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“FAMILY VISIT SEPTEMBER 2013” 5 of 5 stars
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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England   |  
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Ranked #19 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Valenca, Portugal
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“FAMILY VISIT SEPTEMBER 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We discovered Rum Doodle after many hours of searching the web for somewhere special to stay for a family holiday. Eight of us were coming over from Spain and would be spending 4 nights in the Lakes. Our room requirements (5 rooms) and age spread (26-61 years, couples, singles..) made it a difficult search.When we found the Rum Doodle site we were charmed by the hotel and immediately phoned for a booking. Our 5 room requirement prooved a Little difficult but the owners were very helpful and with a bit of room juggling we managed to fit in.
The website was only a hint of the unique and wonderful atmospere that we discovered on our arrival. Even more important was the comfort and the 4 marvellous breakfasts. Even the younger generation made sure not to miss out on these and spanish continental breakfast habbits were forgotten!!
Needless to say the owners were charming and attentive at all times and made our stay a real pleasure.
I couldn´t imagine a more satisfying place to stay and my personal opinión is only one of eight!! Everyone was delighted with the Rum Doodle and had a FANTASTIC time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Having lived in Spain for a short while your family's visit brought warm memories streaming back to us of wonderful Iberian days - and nights. It was a pure delight to have you all stay with us and we are so grateful you liked Rum Doodle and had such a wonderful time here in the Lake District. With all our best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed here for our honeymoon in the summit room, Greeted with a lovely bit of chocolate cake and coffee. And looked after brilliantly for the rest of our stay, room was amazing, it felt like we had our own little apartment in the lakes, Ideal when the heavens opened and we cosied up with our champagne. Breakfast was beautiful, My wife was especially impressed with the smoked haddock and eggs, Can't fault it really, Even though we're not well off, we thought the price was amazing for what you get. Thank you very much for making our honeymoon unforgettable, We will be visiting every year for our anniversary, that's a promise.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
...and it will be a delight to have you back! Thanks for those wonderful comments, we do aim to offer great value without skimping on quality here at Rum Doodle.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very friendly and helpful with a great welcome. We were offered little extras such as carrot cake and coffee on arrival. We stayed in 'The Summit' which was lovely and spacious with quality fixtures and fittings. Nice touches like home from home such as books and wine glasses etc.
Really friendly couple and staff. Breakfasts were excellent. Everything about our stay was positive and we would definitely stay again. Made my 40th birthday very special. Thank you x

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Great review! We're delighted that you ejnoyed your 40th with us at Rum Doodle, Windermere!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Me and my boyfriend loved it here. The B&B is in a perfect location. On arrival we were met by the owner Gregor who offered us a choice of drink and also homemade cake which was lovely. The B&B itself is lovely and cosy. The room was designed brilliantly and was nice and warm on a wintery weekend. We really did not want to leave. The breakfast was unreal lots of choice and to top it off we could eat it in our room looking out on a wonderful view. Thank you we will return in the future

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you so much, it does feel very cosy in Rum Doodle at the mo - despite the autumn chill. We're loving the seasonal colours here in the Lakes!
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just returned home from lovely wknd at the rum doodle.
This was booked as a surprise by my boyfriend and we had the Summit room which was amazing I loved our own living room and the bed was extremely comfy.
Breakfast was amazing and I will be recommending the rum doodle to friends and family infact people are already asking about the place from seeing our Facebook photos and commenting how gorgeous the place is. Parking is great too and plenty of room.
Loved the DVD selection which we took advantage of.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
.. and it was just Rum Doodle dandy to have you visit! Thanks so much, we're delighted you enjoyed your special surprise stay!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed at the Rum Doodle as a birthday treat for my girlfriend after reading the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. We were greeted by a warm welcome on arrival and served with a much needed drink and delicious slice of chocolate and beetroot cake! Stylish Room (Number 1) which had everything needed for a comfy stay, but was slightly let down by a bathroom which didn't quite match the style of the room. Only other slight disappointment was the position of the room being on the ground floor which meant you could hear the comings and goings of the other guests. Those slight issues aside we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Breakfast was superb with lots of tasty menu options and quality local ingredients. Rum Doodle made the perfect base for exploring the beautiful lakes and both Bowness and Winderemere were just a short stroll away.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We're delighted you enjoyed our unique Rum Doodle style. Sometimes our ground flor rooms can be a little noisy when other guests are coming and going in the hallway, and because we're generally in such a quiet area perhaps it's noticed a little more. We've had other guests tell us that staying elsewhere in Windermere, on the main road for instance, it can be constantly noisy.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Our Trip was meant to start on the 6th Oct however my Partner fell ill. Emma & Gregor were very helpful in moving us to the next week. We were so glad we managed to get there. Set midway between Windermere and Bowness on Windermere (10-15 mins walk in either direction), this traditional yet quirky house has its own character with each room decorated differently. On arrival you are greeted with Tea and Cake and made to feel most welcome. Whilst sampling the lovely cake you can tap into their local knowledge to know the best places to go.
Breakfast is all locally produced high quality food that all tastes lovely. A real great way to start your days exploring.
All rooms are clean and tidy we had room 1 on the bottom floor. The bed was very comfy and décor was nice. My only issue was the shower was in a recess and due to my height it was a little awkward to get in but by no means impossible. A selection of Tea & Coffee is in the room as well as a B&B guide to the area.- Many of the Restaurants' and bistros were sampled and they were all very nice. I particularly liked Daisy's and The postilion (May be spelt wrong) Great value for 3 courses. An Amazing meal.

Windermere is a truly amazing area- Orrest Head walk is well worth the views.
We also went to Ambleside, Grassmere and Langdale Pikes all very good. I would really recommend climbing Harrison Stickle up to Stikle Tarn.
Just drive to Great Langdale and park opposite Stickle Tarn Tavern- The footpath out the back leads straight up to Stickle Tarn. Tricky climb (For beginners)but with waterfalls all the way down. Breath taking.

All in all we had a fantastic time at Rum Doodle. Next time we go to the Lakes we will definitely be making a stop of there.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We were pleased to re-arrange your stay and so glad you made the most of Rum Doodle and the delights of the Lakes. Room 1's shower is a little tight for the tall, but the superkingsized bed is favoured by many of our long guests!
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Address: Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set midway between Windermere and Bowness, vintage-styled Rum Doodle B&B is just a 12-minute downhill stroll away from the famous lake. We offer country house quality in a B&B setting with Egyptian cotton linens, an award-winning breakfast and complimentary WiFi. ... more   less 
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