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The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier Collection

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The Burnside Hotel and Spa, one of the finest four star Lake District Hotels, located in the best place to discover the beautiful Lake District, set in mature gardens with views overlooking Lake Windermere and the surrounding lakeland fells. Our hotel is ideally situated just a short stroll from the steamer piers that travel the length of Windermere and the bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, perfect for exploring the many historic, cultural and contemporary attractions within the Lake District including Beatrix Potter's 'Hilltop'. The Burnside Hotel offers a large selection of bedrooms from snug, standard and family rooms to beautiful suites and deluxe rooms with hot tubs, each with their own unique design. Many of our rooms have views across the gardens and trees. For a small supplement a view of Lake Windermere can be arranged. Others have views over the hotel reception and spa. The hotel offers a limited number of pet friendly rooms. Please ensure you book these rooms direct with the hotel as they are not available online or through any agent. Whichever room you choose you'll enjoy a 40 inch flat screen TV and free wi-fi, a large comfortable bed (minimum 5ft king size bed, some rooms have 6Ft super king beds or twin beds). An en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower (some rooms have separate shower cubicles) and tea and coffee making facilities. Our Restaurant is as popular with passers-by as it is with our guests, with our tempting traditional hot and cold buffet breakfast, a sumptuously seasonal table d'hôte dinner menu using only the best locally sourced produce, with Chef's specialty dishes and homemade desserts complimented by fine wine, all make sure the view on your plate is as memorable as the one from our windows. For a light bite, our homemade bistro meals served during the day here mean you can enjoy conservatory cuisine in comfort taking in the breathtaking views over the lakes, hills and mountains or dine in our cosy lounge with a roaring log fire. Burnside Spa offers our guests pure lavish indulgence from sitting by the pool and enjoying a glass of prosecco to unwinding in one of two hot tubs, steam room or sauna; not to mention the main pool is an experience within itself, press the secret button and make the whole pool bubble. Our two treatments rooms offer a large range of treatments using Aromatherapy Associate products. All set in a relaxing and tranquil environment with mood lighting, poolside seating and bar facilities. The ultimate experience in relaxation. Romney's Snug Bar our Traditional Pub within Burnside Spa offers traditional food and real ale. Open every day, enjoy a cappuccino after that early morning swim, a light lunchtime snack or traditional bar meal early in the evening. Guests of the pub a can enjoy use of our Private 18-Seater Cinema or a game of pool (just £1.00).
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Free Internet
Room Service
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
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90Good for walkers
Grade: 90 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AP England
Getting there
Leeds-Bradford Airport62 mi
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I stayed for one night. Toma on reception was so helpful and she showed me a couple of rooms before I made my choice and i checked in early. Dinner was good but breakfast was a little disappointing. Gym was small but high quality equipment. I was the only person in there.
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Hotel is lovely, very friendly helpful staff. In a great location short walk and your in the centre of Bowness. Room was lovely, clean and comfy beds. Great breakfast too, lots of choice. Will definitely stay again.
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I've not received any response to my email sent to management of the hotel a week ago. I booked an overnight stay at the hotel with massages in the spa for my son's 21st birthday on 12/1/19 - total £250, fine. On the spa treatment information form, I stated my son has
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Stayed at the Burnside quite a few times now. Just decided to go last minute and just turned up at the hotel. Friendly reception staff who gave us a nice room with glimpses of the lake at a good price. Feels very homely in this hotel with a nice traditional log fire but with
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Paid top whack for NYE taster menu/ gala evening - spoiled by young unrestained children allowed to run riot all evening in the resturant. They were still there when we gave up and left at 10pm. No manager appeared to be there and staff did not address it despite the obvious
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Response from Burnside H, Manager at The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mrs Parry, Further to your recent review, please accept our sincere apologies that your New Year's Eve Celebrations were disturbed by some fellow guest's children. As explained at the time by the management team, we are a family friendly hotel and although you felt the taster menu was not suitable for your children, the other guests who had booked the New Year's Eve package for their children disagreed and wanted them to be part of the evening celebrations with them. The hotel has always been family friendly and we have never experienced any issues with children on our New Year's Eve celebrations, everyone has always had a most enjoyable evening, I am very sorry this wasn't your experience. The Management & Staff of the Burnside Hotel & Spa
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panoramic view, showing hot-tub
Most definitely and food was excy
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Does this hotel do Christmas dinner ?
I stayed in July so wouldn't know. Contact the hotel or there web site.
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Are robes and flip flops provided for the spa? Xx
No we did not have ropes or slippers in our room. But it would appear that you do in some.
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Yes you will get access to the spa but treatments are extra. The spa is fantastic. Jet pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Plus the bar is accessible from the spa so you can have a drink. Hope that helps
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"Rooms in the west wing have views of the lake"
"Do not let the building work put you off"
"Don't go for an apartment"
"Ask for lake view"
"If you get there and don’t like ask if they hav3 anything else"
$105 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Burnside Hotel & Spa
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictBowness-on-Windermere
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