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“Fayrer Garden House hotel - Bowness”
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The Ryebeck
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

A Lovely hotel in a beautiful location. Great for exploring the Lakes. A 10 - 15 min walk into Bowness. Friendly, helpful staff. Our room was spacious and clean. Breakfasts were fab! Would go again and would recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

A brief 'bubble' out of reality to this wonderful hotel.
Booked through Travelzoo and had a great time.
Went with a friend to celebrate her 60th birthday. Beautiful place, with excellent food and ambiance.
I wish we had stayed longer.
Highly recommend this hotel and restaurant.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a 'lake view' room if possible.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

What a lovely hotel in a beautiful spot. But it was fine dining. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say, but if you are looking for steak and chips then do not go to this hotel. Having said that the breakfasts were delicious. Also the room we were in was not very private. Our room was No 3 - on the ground floor- we could see the gardener going about his duties - the waiter having a crafty cigarette in the bushes - the refuse men collecting the rubbish. If we could see them they could certainly see us - you do not want to close the curtains during the daylight.We did suggest some kind of fine net up at the windows. Unfortunately there is nothing on the web site to say this hotel is fine dining. Although we had paid for two nights- on the second night we chose to eat in a restaurant in Bowness. We will not be returning

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Had a wonderful 2 night stay, very good value('Great little break') All staff very attentive, especially in the bar and dining room;nothing was too much trouble, and at each meal , service was professional and unobtrusive but relaxed and friendly.Meals were delicious, both evening meals and breakfast.A nice touch was the canapes with your pre-dinner drink in the bar as you chose your meal.The rooms had some extra touches which made the stay a bit special-eg. locally sourced toiletries,enormous fluffy bath towels,jacuzzi bath. The hotel was in a great position for exploring the Lake District. Would definitely recommend , and hope to return again.Thank you Fayrer Garden.

Room Tip: Room 6 was on the ground floor and very quiet.Only slight negatives were a few marks on the carpet...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed one night D/B/B - Lake view room with lovely bathroom! One niggle - the carpet in the bedroom needed cleaning - stains all over! (Room 11). Other than that couldn't fault this hotel and we will return. The staff were very welcoming - nice relaxed atmosphere and the dinner was excellent - the venison starter was superb as was the rest of the meal. Lovely grounds and views - short walk to the ferry for Hawkshead. Wish we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had a excellent 3 night stay with meals included which were of an excellent standard and would definately return. Staff made you feel very welcome. Made our wedding anniversary a very special occasion. Home made biscuits and filtered coffee in the rooms were just part of the little touches that make such a difference to a great stay, thank you once again

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Spent two days at the Fayrer Garden House Hotel and was very disappointed. We were put in,what they called the cottage, which was a few metres away from the hotel. It was a standard room and nothing like the photos on their website. Unless the rooms in the hotel itself are different, which they assured me that they were all of the same standard, this one was tired, small and cold. The bathroom was dirty and run down. No television in the hotel itself although there was one in the room (with a poor signal). The menu was a bit pretentious and lacking in substance. Loved the Lakes but would stay in a different hotel next time.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ryebeck

Address: Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $104 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ryebeck 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. We have a selection of pet friendly accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly for details. Please note that dogs are charged at £20.00 per dog per stay. ... more   less 
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Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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