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The Howbeck

New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked a stay here via Secret Escapes for our wedding anniversary (and the first time we had both been away overnight without our son). We were hoping for some much needed R&R and we got it in bucket-loads. The staff made us feel so welcome, the food (both the evening meal at the sister restaurant Riva... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked for my husbands birthday and we had a lovely stay. The room although a little small was well appointed and comfortable. Breakfast fabulous - really set up for day. Only negative was there is no outdoor space to sit when back at hotel in nice afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my husband recently stayed here for our honey moon break and we had a fantastic time! The room was lovely and clean. Tea and coffee facilities clean and well equipped and complementary sherry on bed side table! Due to the special reason for our stay my partner had email and asked staff for a bottle of procecco in... More 

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Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very central, felt luxurious. Felt romantic. Breakfast was amazing ! Service outstanding!!!!! We were really impressed. Only disappointment the Italian restaurant they recommended, their sister restaurant they said. Service was dreadful there such a shame its associated with such a great B&B as it was perfect there!!! Lots to visit near by and all in walking distance. The light House... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in 'the retreat' for 2 nights. Beautiful big room with massive bathroom and spa bath. Wine on the room and petals on the huge bed. The town of Windermere is just on the doorstep or its about a 15 minute walk to the lake. The food in the place was some of the best food ive ever tasted.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little hotel, staff were very welcoming and helpful, room was great, very comfortable and clean throughout. Good breakfast menu, and good food, would recommend. Ideally situated between Windermere and Bowness, both within easy walking distance of some very good restaurants and bars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do you start We checked in and feel it's the most welcoming place we have ever stayed We have stayed in many places in Windermere and yes this is the nicest by far The Retreat is stunning all you could ask for and More So looking forward to eating at the restaurant they also own Riva last time it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from a four night stay. We can highly recommend this hotel, the staff are lovely, they are very friendly and made us so welcome. Nothing is too much trouble, they were always smiling and would always speak to you. Our room was first class, very clean and comfortable, the tea/coffee facilities were very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would not rate this hotel. I never got chance to stay. My mother in law became very ill the night before my wife and i intended to stay. My mother in law was meant to be looking after our son. I tried to rearrange the date but the hotel can not amend this due to there small print. Also... More 

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HowbeckWindermere, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear Pokerpete 1971, May I start by saying how sorry I am you felt the need to write such a negative review having not stayed with us or given us the chance to explain. I was sorry to hear about your Mother-In-Law being unwell. However It is made aware when bookings are made through Secret Escapes they are non-refundable, although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the Howbeck for a couple nights break with the wife, got offer through secret escapes, £250 for 2 nights b&b including spa use & a bottle of proseco for when we arrived. Hotel is really nice, situated 2 mins from windermere village & about 1.3 miles from bowness-on-windermere ( nice walk) plenty parking, nicely decorated, bed was king size... More 

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