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Howtown Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Ullswater | nr Penrith, Howtown CA10 2ND , England
Howtown Hotel
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Popped in to the (very tiny) public bar here whilst passing through. Was a very quirky establishment that seems to have frozen in time for many many years. To be fair the tea I had was real leaf tea served in proper tea cups which was nice. Not sure if I liked it or not. Maybe staying here is better.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I reviewed this hotel - which has many charms - in August when I stayed with my partner for two nights. We decided to return on their final weekend of the season to sample Sunday Lunch. Time was when Sunday lunch at the Howtown Hotel was posh enough to brag about. Alas, there is nothing much to brag about now.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This hotel is an absolute gem! If you want to relax in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, away from the pressures of modern life, then this is the hotel for you. The top-quality, home-cooked food is superb and the quality of service is second to none. Fabulous! All this and stunning views of Ullswater too. Perfect.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The hotel is run along the lines of a country house in the 1930's. Great atmosphere with the house stuffed with antiques. There are three sitting rooms on the ground floor, one with a TV and another on the first floor. There are always interesting guests to talk to, some of whom have been coming here for 20 or 30... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It isn't cheap and is reminiscent of the 1950's. The room was beautiful in a very traditional manner. The service is of a very high level but the regime is rigid and you eat from the excellent, traditional and limited menu, when summoned by the gong. Probably best tried as a one nighter before making any extended commitment. We found... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

been using this place for 30plus years and never ever been anything but delighted.The evening meals are first class and how nice to go well dressed without feeling out of place.the fact that all year round regulars like ourselves keep going back for decades must speak volumes for the place

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bedford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing time with friends. Loved the formality yet homely feel of the hotel.You are called to Breakfast and Dinner with a gong and the wait is worthwhile as the food is amazing. After walking the fells all day treating yourself to cream tea on the lawn is a must. This is a precious gem of a hotel.

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Torrevieja, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The staff were the saving grace of this hotel. All of them were welcoming, pleasant and helpful and this enabled me to forget the inconveniences of no locks, no en suite facilities and no kettle. I'm normally a fan of restricted choice at mealtimes because it usually means an improvement in the quality of the cuisine; sadly I don't rate... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My partner treated us both to a weekend away for my recent birthday. In addition, it was the first time we had taken our Jack Russell on holiday with us. It was fabulous from start to finish. The room was beautifully decorated and clean (real oldy-worldy with mod cons), the bath was huge, the hand-held shower excellent, and the view... More 

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Cornwall
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is the most extraordinary hotel I have ever visited. To reach it you need to take your heart in your hand as you follow the narrow lane that leads there with the occassional passing place until you find this quite delightful old building sheltering in the lee of the surounding mountains. Every wall is covered with prints, oil-paintings and... More 

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