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The Willowsmere

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Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1ES, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for nights for a wedding down the road. Lovely quaint guest house. The owner made us feel very welcome straight away and was full of local knowledge. The other owner had a great beard. The rooms were perhaps a bit snug but well kept and tidy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Willowsmere is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The staff were so helpful, recommending good places to eat in the evenings and giving us lots of help for places to visit. The hotel itself was wonderfully clean and all the staff had a ready smile for you. The room we had was spacious and very... More 

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Gill, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with so much! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor, it is much appreciated! Hope to see you back here before too long. All the best, Anthony More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

first time we had stayed in the Lake District..was absolutely delighted with the Willowsmere Hotel. Anthony greeted us when we arrived with an offer of a pot of coffee which we were ready for. He gave us valued information on the areas surrounding the Hotel and various sightseeing spots. Breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of choice whether you... More 

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Edward, I'm really pleased to read how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us and feel able to recommend us on TripAdvisor. We learned this week we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the fourth year running so thank you to all our guests that have left a review following their stay, it is... More 

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent accommodation, meals and wifi connection. Hosts are very welcoming and offered good suggestions on places to visit during our nine days there. Very close to all amenities including Windermere station.

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, many thanks for taking the time to post a review, they are viable for owners and travellers alike so it is much appreciated. I'm obviously delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our breakfasts, found our advise useful and appreciated our WiFi. You are the second guest to mention that to me this week - adding... More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lovely time whilst staying at the Willowsmere, accommodation was good, staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was lovely. Location was very central to where we wanted to visit, would come again.

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, thanks for taking the time to post a review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay here and feel able to say you would come again. I have to be honest, I was disappointed by your scores as they do not tally with what you have said and it seems we have been penalised because we do not have... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came hear about 6/7 years ago and new we would come back. The Hotel is wonderful. It is well looked after. The Gardens back and front are beautiful and it makes you feel good when sitting in the garden.The rooms are cleaned every day by a lovely young lady. The Breakfast was marvelous. The young lad that started on... More 

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Margherita H, I'm delighted you continue to enjoy your visits to The Lakes and to The Willowsmere in particular! Our 2 new members of staff are both doing well, thank you for the feedback! I'm really pleased you enjoyed the gardens during your stay, I've just completed my summer planting and it is really starting to bloom! Thanks for... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fantastic stay at this great Bed and Breakfast better than most top Quality hotels Anthony and Jason are fantastic hosts and nothing is to much trouble the staff are fantastic and Lynn is top notch the rooms are the best we have stayed in and the breakfast is second to none see you all again soon Andy Devereaux

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Andy, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, it's very much appreciated. It is always a pleasure to see our regular guests and you continue to be a lovely group to host. I'm delighted by all you have said in your review - lovely to hear. See you all again next year I hope! Cheers,... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very pleased with our stay at the Willowsmere. Our host was very helpful in suggesting walking routes, and restaurant recommendations. It\'s an easy walk into town, and also down to the lake by several different paths. The B&B itself is operated at a very high standard, and we heartily recommend it for anyone wanting visit the Lake District.... More 

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Rod M, many thanks for taking the time to post a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and lovely to see you are willing to recommend us to the TripAdvisor community. Thanks again and hope to see you back here at point in the future. All the best, Anthony More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, great people, fabulous food. Jason is superb and provides details of local places to eat and drink. Ant is also a star who provides a warm character.Will defo stay again when visiting the Lakes

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi Scraggy56, delighted to see you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We certainly aim to please to so it's great to hear feedback like this! Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, much appreciated! Hope to see you back here sometime. All the best, Anthony More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a superb stay here. The best B and B I've stayed at in the Lake District. Friendly atmosphere, good food, beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended. The hotel has a lovely award winning garden, very relaxing.

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Anthony P, Owner at The Willowsmere, responded to this review

Hi castlebrook 2015, I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us so much, really great to hear! We are certainly aiming to be the best B+B in The Lakes so it's great to hear we are making progress! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, much appreciated! Hope to see you back here again at some... More 

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