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Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We arrived at the hotel on friday , for a two night stay ,at around 3 oclock .After being advised to bring our costumes for a relaxing swim,we were then informed that we had to wait until 5.30 until swimming lessons had finished.We were allocated room 119 a family room ,l specifically confirmed before arrival that it had a double and single bed .We were charged for 3 adults even though my son is 11,the beds were three singles and the third bed was a tatty temporary bed which was surprising in a hotel of this standard and price ,especially as l was informed that was all they had and l could push the beds together .The staff were in the main very friendly and helpful although the reception set up which seemed to carry out most of their transactions in the entrance hall was a little odd.The pool was smaller than we expected and the leisure equipment dated and not in a very good state of repair, the room itself could do with a tidy now and then as when we used it the bin was overflowing with paper towels . On a plus side the food was excellent from dinner through to breakfast and the staff had no hesitation in adapting the evening menu to accomodate my sons requests. All in all we did have an enjoyable stay .

Room Tip: Book a room with a view as we had a view of the rear car park
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Dear TonyJ

Thank you for your kind review about the Lindeth Howe Hotel. We at the hotel pride ourselves on a friendly service and high standards and welcome our guest feed back. I have passed on your comments to Nikki our Head House keeper who will look into this matter straight away.
I will pass on your comments to the heads of department, who will let there teams know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
I hope this will stop you from returning to the Lindeth Howe in the future.

Regards

paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband decided that we needed a relaxing couple of days away and booked us into Lindeth Howe and I am so pleased he did.On arrival the staff were polite and attentative. We were booked to have a small afternoon tea on arrival but we arrived later then expected and so waited until the next day to have this. Our room was big and the bed was huge, there was a turn down service and they left a little chocolate on our pillows, very nice touch. The bathroom was nice and clean and the shower powerful enough with loads of hot water. Tea, coffee making facilities were replenished and on arrival we had 2 bottles of still water in the room. The 5 course meal on the evening was one of the best we have had and just the right amount of food for each course. Breakfast was good and I liked the fact that there were more fruit juice then the normal apple and orange. We went for a walk into Windermere which took about 20mins and then I was looking forward to our afternoon tea and I wasn't disappointed. We had sandwiches, shortcake, little carrot cake and the most amazing scones I have ever tasted with jam and clotted cream and this was washed down with a lovely pot of tea. We sat and had this in the lounge near a roaring fire which was great after being outside in the cold. The staff were all very polite and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. There is a pool but we did not get round to using this so cannot comment on it but last night it was getting used by a few of the guests. I am now looking forward to our next stay. Thank you to all staff who made our stay such a lovely one!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Snowflake15

Thank you for your kind reveiw about the Lindeth Howe Hotel.
We at the hotel pride ourselves on a friendly service and high standards towards all our guest's and are so delighted when guest enjoy there stay with us so much.
I will let Marc our head chef know how much you enjoyed dinner with us and I will pass on your comments to our heads of department who will let there teams know.

Thank you

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

For me, going to the Lakes is food for the soul. Your eyes feast upon the countryside and you drink in the view.

And what a view it was this past week. Late October is a superb time to visit as the palette of Autumn colours on display is breathtaking.

Nestled in the trees not far from Bowness-on-Windermere is the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, where we (and that means me, my wife and two children) stayed for two nights this past week.

My wife and I had stayed at the hotel about 10 years ago, when it was family-owned, with superb food and ambience, log fires, nice whiskeys and wine.

And now, with the hotel in different hands and expanded, it still manages to retain that cosy feel. It retains a sense of style and a commitment to treating guests properly.

The family room we were in had ample space and the boys particularly liked the fact someone made their beds for them - and came in later to turn the beds down and lay a little chocolate on their pillows.

The dining room was traditional, and the five course meal - complete with sorbet (which came as a surprise to the boys) - was some of the best food we have experienced. From the curried Cornish Crab to the pumpkin gnocchi, and from the hake to the char, the food was cooked to perfection. Even the breakfast was fine dining.

Guests wore smart attire for dinner. Not overly so. Not fussy. Just smart. Going down for dinner meant something.

The restaurant fully deserves to be rated a Michelin star in the future - in fact, I think I saw a Michelin recommendation proudly displayed somewhere.

Nothing seemed too much trouble for the staff. A quick lunch and coffee while working in the library? not a problem. Fresh towels for use after a swim? There, ready.

There were only two things that I would mark the hotel down on. One, the cold tap wasn't that cold. And, the equipment in the fitness room looked a little tired - Beatrix Potter herself may have used it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Swiffin

Thank you for your kind words about the Lindeth Howe Hotel.
We at the hotel are so pleased when our guest's acknowledge the hard work that we put in and will be so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much.
I will pass on your comments to our heads of department who will let there teams know that there hard work is paying off.
i will look forward to seeing you back at the hotel in the future.

Thank you again

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We recently spent 4 nights at this hotel. We had a large room with a beautiful lake view. The room was well appointed. The bathroom was updated.
The public rooms were lovely with plenty of places to curl up with a good book!
The dining room food was outstanding. The chefs presentation was worthy of a five star restaurant.
There was one waiter, Tony, who was delightful. From there the service went downhill from wait staff to reception. Most of the staff seemed to be eastern european nd spoke poor English. There was no seeming .host or hostess overall to the property which to me is a given for this type of hotel. Food orders at breakfast were delivered wrong several times. We were not pleased.

Room Tip: Ask for a large lake view room. The other rooms are very small.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

A lovelly furnished and located hotel, with excellant food and good service. We were on a Travel Zoo offer and it lived up to good value and service. The only criticisum I had was although there was aa ample reception office the lady in charge made it clear she didnt want you in her office, so all the business was done in the hall which I found unsatisfactory and a little unfriendly.However the other staff made up for it, and were very pleasant and helpful. The barman inb particular who served us brandy in hot glassess certainly knew his business.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Alan M

Thank you for your kind Reveiw about the Lindeth Howe Hotel. We at the hotel do pride ourseleves on a friendly service towards our guest's at all times. I am so disappointed that you felt the way you did about our receptionist and i will look into the matter.
I hope this will not put off returning to the hotel in the future.

Regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Spent four nights here and just loved it. Beautiful, peaceful setting. 15 minute walk into village of Bowness via footpath. Close proximity to the Blackwell Arts & Crafts House. Service outstanding; the kind of place that always says "yes" to your requests. Wonderful food...appreciated the option of having a "snack" in one of the lounges or eating in the dining room. Breakfast was wonderful too.Very good at making arrangements for tours, taxis, etc. Spacious room with view of beautiful garden and a peek at the lake. Did have to tackle a fair number of stairs but they carried the luggage up for you (and brought it down at check out). This is the kind of place that restores the soul!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Peggionthego
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Peggie on the go

Thank you for your kind words about the Lindeth Howe Hotel. We at the hotel pride ourseleves on a friendly service without loosing any of the standards our guest would exspect from us. I will pass on your comments to the heads of departments who will let there teams know. I am so pleased the you enjoyed your stay with us and will look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We recently had a two night stay at this wonderful hotel after having read previous reviews. From the moment we arrived, we realised we had made a good choice. With superb food, excellent service, and extremely relaxing surroundings, we had the ideal opportunity to recharge the batteries, so to speak. Although not ideal weather to explore the beautiful gardens, it was nice to be able to start one of our walks, literally from the bottom of the garden, out into the adjoining lane. Definitely a place we will stay at again, hopefully in better weather.

Room Tip: Any of the gardens overlooking the gardens & looking out over the lake would be ideal.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TonyHolden, Manager at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Jackie G

Thank you for your kind words about the Lindeth Howe Hotel.We at the hotel pride ourselves on a high standard of service with a nice friendly atmosphere. I will pass on your wonderful words to our heads of department who will inform there teams.
I will look forward to seeing you back at the hotel in the near future.

regards

Paul Holden
Assistant Manager
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Property: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Address: Longtail Hill Lindeth Drive, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover peaceful surroundings and breathtaking views of the English Lake District at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. Located within walking distance of the lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, Lindeth Howe overlooks Lake Windermere, the largest lake in the country and the Cumbrian fells beyond.This unique 4 star country house hotel was once owned by the best-loved children's author Beatrix Potter, and boasts 34 beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges and a fantastic 2 AA Rosette Dining Room which is also open to non residents. Guests are also invited to relax by our indoor pool, sauna, fitness room and indulge themselves in various body treatments and massages. ... more   less 
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