elim lodge was the last night of our 130km dales way walk. All the other B&B's we had stayed at were great. this was a big disappointment. when we arrived, the greeting was kind, and we were informed our bags had been taken up to our room. Room six. on the top floor. we thought....great! but then after climbing up four flights of steps we were just shocked. the room,(according to our travel agent whom i called to complain) technically complies with the minimum standard we had specified. but this was a joke. the room was so built into the roof of the house, that there was only a small area barely 0.5 m wide where anyone over five foot four inches could stand up. Even my wife could not sit up in bed. the bathroom was like something out of Gullivers travels. to get from the shower to the basin or toilet required ducking under a beam so low as to be an occupational health and safety hazard. there was not even a handle on the inside of the bathroom door to close it! but this was not the only problem. the towels, nicely laid out on the bed were fraying and threadbare, the bed base did not have a cover( valance), there was no top sheet and the pillows were flat and completly passed their useby date. There was also no fire escape from the room, other than going down one flight of internal steps into the lower level bathroom, which worried me given the lodge interior is all wood. the room was clean, the breakfast was fine.,without those redeeming features I would have ranked it terrible. we did not see the other rooms. I suggest stay somewhere else, but whatever make sure you don't get room six unless you get a big discount or stand under five foot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rob and Karen welcome you to Elim Lodge Guest House, an attractive Lake District house, only a short walk from Lake Windermere. Built around 1860 in the traditional local stone and slate style, Elim Lodge is in a pretty part of Bowness village, very close to local attractions and well placed for visiting the enchanting scenery of the Lake District National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elim Lodge Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District