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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second trip to the Ryebeck, we stayed in room 8 which was a superior lake view, lovely four poster bed and bathroom with whirpool bath. No problems with room cleanliness. Ate in the restaurant which was nice, food well cooked and tasty however to match the fine dining presentation of the food then we felt the dining... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at this hotel as a special treat on our way home from a break in Newcastle. The hotel was lovely. Our room was on the ground floor and had it's own seating area with a table and a couple of chairs, and a sundial. The decor was lovely The food was to die for. Unlike one of the reviews... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was lovely - I didn't recognise the other reviews of room 11 which we also stayed in. The room was clean, nicely decorated and comfortable and the view over the gardens and lake was gorgeous albeit the lake was fairly distant. The staff were friendly and pleasant but the food really let the place down. It looked fantastic... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights, our room was excellent , the staff were great, the food was very good in the evening but the breakfast left a lot to be desired. After the experience of the 'fine dining' evening meal we really expected a superb breakfast but it was very mediocre. Apart from the breakfast we cant complain about the hotel... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's been a few months since we stayed but after just getting home from radisson blu (ok in Egypt) I'm prompted to do this review as we forgot just how good our stay was I have to say this is probably the best value comfortable stay we have had. Dinner set menu was excellent (I would be happy to pay... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a birthday treat i took my partner here on a travelzoo weekend on checkin we were given the wrong room but told it was the only one it was in the attic dirty stained cushion on bed stained table coffee marks smeered mirror dirty toilet the carpet hadnt seen a vac etc etc we left our bags and went... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my boyfriend for a one night stay at The Ryebeck on our way up to Keswick. I found a deal on Secret Escapes for bed & breakfast and dinner which seemed good value. We stayed in room 11, a lake view room, and I would agree with a few of the reviews about the cleanliness of the floor.... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Ryebeck and experienced issues with the room that I was meant to be staying in. I spoke to John and he was very apologetic and looked to see if I could move rooms. There was a spare room and I was placed in it. I stayed in room 21 which was amazing, there was ample... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night on a dinner bed & breakfast deal which was as gift. The driveway and first impressions from the outside are very nice, gardens look lovely. Once inside you realise it's a very old fashioned property which has had a half hearted attempt at modernising. We were shown to our room by two ladies , taken... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this Hotel through a deal for £139 which gave us Scones and tea and glass Prosecco on arrival, a fabulous evening meal and a wonderful Breakfast the following morning. The Staff were very friendly and the Garden Room we had was lovely. Would recommend this Hotel for a lovely relaxing break in wonderful location. We will definitely... More

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Address: Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Ryebeck 4*
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Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. ... more   less 
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