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The Burn How Garden House Hotel
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We have stayed at the Burn How several times, Breakfasts are great so are the Fillet steaks, close to all amenities, always enjoy our return.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2012

We look foward to your return, to enjoy the breakfasts and the fillet steaks.
We have 2 of the ground floor rose garden rooms with wet room bathrooms whicha re accessable.

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Reviewed December 5, 2011

had a wonderful time at this hotel. Could.nt fault anything. The shalet was lovely decorated, spacious, and very clean. We have stayed in Bowness a few times in the past and this was definately the best we have stayed. The food was excellent, and the staff very friendly. Location excellent. What more can I say, 100% would go back again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2011

Thank you for your review, and why not try one of our other room types next time you come and stay, as we have various differnt ones in the grounds.

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Reviewed December 4, 2011

I stayed here for 1 night with my girl pal as a christmas treat!!
Its hard to find hotels in Bowness that do 1 night stays at weekend but thanks to Booking.com we found this gem.
Couldnt fault anything, we had a Garden Chalet which was very large 1 double and 1 single bed and a lovely clean bright bathroom.
Reception was warm and welcoming with pleasant staff hepful staff.
After a lovely evening in Bowness and a good night sleep we headed into the hotel for breakfast - great selection of fruit and cereals. Excellent selection of hot choices. Good attentive service.
All in all i would recommend this hotel to anyone. Thanks for making our night away great.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank des110468
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2011

We were pleased to read that you had an enjoyable weekend and we thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We do allow 1 night stays on a Saturday out of season and if rooms permitting during season too.
We hope that you will find time to visit us and Bowness again

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

We (2 adults and a 2 year old) stayed for 2 nights and had an enjoyable stay. We found the staff and service welcoming and efficient without being pushy. We thought the hotel did live up to the description on its website and to the comments from other trip advisor reviewers. As vegetarians we were pleased by the vegetarian section on the menu (with several options) rather than the usual single (V) or "special diets catered for on request" we usually see elsewhere. For myself I was also pleased that they had not followed the current fashion for dumping goats cheese on every veggie option which we encountered several times elsewhere in the lake district. We enjoyed the food but the breakfasts deserve a special mention with a great range of fresh fruit plus all the usual options. Perhaps the best test of a hotel is what happens when something goes wrong. Our hot water supply failed and I reported it at what looked like a bad time when the main dinner service was under way. However, a member of staff immediately left to deal with the problem and we were told it was working again before we had even finished our first course. We would be very happy to stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Colin G
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

It is nice to receive such a lovely review thank you for taking the time.
We do try to always have a good vegetarian selection and we are always pleased to chat with guests regarding their dietary needs.
We hope to welcome you back soon to the Burn How

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

My wife and I tried to book a hotel that I have stayed at a number of times but their email, you cannot book online, said they had no room but that I should try their sister hotel……why did they not check if they had availability and have them contact me, I ask!

No such problems with the Burn How and I was booked immediately for the following night at an excellent rate and duly arrived to a wonderfully warm welcome from Melissa who was to prove not only to be an excellent receptionist but also waitress and fount of knowledge!

We were given a large room in the house across the way and found it more than acceptable, in an older Lake District type way, spacious, very clean and very comfortable. Special praise for the modern bathroom with very good size bath to rest those aching limbs after a day’s leisure activities!

One downside was that the free WiFi was not available in this room, although Melissa indicated that it should be and may be because of the gloomy weather. However, it was available in the lounge and dining rooms which allowed me both a pint whilst my wife was getting ready for dinner and some credit with her for not using the computer in bed!! Incidentally, the Coniston Brewery’s Bluebird Ale is heartily recommended!

Dinner menu, food and wine were all excellent and very much appreciated particularly as there was only one other party of four staying. Breakfast was included in our room rate and, again, was excellent and everyone could not have been more attentive and helpful.

For a terrific value for money stay in the Lake District, I would urge readers to try this establishment…I have no doubt that we will be back there and not to the other hotel that could have had my business in their group if not their hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel., and given such wonderful comments.
I have passed your lovely comments on to Melissa, who wishes to send you her thanks too.
We are working on being able to receive a better Wi=Fi connection in our lodge and hope that next time you visit we will have this issue sorted.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Burn How

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Had a chalet room at our request was superb, spotless and toastie warm on a chilly November weekend. staff so attentive but not intrusive. breakfast brilliant. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2011

It is nice to know that guests prefer a certain room when they come to stay, and we can log this on our data base for future visits if you would like to e-mail us with your details

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Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stumbled across Burn How through the information centre and thank heavens we did. Everything was perfect the room was huge, bathroom was clean, fresh, new and stocked with exquisite cleansers and shampoo. The tea/coffee was always topped up with plentiful supply and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The position was in easy walking distance to the Lake and the town centre. The restaurant was superb and breakfast was the best we have ever had. The only downside for us was trying to park a large car in a small space but we found this throughout the whole of the UK

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2011

After stumbling onto the Burn How, it was good to read that you had spent an enjoyable stay with us.
We hope that you had a good trip home and that we may be able to welcome you back if you visit the U.K. again

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Address: Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HH, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $141 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Burn How Garden House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique Lake District hotel only two minutes stroll from Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The Burn How's unique layout is refreshingly different to most hotels; all of the bedrooms are located outside of the main building within the private grounds making the stay peaceful and relaxing for the discerning guest. You can take picturesque walks from the hotel, or cruise on Lake Windermere, and if you take the Post Knott walk and you find the hotels bench, bring back the inscription and you will have a drink on us. For the shopping magnets find a special Lakeland gift in the village only two minutes walk away. On your return from a full day, relax and meet friends or family in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar, or on pleasant summers evening sit out on the patio and take in the beautiful surroundings. Relax in the comfort of your room choosing from modern chalet style to four poster or traditional bedrooms. Most have private sun terraces. All have ensuite bathrooms, colour televisions, telephones and hot beverages. Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the rose garden and patio, with some having disabled facilities. There is ample free parking available. Experience English and French Cuisine made only from the freshest produce and served in the style in which Burn How Garden House Hotel is famous. Three courses and coffee is around £35.00 Per person. At the end of the day relax with family and friends in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar or on a pleasant summers evening take in the beautiful surroundings of the patio and gardens. Shoppers and browsers will delight in the speciality stores and attractions in nearby Windermere and Bowness. Whilst a drive over the Hard Knott pass is for the courageous with its 1 in 3 and 2.5 Gradients - but the views are spectacular. ... more   less 
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Best Western Bowness On Windermere
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