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Eastbourne Guest House
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Sterile no character homophobic”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Second time in Bowness & we unfortunately choose another b&b as our usual was fully booked. I read most reviews and one stood up for me and now i have to agree.
Rude,homophobic & aggressive hostess. The meaning of a good greeting & welcoming customers is known to this person. I like to point out that i call her "she" as i don't know her name as she never introduced herself. At breakfast, once again no greeting and politeness is inexistent.
Room is dull yet clean. Only one window can be open. The stink of breakfast bacon & smoke fills the house.
If you are gay like i am don't bother coming in here spend your pink pound somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013
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15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

5 night stay early August. Were moved to the largest room, room 1 after 2 nights as we were staying longer then the other guests. No extra charge for the larger room. Clean, comfortable, quiet area and great breakfast. Very welcoming. Would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Me and my partner stayed at The Eastbourne last night. The room we had (number 3) was a very well presented clean spacious room with all facilities you require for a comfortable pleasant stay. The hotel its self is tucked away up a side street and offers private parking spaces. Its a 5-10 minute walk to Bowness town centre and Lake Windermere its self. Breakfast was good with a choice of cereal, youghurts, plus a full English breakfast (vegetarian option available- for those of you like me that are non meat eaters), fresh tea and coffee and prompt service by staff. Would highly recommend to stay at the Eastbourne fantastic value for money. Would defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

A very nice establishment. Handy to everything (about 5 minutes walk to the shops. 10 to the wharf.) Off street parking available and very security conscious. Good breakfast. Possibly lacks the little touches that distinguish the top-of-the-range B & B's but also lacks the price that goes with them as well. A well-priced, good quality, handily located and well maintained guesthouse in a nice, quiet setting.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Excellent friendly service, lovely clean rooms, breakfast was very good. On a quiet road off the main street, so really close to the lake, shops, restaurants... 5 min walk. Car parking space provided. Stayed for 3 nights, would definitely stay at The Eastbourne again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Norwich
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We did not realise when we booked that this was the weekend of the Great North swim in lake Windermere so we were lucky to get a booking anywhere!
This guest house had free parking and was well situated for shops, eating places (of which there were many) and the lake.Though the entrance area was not very impresive once we got up to our room we were very pleased with it.
We were able to have a vegetarian breakfast but they need to get better quality vegesausages and though the staff were polite they did not seem very relaxed and friendly.
We would stay here again if visiting Bowness.

Room Tip: Room 5 at the side - nice size room with modern ensuite and 5 foot bed.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed at the Eastbourne Guest House for the entire duration of our trip to Lake District.
It is slightly inside from the main road, but once you reach the place you will really like the location and the decor of the rooms.

We had breakfast included in our room rate (I dont remember if it was an option I had chosen, or if it is a default option), and we were so glad we did. The hosts are very welcoming, and prepare the breakfast all by themselves, which is very good by the way and has a fair number of choices, even for Indian Vegetarians like us (okay, we eat eggs!).

While the property isnt on the Lake directly, but the Bowness piers are only a 5-7 min walk through the market area, and there are many restaurants close to the guest house too. The manager also helped us book our Lake Supertours, as well as our taxi back to station on the day of the departure.

We'd highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a fairly decent accommodation at a reasonable price, with great breakfast and great hosts.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Eastbourne Guest House
Address: Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Eastbourne Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional and comfortable "adult only" Guest House with character features. Superior rooms have power showers and superior pocket sprung with memory foam beds with a choice of 5' King or 6' Super King beds. We also have saver doubles and kings for those travelling on a budget. ... more   less 
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