1 night: Tues, 5th June
We had a very difficult time finding this establishment for two reasons:
(a) New Road, which is a main road, actually runs North East and South East with the bend occurring at the town centre. The hotel’s website (which has now been updated and the instructions removed entirely) only provided directions when approaching from the north; and
(b) the Google map we had printed only focused on the southern end and therefore we were confused as the hotel’s directions did not match our map. We called the hotel twice and on the second occasion, they stayed on the line and directed us until we reached the hotel. This was good, but we were very frustrated by the time we arrived at the hotel. We pointed this out, but management implied the problem was ours.
Our room was located on the attic level of the second floor. There is no lift. The room is small and contains a double bed, bed side tables and lamps. The attached alcove section of low ceiling height contains one table, TV and chair.
The ensuite was tiny, of low ceiling height and it’s décor was dated (i.e. pink shower cubicle base and toilet basin). The toilet flushing mechanism was not working properly and required many attempts before success. A laminated instruction sheet hung from the shower door advising the guests to run the cold water in the hand basin in order to get hot water from the shower. This was true but should be unecessary for a paying guest!
The walls are very thin. We could hear the people speaking in the next room, but it was not loud enough for us to hear what they were saying. When our neighbours entered their rooms, it actually sounded like they were putting their key into the lock on our door.
A full English breakfast was included which was very nice, as was the presentation of the breakfast room.
The B&B has a non-secure carpark in front for approximately 12 cars.
We found the staff friendly and the hotel in a reasonably good location. However, the bedroom and bathroom are small (the latter dated) and the sloped portion of the attic ceilings are claustrophobic. Personally, I just don’t think that attic rooms are acceptable for paying guests. I suggest you try elsewhere!
By the way, the updated website shows luxurious rooms. They may be there, but we certainly didn't see them!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A handsome Edwardian villa located on the peaceful side of the village. The 15 newly refurbished guest rooms with brand new en-suite shower rooms and White Company toiletries, include a choice of doubles and twin rooms, with two of them located on the ground floor. All rooms are well equipped with 19" flat screen Toshiba televisions, radio alarm clocks, hairdryer and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. Three of the rooms have King Size 4-poster beds and three of the rooms have super king size beds, if you really want to impress, flowers and/or champagne can be waiting for you in the room. There's a bar and residents' lounge where you can relax with a drink, and breakfast is served in the light and airy dining room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodlands Windermere Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District