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5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
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Ranked #38 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
123Baggies East Cowes, United Kingdom
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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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English first
East Cowes, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Howbeck Hotel was the final one night stopover of a wonderful holiday and what a treat it was too. The room is superbly equipped with a beautiful four poster bed and luxurious details including a complimentary mini decanter of whiskey, bottled water and two glasses. We had a spa bath in the room which was so relaxing after a... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at this b&b some time ago, only just reviewing!! The accommodation was clean and decorated nicely. Our room was well equipped with all the essentials,lovely bathroom, although we thought the room was a little small. The breakfast was lovely and the staff were pleasant. The location of the b&b was the initial attraction and is... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A return to our favourite haunt in the Lakes for a climbing and leisure session before Christmas. The weather was slightly indifferent to say the least for our climb up Ullock Pike and Skiddaw, but it was great to come back to the hospitality and comfort at the Howbeck. Cheers to all the staff from Mike, Neil, Bruce and Nick.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a couple nights in the Retreat. It was excellent. Very relaxing with very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was served each morning in the suite (remember to hand your choices in to the reception the day before). The location is also excellent being convenient for Windermere and Bowness. We had dinner at the Howbeck one evening. This was... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Howbeck. We stayed in the Meregill suite. The fourposter bed the petals, wine and chocolates waiting for us on arrival were lovely. The reception was very friendly and helpful. The Bathroom was fantastic with a spar bath and rainforest shower all quality fittings beautifully finished. We had dinner which was lovely. If you... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable stay. We received a warm, friendly welcome from the very pleasant staff. The well appointed room was quiet and cosy, with additional fun romantic details, overlooking the car park. We enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep in a comfortable fourposter bed and woke to a delicious breakfast. The evening meal was equally enjoyable. Immaculately presented and ideally situated... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Polite, friendly, unobtrusive and very well trained staff. This hotel is ideal for that special stay in the Lake district, it has just 10 bedrooms and a self catering apartment called The Retreat. The rooms were tastefully decorated in the modern style and the super king sized bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was relaxed and of good quality. Situated... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a lovely stay, from the petals on the four poster and the hand made chocolates and wine to the twinkling lights round the bed. Lovely reception and amazing bathroom in the Meregill. Food was fab. A big well done to the staff for making our stay so lovely

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic staff, tasty breakfast and beautiful room & furnishings. For 5 stars I was a bit disappointed with the quality of toiletries, hairdryer and kettle. Good value with the Living Social deal. We had a lovely night's stay :)

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very much looking forward to our stay in The Retreat at The Howbeck for my partner's 40th birthday at the start of April 2014. Unfortunately, my partner came down with a bad stomach bug the day before we were due to go. I rang The Howbeck that morning to ask if we could change the date of our... More

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Also Known As:
The Howbeck Hotel
The Howbeck Hotel Windermere
The Howbeck Windermere, Lake District
Address: New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #38 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury AA Rated 5 star highly recommended, recently fully refurbished guest house just 2 mins walk from Windermere centre. A member of the "Best loved hotels of the world" all rooms have fantastic en-suites some with jacuzzis & massage showers. We have 1 luxury suite with private entrance and patio, double jacuzzi air bath, mood lighting, 2 tv's etc. If you are looking for somewhere special you will not find better in Windermere! ... more   less 
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