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The Westbourne

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Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JR, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bradford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Westbourne is run by a friendly and extremely helpful family, is kept absolutely spotless and is just a stroll away from the centre of Bowness whilst occupying an exceptionally quiet location. We will definitely do this again

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fairly traditional Lake District hotel in appearance - though with on-site parking, and the decor much more 'tasteful' than 'chintzy'. At our time of visiting the hotel was being run by friends of the owners - and they could not have been more friendly or professional. A very homely feel. The hotel was lovely, as was the room. (we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had taken a cottage for 3 at The Westbourne from 21st - 23rd Aug and it was just perfect. The hotel itself is not far from the pier and has a nice scenic walk up at the Biskey Howe viewpoint. The cottage is slightly off the main building but it's no hinderance at all. The bathroom was spacious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room, friendly people and a nice breakfast. All in all excellent. Also close to the town centre and the lake. Only complaint was the room wasn't the largest but we decided on that so not the hotels fault

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a short trip for my birthday .This is above first class. The staff are lovely It is spotless .The breakfast what a choice. And the location is off the main road ,So a great nights sleep. A short walk down to the lake and so much to do Thank you, You made a great break for us Gillian... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed in the Cottage for 2 nights. It is very difficult to find somewhere for 3 adults but this has a sofa bed upstairs where the fridge and tea making facilities are. However the bed is not suitable for more than the two nights as the mattress is thin and dips in the middle. It also gets very warm... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had three very relaxing nights at The Westbourne and were fortunate enough to have the Cottage. This is a separate building (once the garage) which has been converted into a luxury chalet. The bathroom was the best of our month long trip through the UK. Spacious, modern, and extremely clean. It had a beautiful Jacuzzi bath and shower with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Have been staying here now for last few years and it is consistently good. Like a home from home and is immaculate clean tidy and homely always the same every time. Rooms are very clean and well thought out with all you need like TV hairdryer etc, very tasteful surroundings as well. The service at breakfast is excellent and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I stayed in The Westbourne as part of my vacation in 'The North', going all the way up to Inverness. Windermere was my first destination. I was pleasantly surprised with the location and ambience of the hotel (very close to the centre and the lake). There was resident's car park and fortunately my beloved vehicle was visible to me even... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed after a wedding and couldn't fault it. Our rooms were lovely and spacious. We had room 7 and our family had room 3. Both were large and nicely designed. They have smaller cheaper rooms too. The communal areas were lovely and clean and the breakfast was good. Very friendly people and we would stay again.

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