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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a Birthday celebration and it was really special. I emailed ahead to let the owners know that it was a special occasion. We wee given a room upgrade and a present was left in the room for us! When we arrived we were served tea and cake and had a chat about things to do in the area,...

1Thank Paul E
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for a short break in November and cant say enough great things about The Archway and its hosts Denis & Anita. We stayed in the loft bedroom which had a stunning bathroom and equally stunning views of the nearby pikes. Denis & Anita are great hosts and incredibly interesting people to talk to. Little touches...

1Thank Jordy-UK
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review! We appreciate all your very kind and positive comments. We are happy you enjoyed the Coniston room. Denis will definitely make sure that you have your serving of plantain again when you visit again :-) Thanks again and we look forward to hosting you again. Best regards Denis and Anita,

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Archway Guesthouse. Perfect location, easy parking outside and fabulous hosts! Our room was lovely with a lovely view, large comfy bed and amazing ensuite bathroom! Also loved the handmade cake and tea we had on arrival and the handmade cookies in the room! The breakfast was great with lots...

1Thank tasha199
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review Natasha and Dave and it was great having you both stay here! It will be a special and very exciting new year for the both of you and we wish you all the best! You know where to find us when you need a restful break :-) Thanks for all the compliments! Best wishes. Denis...

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Christmas can be a tiring time of year, so my wife and I decided that a short break in the Lakes was in order. As we hadn't been to the lakes previously we checked Trip Advisor and chose The Archway. I can be a bit suspicious when I see so many glowing reviews but am pleased to say that they...

1Thank lordfk
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review George and Maria. It was so nice having you two stay with us during Christmas and we appreciate your comments. We are happy you enjoyed the Coniston room which does have a great view. Chef Denis is over the moon with your breakfast review :-) We hope to host you again in...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had the loveliest stay over Christmas! The rooms are lovely and comfortable, the location perfect for exploring Windermere and beyond, the breakfasts are perfect, and Anita and Denis are so lovely, welcoming and helpful. We would love to return another time!

1Thank Niklas v
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are happy that you and Michael enjoyed Christmas at The Archway. It was great having you both stay here; unfortunately we cannot control the weather, but there is always some Caribbean sunshine here :-) Thanks for your compliments regarding our breakfast. We look forward to having you both here again in the near future. Safe travels back to Australia....

Todmorden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very friendly and central B&B .. Denis and Anita made us feel very welcome, with home cooked cookies in the room.. breakfast was delicious, catered for vegetarian.. filled us up till tea time. We stayed in the rydal room which was the smallest of their rooms, but was still very confortable.. slept very well.. will definitely stay there again and...

1Thank heathpauline
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments re our B&B Pauline and Conrad. It is great to read that you enjoyed your short stay with us. Glad that you enjoyed our breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again this year! You may want to try our superior rooms next time :-) Also thanks for your recommendation. Kind regards, Denis and Anita

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a lovely stay at the Archway Guesthouse. When we arrived we were greeted with tea and cake! Anita and Denis were so welcoming and warm. The room was really cosy and had a great bathroom! There were little nice touches like cookies and homemade muffins. The breakfast was delicious and we experienced a 'little taste of the Carribean'!...

1Thank gazelms
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much Gareth and Victoria for your review! We appreciate you taking the time writing this and we are happy that you had a good two night stay with us at The Archway in the Windermere room :-) Apart from the "little taste of the Caribbean" there is always Caribbean sunshine at The Archway! Best wishes for the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Quite simply this is the best bed and breakfast I have ever stayed in and up there with some of the best hotels - and I have travelled a lot! Anita and Denis are two of the best hosts I have encountered - friendly, warm, charming and extremely helpful. They could not have done more to make my stay any...

1Thank thesecretlist2016
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Wow what a great review Sanjiv! Thank you very much for your very kind review which is very much appreciated by both of us. We are very happy that you found the Coniston a perfect haven for finishing your book. Please let us know when it will be published. We also look forward to hosting you and your spouse when...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

They were accommodating and friendly hosts. Very genuine too - in some B&Bs the owners feel like they're putting on an act, but certainly not here. As much food for breakfast as we could eat too. Delicious! I would highly recommend.

1Thank Ewan M
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are very happy with your lovely comments which we really appreciate, and also that you liked the Coniston room! Thank you so much Dominika and Ewan :-) We enjoyed talking to you and we happy to read that you had a great stay with us. Looking forward to having you stay again soon :-) Best wishes, Denis and Anita

Morecambe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Anita and Denis were the perfect hosts; we were welcomed with tea and cake, and they were friendly and offered us plenty of advice as to places to visit and where to eat etc. Their emails, both before and after our stay, were a nice touch and made us feel well looked after. The bedroom was a good size, and...

1Thank Yvette P
WindermereArchway, Owner at The Archway Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much Yvette and Mark for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us and what we have to offer. It was beautiful weather and a great time to celebrate Mark's birthday here. Thanks for the compliments and we are happy that you had a good stay with us. I have passed on your breakfast...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Archway Guesthouse- A good quality, small 4 star guesthouse in a quiet spot in Windermere village. We pride ourselves for giving all those little extras. All food locally sourced with an extensive award winning breakfast menu (homemade jam and marmalade) catering for all dietary requirements. Homemade biscuits in the rooms, as well as DVD/CD players and big comfy beds. Great location close to the station suitable for exploring the lakes with or without transport/ parking available. Breakfast included in the price. Prices are based on two people sharing per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Archway Guesthouse

Address: 13 College Road, Windermere LA23 1BU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: £79 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Archway Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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Archway Guesthouse Hotel Windermere
The Archway Guesthouse Windermere, Lake District
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“We stayed in the Windemere Room which was spacious with a great bathroom. The road outside was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles gazelms, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every room is fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles thesecretlist2016, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Centre of Windermere. Parking possible but limited so plan in advance.”
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“Conniston room has the best view of the mountains.”
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