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Holmlea Guest House

Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
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Altrincham
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stayed at the Holmlea over New Year: always a very busy time, but Gill and John, the owners, were always welcoming, friendly, unruffled and extremely thoughtful. Complimentary chocs in the room made a charming complimentary New Year gift, The rooms were comfortable, clean and carefully planned and the bed very comfortable. The free wifi (with suitable working space) and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your New Year experience with us. So pleased you enjoyed your stay (and the complimentary chocolates!). We hope to see you all again soon. More 

Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Its always difficult to select a Bed and Breakfast using the many search engines on the internet. On this occasion we were not disappointed. My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in October. The room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was so filling that we did not really need that coffee and cake in the morning that we... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We stayed for one night in a double room. The room was a bit on the small side, but comfortable and spotlessly clean. The shower room was modern and clean. The english breakfast was good. Another reviewer comments on the low shower pressure. If you are used to a mains pressure or power shower you might find the pressure low,... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our breakfast. We pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness. Thanks again for taking the time to leave feedback which is really appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our autumn break was very very good. Gill and John very welcoming and friendly. Good location for all bowness has to offer. Room immaculate and comfortable.breakfast excellent with John,s fried eggs memorable. Well deserving of their star rating and would certainly stay at Holmles again. Richard and Yvonne (Anglesey)

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Just had a two night's stay at holmlea and was very enjoyable. We were made to feel very welcome by jill the proprietor, our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, dining room nice and bright , nice home cooked breakfast. Will definitely return. Ken& lynne , bradford west yorks.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are indeed in an excellent location close to all amenities and the Lake being less than 5 minutes walk. So glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Holmlea is run by a charming, warm and friendly couple who know how to look after their guests in the correct way. We had a great stay there , you get a warm friendly greeting when you arrive and the rooms as well as the guest house are spotless, they really do attend to detail and look after you well.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and recommendation of our guest house. The beauty of staying in a small family b&b such as ours is that we have time to pay attention to detail and the time to engage with our guests and it was a pleasure to meet you both. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Llanharan, Wales
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101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

As+ a base for a short stay in Bowness, the Holmlea was ideal. We were made to feel very much at home by Gill who attended to our every need. The accommodation was in pristine condition, spotlessly clean and not a blemish anywhere on the décor. The room itself was equipped with all one could want and the bed was... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The welcome from Gill was very warming. The room was excellent, and extremely clean as was the en-suite. The hospitality tray was well stocked and the room spacious.Breakfast was very enjoyable and well cooked. Location was good for walking into Bowness and we found plenty of places to eat.Gill was very helpful with her knowledge of the trips we wanted... More 

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Aylesbury
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Lots of notices, do this, don't do that. Close to the town centre so fairly convenient. A bit pricey, but that's the Lake District. A bit light on the veggie breakfast options. Car parking was a bonus.

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

Thank you for your comments. 1) Our notices are there for guest safety, some are advisory to explain how things work and some are legal requirements ie no smoking. 2) We feel our prices are very competitive and we always advise our guests that by booking direct with us we can offer our best rates and special offers. Free wifi,... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

On balance our 3 night stay was ok, no more, no less. Probably not the place to stay if you like to drink water while in your room, or if you like to be clean. Good points - good location, clean room & bathroom, parking (with potential daily car shuffling) Bad points - no drinking water in room, just one... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. With regard to drinking water, we have a notice in the room folder (which you must have not read) advising guests that we are happy to refill water bottles. In fact we did refill your bottle each day when you went out on your walks. The toiletries (shower gel and soap) are complimentary for your... More 

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