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Tarn Hows Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 - 5 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH, England
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Ranked #87 of 178 Keswick B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014
Rebel52 England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Saltash, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had booked 3 single rooms for 1 night as part of a team doing the 3 Peaks Challenge over consecutive days. We finished Ben Nevis at about 4 and were on the road from Fort William by 4 45. I phoned ahead to Tarn Hows to let them know a rough time of arrival; it was going to be... More

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I am rather upset that you found it necessary to leave a negative review even though you never stayed with us.When you made the booking you said you would be arriving at 8pm.You phoned at tea time on the day of arrival to say it would be around 10pm.We have a 9pm last registration for two main reasons,one so that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have just stayed here for 2 nights 3/7/14. I had a single room on the top floor at the front. I was able to sleep with the window open on both nights as the area is very quite, it may change slightly at weekends. My room was clean an comfortable as were the bathroom. I thought the breakfast were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My son and I stayed here for 6 nights. I have never stayed in such a spotless and impeccably and attractively decorated B& B. The bedrooms are beautifully done and the bathrooms excellent. There is off-street parking (in Keswick this is a must), it is just a few minutes walk to the town centre and the breakfasts are superb. The... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In the past two years we have had four long weekends here...and we are returning in Autumn. We have two single rooms - always beautifully presented. The hosts, Graham and Janet are superb - nothing is too much trouble. The breakfasts are as hearty or healthy as you could ever wish - all freshly prepared. We would strongly recommend it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have just got back from a 2 night stay to take part the Karrimore Great Trail Run which took place in Keswick. I booked Tarn Hows after reading the good reviews and was not disappointed. I stayed there with a friend where we occupied two single rooms. My single room on the second floor at the back, whilst on... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Over the bank holiday we stayed at Tarn Hows in Keswick. The owners were the best hosts I have ever stayed with. The breakfast was excellent and the hosts were helpful and obliging. It was extremely tidy and clean I would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this excellent guest house. Stayed in single room 11, which was spotlessly clean and comfortable. First class breakfasts if you can eat it all, but any combination is no problem for the friendly and obliging owners. Off street parking is a bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We are a young couple, both 22 and it was our first time in Keswick. We can safely say it is our absolute new favourite place! The B&B itself is brilliant! The owners were very welcoming and continuously friendly throughout our 2 night stay. The rooms are lovely, VERY clean, with a homely feeling. We had a private bathroom which... More

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Sunderland, UK
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

First time in Keswick - what a great place to stay. Friendly welcoming hosts, top notch cooked breakfasts, nice comfortable room (much appreciated after walking to Catbells and back on the Saturday) and only minutes away from the town centre. Would recommend to anyone, and will be back - cheers Janet & Graham !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lovely B and B with friendly hosts and great breakfasts, the rooms are comfortable. The B and B is very handy for walking and cycling and it is a short walk to the town centre, we love it and will be back!!

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Address: 3 - 5 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tarn Hows Guest House 4*
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Tarn Hows is a traditional Victorian residence situated in a quiet location only a few minutes walk from the town centre, lake and all amenities. Keswick is the perfect base for your Lake District stay, and if you enjoy freshly- cooked local produce, comfortable, stylish and elegant accommodation with excellent service and hospitality, then Tarn Hows Guest House is the place for you. ... more   less 
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