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“Comfortable short stay, family friendly”
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Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #69 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Comfortable short stay, family friendly”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We just stayed one night at the Royal Oak hotel. The Location is fantastic, right in the heart of bowness. I had mixed grill for my evening meal which was very nice and well worth the bargain price of about £15. Drinks are a bit pricey, but most pubs are nowadays. Our room was very tidy, warm and had enough space for two of us and the travel cot for our baby.....we all got a good nights sleep. Breakfast was very nicely cooked and was sufficient to give you a good start to the day. I want to pass on our thanks to all the staff who made us feel very welcome. The only small thing i can possibly make a comment about is the car park is a bit awkward and tight but to be honest we had no problem on our visit.

MANY MANY THANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKS !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

On arrival we found it impossible to park, which is understandable becuase Windermere is a busy town. On the royal oaks website it says they have parking... We went in to enquire where we could park... The rude lady behind the bar said we could park in the one space they had left.. Which was in front of 6 other cars so they wouldn't be able to get out, and becuase of this I would need to hand my keys over to her and the owner had insurance to drive cars... We thought this was a joke, as my car would of had to of been moved more than 6 times.
We went up to our room which was the size of a cloak room, (we both couldn't literally stand up at the same time). We thought this was bad enough, but when we came to go to bed it was just terrible!!! All the springs on the bed were showing through, and it was so noisy... I literally got 3 hours sleep. The breakfast was ok, and probably the best thing about the whole stay was the lady serving breakfast...but to be honest the money we payed to stay here was a complete joke, and we would never return!!!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Wigan
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Room was good. Top floor with ensuite newly decorated. Bed very hard pillows lumpy. Breakfast very basic. Margarine instead of butter. Pale eggs rather than free range etc. Didn't eat there for evening meal as plenty alternative places in the town of good value. Overall a let down. Expensive place just to sleep. Will pick a b&b next time of standard value. This place is expensive for what it offers.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just stayed here for two nights and have to say found everything about this place delightful. The building itself is worthy of a picture as the slate work follows in true traditional Windermere fashion. Rooms were clean, albeit small but ideal given you don't spend much time in it. The location is where this Inn hits the mark, it's perfect for the Lake, shops, bars and restaurants. The staff were extremely helpful especially those serving breakfast. Wouldn't hesitate staying in the Royal Oak again :)

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Lovely polite and helpful staff. Food very nice but rather expensive (£6 for 2 slices of bread with ham). Rooms basic and ours was rather small, decor very dated. The towels looked as though they had better days with what looked like bleach stains, bed not attached to headboard and made an annoying noise each time my husband moved. Room was really cold and we asked for the heating to be put on we were told to leave it with them, after a cold night and another word with staff the heating was on. Full English was very nice although not a lot of it and no beans. Fab location for shops and lakes lots of really nice pubs and restaurants. But at 85£ a night we will be booking elsewhere for next year.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank Julie L
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Consett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Me & my boyfriend stayed at the royal oak for one night. Cannot fault anything at all.
The rooms,bathrooms, bar area, dining area are all very clean & tidy. Food is amazing, especially the sirloin steak (best i've ever had) drinks prices are very fairly priced for the area. Also the staff are very pleasant and welcoming. For £65 b&b each night it was worth every penny. Already looking to return for 2-3 night next time

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank legs1986
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leeds
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

To start with we would say ignore the 'Negative' reviews!!!

We had just returned from a two night stay at the Royal Oak with mum in law and what a relaxing few days we have had.
The hotel is so well situated, away from the business of Bowness but yet so near and so busy!
The staff are most helpful and cannot do enough for you.
The Royal breakfast does set you up for the day so much so that you then appreciate your evening meal where ever you choose to eat.
Yes the pub does close early but you can purchase drinks to take to your room if you feel the need to have a night cap however you are given a key to the side door so if you want to stay out later you can do with the knowledge that you are not locked.
The parking is not an issue as most of us got to know each other and we moved our own cars around when required and yes you do leave your keys but you will find that the cars are only moved as a last resort.
All in all a fabulas, clean and welcoming little gem and we will be back - thank you....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Royal Oak Inn
Address: Brantfell Road, Windermere LA23 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #69 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Oak Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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