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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot believe some of the reviews about this accommodate and it only serves to denigrate the integrity of trip advisor. We stayed in the 4 poster room and it was superlative, as was the cleanliness, service and quality of the food. We have stayed before at the rear of the premises and had a sleigh bed with a 42... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a 2 night stay at Ruskins for my daughter and son-in-law as a silver wedding anniversary present. I was so disapointed when i received a phone call to say the room was disgusting to the extent they were unable to stay there. I would not recommend this hotel at all in fact after hearing exactly what the room... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for check in and shown to our room (room 8) nice view of the Lake and that's where it ends. The room was very dirty, we had to clean down the surfaces with face wipes and the dirt was unreal. The tv control was caked in grime you couldn't see the symbols. After a decent nights sleep, comfy bed.... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please don not stay at Ruskins, the bathroom in room 2 is covered in black mould, the curtains are ripped and dirty, the windows are black have not been cleaned for a long time one side does not open, if you touch the four poster bed it wobbles and feels like it will break. It is dirty and old and... More

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in July of this year 2014. The room was nice spacious and the tele was so big - room 8. The password for the Wi-Fi at the moment is - cumberland I found parking ok - just around the corner - the staff are genuine and really friendly. I finished work at 12am on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Ruskin's doesn't have bells and whistles, but it's definitely a nice place to stay for a few days. My bf and I had a top room with a great view of the mountains and lake. The rooms were clean. The pub downstairs is charming...a mix of locals and tourists. The breakfast in the morning is filling - you can have... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - the room was very comfortable and perfect for our needs, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfast was very tasty and we had a lovely view over the lake. The place had a really nice homely/traditional pub feel to it. The location was fantastic, 20 minute walk from Windermere train station... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed here a little while ago with my boyfriend. We really enjoyed our stay. It's. No frills but very respectable little b&b. you have to wonder sometimes what people expect for their money. Only cost us £60 per night for bed and breakfast for two people. Cheap as chips and breakfast was lovely too

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was booked for our 25th wedding weekend away .OMG where do I start, as we were driving past my husband joked I am glad thats not it but to our disappointment it was. The minute we stepped into the place there was such a stench. I quickly found myself back at the outside door and my husband saying he... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Clean cheap rooms, very friendly staff and yes, of course the pub. Traditional english pub with good choice of beer and ale, nothing posh, very enjoyable. Add brilliant english breakfast on top and you've got yourself a great place to stay.

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Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruskin's 3*
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Ruskin`s Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
Ruskin's Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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