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“A Wonderful place to stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Howbeck
Ranked #12 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
122 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2008

This is the most wonderfull hotel. From the moment you arrive untill the moment you leave, the staff cannot do enough for you.
The rooms are beautiful, luxurious & spotlessly clean. Little extras like bathrobes, fruit & sherry are all provided. I can recomment the room called MEREGILL with sumptuous 4 poster bed & spa bath.
We stayed B&B. You have to order your oven baked breakfast the day before & believe me, it is an amazing cooked breakfast. Also on offer is warm freshly baked bread, & a large selection of dried fruits & nuts to add to your cereal.
If I had to find one negative point it would be that this hotel has no views, but this is more than made up for in service & surroundings. Just wonderfull.

  • Liked — The friedly staff
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mamahen46
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2008

We have stayed here many times before and this stay was as good as ever. The room was stylish, clean and had many small accessories that you would expect in an upmarket hotel. The staff are really friendly too. Our tip is to make use of their lounge which is really cosy & quiet (everyones gone out walking) and their free internet makes keeping in touch easy and cheap. We are real foodies and their breakfast is just great. We will be back...

  • Liked — Homely and attention to detail
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank wizardLondon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2008

We stayed at The Howbeck for two nights to celebrate a special occassion. It was not as we had hoped. Our room, Mickleden can be seen on their website - and is described as "a luxury bedroom - spacious with lots of co-coordinating fabrics in shades of yellows and golds give the room a warm and welcoming feel. .... King four poster bed Luxury bathroom with Jacuzzi type spa bath with shower over" Nice! However, it was not as advertised - the room was not particularly spacious, the carpet was light brown not pink as in the photos, our clothes were left with an unpleasant musty smell from the wardrobe, the handle of the dressing table drawer was on the floor underneath the dressing table . The bed was creaky, and uncomfortable with a well worn mattress and the plug on the luxury jacuzzi bath was secured to the chain by a rusty wire on which I cut my foot.
Overall - Overpriced & Disappointing.
On the plus side - the location of the guest house is ideal.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank CALLIMERO
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Additional Information about The Howbeck

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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