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Holmlea Guest House

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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed an overnight stop before walking the Dales Way to Ilkley. Holmlea was clean, comfortable and efficient. It is within easy walking distance of Lake Windermere and a number of bars and restaurants.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were clean, bed comfortable, breakfast good, service good. Bad points: shower pressure very poor and no drinkable tap water which is unbelievable considering where we were, pleased Tesco opened at 6 am so I could go buy some..

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay. We are very proud of our high standards of cleanliness, comfy beds and breakfast we provide. We are working to improve the water pressure and apologise for the inconvenience. Our showers and sinks are fed by cold water from storage tanks and we are required by law to advise guests that... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first stay in Holmlea, but it won't be my last. A clean, comfortable room, great breakfast, free wifi and very friendly hosts. Biker friendly too, the road from Kendal to Bowness is a great road. What more could I want! The B&B is located about a 5 minute walk from the town centre. The town itself is... More 

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Great feedback on your stay, thank you. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to see you again soon. More 

telford
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

we spent 3 nights at Holmlea. the location was great. The room was spotless we were pleased with everything my husband enjoyed the English breakfast as I did with scrambled egg on toast the hosts were lovely people we enjoyed our stay and we will go back again everything in easy reach to the lake and we had lovely weather

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed everything about your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Enjoyed a warm welcome when we arrived, room was clean, had good amenities and we were able to gain a good night sleep. Breakfast was nice. Great location about 1 minute from restaurants and about 2 minutes to the lake. Spa passes and on site parking was a great plus. Low water pressure in the shower was a bit annoying... More 

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

We appreciate the positive feedback of your stay. I find it a little strange that you would mention our 4pm check in as being "a bit late compared to the competition". I do remember you arriving and checking in just before 5pm! Guests can park/leave luggage from midday onwards and this would have been confirmed to you in our Pre... More 

Manchester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent 2 night at Holmlea Guest house. The location was excellent (only few minutes away from hustle and bustle) and a lady greeting us and serving breakfast was very polite. Although the bedroom is slightly basic and outdated, with a very small bathroom, it was clean. The full English breakfast did not meet my expectations and... More 

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry you felt our breakfast was not to your expectations. Our bacon, sausages and hash browns are cooked fresh each morning by oven and grill so as not to be too greasy. Certainly never recooked. We are glad you preferred the omelette. Thank you for staying with us and appreciating our excellent location. More 

Leek, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights in May 2015. Great location, just far enough away from town to be peaceful, yet a few minutes stroll away to be surrounded by an abundant choice of restaraunts and bars, as well as Lake Windemere. Room was great, clean and comfortable with a TV and nice en suite bathroom. If I was to really... More 

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on what seems to have been a very enjoyable weekend for you. We apologise about the noise from the bathroom and not being able to connect to our wi-fi. If you had raised these issues during your stay we could have helped you. We are very approachable friendly people and nothing is... More 

scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Enjoyable stay at Holmlea b&b .Spotless room very comfortable bed with crisp white bed linen.Excellent breakfast ,owners very welcoming and helpful, and property only 5min walk to town centre and Lake .Would book again .Thanks Val.

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So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stayed here for a couple of nights whilst on a photography course on Lake Windermere. I travelled up by train and Holmlea is very easy to get to via bus from the station. Just a very short 3 min walk from the bus stop. The guest house is smart and welcoming, the service is friendly and the twin room (stayed... More 

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your comments on your wonderful stay with us recently. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

2 night mid-week stay in the Lakes at Holmlea Guest House. Weather on arrival was very stormy but a warm welcome awaited at Holmlea. From attractive web site, ease of booking, confirmation and informative emails every thing was easy and friendly. The attractive twin room was spotlessly clean with everything you might need provided. The modern ensuite shower room again... More 

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your break in the lakes and thank you for staying with us at Holmlea. More 

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