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Ullswater | nr Penrith, Howtown CA10 2ND , England
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Howtown Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Howtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Howtown Hotel on Saturday and Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. The Howtown Hotel is like an ageing much-loved but eccentric Aunt: it has personality in spades, but marches very much to a tune of its own. For this reason it is beyond comparison with most modern hotels, and it is not for everyone. The hotel... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here for my partners birthday. Took the Ullswater steamer so got a boat ride on lake too. The hotel is short walk from jetty. Lunch is served at 1.00 and announced by the gong. This place belongs to an earlier generation and is wonderful for that. Lunch is a soup starter followed by a salad and you are... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In July this year we spent a week enjoying a family holiday at Howtown Hotel to celebrate my parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. Mrs Baldry and her staff could not have been kinder or more helpful if they tried. My brother was recovering from a broken ankle, so had to spend the week wearing a very heavy plaster on his leg.... More

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Letchworth
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Howtown Hotel is a late Victorian era treasure situated on the shore of Ullswater in the Lake District and best reached by a contemporary ears steamboat from Glenridding. Whilst the hotel is set in the late Victorian era, is most definitely not a themed hotel - rather the owners have decided to forgo the inconvenience of bringing the hotel... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful remote location yet so easy to get to. This hotel is an old fashioned, olde world dream. Very friendly service, excellent food and plenty of choice even though there aren't any written menus. Tea on the lawn was very relaxing. Great spot for the start and finish of real walking country. Will definitely go again.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The hotel is at the end of a very narrow road down the east side of Ullswater, with only a couple of other houses nearby. Those without cars it can be reached by ferry as the regular ferry stops at the jetty about 300 yards away. There is no mobile phone reception in the hotel, but there is at the... More

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N London
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A uniquely wonderful, warm & welcoming hotel; beautifully furnished, comfortable rooms, delicious meals and good wine list & bar...always fully lives up to my expectations & the Baldry family's high standards. Go with the flow, there are no menus but always a good choice of several main courses, fantastic puddings & cheeses. For old-style courtesy and comfort, surrounded by wonderful... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was taken for my 40th birthday lunch but my partner! Arrived by ferry , a charming journey which made the visit more magical! The whole place is quaint and charming , yes some furniture is a but granny, But it's a perfect Jilly Cooper affair escape! The lunch was simple but Devine! Yes I've had better service but it all... More

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North East Coast
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went for lunch as a family group of five. We were given a very traditional welcome in this very traditional hotel - packed with antiques and curios that provided plenty of conversation over drinks round a log fire. Lunch was served quite formally - soup, cold main course, dessert and coffee at a very reasonable price. And very good... More

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Marlow, Bucks
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Lake District conjures up images of walks, lakes, cream teas, vitality and hospitality The hotel reviews here are great. Visitors wishing to use the bar, you have the monopoly on a place to eat before using the ferry. Even garden tables at rear would be a start

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Address: Ullswater | nr Penrith, Howtown CA10 2ND , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Howtown

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