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5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
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Ranked #43 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
LadySue1 Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service, beautiful rooms, exceptional food and staff that go the extra mile from start to finish over every small detail. A pleasure to stay in and a perfect place for our Anniversary. A small slice of heaven, in a beautiful part of England.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this weekend for myself and my partner in June 14 as a Living Social deal. The B&B was lovely however as I had spent a lot of money buying into a 5* break I thought that there could have been finer detail made to the stay. The rose petals were not real, there was white wine in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was convo entry positioned less than 5 minutes walk to Windermere village and a good 15 minutes walk to the lake. Breakfast was preordered and was tasty. The room had a very cosy four poster bed, fantastic sized jet bath tub, the room was a medium size which was more than enough for a couple. Staff were very friendly... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a fantastic "mini-moon" in the Lake District after a whirlwind 7 months of wedding planning. The staff at Howbeck are wonderful and no request was too much for them. We did think the room was pretty small when we first arrived, but soon relaxed into it and found it to be very comfortable. The jacuzzi... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night on the Red Letter experience. The hotel was lovely and clean and the staff very pleasant and attentive, but I would not have paid this price myself and I don't think it was particularly good value for money. We then went on for 2 nights stay in a B&B in Keswick for the same price... More

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Firstly we would like to thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed you're stay with us. We would like to point out Red letter days as an agency who sell rooms on a commission basis of close to 30%. We always encourage guests to book direct with us so we can pass these heavy charges directly... More

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

From the moment that we arrived, nothing was too much trouble. The room was spacious, spotless and quiet. Extra touches, such as complementary coffee on arrival and wine and chocolates in the room, made this a memorable way to spend a landmark birthday. Good food and attentive service completed our stay.

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HowbeckWindermere, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review, I am pleased everything met your expectations when you stayed with us. If you wish to book again please let us know you have stayed with us before and we will offer you our best rates for your next stay. We look forward to meeting with you again. Ben More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful break this was.....From the moment we arrived the service was brilliant, professional and friendly. There were lots of special touches that made huge difference. Nothing was too much trouble for the helpful staff. The restaurant served good honest tasty food and was excellent value for money. The décor around the hotel was warm and tasteful, with lots... More

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Northern Brit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel is situated in a very accesible part of Windemere. There is plenty of parking around so that was not an issue. Our room was well decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We had an evening meal that was tasty and well presented. Breakfasts were cooked on order so everything was fresh. The staff were attentive and... 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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The Howbeck Hotel Windermere
The Howbeck Windermere, Lake District

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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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