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5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
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Ranked #48 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Rachelcds Redditch, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Glenridding room for 1 night as a special treat with my partner at the beginning of our holiday to break up a long drive. Had booked to stay in Meregill as this room had a kingsized bed, but when we arrived we had been moved rooms. Only realised this when filling in hotel form, would have... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many people seem to say, we got quite a surprise arriving at the howbeck. It's a small B+B with its location being the best thing about it, right next to windermere. We arrived here to be pleasantly met by the receptionist however from there everything was just simple, not 5 star quality at all. Our room, Glenridding, was very... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner stayed for 2 nights in the second week of August to celebrate her birthday and we stayed at the Retreat Suite. The hotel itself is very quaint and located about 10 minutes walk from Windermere Station. We were welcomed upon arrival and shown to the suite. It is very nice, spacious, cleaned very well and a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted a couple of nights away before our summer hols and came across this hotel. Very central,friendly staff, lovely breakfast, we didn't eat there but we had a menu in our room for a local restaurant which was to die for! I must say I was expecting something totally different after looking at the website. The bathrooms are very slick... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at The Howbeck as part of our honeymoon and from arrival to departure everything was amazing. The staff were all lovely and couldn't do any more for you, really helpful and friendly. The room was wonderful; and the special touches they offer for honeymoons meant that we opened the door to champagne, rose petals and chocolates! Comfy bed,... More

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Whitley Bay
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a last minute night at the Howbeck for our anniversary. We'd never been to the Howbeck before, but we were delighted with our stay. On arrival we were given coffee while we checked in and then shown to our room. My husband had ordered champagne and flowers for me, but Dani one of the staff... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have just returned from the Howbeck having stayed for 3 nights in Mickledon luxury room, from check in to check out the whole experience was first class, never having written a trip advisor review before I felt compelled to tell others what a great place this is, the staff are the friendliest we have encountered in... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very disappointed after seeing the photos and write up was excepting a boutique type hotel. It certainly isn't 5 star and feel we paid well over the top for a b&b. yes the staff are lovely and the breakfast was great but the rooms aren't amazing and not anything like normally used to when away. The spa was nice... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no hesitation in recommending the Howbeck. 5* accommodation, plus so much more, attention to detail in every aspect. The rooms are immaculate, tastefully designed and scrupulously clean. The Howbeck has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly and professional. Breakfast was lovely, the food fresh &, locally sourced, catering to all. The location of the Howbeck is... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let’s be frank, the pictures look great and give the promise of a grand swanky boutique hotel. Well they got us too. We went for a few nights at Lake Windermere and the hotel was a let down. What gets us more is that we paid extra for the luxury room and feel robbed, it’s not worth any extra £££.... More

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Address: New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
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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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