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“Bliss :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Howbeck

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The Howbeck
Ranked #12 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
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104 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Bliss :-)”
Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Howbeck for our 10 year anniversary and 1st trip to the lake district. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt well looked after. We were here only for 1 nigh in the Glenridding room which was big enough for 2, with a spa bath and big comfy 4 poster bed. The breakfast was amazing, fresh and tasty, there was also an array of cereals and juice which you could help yourself to.
We are talking about returning with the kids as this place is amazing and we totally fell in love with Windermere and the local area.
Thank you esp to Dominique for sorting out my charger dilemma and booking our table at the local fish restaurant, hooked.
Will be returning!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Dear guests, we're thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your visit to The Lake District and your stay with us in Glenridding, one of our luxury 4 poster rooms. Your kind comments regarding breakfast, the room and the service are greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon, hopefully with the family. Kind regards from all of the team.
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We had a great time at the Howbeck! The staff was attentive and gave great recommendations to local eateries. Each morning, the breakfast was delicious. Our room was clean and comfortable and we loved the huge spa tub in the bathroom. The Howbeck is also in a wonderful location. Walking distance to many restaurants, shopping and a short drive to nearby sights. Our favorite restaurant was right across the street, called 'Hooked'. We definitely recommend it and will stay there next time we visit the lake district.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ELD81
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Dear guests, it was a pleasure to welcome you to The Howbeck and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around Britain. Your scoring and comments are both wonderful to see and we are extremely grateful. Thank you again for choosing to stay at The Howbeck and we hope to welcome you back on your next trip over the pond.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Thank you very much for a perfect stay, a very nice guest house, staff very helpful.
We will be back on september.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dany S
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Dear Dany, thank you very much for sharing such a lovely review, we are thrilled to know that you had such a lovely stay. Remember we're only up the road from Manchester, so it's worth keeping an eye on our website for some fabulous special offers - it would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Many thanks for staying with us here at The Howbeck and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

A delightful 3 night stay,in a wonderful location. Staff,rooms,service,breakfast,cleanliness was really first class. If you are looking for a place to stay in the lakes,then this superb place is a must to stay at.. Will definately return here...fab!!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Thank margo80
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Dear guests, it's so lovely to read how much you enjoyed your 3 night stay with us, and great to know you plan to return. To see full marks across the board and to receive such fabulous comments makes us extremely happy and we would like to thank you for sharing these. We look forward to your return visit.
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Overall? Comfortable, but not worth the money. First impression? Noisy road, gawdy sign and competely surrounded by asfalt. No garden. Reception? Should have received a bottle of champagne for our stay in June according to the website, but I guess I missed the fine print. We should asked to receive our bonus at booking time. I did (via telephone) but how do you document a telephone call. Breakfast? Crowded. Unusual decor (pine and chandleers, oversized mirrors, broken vase with marbles and fake dusty plants). Radio blasting commercial filled radio. This was not relaxing. Staff? Well, I received a fruit salad that made my tongue curl (sliced crumbling, dry, green bananas). The staff member said she was doing her best. What the waitress is cooking my breakfast? The swimming pool was a half hour walk away where as the website said "near the hotel". To this staff member said I can walk there in 20 min. Overall, I left feeling sorry for the staff. Not so uncomfortable that we couldn't just chuckle at all the oddities.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
These guests have been contacted directly to discuss there review. We feel that they were not aware of what they were booking, and subsequently formulated complaints which we believe to be inaccurate and unfair.

We were of course very disappointed that they were not satisfied with their stay.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Friendly, helpful and accommodating staff. It is always a good sign when you are offered a coffee whilst waiting to sign in!

Lovely room with a superb modern bathroom. King sized comfy bed.

The breakfasts where fantastic and kept us going all day. There was also a good choice of vegetarian breakfasts (not just the sausage taken off the plate!).

Located just 5 minutes from Windermere but also an easy walk to Bowness, bit of a up hill on the way back. The Howbect has a very relaxed atmosphere and I would highly recomment it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank David S
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, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear guests, it was so lovely to read you review titles, "Superb!!" It sonds like you really enjoyed your stay with us, and we sincerely appreciate your kind comments and fabulous scores. 5/5 in every category...what more could we ask for!? We hope to welcome you back to the guest house in the near future.
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed in the Retreat in March. Windemere is lovely and the sun shone which was brilliant. The room is lovely, big comfy bed. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Breakfast was good quality and it's delivered to your room when you stay in the Retreat. Only negative is that for the price it lacked a little finish; oh and the bath is huge - nice when you're in it but a bit of a clamour to get in for those of us that are a little short!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank elephanttravel
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, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Dear guests, thank you for publishing your review following your stay in our 'Retreat Luxury Suite'. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here and that the sun was shining. Your comments regarding the breakfast and the service received are greatly appreciated.
We're sorry to hear that you found the price to be a little expensive. We certainly aim to be competitively priced with other similar 5* properties in the local area.
We highly recommend potential guests to view our special offer page on our website...we offer some great late bargains.
Thank you again for choosing to stay at The Howbeck and we hope you will visit us again.
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Property: The Howbeck
Address: Howbeck New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury AA Rated 5 star highly recommended, recently fully refurbished guest house just 2 mins walk from Windermere centre. A member of the "Best loved hotels of the world" all rooms have fantastic en-suites some with jacuzzis & massage showers. We have 1 luxury suite with private entrance and patio, double jacuzzi air bath, mood lighting, 2 tv's etc. If you are looking for somewhere special you will not find better in Windermere! ... more   less 
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