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Tarn Hows Guest House
Ranked #84 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great birthday treat”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

My husband booked this B&B for my birthday along with two friends who agree with this review.
Our room (8 top floor) was very well decorated with modern furniture. The bed/pillows and bedding were very clean and comfortable which lead to a good peaceful nights sleep. The bathroom was compact but adequate for our needs and very clean as was all areas of the hotel (number 1 on my wish list). Good varied menu for breakfast full English was enjoyed and satisfying. Boot and drying areas for cloths available. Owners very friendly and always around to help with needs/information. The location is great just 5 min walk to centre of town with plenty of places to eat and drink. Keswick is also ideal to travel to other areas within the lakes and has a good bus network.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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North East England
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105 reviews
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We booked this B&B very last minute, seizing the chance for a two day get away mid January. Normally we like to stay 2 nights but work commitments prohibited this. I am aware that most guest houses prefer not to commit to one night too advance of a weekend stay and I respect this as they may lose out on guests who wish to stay for two nights. As it was last minute and off peak season they were happy to accommodate us. Graham and Janet introduced themselves and seemed very friendly and accommodating. As our room was already available we were allowed to check in at 12 noon and had a choice of rooms. We found the room very clean, fresh and pleasantly decorated. The en-suite toilet and shower were adequate for our needs. The bed was most comfortable and very welcoming after a long day up the mountain. We had a great night sleep and found the guest house very quiet and adequately heated when waking up. Breakfast is served in a window between 8 and 9:30, however they can make exception for early risers. It consisted of a full English with good quality Cumberland sausage, hash browns and bacon without any fat. Vegetarian full English looked just as good and there are also lighter choices on offer. The guest house is situated only 7 to 10 minutes walk from the clock tower in the town centre where there a a whole host of pubs and bars. We will definitely return in the future.

Room Tip: We had Room 3 overlooking the front street on the 1st floor. Very spacious and a nice big bay windo...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Crowle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014

nothing was to much trouble, we had a 2 night stay to bring in the new year, our room was excellent, right at the front , breakfast was fab setting us up for the day. nothing was to much trouble, and a bonus having private parking, would def stay again excellent location.
FANTASTIC NEW YEAR WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE

Room Tip: room at the front has a fantastic big window so good view
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed on the 4 Jan 2014, my first time to Keswick, must say I picked a dam good place to stay. The location only a 5 minute walk to the town centre some great places to eat and drink. I stayed 3 nights and the owners were lovely, certainly know how to make you feel welcome. Rooms were nice, everywhere was really clean and the breakfast well you be a fool to miss it trust me. The only bad thing is really I only went for 3 nights. I can see why they have regular guests that come back, ill be one of them.

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Redcar, England
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13 reviews
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We spent one night here and could not ask for a better stay. We were welcomed with a very friendly greeting. The owners (whos names I cannot remember) could not do more to help throughout our short stay. Excellent breakfast with a good selection. Would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend to anyone wanting a cosy, friendly B&B in the centre of Keswick.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed only one night but our room, while rather small was very clean(including ensuite) and breakfast was simply yummy with a very good variety.
The owners were friendly and very professional and they have a wonderful welcoming home.
Tarn Hows is very close to town and has a carpark area outback. It was so easy to take a stroll into town and also down to the river. Keswick is a gorgeous place to visit and this B & B is in a spoton position.
We recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is a great B&B, less than 5 minutes walk into town with private parking and award winning breakfast's - seriously the full English is the best I've had. Inside the the owners are very nice genuine people and only too happy to help. Inside the rooms are clean, tidy and well presented en-suite rooms. Almost reluctant to write a good review in case it gets too popular and we can't get in, enjoy!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tarn Hows Guest House
Address: 3-5 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tarn Hows Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tarn Hows is a traditional Victorian residence situated in a quiet location only a few minutes walk from the town centre, lake and all amenities. Keswick is the perfect base for your Lake District stay, and if you enjoy freshly- cooked local produce, comfortable, stylish and elegant accommodation with excellent service and hospitality, then Tarn Hows Guest House is the place for you. ... more   less 
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