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Holmlea Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England   |  
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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“Very comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We spent 4 nights in the Holmlea and we found it very clean and comfortable. The rooms are not very big, but they are adequate with comfortable beds and plenty of storage - between 2 of us we used less than half of the drawer space! Breakfasts were delicious, as a vegetarian I was really impressed!
The location's good, only a very few minutes' walk from the restaurants, pubs and the lake.
We felt very welcome from the word go; we didn't meet John but Gill was really friendly and helpful. Thank you Gill, we'll no doubt see you again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Maldon, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed at Holmlea for 4 nights and we found it a very clean, comfortable place to stay. The discounts we got for the Spa at McDonalds Hotel and the boat trips on Lake Windermere were an added bonus!. The choice of breakfasts on offer were very good and the owners were very accommodating with our individual requests. The only two (small) downsides were that 1: We weren't allowed to take evening meals back to the guest house (but considering it was a B&B that isn't really a very unacceptable request on their part) and
2: The on-suite in our room was a little on the 'snug' side. But as i'm 6ft 3 that may have something to do with it! lol.
But on the whole they are very small niggles. The guest house is in an ideal location for the town, lake and walks and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to friends who may be considering a trip up there.
Thankyou to the owners for a very pleasurable stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

July 2012 we stayed at holmelea for 3 nights & would definetly stay again owners very friendly &welcoming holmelea was clean comfortable breakfast was excellent we could not praise the guest house enough

Room Tip: groundfloor room attached to the guest house was great
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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essex,
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

holmlea guest house provided a clean, confortable, friendly and convenient base to explore the lake district from. Lake Windermere was only a 3 minute walk away as was the centre of town. We lucky enough to have very good weather and a very enjoyable week. thank you

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Clean comfortable room, friendly, helpful hosts. Very good location, only a few minutes walk to the centre of Bowness and the Lake. Certainly recommend to others

Room Tip: Very light quiet room at top of house
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Last minute short break which we both enjoyed. Holmlea is an ideal location for exploring Bowness and the Lake District. Within easy walking distance are a wide selection of restaurants,pubs and cafe's catering for all tastes. The guest house itself was very clean and comfortable and we were made very welcome.We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anglesey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

What a lovely guest house with excellent hosts . We arrived early but had no problem checking in and the host John showed us into our rooms and whilst we got changed checked the location of the Thai restaurant we had booked.
Breakfasts are plentifull and tasty and Jill was so friendly and attentive.
Returned from day out to find a bottle of complimentary wine left in our room to celebrate our anniversary.
Can`t wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holmlea is a Victorian Lakeland Stone Guest House offering comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. We can assure you of a friendly welcome in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Holmlea is in a quiet location of Bowness with only a few minutes stroll to the centre with its specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts and crafts. Bowness boasts great cafes, restaurants and pubs and is situated on Lake Windermere with the famous Windermere Lake Cruises. ... more   less 
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Holmlea Guest House Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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