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“Outstanding hotel, staff and location”
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Stags Head
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Arrived the hotel and was checked in by lovely young man called Jamie. The facilities fulfilled our needs and the food was very good and also well priced. They had entertainment on at night, again were served by the helpful Jamie, who made our stay very enjoyable. Overall an excellent stay at the stags and we will be returning next summer with our family 10 out of 10. Best value for money in the lakes!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

The hotel was better than i'd hoped for after reading a few reviews. I was greeted warmly upon my arrival and given discount card for food & drink. Room was not huge but clean and well appointed. The location of the hotel is the main reason for 5/5 rating however. If you intend to travel on the lake or walk in the surrounding hills then you'd struggle to find a better location to start out from. If/when I return to Windermere i'll be staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Hal and Sharon from N. Ireland. Very comfortable place to stay, old fashioned but very clean and the staff are very pleasant. We were warned about the noise but were disappointed by the lack of it, we stayed on a Wednesday and Thursday night, the only two nights that there was no entertainment, we were going for the craic. The leisure facilities at the nearby Burnside Hotel, which is about a five-minute walk away, are very good and their Jacuzzi was the best I have used. Great location for sight seeing, close to all the best sights. All in all great value for money.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

stayed many times at the stags head hotel ,did notice the changes ,breakfast as good as any hotel in the lakes,great choice on menus ,highly reccomend the hot baguttes .rooms dated but very clean .staff always helpful,our only gripe would be the loss of the free parking at the belfield hotel caught us unaware and cost us £12 to feed the meter.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Wandered in, wasn't met with menus, had to find my own. Found a seat, chose food, went to the bar and was met by a rude, obnoxious, dismissive character, who took the micky out of us. Was aggressive towards us and when we asked to pay said, 'well give us your card then'. I ordered a sunday roast, it was £6.95 and came with overcooked chicken a tea spoon of gravy, more bones than chicken and enough fat to grease a car for a few years. No apology given when I pass on my comments just 'okay'. Very bad service and chronic staff. Never again! Stay away!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I'd read the reviews before booking, so I knew what to expect. Check in was quick, recieved a discount card for food and drink, had a good laugh at the Friday night entertainment and went downstairs to the nightclub after the main bar shut and watched the Olympic fireworks. No car park, but one near enough, room was big, clean and cleaners came in after the first night. Breakfast was good and served quickly, we were only on a boozy birthday do and it was ideal for us!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Don't come here expecting 5 star accommodation, read the reviews, know what to expect and you won't be disappointed.

Check in is 2.00pm but we arrived at 12.30pm and as the room was ready we were allowed to check in.

The room was as we expected with old furnishings, old decor but spotlessly clean with clean beds, clean sheets and a spotlessly clean modern bathroom. There was plenty of storage space for 2 adults and 2 kids with 3/4 days worth of clothes and walking gear. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided and there is a small flat screen TV with about 20 channels.

Breakfast is included in the price and what a breakfast it is. Fully cooked including cumberland sausage, bacon, hash browns, eggs how you like them and black pudding. Fresh kippers are also offered as an alternative or you can have bacon or other cooked products on toast or floured baps.

Residents are entitled to 10% discount on drinks from the bar and on bar food. Real ale drinkers are offered a choice of 3/4 different tipples and the usual mass produced drinks are also available. The bar food was a real surprise, for £6/7 they offer real good value meals in an area where good value is hard to find. I had steak and kidney pudding with really thick cut chips one night and my wife had a thick cut of gammon topped with egg. Some of the best pub food we have ever had.

Location wise it is excellent, right in the heart of Bowness, a two minute walk to the landing stages on Lake Windermere and an excellent base for exploring the rest of the lake district. Keswick is about a 40 minute drive away.

Guests are also able to use the leisure facilities at the nearby Burnside Hotel which is about a five minute walk away.

As kids stay free we paid £65 per night for the four of us, that's £16.25 pppn which is unbelievable value.

So as I said at the top if you want 5 star luxury or even 4 star luxury go elsewhere but if you want clean, great value accommodation with good food and good beer the Stags Head could be for you.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Stags Head

Address: Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $95 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stags Head 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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