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“Nice guesthouse with great breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Southview Guest House
Ranked #25 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice guesthouse with great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Close to the train station and far enough away from the noise of the town, an excellent choice for us. Ate at the lamplighter which was fantastic but the queens pub was far less memorable. Super clean and owners were very helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a small cosy house which makes you feel at home. the couple who run the place are very friendly and attentive and they clearly take great care of the place. The place is extremely tidy. The breakfast was well prepared too.The locations is close to shops, cafes and restaurants and 20 minutes walk away from the peak of Orrest Head ( great panoramic views of Windermere )

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kotchn
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Ashford, Middlesex
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53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Had my eye on this B&B for a while in preparation for a trip to Windermere. The big selling point (for me) was that it has a small swimming pool. We were made very welcome and although our room was quite small, we had a great time.
The breakfasts were excellent and varied, there is a warm indoor pool and a small bar. We had a spa bath (something I now need in my own home).

Room Tip: Spa bath !!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dragonmaster79
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Northampton
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Having read previous reviews before booking we were not disappointed when we arrived. The guest house feels welcoming as soon as you walk in the door. The carrot cake was nice after our long drive.
The room we had was light and airy and spotlessly clean. It was nice to come back to after our days out.
Breakfast was excellent with a really good selection. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Only thing to remember is that a couple of items need ordering the day before. Just check the menu when you arrive to save any disappointment if you are only staying one night.
One good point is that there is parking at the guest house.
Only have one minor niggle. The wifi was very slow and kept dropping out in our room (5). It seemed to be ok in the lounge area though so I think it was a room issue.
That did not detract that much from our stay to be honest.
Basically a very nice and friendly place to stay. We would recommend it and will stay again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Returned to Southview for a reunion of friends who last visited 8 years ago. Ownership has changed but the very high standards have been maintained. Friendly staff clean bedrooms very central location and excellent breakfasts. We will be back hopefully sooner than 8 years

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lovely welcoming owners and staff, really good to be able to have a swim before breakfast (though my son was more enthusiastic about the idea than me). We were able to do same again after a walk. The carnivores and vegetarians in our family all enjoyed their breakfasts and were set up for the day. Rooms were spotlessly clean, with plenty of towels and bedding and bar prices equal to going to the pub. We will be returning next time we have a break in the lakes and will recommend Southview to friends. Just round the corner from the centre of Windermere itself, but far enough away from the main street. For evening meal try the Lamplighters, a two minute walk away - veggie menu limited, but food was really good there too.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robbie K
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed at southview for two nights 30&31st March. Room clean, bed very comfortable , super
breakfast . Hosts were very pleasant , good value deal . Weather was fantastic too. Lots of guest houses in the area , we were happy with our choice.

Room Tip: Room 8 has power shower but no bath.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MR. T
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Additional Information about Southview Guest House

Property: Southview Guest House
Address: 27 Cross Street, Windermere LA23 1AE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Southview Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Windermere, Southview offers charming 4-star guest house accommodation and a heated indoor swimming pool. The railway station is a 3-minute walk away.Each en suite room is individually decorated, featuring an LCD TV and a DVD player. Superior rooms have an en suite spa bath or a body jet shower. The Bar/ Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink. The hosts are friendly and welcoming and speak fluent Spanish. ... more   less 
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