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“Enjoyable stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant

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The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Enjoyable stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Glenburn Hotel over new year for two nights. The staff here were very friendly and it was a good overall atmosphere. We also enjoyed the breakfast, you could choose between hot and cold or both! The hotel room wasn't the biggest we have stayed in however we loved it! It was such a cosy room with a lot of character and was nicely decorated. Was easy to find as on the main road, parking spaces available in a car park at the back of the hotel. It is also in a good position, only 10 minutes walk into the centre of bowness! Overall we had an enjoyable stay and would recommend to our friends. Thanks!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Megan W
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glenglen, Owner at The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
My first review of 2013 and a very nice one too. Thank you so much and i am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Glenburn. Happy New Year to you both and we hope you will come and stay with us again.
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  • 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 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We came here to celebrate my parents Ruby anniversary. There was 6 adults and 3 kids over 3 rooms. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were big, clean and comfy. We had dinner the first night and even though we had to order from the menu early on, this meant that we knew we were getting freshly prepared food and you could certainly taste it. The breakfasts were very good. Will hopefully be staying here again.
It was very easy to find and certainly had a lot of car parking. It was also in a great location and within easy walking distance of the shops.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

One among the many. There are dozens of similar hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere. The Glenburn is half way between Windermere and Bowness, so each are within walking distance. That's handy. Good hotel and adequate in every way. Good parking at the front. Easy to find – it’s on the main street. Breakfast was good with wide choice. Helpful staff. When you walk down to Bowness detour on "Sheriff's Walk".

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

A group of us from work decided to book a mini holiday in the Lakes. Looking at the pictures of the River Cottage on the website, we thought it looked really nice and decided to book it. It was phenomenal!! We all jointly agreed that there's no other place we would rather have stayed. Hotel staff are very friendly, welcoming and always willing to help especially Jackie.

The cottage is very well spaced, clean and facilities are just brilliant. We also had access to the fitness centre and the spa was wonderful.

Room Tip: The Cottage is amazing and has a brilliant view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olufemi O
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Myself and two friends booked this hotel via bookings.com at fairly short notice. We took a three person room (double and single bed) for two nights which cost £210, so that was £35 each on a weekend (Fri/Sat) for B&B.

The cooked breakfast was pretty average, not exceptional but quite satisfactory and was only served from 8.30am onwards, which was too late for us as we needed to get out fellwalking before that time. The plus point is that if you don't wish to take breakfast the chef will make you up a splendid packed lunch and so we took this option on Sunday morning.

The bedroom was adequate, with comfortable beds, it was clean and had a small en-suite shower room.

The hotel has plenty of parking either to the front or the rear.

There is a bar with draught beer and lager, which we took advnatage of. The charges were simply added to our bill and were reasonable.

The proprietor of the Glenburn lives in Kendal and the hotel seems to be run by East European staff who multi-task very very well, one of whom is Marta, who went beyond the call of duty to make sure we were comfortable in the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble for Marta.

We also spoke with the chef who asked us what we would like for our packed lunches, and they turned out to be fresh and appetising.

I give the hotel a "very good" rating of 4 which I feel is very positive. We were all treated by the staff like gentlemen, offered drying facilities for our wet walking gear and generally felt extremely well looked after and special.

I don't usually leave tips for hotel staff, but on this occasion it was warranted. I would certainly stay here again if I go back to Windermere.

Final comment - it was difficult to access the free wi-fi in room 14 on the top floor at the rear of the hotel, but wi-fi access was fine in the lounge bar.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yorkshirewalking
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glenglen, Owner at The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for your kind review guys. I agree you won't find better staff anywhere they are brilliant. I will pass your comments on. Always happy to oblige with a packed lunch for hikers wishing to leave early. Thank you for the four star rating hope we see you again in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We arrived in the Lake District and had booked a different hotel, when we got to the hotel they had no electric and running water so they couldn't let us stay. We had traveled 5 hours as we live in Norfolk, so we had to find suitable accommodation and stumbled across the Glenburn hotel.
Everything about this hotel was excellent.
My sister and her husband were celebrating their Ruby Wedding and the hotel decorated the table for us. Thank you Glenburn for decorating the dining room at such short notice.We will definitely be staying there again.
Food was delicious, rooms spotless.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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 xander123Norfolk
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glenglen, Owner at The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Many thanks for the great review. I was delighted when your sister asked me to decorate the table and it was a lovely surprise for you. You must be very proud being together for 40 years. It is my turn next year I hope we enjoy ours the same way. Thank you and I hope you visit us again.
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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

A very clean and welcoming hotel with polite staff and very good food, we do thank you. We stayed on the 26th and 27th Oct (Room 7) with 4 poster bed and jacuzzi bath very clean and well presented. No hot water on Saturday morning for a time (staff very apologetic) but these things happen. Overall a joy to stay there, it will be first on the list when we want to stay in Windermere again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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glenglen, Owner at The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Great review thank you very much. It is a hoteliers worst nightmare when there is no hot water or the heating stops working and it always seems to happpen over the weekend during our busiest time. Fortunately my husband solved the problem and it was only for a short time. These things do happen but not every one is as understanding as yourself ...thank you and look forward to seeing you again in the future
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Property: The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Windermere
#12 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#13 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly acclaimed non smoking hotel with free leisure facilities, just 5 minutes walk from Windermere, new deluxe rooms with jacuzzi spa baths & rain showers, four poster beds, family rooms, self catering cottages, free parking, great restaurant & bar, just totally refubished to a high standard, outstanding in every way. ... more   less 
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