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The Burn How Garden House Hotel
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Have stayed in the Burn How many times and have always been 100% satisfied but have not visited for a number of years. My wife and I decided to take a 3 night D/BB break in March and opted to return to the Burn How. What we discovered was the same standard of rooms (we stayed in a garden chalet which are excellent) large, comfortable, warm and maintained to the highest standard of cleanliness. The staff are still excellent, cheerful, efficient and will do their very best to meet your every need. The food is so tasteful and served to the very best standard. Breakfast is still excellent with a huge selection of cereals, yogurts, pastries and fresh fruit salads. The choice of cooked meals is excellent and cooked to your choice, no buffets at this hotel. What is oustanding is that these standards have been maintained from our very first visit until now. What is so satisfying is that after many years you can still visit this hotel and be confident that from check-in to departure you will obtain a very high standard of service from the staff, clean comfortable accommodation and a very good dining experience, and all of this is set in lovely grounds just a few minutes walk from Lake Windermere and Bowness.

Room Tip: The garden chalets are excellent (they are stone built) with private parking and most have a private...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review and it is so nice to pass reviews on to the staff of this nature.
It is also good to know that our standards have stayed the same on your visits and we hope this will continue for future visits

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed in one of the Garden Chalets for a two night break. We are a couple in our twenties and did not see anyone else our own age at this hotel but we had a great time and the staff were very friendly and helpfully. The room was clean and had everything we needed including an iron and full size ironing board. The bed was comfy and we had a great nights sleep. The water pressure was very good in the bathroom and towels were changed daily. Breakfast was great with a good choice. Just a short walk into the centre of Bowness which has plenty of restaurants and pubs.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

We hope that you will visit us again if you are in the area, thank you for taking the time to send a review of you stay

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

The service and quality of the food served in the hotel was excellent. Equal to that of a 5 * star hotel but without the pomp and ceremony!.
The breakfast table included freshly prepared fruit salad, berries,nuts,seeds,cereal, yogurts and pastries. This was all in addition to toast, cooked breakfast or a choice from an egg menu which included smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a choice of omelette. Amazing! Dinner was equally impressive and was cooked to perfection. We were offered a choice of luxury chocolates with our coffee. A lovely touch.
The hotel is in a nice quiet location but only a few minutes walk from Bowness. The rooms are very spacious and most over look a garden area and have their own patio which would be lovely to enjoy in the summer. We will certainly be returning.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

We look forward to being able to welcome you back to stay with us in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to send in your review.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Bowness has far too much motorized traffic and the hotel reflects this. Parking a nightmare of dinged body panels and reversing blind for oncoming traffic. Hotel a bit strange. Stayed in 'the lodge' a kind of separate house with attic rooms, other on-site chalet type rooms and other bits of accommodation all over the place. Shower very dangerous and unpredictable, bed linen not very clean (disgusting), bed like sleeping on a very large uncomfortable table. Breakfast buffet excellent but evening meal quite expensive and not really as described or very good. Decor is very tired and quite depressing, accompanied by the obligatory, far too loud, Muzak; for all the clientele with a battery budget for their hearing aids but not for modern, clean and efficient hotels, with decent parking.

Room Tip: Can't say due to the variety if buildings on-site. Maybe better than mine or not.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

We are sorry you didn't like your room and only wish you had told us when you were here and we would have endeavoured to change your room, and acted to try to correct your problems. All our rooms have a dedicated parking space within the quiet grounds so we cannot understand your description you have made

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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed one night dbb via travel zoo and it was great ! The service was polite and friendly, the chalet room was spacious,light and airy with all amenities, very clean, and with an outside balcony overlooking the gardens where you can sit and enjoy a nice pre-dinner glass of wine. The food was excellent, and the breakfast had a wonder full choice of fresh fruit and main choices that I,be experienced in any hotel ! Overall it was excellent and deserves patronising for the effort they make to make evrybodies stay enjoyable ! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed , and you are within a few minutes walk of the lake and bowness.

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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to send a review of your stay, we hope you will be able to visit us again

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Only spent a night here as on our way north. Got a great dinner B&B deal and represented phenomenal value for money. Welcome on arrival excellent and staff v helpful throughout. Rooms all seem to have individual parking which was convenient. Rooms good size, quite spacious and our bathroom was newly fitted. Shower not great but more and more I find current health and safety obsession means you don't get a decent hot shower. Restaurant was excellent. Dinner and breakfast both really good and restaurant ur ant surrounded by gardens full of bird life. Situated a short stroll from the village. I would return and would recommend

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for your review and recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our stay at the Burn How House was to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and it was made extra special by the staff. The check in was smooth and our room (15) overlooked the rose gardens with a small patio. The bed was large and comfortable, the bathroom spotless and with plenty of towels and toiletries.
The hotel is situated two minutes walk from the town centre and the lake. Our evening meal far surpassed our expectations, both starters of duck & prawns were delicious, while the steak & lamb mains were fabulous. We had been given a bottle of Moët as a gift and it was no trouble for it to be chilled and served with our meal which was a lovely gesture, as was the card from the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble for us and we felt that everyone enjoyed working here. Breakfast was immense with fresh fruit, yogurt and cereals to help yourself to or a choice of cooked breakfast, omelette or smoked salmon. It is no surprise that they have been awarded for their efforts. To summarise, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Bowness.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

We hope that we can make future celebrations just a good for you if you decided to come back and visit us again, thank you for all your positive comments that you made a joy to pass on to the staff

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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
#9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $99 - $242 (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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