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“A wonderful stay!”
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The Howbeck
Ranked #20 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful stay!”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at The Howbeck for 1 night in Jan, our 4th visit here. We have stayed in both the Capelcragg & Deepdale rooms & both are beautiful & comfortable rooms. The staff are extremely professional & polite & breakfast is fantastic! A nice touch being offered tea or coffee on arrival whilst bags taken to your room.
Highly recommend this hotel!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, General Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you so much for you kind comments about us all here at The Howbeck, we try our upmost to make everyone feel welcome, like they are at home, and we think what nicer way than to begin with a cuppa. With a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day we hope you will return to sample the food again soon and perhaps try another room again as they are all so beautifully decorated, each with their own look. Once again thank you for such a wonderful write up.
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed in the Meregill room. It was lovely with a great bathroom complete with large whirlpool bath and v powerful shower. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the breakfasts were very good. Can't fault any of it - apart from the weather!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments on your review of The Howbeck.
We are very pleased you enjoyed the spa bath and power shower as well as your choice of breakfast.
Hopefully next time you come to stay, the weather will be as good as your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Howbeck in the future.
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed during a weekend in January. Suite was excellent, as were the staff and the full breakfast. Nothing at all to fault with our stay. I have stayed at a number of hotels in the area and this is up there with the best of them. Will be booking in again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The Howbeck. It is so rewarding for us to see you think we are one of the best hotels in this area as we are constantly trying to better ourselves and hopefully this shines through.
We are all so happy you had an excellent stay and hope to welcome you again in the not too distant future.
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liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014

recently stayed here for my birthday for two nights on January the 10th and 11th in the windergill room.had a great time the staff are so friendly and nothing is any trouble for them the rooms are spotless and so welcoming as the staff the rose petals and bottle of wine and chocs made it that extra special .we had our breakfast here but not main meals as we went out in the evenings but the breakfast were lovely they cooked what ever you wanted will look forward to staying in this hotel again would recommend this quite retreat if you want to get away from it all thanks for a great stay :)

Room Tip: the windergill room was perfect
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to write such a wonderful review of you stay with us at The Howbeck. We always try to make our guests feel as comfortable as possible when staying with us and it sounds like we did this as you are happy to recommend us, which we thank you for. Hopefully next time you will be able to experience our evening meals as well as breakfast so you can see how our high standards and quality of food remain throughout your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Howbeck in the future.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Recently booked a weekend away at The Howbeck scheduled for the end of May 2014 for a surprise birthday present for my husband.
Unfortunately due to personal circumstances I had to cancel the booking in January 2014 and contacted this hotel to do so, and also enquire as to whether I could obtain the £100 deposit refunded.
I spoke with a female who was less than sympathetic and to be honest was rather rude and abrupt, despite me explaining my personal issues that are causing me a lot of stress and illness.
When I made the booking I was fully aware of the terms and conditions and also appreciate that these sorts of business do encounter a lot of cancellations but feel they should show compassion where and when it is required.
This was not a last minute cancellation and am sure they will have no issues re letting the room in question.
The saddest point is that I have previously stayed at this hotel back in 2008 and have some very fond memories but the lack of compassion on this occasion has left me feeling down and just deeply disappointed.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Thank you for taking time to write us a review, we welcome feedback so we can continually improve and would like to take this opportunity to reply. First of all we where very disappointed to hear you felt you where spoken to in a rude an abrupt way.
As manageress I personally spoke to you on the phone for over 10 minutes about your personal problems and I was truly upset to hear about the problems you have been going through.
I was far from rude and abrupt with you and listened to your reasons for cancelling your booking. I did try to offer you a solution.
Regarding the £100 deposit I made it very clear over the phone and in our e mail confirmations sent out that the £100 deposit is strictly non refundable. And in certain circumstances these deposits can be re allocated to a future date. Also you booked through a third party hotel booking agent to whom we have to pay commission too, refunding your deposit would mean ourselves loosing out on money due to their terms of business and the deposit paid covered their costs charged to ourselves. We have now paid this on to them in their latest statement.
We did also offer you the opportunity to move you deposit to another date therefore you would have not lost it. However you declined this offer
We would also like to point out that when you originally booked we went out of our way to provide you with a z-bed in your room free of charge for your husbands use. The z-bed was supposed to be an additional £105 for your 3 night stay. But we offered you this free of charge by way of a goodwill gesture.
Finally, we always encourage customers to book direct with our hotel to get the best possible prices and avoid situations of commissions being paid to booking agents whose terms are not as flexible as our own.
Regards
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed one night in Greenburn MiniSuite. From the get go we had a great time. Hotel is tastefully decorated throughout. Our room had a big bed; chocolates; rose petals and fantastic bathroom, with a spa bath and fluffy robes.. All was spotlessly clean and exceptionally well appointed. We ate in the restaurant in the evening and everything was delightful....especially the sticky toffee pudding with cream. Spa and stuff available just down the road, but we didn't venture down there. Staff are top notch and very attentive but not intrusive.This place is a little gem.

Room Tip: We loved the Greenburn Suite and will be back.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about The Howbeck, our staff and our food. We are so pleased we were able to make your stay so special and will definitely look forward to welcoming you both back.
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Saltaire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed in the Greenburn mini-suite and had a fantastic stay. Everything from the room, to the location to the breakfast to the service and friendliness of the staff was exemplary. We had dinner one evening as well and that continued on the theme of a very high standard - highly recommended, its become our annual Lake District retreat!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of The Howbeck.
We are so pleased that you think The Howbeck is a wonderful place to stay and all of your positive comments reassure us we are doing ourselves proud, supplying excellent food and service.
If you wish to book in the future please inform us you have stayed with us before and we will inform you of our best rates, Thank you.
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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 #20 of 107 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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