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“Best stay in the UK”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bisoi B&B Suites

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Bisoi B&B Suites
Ranked #1 of 8 Braithwaite B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best stay in the UK”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Latrigg suite for two nights during our May 2014 driving tour of the UK and we both feel that the Lake District was a major highlight, primarily based on our stay at this lovely Bed and Breakfast. The facilities are wonderful, homey and comfortable, yet gorgeously decorated.

I travel a lot for business and hotel bathrooms are a pet peeve. This one is outstanding. The shower head has plenty of pressure and the temperature is always perfect. It may sound like a small thing, but coming home after a day out on the lake getting rained on, it's heaven!

Communication throughout the booking process was excellent. The service was perfectly balanced, warm and friendly without ever approaching overbearing or pushy. Breakfast in the room was a delight. Stewart and Judith were lovely hosts, available for questions and offering helpful tips for our stay. It was truly like staying with friends. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bisoi to friends and have already done so many times over!

Room Tip: Some reviewers mentioned noise from the floor above, but we never heard a peep.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathleen M
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you Kathy for that great review, and for your kind words.
You certainly had a good tour of the UK and amazed that you find the drivers here polite, although, yes, on the highways, in general they are.
It was really lovely meeting you and Mark, and you never know, we might pop in for a cuppa when in Florida.
Regards,
Stewart (and Judith)
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the best place you could ever hope to stay. I could end there. However, a little detail for those who need more persuasion...
The room itself is exceptionally comfortable, well-equipped and clean. Emphasis on the exceptional! It is difficult to get across, in words, just how incredible the accommodation at Bisoi is. You will just have to see it for yourself.
Stewart and Judith are superb hosts. They just know exactly how to deal with their guests.
The breakfast is fantastic! It might be worth staying at Bisoi just for that (if all the other reasons aren't enough for you!).
Just go there... you will be talking about it for weeks afterwards.

Room Tip: There's only two. We stayed on the ground floor and it was excellent (outside decking a big plu...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
What a lovely review Luke, thank you very much.
We were so pleased all your plans came together. Sophie was surprised when you drove up and she realised it wasn't a campsite. I would love to see your timed photo of you on one knee, proposing to her on the fells, and in great weather.
We wish you both lots of happiness, and hope to see you again.
Regards,
Stewart (and Judith)
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Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife & I looked everywhere for somewhere to stay for 8 nights in the Lake District with accommodation that compared to places we have stayed abroad- especially Homestay in New Zealand. There they have independent living units, with a separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom and you can have breakfast in your room (usually a continental breakfast delivered the day before). It's like looking for needles in haystacks to find anything like that in the UK!

But we really struck gold with Bisoi! It ticked all the boxes and more. Stuart & Judith are most attentive and welcomed us with tea and newly baked cakes. What's more, we had new cakes every day when we got back in the evening and we had fresh milk in a jug in the fridge for drinks- none of this artificial stuff you get in most B & Bs and hotels. There's even an expresso coffee machine.

The suites are purpose built and are luxurious- no expense spared. There's a separate lounge with leather & suede sofas, a separate bedroom with a very comfortable bed and lovely shower room, equipped with luxury towels and toiletries as well. We had the Latrigg suite, so outside we had our own veranda where we could sit and enjoy the view over the hills opposite. Yes the A66 runs in front as well, but Bisoi is set back from this and we had no problem with noise- especially as the bedroom is at the back.

Breakfast is ordered the night before and delivered personally to your lounge area by Judith and/or Stuart where you eat at your breakfast table at your own designated time. Choice of food is really good and if you want something not on the menu, they get it for you- in our case Apple juice (and they didn't get any old Apple Juice- it was the best)! We especially liked the granola with yogurt & fruit and the porridge is something else- best we have tasted anywhere.

It was kept superbly clean and we were well supplied with clean towels, linen, etc., even if we didn't really need them. If we had to find a fault, it would be the limited selection of TV channels (they use DTV, which is far fewer than Freeview/ Freesat), but as we didn't watch much TV that didn't really spoil our stay. They do also have a DVD and modern MP3(?) players if you don't want the telly.

All told, we have never stayed anywhere that compares to it in the UK and it deserves all the accolades it is getting. It claims to be good and it is- it really is superb!

Room Tip: There are only 2 rooms. We chose Latrigg on the ground floor so we had a veranda, but Skiddaw upsta...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Well thank you John for your excellent detailed review. It was a pleasure having you and Heather stay with us for the 8 nights. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your marathon tour of the UK and especially that you enjoyed Bisoi so much. You were very lucky with the weather, being able to sit on the patio before and after breakfast planning your day, and then again in the late afternoon with your afternoon tea and cakes.
We do hope that you visit us again.
Regards,
Stewart (and Judith)
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

All of the other reviews are accurate. Bisoi is a wonderful place to stay. There was so much more space than a typical room, the food was great and there are a lot of hill walks very close by. Highly recommend it

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you for your review Beth. It was good to see Peter relax after his nightmare drive to us and I hope he got back to Boston with less stress.You did have splendid weather for your walking.
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Stewart (and Judith)
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Stockport
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were lucky enough to spend 2 nights in the Skiddaw suite in late June, and I can honestly say that I cannot recommend Bisoi highly enough. The Skiddaw suite is blessed with breathtaking, panoramic views of the Skiddaw mountain range which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the luxurious living room. The bathroom and bedroom (complete with kingsize bed) are also fantastic and are far superior to your bog standard B&B. The breakfasts were superb- we had porridge, fruit platters, a full English breakfast and toast with homemade jams on both mornings we were there. And as a porridge connoisseur I would go as far as saying that Stewart's porridge was the best I have ever had the pleasure of tasting! Apparently Stewart's secret was/is the use of jumbo oats, so the first thing I did when I got home was to buy some jumbo oats- they have revolutionised my life! I digress somewhat, we also had fresh lemon drizzle cake waiting for us on our arrival. That was followed by delicious homemade chocolate brownies on our second day- it is worth staying at Bisoi for the food alone.

Braithwaite is a fantastic little village with more than its fair share of restaurants/pubs in walking distance from Bisoi. It is also a great base to explore Keswick and the beautiful mountains which are right on your doorstep.

There are only 2 suites at Bisoi. As a result you get an unrivalled personal service from Stewart and Judith which you simply wouldn't get at another B&B. Breakfast is brought to your room and Stewart, Judith and Oscar the dog are so friendly and attentive, they did everything in their powers to make our stay an unforgettable one.

In summary, if you are thinking of staying in a B&B in the Keswick area, look no further. The Skiddaw suite is 5 star luxury which, coupled with the amazing food, make for an unforgettable break. It has barely been a week since our stay but my wife and I are already planning our next stay at Bisoi.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah J
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Well, thank you so much for that in depth review Mark, and can I say it was a pleasure having you and Sarah stay with us.
I may have told you the secret to my porridge ingredience, however I didn't tell you how many times it has to bubble once it has boiled.
Thank you for helping Judith look for Oscar (he can smell dead sheep from 2 miles), although he would have returned eventually. I bet you cursed that you bumped into her on the final leg of The Coledale Horseshoe, adding another 15 minutes to your walk.
We look forward to your return.
Regards,
Stewart (and Judith)
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Every good comment has already been made and I agree with them all. We have just had 3 nights and we know the area well as we have stayed in Keswick many times. Having your own lounge with breakfast brought to you really works, its a great place. Since Judith and Stuart have had all the deserved praise I will add a bit of positive feedback on Braithwaite. Its a great location with 4 places to eat and 3 good pubs. Make sure you don't miss the Coledale as its tucked away out of site. Keswick is a nice walk through the fields and along streams via Portinscale. We ate twice at the Royal Oak, the second night we went for the child portions (for adults as well) as the portions were so large. You will have a great break at the Bisoi for sure.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us Kev and for giving a brief insight as to what Braithwaite has to offer. There are also two award winning restaurants within a short drive, these can be found on our website.
We do hope that we meet you and Jean again in the not to distant future.
Regards,
Stewart (and Judith)
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just had a lovely long weekend at Bisoi, stayed in the Skiddaw Suite, fabulous views, top quality fixtures and fittings, brilliant breakfast, what more can I say! Well yes I can say, Stewart and Judith were superb hosts, nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended, will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stewart_Tauber, Owner at Bisoi B&B Suites, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you Brian for making us your first review, and thank you for your lovely comments. It was great meeting you and Lynda and I hope that you enjoy your mini cruise later this week.
Regards,
Stewart (and Judith)
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Property: Bisoi B&B Suites
Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Braithwaite
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Braithwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bisoi B&B Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened 6th.April 2012, Bisoi was awarded 5* within 3 months. The highest accolade was awarded after a stayover by Visit England in July 2016, 5 star Gold and Breakfast award. It has consistently been awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. Each suite has an adjoining door to your own lounge overlooking Skiddaw and Latrigg, where you will be served your breakfast in peace, also a decanter of sherry in your lounge for your pre-dinner drinks. Free wifi and off the road parking. The village of Braithwaite is two miles from Keswick and has a good choice of real ale pubs which serve good bar meals and restaurants for finer food, in fact there are four eateries in walking distance. You can easily walk to several fells. ... more   less 
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