized bed, an outdoor hot tub, a luxury bathroom with whirlpool bath for 2 people, an open plan lounge and kitchen and a calming relaxation room with heated spa loungers and a water feature.
Whether you prefer luxurious self-catering or five star hotel suites with hot tubs, the Aphrodite’s Lodge offers a range of facilities to suit your requirements.