My husband and I decided last minute to have a short break in the Lake District at New Year.We were given the name of the hotel by the Tourist Information Office as they had heard of a vacancy due to a prior cancellation.
It wasn't cheap but the whole experience from arrival to departure was wonderful.
We arrived on New Year's Eve and were given a good welcome We were shown to our room which had a four poster bed and had obviously been newly decorated with a new bathroom, new carpets and curtains.Coffee, tea, chocolate, water, fruit juice and biscuits were in plentiful supply.
The two day break had been well-organised by the hotel.New Year's Eve dinner comprised Bucks Fizz and canapes followed by a 6 course dinner, champagne and fireworks to celebrate the start of 2007. The tables were arranged to seat 4-6 people which encouraged everyone to socialize.
New Year's Day started off with a hearty breakfast, a free boat trip on Lake Windermere, afternoon tea and another 6 course evening dinner followed by by an optional game of charades. We left after a very tasty breakfast the following day.
What can we say about the food?!!- absolutely delicious- an excellent choice of menu, very well presented and served.
My husband and I regularly stay in hotels but there was something very special about the Burn How Hotel which many hotels fail to provide - pleasant staff who treat you personally, as if they care and can't do enough to make your stay memorable.
We can't compliment the hotel Manager and his staff enough.
I'm sure we shall return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- 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