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2/3 Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#19 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
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If you’re looking for a traditional charming guest house in Bowness-on-Windermere, look no further than Melbourne Guest House. We are located only an 8 minute walk from Lake Windermere, and a few minutes away from the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Our location is perfect with many traditional shops, bar,s and restaurants around us, and a good base to explore the surrounding area of Ambleside, and Grasmere. All refurbished rooms at Melbourne have flat screen TV, tea coffee refreshments, towels. Free Cambrian Breakfast freshly cooked to order locally sourced, and a cold buffet will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Melbourne Guest House , free parking is available, subject to availability. We will provide everything we can to make your stay here special.
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Free private parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Complimentary instant cofffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Dining area
Seating area
Separate dining area
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Curtis Goodwin wrote a review Dec 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom20 contributions14 helpful votes
Everything you need from a B&B, affordable rates, clean room, great breakfast and even better service! We stayed for 2 nights whilst visiting Bowness and have zero complaints. Hosts are spot on, welcoming, great knowledge of local area and very chatty! Will be returning in the summer so will look to book in again
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
amandaandraz wrote a review Dec 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for a long weekend and we cannot fault the stay. The room was lovely and clean and well presented. The breakfast was delicious and the owners were really good hosts. Would stay here in again in a heartbeat. Really fantastic guest house and we really enjoyed our stay. Not too far from the centre, a great location.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ian A wrote a review Oct 2020
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We would like to thank Russell and Julie for their fantastic welcome. Julie upgraded our stay to their premium room without charge as my husband was probably too tall for the bedroom allocated . The guest house was spotless clean and I felt safe with the Covid measures in place. They were more than happy to recommend local places to eat and we were not disappointed. The breakfast was delicious and cooked to order, you could have as much toast as you wished . I would say nothing was too much trouble and we felt very at home. Would recommend this guest house to stay as just a 15 minute walk to the lake. We will definitely return to stay .
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cherrelleious wrote a review Sep 2020
England115 contributions52 helpful votes
Looking at practically every guest house/ hotel in the area I settled on this one due to number of wonderful comments about the owners. And they did not disappoint.. they were so lovely, accommodating and down to earth people. Even give recommendations and maps for local walks. I didn’t realise how perfect the location actually was. Walk down the street down left and your at the top of bowness bank. The guest house had parking outside (free) and 4 dedicated spots slightly further down the street. We managed to check in early end the room was clean and comfortable (no3) top floor. The breakfast was delicious, able to give times each day that suited us and our plans. Managed to sit in the same seat next to the window. We will return and thank you for a great few days away.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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K6010WTtony wrote a review Sep 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
They took full payment off me before showing me the room I could see why they did this as soon as I opened the door to this tiny singe room. The door wouldn’t open fully as it was restricted by the 3/4 bed 4ft wide. The room was 8.3 square meters. The door to the en-suit also hit the bed. We requested to be moved to a larger room and would have been happy to pay for an upgrade just to get out of that tiny room. At first she said they had no vacancies, until I pointed out that room 6 had just left a day early. She then blamed Booking.com and said they just put bookings in her diary without asking and that we had got a good price. She then said she can’t turn a room over that quick and had booked the cleaner for the next day. We later seen her cleaning that room. The photos shows room door hitting the bed. en-suite door hitting the bed at the other side of the room. This clearly demonstrates how small the room is even with a 3/4 bed. If they had a full size bed it would be almost impossible to access the room or en-suit. photo demonstrates how small en-suite my leg and arm up against the wash basin whilst sat on toilet (demonstration purposes) photo shows the children’s wardrobe it clearly shows we could not hang any adults clothing in there. The fifth photo shows the lock on the door it was very difficult to open from both side and would fear for our safety in the event of a fire. photo shows cob webs that were all around the room. photo shows one glass in the en-suit, further evidence that this is a single room.the photo shows less than half a toilet roll for two adults for two nights.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from julie leese, Owner at Melbourne Guest House
Responded 20 Nov 2020
We welcome the fact that guests can place honest reviews to help others in their choice of holiday, but i sincerely hope that future guests read this and see beyond the false incorrect statements you have made. In response firstly all Rooms are standard Double-en-suites and some have a Super king bed but all cosy and typically of the lakes style. The wardrobe and bed in your room was and is standard size. You did move all furniture in the room in order to take pictures, and damaged the door during your stay, but this is now repaired. All our guest rooms have new locks fitted to the standard required.. All have newly fitted carpets, New Duvets, carpets, and decor throughout and we pride ourselves in the cleanliness and safety of guests and in making everyone's stay the very best. There is no cleaner here only myself as owner which is why cleanliness is my top priority. I would not allow anyone to occupy a room given the situation with Covid without the correct sanitisation measures in place. We are fortunate in that the majority of our guests are nice people, they come to the lakes on holiday for an enjoyable break, good food, a clean and welcoming hotel which we provide. I am sorry that for you this is not the case and failing to obtain a refund for a free stay chose to place a negative review which is very sad.
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US$92 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melbourne Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Melbourne Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Royalty Cinema (0.06 miles), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (0.2 miles), and The Albert Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melbourne Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Melbourne Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Melbourne Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Melbourne Guest House?
Yes, free private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melbourne Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Graze, and Folk.
Is Melbourne Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Are there any historical sites close to Melbourne Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (3.1 miles), Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (1.7 miles), and Bridge House (4.8 miles).