We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent family hotel in Bowness!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of White Lodge Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save
You added White Lodge Hotel to your Saves list
White Lodge Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JJ, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent family hotel in Bowness!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed at the White Lodge Hotel for two nights. It is excellently situated for Bowness and the four poster bedroom was beautiful.

The breakfast was of a high quality and the staff were all very welcoming and accommodating.

We have made numerous visits to Bowness and will be staying at the White Lodge Hotel in the future!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. My sister and I along with our small dedicated team have enjoyed
running White Lodge for some years.Best wishes.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

108 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    56
    32
    14
    3
    3
See reviews for
21
50
9
5
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stayed at the White Lodge with family and we all enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly and informed us of places to visit the hotel is located in a good location and everything is within walking distance. The rooms were comfortable and the hotel itself had lots of charcter and history. Only negative aspect was the bathroom not having a lock

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2014
It was kind of you to write a review and it was much appreciated. Many thanks.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Planned a stay in Windermere with family and decided to go with the White Lodge because of the positive reviews. There was 8 of us and we had booked 3 rooms. The rooms looked cosy and had Victorian features whilst looking very classic. The bathroom was very clean and looked like it had been refurbished recently, which is a good sign. Breakfast was delicious, we went for the Vegetarian option.

Liz was enthusiastic and very caring, she has huge knowledge of the area and was able to suggest fantastic places to visit. The hotel is situated at a very good location, it has easy access to all shops and it's in Windermere. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel with a very good connection. It has good parking spaces too. Would return to this hotel, if I'm ever staying in Windermere. Great for all types of people, family, friends and children.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The most rewarding part of our job is when guests
have had a really good holiday. Best wishes from all of us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The White Lodge Hotel delivers what it promises. It is clean, friendly, conveniently located, and serves great breakfasts. The rooms are entirely acceptable (and the mattresses above average for comfort!) though on the top floor, the stairs are quite steep and those with mobility issues might struggle. The parking is adequate (and important in Bowness). The Wi-Fi is fast and effective.

If you want to stay in a town in the Lake District, this is recommended. It is convenient for public transport, shops, restaurants, the Lake steamers on Lake Windermere and buses to the more remote part of the fells for walkers.

Room Tip: Avoid top floor if you find steep stairs challenging
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The most rewarding part of our job is when guests
have had a really good holiday. Best wishes from all of us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The White lodge is a friendly family run guest house with excellent service and they were very accommodating as we had two elderly disabled people with us
Highly recommended would certainly return
Many thanks

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. My sister & I and our close knit team have been running
White Lodge for some years and it is always very welcome to receive such a review. Best wishes.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Spent a lovely weekend in Bowness recently, having never stayed in. B&B/Guesthouse before I have to admit I wasn't sure and worried it would be too old fashioned and not very private. However, I found it to be the opposite. A lady I believe called Jo is very helpful and everything we needed or requested was never a problem. Perhaps a little old fashioned but in pace with the whole town which is what you want. Exceptionally clean, outstanding actually and I'm very fussy. I agree with earlier comments that a seating area outside would be lovely and we would have made use of it in the afternoon. Parking is great, everything is in walking distance. The chap complaining about the key is just an idiot- a) why would this determine your decision and b) just take it off......
Breakfast was very good, high quality and very clean. A menu would be helpful but those who are not bashful " ask and you shall get" . Slept well, 4 poster bed with good linen. Free wine and chocs for booking direct. If you compare the area the rate is reasonable for the great location. Would stay again but would love a seating area outside

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Many thanks for your review. It is lovely to hear such positive comments.Best wishes from
all of us at White Lodge.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
York, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a 1 night stay and would happily have stayed longer. The owners, 2 sisters, were very friendly and helpful. Our room , room 5, was a lovely four poster with a modern spacious ensuite.
Breakfast was wonderful. Proper bread used for the toast, no cheap and nasty supermarket stuff. The sausages were high quality and I'm guessing from a local butcher, again most definitely not cheepos from the nearest shop!
We were allowed to leave our car for a while after check out for a 50p donation to a conservation charity tin. More than willing and what a great idea!
Look forward to staying again

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HerO4, Owner at White Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review it is very much appreciated.My sister & I have
run White Lodge for some years. I must say it is a very enjoyable & interesting job.Best wishes
from us and hope we may see you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to White Lodge Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about White Lodge Hotel

Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — White Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Agoda, HostelWorld, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your White Lodge Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
White Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
White Lodge Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage White Lodge Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.