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The Burn How Garden House Hotel
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lake District Minibreak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Have just returned from a wonderful minibreak at the Burn How, all the staff were very friendly and made us feel extremely welcome. The breakfast was the best we have ever tasted and both days we were there we didn't feel the need to have any lunch as we had such an excellent breakfast. Our garden chalet room was spacious and very clean, it had everything we needed for a perfect stay. The hotel was in a great location a short walk from the lake in one direction and in the other within minutes from all the amenities Bowness has to offer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Burn How to family and friends and despite the torrential rain we had a fabulous time and can't wait to return to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Mellor H
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
It will be nice to have you return to stay with us and that you will recommend us to your family and friends, and that you had enjoyed your mini break despite the weather, and that you found plenty to do, and that you enjoyed our breakfasts.
We are in a good position to enjoy Bowness, and only a short walk to either the bus or boats to explore further a field.
We look forward to your return.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

We had an excellent stay at this hotel.It was in a good location.The room was very clean, and the food was of a high quality, the fresh fruit at breakfast was particularly good. The service was attentive, but not over-bearing or subservient. Overall a very pleasant stay, shame they could not have organised the weather!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
We do try to have everything right for the guests, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay along with the breakfast fruits. The weather, we do try hard to get right and most of the staff have sore knees requesting this!!
Hope you can return and see the Lakes when the sun-shines
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

What an amazing place to stay!!! Right in the heart of town yet very quite. Big family rooms, can easily accommodate up to 4 ppl. Only downside was bathroom, bit small, fine for me but a tall person could have little difficulty, very very clean.

If you are planning to go for family rooms I'd suggest ask for rooms which are in the middle. This will ensure you are bit away from reception and from road too. Though there is no issue of noise but just a personal preference :).

Food is also good. Had b'fast only but I can say it was yummy. You can have fruits and juice, or go for cooked food.

I'm just a social drinker so can't comment on bar but looked well stocked to me.

Rest photos will tell you.

  • Stayed June 2012
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Thank you for your review, yes we are only 5 minutes walk from the village centre. Our family garden chalets do accommodate 2 adults and 2 children with plenty space to spare.
We hope that if you come back to visit that you will try our restaurant and find that our evening meals are as good as the breakfasts.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We really enjoyed a three day stay at the Burn How Hotel in May. The staff are very kind, friendly and helpful and want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The hotel is spotloessly clean, the food excellent and the Chef to be commended. I would definitely go and visit again. - Oh and the gardens are beautiful!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
I have passed on your comments to the chef, which are always appreciated, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Burn How and our gardens.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed on a Thurs/Fri break so got a very good deal at £41 per person per night for a triple room. Our room had a disabled bathroom which was really good for mum. The surrounding gardens were beautiful and the breakfasts were excellent. The road to the hotel was on a bit of a hill, but then most on Bowness is! Staff were friendly and service excellent. We would stay again and recommend Burn Hows to others.

  • Stayed May 2012
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
We hope to welcome your return to the Burn How and thank you for your comments, we do have a variety of rooms to suit certain needs and we are always happy to discuss this with our guests for them to be able to escape, relax and unwind with us.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Lovely hotel. Big comfy rooms set around the gardens, chalet-style. Freindly, competant staff. Excellent food. What more can I say!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the hotel, it is nice to receive feedback from our guests
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

My husband booked the Burn How as a surprise for our 23rd wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived we were treated as special guests. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely and our evening meal was supurb. Waiting for us at breakfast the next morning was a beautiful anniversary card from the staff at the hotel! No pomp and ceremony just a card. I will never forget this kindness. The staff are amazing and super friendly without fuss. We had two night at the hotel and neither of us wanted to leave. We will be going back very soon. Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, it is so nice to know that you had an enjoyable anniversary and that you would like to return.
We look forward to seeing you in the future
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Property: The Burn How Garden House Hotel
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
#9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Burn How Hotel
Best Western Bowness On Windermere
Bowness-On-Windermere Best Western
The Burn How Garden House Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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