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“Lovely guesthouse, very friendly.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lonsdale House
Certificate of Excellence
Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Lovely guesthouse, very friendly.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

I am writing this review on behalf of my parents.
Bought as a Christmas gift, Andrew could not do enough for us during the organising of the weekend to make it extra special for my parents. They were given a beautiful 4 poster room with special little touches which was absolutely lovely. They said the lounge/bar area was very cosy and the breakfasts were delicious. The location was perfect just minutes from the shops and the lake. They can't wait to return and we are also going to book later in the year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank zoe m
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a great review - it really is appreciated. We really enjoy what we do here at The Lonsdale and it is great meeting such nice people as your parents and making their stay so special. It makes all the hard work worthwhile when we put a smile on somebody's face and the icing on the cake is to receive an e-mail and/or a review thanking us - it is like a little pat on the back. Thanks again Zoe and we look forward to welcoming you later in the year and making your stay with us very special.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

we stayed at lonsdale house at the end of jan. 2 adults and our 1yr old daughter stayed in room 1 which is a luxury family room. A comfortable room, very friendly and helpful staff. Convenient location. Good breakfast. a couple of minor niggles were a humming heating system and a lack of a bath. (Although the manager did provide us with a baby bath ). Would stay again at the price found on laterooms website. ps. nice sherry on arrival.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bod3
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for your great review. If you let us know when you will be coming to stay with us again we will book you into a room with a bath rather than an en-suite shower room. Thanks for letting us know about the humming - British Gas came out and it was the Thermostatic Radiator valve in the room which was loose and as a result the pin inside was vibrating. The engineer tightened it up and all is well now.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in the Lonsdale for one night. Can't think of anything to complain about. The room I stayed in was nicely decorated and of good size. It was also well located on the main road, just minutes from the shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank Emma98765432
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Just returned from a fabulous weekend away at Lonsdale Guest House. Andrew the host welcomed us on arrival and showed us to our room which was one of the best rooms we have stayed in, immaculate and very warm which was cleaned everyday. Relaxing in their lounge/bar with a warm fire on a very comfortable sofa reading all the literature they have on all the attractions/activities the lakes have to offer. Ideally situated on the main road to Windermere Lake just a ten minute walk past the shops/pubs and restaurants. All the staff were very friendly and catered for all our needs and we cannot wait to return later in the year.
As i work in the tourist industry i have visited many places over the years and i can most definately say this guesthouse is amongst my favourites, just wished my stay was a little longer.

Room Tip: Me and Steven stayed in room 6 Four Poster room and we found this to be extremely comfortable and de...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbie m
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review. It was great to meet you and Steven and we are so pleased that you had a fabulous stay with us - especially with it being a birthday surprise. We look forward to welcoming you back later in the year when hopefully there will be a little less snow!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lovely warm welcome from Andrew who is very friendly and helpful (he carried our bags up the stairs, much appreciated). We stayed in room 9 which is spacious and has a lovely view of the lake. The staff are very nice and polite and always served a good breakfast. The rooms were clean and the towels were changed everyday. Our stay was great and it was just what we needed to unwind and recharge our batteries! Would recommend. Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wabow
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
It was lovely to meet you both and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The view from room 9 is stunning at the moment with all the snow on the hills - it looks like an Austrian postcard. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Passed Lonsdale House hundreds of times and always thought "I'll have to try there". Found it on a popular booking site for £29 per night (single occupancy, room only) What a find! Very warm welcome from the manager, Andrew. Very friendly and helpful guy. Gave me a family room - one double and a single bed at the back of the hotel. Very warm and clean room (room 4) Don't know if this has a lake view cos of the fog. Shower room was small but modern and nice and clean. The double bed was firm and really comfortable. Nice touch along with the hospitality tray was a small caraf of sherry as a welcoming drink (well done for that. I'm not a sherry drinker normally but I really appreciated it) There was a bit of noise from other guests in the hall and using sinks but this is to be expected. Wasn't that bad and it didn't spoil my stay
For the price I paid, almost anything would have been acceptable but this was a true bargain. Never been before but I'm definitely going back soon.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PBK69
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful and very kind review. We are rally pleased that you have discovered us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

My partner booked us a three night stay at the Lonsdale as a surprise for my birthday. It really was a great experience. We stayed in room 6 - a lovely four poster room which has recently been finished and the standard and decor was excellent from the antler chandelier and four poster bed to the complimentary sherry and lake district toffee. We were greated on arrival by the manager Andrew, what a genuinely nice guy and really helpful as we're all the staff - nothing was to much trouble. I am a Sous Chef in a Michelin stared restaurant and pride myself on knowing we'll cooked quality ingredients and that is exactly what we got at the Lonsdale - quality local ingredients we'll cooked and excellently presented. I thought Sal had spent a small fortune on this surprise and when pushed I could not believe the deal she had got. As the previous review has said we got the five star feeling and will definitely recommend and return.

Room Tip: The four poster room was stunning.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carlisle1975
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andrew762448, Manager at Lonsdale House, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your great review of The Lonsdale. It was lovely to meet you both and thank you for the card. Best of luck with the Marathon and we look forward to welcoming you back in June for the Great North Swim.
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Property: Lonsdale House
Address: Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lonsdale House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fantastic Central Location close to Lake Windermere, Beatrix Potter Attraction, Restaurants, shops etc. Having Lake View Rooms, Four Poster Rooms and Family Rooms. Parking on site. Guests can relax in the Lounge or have a drink at the well stocked bar. For a great holiday at a great price contact us and take advantage of our excellent deals. ... more   less 
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