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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Have stayed here was not that good to many locals go in pub drunk and affensive not liking holiday makers in not good for business staff are nice that run it but shame about the affensive drunks nobody wants to put up with that on weekends away

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We booked last minute to catch the last of the sun in September, along with the rest of the country judging by how busy Bowness was! Ruskin's was one of the few places available for one night stays at the weekend, so we took a chance despite a range of negative reviews. We felt a bit sorry for the place... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for two nights (friday, saturday). On arrival we were checked in by a polite helpful lady. She advised us where to park for free just round the corner and explained breakfast times, and the free dvd library. As we went upstairs we stopped to read the guest review book which unlike trip advisor was... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very warm welcome from ALL staff and excellent breakfast, but let down by the quality of the décor. Definitely in need of a refurb, quite scruffy. Four poster bed, yes, but canopy full of dust which showered down if you sat on the bed! Noisy...karaoke until 1am!!! Smokers on pavement below room window, smoke drifts into room if window open.... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We booked into Ruskin's the evening before our trip to the lakes and selected our choice based on the images and reviews available on late rooms.com and trivago. We also opted to stay here as it seemed reasonably priced and was child friendly. We have a baby of 11 months and were advised that there would be no additional charge... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We are not particularly fussy people, and as long as we have a clean room with clean linen,basically were happy. There was an unclean smell when going up to our room (4), when we got into our room we were horrified!!!! The furnature was held together with purple tape, the wallpaper was very badly done with bubbles all over and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here several times and we are never disappointed. Staff are so friendly and there hospitality makes everyone's stay very special. Rooms are well appointed and the breakfast is awesome. The weekend entertainment is varied and sometimes when we've stayed there is a singer, on our second nights stay last weekend there was karaoke and the guests and locals all... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed in room 4 last weekend. I can't believe that the previous contributor could critise the room. The bed was low because it was a modern leather duvan and was clearly new, they failed to mention the room had a 42" flat screen television with a dvd player and complimentary dvd library. The breakfast consisted of... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We're a mature couple travelling with a dog, booked a 2 night break 14 and 15 August 2013, when booking we were told we would have a large double because we had a large dog. Arrived at hotel and were put in room 5, what a joke, very small, dark and unfriendly, no window in bathroom and you would be... More

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We popped in for a drink on our holiday. £2.50 a bulmers or cidre is a win in our eyes. Lovely atmosphere and people. No one was shy to talk and a lovely lady from the bargain booze shop helped us out

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Also Known As:
Ruskin`s Hotel
Ruskin`s Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
Ruskin's Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Ranked #48 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruskin's 3*
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