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Holmlea Guest House
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lancashire
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great weekend break”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Made to feel welcome from the start, great to be able to leave the car and get lunch whilst our room was being made ready. Gill moved her car for us as my husband had an early start the next morning and she arranged an early breakfast for him too. Well positioned place for walking into Bowness and spoilt for choice for places to eat, although at busy times you do need to book for several places. Room was comfortable and had all we required, very clean and well equipped. Will definitely be recommending to friends.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thanks for your comments. It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again soon. Nothing was too much trouble and I'm glad we made your stay enjoyable.
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very friendly and welcoming. Jill went out of her way to make my stay enjoyable. Guest house was bright and clean and in a good location. Didn't have a cooked breakfast, but they looked lovely. Other guests were commenting positively. I will definitely return.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thanks Stuart for your comments. Hope to see you again soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at Holmlea in February. When we arrived we were welcomed by the lovely Jill. The room was absolutely spotless with modern décor & a lovely en-suite. Unfortunately we only booked for one night as we were had to stay over for a family funeral the next day. Jill kindly cooked us an early breakfast as we had to be on our way quite early. The breakfast very !!! good. Full English was all local produce. Will definitely be returning this year as it is only a few minutes walk from bars restaurants shops & Lake Windermere.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again soon.So glad to be of service.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

this guest house is lovely jill is a lovely lady made us very welcome love bowness-on-windermere been a couple of times now really nice place jill,s breakfast was the best rooms are spotless everything you need is there for you nice big bed with lovely soft pillows would recommend this to anyone would go back thanks jill had a great weekend carol and steve sunderland xxxx

Room Tip: you would have to try it for yourself lovely stay
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thanks Carol & Steve for taking the time to leave a lovely review of your stay. We're so pleased you felt welcome and enjoyed our hospitality. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Single rooms are overpriced and not even mildly pleasant. Bedding, pillows unattractive, very limited space, For what was presented, ridiculously overpriced and would not recommend to anybody. Breakfasts were fine but the hostess is not the friendliest and there is an atmosphere about the place that is not particularly pleasant either. I initially found her somewhat confrontational, demanding the bill be settled before I'd even had time to settle in myself. It was rude!

Room Tip: Dont choose Holmlea as they lock you in with payment as its probably the only way they get business.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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cumbriaboss, Manager at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay.

We are always friendly and polite with all guests and have a very good repeat customer database. As for the payment - our terms are clearly identified during the booking process.

We will look at changing the bedding in the single rooms and will be updating our pillows in the new year.

In the last couple of weeks our bathroom for the single rooms has been fully refurbished with new tiling and sanitwaryware to an excellent standard.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had lovely 4 days in Holmlea house. My parents,my daughters and both me and myself. We had total of three rooms. They are all beautifully presented and extremely clean.
Breakfast was wonderful.
Good location. Very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013
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cumbriaboss, Manager at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. So glad we were able to ensure you had an enjoyable stay at Holmlea.
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed here for a walking weekend and were made very welcome. The room was clean and comfortable with an excellent bathroom. Breakfasts were very tasty with a good menu. The town centre shops, bars and restaurants are only a couple of minutes walk away. We would certainly return to Holmlea. Well recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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cumbriaboss, Manager at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and so pleased you will recommend us to your friends and family.
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Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Property: Holmlea Guest House
Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holmlea Guest House is a quality bed and breakfast accommodation located in a prime, quiet location of Bowness on Windermere, very close to Lake Windermere. We cater exclusively for adults only and are unable to accommodate pets. Our comfortable bedrooms offer high standards of cleanliness and a relaxing retreat after a day on the fells or a leisurely cruise or walk. Guests that have booked direct and are staying two nights or more have free access to swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities at a nearby hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. Bowness village is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and is surrounded by magnificent countryside, scenic walks and breathtaking views. Bustling with activity throughout the year and offers specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts, crafts, cafes, restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions and Lake Windermere cruises. All within a few minutes stroll from our Guest House. Look no further than this perfect location from which to stay, relax, unwind and take home great memories of your short break in the Lake District. ... more   less 
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