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Holmlea Guest House

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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Holmlea Guest House is ideally located just a few minutes walk into the centre of Bowness and its many shops and restaurants. There is parking although I imagine it could be a bit tight when busy. It is handy for exploring both Bowness and further afield. The room and en-suite were both very clean, however the room was smaller than... More

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

Thank you for your comments. We value your feedback. The room you had has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. Unfortunately luggage can take up part of the room if it is not stored out of the way while a guest is using the room. There is plenty of space to store cases etc. Our room folder and... More

lancashire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made to feel welcome from the start, great to be able to leave the car and get lunch whilst our room was being made ready. Gill moved her car for us as my husband had an early start the next morning and she arranged an early breakfast for him too. Well positioned place for walking into Bowness and spoilt for... More

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

Thanks for your comments. It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again soon. Nothing was too much trouble and I'm glad we made your stay enjoyable. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and welcoming. Jill went out of her way to make my stay enjoyable. Guest house was bright and clean and in a good location. Didn't have a cooked breakfast, but they looked lovely. Other guests were commenting positively. I will definitely return.

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

Thanks Stuart for your comments. Hope to see you again soon. More

Newcastle upon Tyne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at Holmlea in February. When we arrived we were welcomed by the lovely Jill. The room was absolutely spotless with modern décor & a lovely en-suite. Unfortunately we only booked for one night as we were had to stay over for a family funeral the next day. Jill kindly cooked us an early breakfast... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again soon.So glad to be of service. More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

this guest house is lovely jill is a lovely lady made us very welcome love bowness-on-windermere been a couple of times now really nice place jill,s breakfast was the best rooms are spotless everything you need is there for you nice big bed with lovely soft pillows would recommend this to anyone would go back thanks jill had a great... More

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

Thanks Carol & Steve for taking the time to leave a lovely review of your stay. We're so pleased you felt welcome and enjoyed our hospitality. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Single rooms are overpriced and not even mildly pleasant. Bedding, pillows unattractive, very limited space, For what was presented, ridiculously overpriced and would not recommend to anybody. Breakfasts were fine but the hostess is not the friendliest and there is an atmosphere about the place that is not particularly pleasant either. I initially found her somewhat confrontational, demanding the bill... More

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

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. We are always friendly and polite with all guests and have a very good repeat customer database. As for the payment - our terms are clearly identified during the booking process. We will look at changing the bedding in the single rooms and will be updating our pillows in the new year. In... More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had lovely 4 days in Holmlea house. My parents,my daughters and both me and myself. We had total of three rooms. They are all beautifully presented and extremely clean. Breakfast was wonderful. Good location. Very friendly.

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Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad we were able to ensure you had an enjoyable stay at Holmlea. More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed here for a walking weekend and were made very welcome. The room was clean and comfortable with an excellent bathroom. Breakfasts were very tasty with a good menu. The town centre shops, bars and restaurants are only a couple of minutes walk away. We would certainly return to Holmlea. Well recommended.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and so pleased you will recommend us to your friends and family. More

Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We booked 3 rooms and were all delighted with the accommodation we were given. Every room was scrupulously clean (as was the whole building), and very tastefully furnished. The breakfast was beautifully cooked each day and the rooms cleaned each day. Jill, the proprietor, was always on hand but never intrusive,always smiling and helpful and attentive. The whole place has... More

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Gateshead-on-Tyne, null, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This guest house is a great place for shops, bars, resturants, and of course the lake. The rooms were clean and tidy and made up every day which was nice, breakfast was good as well. Hosts were very nice of what we seen of them but in a good way as they were there if needed them but never bothered... More

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Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Also Known As:
Holmlea Guest House Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holmlea is a Victorian Lakeland Stone Guest House offering comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. We can assure you of a friendly welcome in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Holmlea is in a quiet location of Bowness with only a few minutes stroll to the centre with its specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts and crafts. Bowness boasts great cafes, restaurants and pubs and is situated on Lake Windermere with the famous Windermere Lake Cruises. ... more   less 
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