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Dene House
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed a Dene House in March, to celebrate my 60th birthday. The welcome we received was second to none. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We will certainly stay there when we next visit the Lakes.

The breakfast was made to order, there was also a buffet consisting of cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and fresh fruit juice. The full english was enough to sustain us until around 4pm and it was delicious.

I cannot reccommend this hotel highly enough. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. I look forward to visiting you again in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your great review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a fantastic birthday. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have just returned from staying at Dene House. We went to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. What a fantastic place to stay. Would highly recommend this beautiful accommodation to anyone. We were greeted so warmly and the accommodation was spotless. The hospitality was superb. The breakfast was awesome and nothing was to much trouble for the owners. They said their aim was to ensure we enjoyed our stay. This we certainly did. The only sad part of our stay was that we had to come home, wish we could have stayed longer. Close to lake and shops, pubs and restaurants. Would certainly stay here again and again.

Room Tip: all rooms are good so whichever room you get a fantastic stay is certain
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

IT was a pleasure to meet you all and really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back again soon, you will always be very welcome.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is our first stay at Dene House and what an absolute pleasure from walking in to leaving, nothing was to much trouble. We spent 2 nights in room 6 and it was decorated to high standard & immaculately clean. There was everything you need in the rooms as well as a great touch of a fridge & wine glasses. On our arrival we had a very warm welcome from the owner Ian who showed us the breakfast room and made us a hot drink and some homemade short bread and cake baked by Lisa which I must say was gorgeous. This is then best welcome to any hotel we have had including some 5 star ones. Breakfast is amazing with lots of choice & everything was cooked to perfection. The home made yogurt over the fresh fruit was fantastic . I had the Welsh Rarebit for the first time & it was a great choice . We would definitely recommend Dene House without a doubt & we will be returning on our next visit to the Lake District. Thank you to you all for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CaVCh5
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you come back and visit us again, soon.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from another 2 days at Dene House and had a brilliant stay. 2nd time here and the location is ideal to walk into the centre of Bowness (5 mins) close to pubs, shops, etc. rooms are spotless and the breakfast is fantastic with a good choice available. Great new owners and the homemade cake and biscuits on arrival were delicious!! Will see you again soon!

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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thanks for your great review and we look forward to seeing you again, soon.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our Second time staying at Dene House in the past six months and once again our expectations were exceeded! The hospitality and service levels are second to none and you really want for nothing. From the homemade banana cake that greets you on your arrival to the fantastic choices on the breakfast menu to get you set for a long day around Cumbria it's all top notch! On the subject of breakfasts I implore you to try the Welsh rarebit. Phenomenal!

We stayed in Room 6 on this visit and I would be very quick to recommend it but that may mean that we miss out on that particular room on our next visit. :) So all I'll say is that having stayed in two different rooms now they were both beautifully decorated and very clean. Comfortable beds and hot powerful showers. You really couldn't want for more!

Throughout our stay we were made to feel very welcome, and throughout the slobbery kisses that greeted us as we came downstairs each morning were such a nice touch, (I better add here that they were provided by Freddie the dog!) we felt at all times if there was anything we wanted for then it would never have been too much trouble. All in all if this review isn't a good enough recommendation to stay at Dene House if you're visiting the Lakes then it's you're loss! Get it booked already!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thanks for your review. We will keep the rarebits on our breakfast menu as they are proving to be very popular.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

First impression was of a high standard. We were welcomed by a friendly and helpful owner, Ian. Once settled in we enjoyed tea and homemade shortbread biscuits. A lovley touch. A fantastic small but perfectly formed hotel in the perfect location, just a short walk from the pubsand restaurants. The hotel is excellent value and w ewill be back

Room Tip: Room 6 at the top of the hotel was lovely
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thank you very much for your great review. Look forward to welcoming you back to Dene House in the near future.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Warm and friendly welcome from Ian who has a good sense of humour. After being shown our room we were made tea and home made cakes. The house is lovely. Modern simple tasteful decor with quality carpets and furnishings but keeping the Victorian features. Immaculately clean. We had room 3 a superior room with I think a queen size bed, very comfortable. A large room but nice and warm with a modern en suite with powerful shower. Not even a water mark on the taps, very clean throughout. Hearty breakfast and nothing too much trouble. Dene house is just off the main Kendal road and quiet at night but only 5 mins walk to shops pubs restaurants and lake. We can recommend the lake cruise and lake shore walk. We didnt have chance to use the nearby spa because the weather was so lovely for walking by the lake. Have already recommended to family.

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Jenny S, Owner at Dene House, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Think you love Dene House as much as we do! Thank you for all your lovely comments and look forward to seeing you again.

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Additional Information about Dene House

Address: Dene House Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $101 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dene House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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