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“Excellent hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Woodlands Windermere

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Woodlands Windermere
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Glasgow
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Woodlands for 3 nights. A the hotel was quiet we got to have a look at a couple of rooms, and choose the one we wanted. The staff were VERY helpful and friendly. The full English breakfast was excellent, and set us up for the day. This was our first trip to the Lake District, and we will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Although the hotel did not have a pool, we could have used the spa facilities at another hotel nearb...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BrennieGlasgow
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WoodlandsWindermere, Owner at Woodlands Windermere, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review of Woodlands, it is hugely important to know our guests have a great stay. We really hope to welcome you back to Woodlands in the very near future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lancashire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Just returned from a 2 night stay. Nice B&B but certainly not 5*
Good service & fantastic breakfast.
However the overall feel was it was trying to be boutique 5* but not quite meeting expectations for the money paid

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Glen00
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

I have just returned from a lovely few days in the stunning Lakes. My boyfriend and I stayed at the Woodlands and I can't recommend it enough. Excellent location and super friendly staff who go out of their way to help at all times. The added bonus of the spa facility really helped when it rained on Saturday and we had to cut our mountain hiking short for an afternoon! The breakfasts also set you up nicely for a day on foot...

Room Tip: The top of the house was great!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Happystay2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at woodlands last weekend as a last minute attempt to avoid another night on our wet and windy boat and were very glad we did. Lovely big room, well equipped bathroom and friendly staff. Will be heading there again soon!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jonmungus
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Great Asby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Being a biker you look for somewhere that is secure for your bike, and also good value for money

My bike was put behind the gate out of sight, for security reasons, even though the main car park is massive for a Windermere Guest House - an extra bonus for sure, which of course you have to pay extra for as you dont get these facilities with cheaper places do you !

Due to the immense heat that night i even had a fan in my room which was excellent

The hotel is very well presented, and extremely comfortable, and i was made to feel very welcome indeed

The breakfasts menu the following morning was HUGE......which is also top notch

Overall you will never be disappointed here, and the hosts are the friendliest people you could wish to meet

Biker or not - stay here OK

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MotorBikeHolidaysUK
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband rang and booked this for a one night stay as a surprise for my 40th birthday.

Upon arrival we were lucky to get the last parking bay and checked in at reception. The lady who greeted us was friendly and helpful and explained about breakfast times etc and where our room was located.

My husband was told when he booked it was the Executive Suite and at £140 for one night we expected something a bit special, especially as we have stayed as smaller guest houses and self catering lodges in the area before. Our room was only slightly larger than average with the main extra space being in the bathroom which had a separate bath and shower. The usual mod cons were provided ie hairdryer, iron, tea, coffee, tv etc however there were a few cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, a socket was loose when I attempted to recharge my mobile phone from it and there were a couple of bulbs off. The paintwork around the door was chipped and tired looking also. Really disappointing for what we were expecting to be an executive room on such a special occasion and definitely not worth what we had paid.

Later in the evening we asked the girl on the reception desk if she could recommend anywhere nice to eat in the local area. She looked blankly and said she couldn't and didn't understand (possibly Polish?). We were lucky however to find a lovely bistro in Bowness and enjoyed a delicious birthday meal which made up for the earlier disappointment.

Breakfast was nice, and served without too much of a wait which was good.

Overall, while we expect to pay extra for Lake District stays we felt £140 for one night in this suite was too much as the room was nothing special and hotel not 5 star as claimed. After reading reviews we were expecting more.

We feel there are a lot more hotels/guest houses in the area which offer similar or better accommodation for a lot less.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank jos1612
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Booked through Booking .com
The web page gives an impression of a boutique style hotel with flattering photos, In fact the guest house is shabby rather dusty & as other guests would testify is run by the staff who are very pleasant but can only do so much, We didn't see the owners during our stay. we booked a family room which had a -put you up style bed which was very uncomfortable, the bathroom was large but had a ridiculously small shower cubicle The restraunt is very tatty, the cooked breakfast was ok but the other options very limited, the bar was deserted all day & evening but could be manned if you rang the buzzer in reception but was closed by 10.30 as was Woodlands Guest House

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Aggibaggi
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Property: Woodlands Windermere
Address: New Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2EE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Woodlands Windermere 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A handsome Edwardian villa located on the peaceful side of the village. The 15 newly refurbished guest rooms with brand new en-suite shower rooms and White Company toiletries, include a choice of doubles and twin rooms, with two of them located on the ground floor. All rooms are well equipped with 19" flat screen Toshiba televisions, radio alarm clocks, hairdryer and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. Three of the rooms have King Size 4-poster beds and three of the rooms have super king size beds, if you really want to impress, flowers and/or champagne can be waiting for you in the room. There's a bar and residents' lounge where you can relax with a drink, and breakfast is served in the light and airy dining room. ... more   less 
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