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“Realy clean and ideal base in the lake district” 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne Guest House
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Realy clean and ideal base in the lake district”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Great little B&B with no frills but a very warm welcome. realy good Full English Breakfast

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Clitheroe
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

Having booked a room over 6 weeks in advance to attend a wedding in the Lake District, I contacted the Melbourne 3 days prior to my booking, just out of courtesy, to check everything was ok. I was then told a `cock and bull` story that they had suffered some water damage over christmas and that they were in fact closed and had tried to contact all the guests that had bookings, to advise them of this. But they hadn`t contacted me despite having my phone number and email address. I got somebody to phone the same week and ask about availability and they were told they were open! I strongly suspect they wanted a 2 or more night booking in place of my 1 night booking. It took me several hours and phone calls to find another accomodation, thanks Melbourne for your un-professional and un-caring attitude. You are a disgrace to the hotel industry.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Clitheroekid72
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

We stayed for 2 nights and would recommend it for friendliness,location,cleanliness and tasty breakfast. We stayed in a double room whch had flat screen telly, tea/coffee making facilities and a comfatable bed. Our friend stayed in the single room which not en suite but shower and toilet within a few steps away and a dressing gown is provided. The single room was cosy and warm, the double a little chilly especially the bathroom as no heating in there but we adjusted (southerners!).There is a T.V lounge with gas flame fire to relax in. Bowness shops are at end of the road -a minutes walk.There is some limited free on the road parking outside but you may have to park in the next road,Beresford road, you can pull over just to unload suitcases and then find somewhere to park which is easier after 5pm.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank discotrevor1234
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

I stayed in the twin room with my 14 yr old niece in the busy period of August and whilst we were only looking for somewhere basic and close to the Lake to use as a base for a couple of days exploring we could not have been made more welcoming and have to say we both thoroughly enjoyed the delicious cooked breakfast that was always served with a smile - they were so filling we didnt eat again until early evening! and that is saying something with a teenager in tow!
The two brothers who run this B&B are welcoming and very accomodating & the rooms are kept very clean and airy - all with tea & coffee facilities complete with biscuits! I would have happily stayed longer than the 2 days and will definitely book again to return, the only downside would be parking can be difficult in busy times.

Stayed August 2010
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Thank pam041
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wales
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

Friendly welcome on arrival and for duration of stay. I stayed there for five nights and enjoyed my visit to Melbourne cottage very much. Breakfast was cooked perfectly, really big and excellent with choices of cereals. The only downside was that the single room was not ensuite unfortunately. The shower and the toilet are in separate rooms, down the corridor close enough to the bedroom- that didn't affect my stay. However, I was pleasantly surprised to have a slightly larger bed than a single bed size. The bed was comfortable and the tea making facilities with its biscuit was a nice addition after a long day sightseeing and walking. The room was looking at the back (not the front street) so very quiet.
The large lounge for guest use was nice too.
The location was superb!!! only 5-7 minutes walk to bowness town centre and lake Windermere. It is in a very quiet street and only 2-3 minutes walk up the street, there is a viewpoint called Biskey Howe viewpoint with magnificent views of lake Windermere. There is a cinema just outside the house as well which was very handy for the rainy evenings.
I would definitely recommend Melbourne cottage and would use it again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank liozon
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Cheshire
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

If you're looking for a basic place to rest your head and a good full English then this place will probably suit you. The rooms are small and a little dated but the guys who run it are very friendly and they provide a good breakfast. The centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere are only 5-10 mins walk away so it's a great central location. There is no car park but you can usually find a space to park on the road.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank love2travelx
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bolton
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

This Bed & Breakfast is Fantastic and is situated in a really good location just at the top of the hill in a quiet area. Breakfasts are the best me and my partner have tasted and are always served with a smile. The rooms are extremelly clean and contain everything you need.
The two gentlemen that own the Melbourne Guest House are extremelly freindly and will advise on restaurants and places to visit. We first visited the B&B when we were 20 years old have been coming back for 10 years and will continue to do so. I would recommend the Melbourne Guest House 100%.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank linzc
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Property: Melbourne Guest House
Address: 2/3 Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Ranked #40 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Melbourne Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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