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Tarn Hows Guest House
Ranked #81 of 173 Keswick B&B and Inns
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Birthday bliss”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Found this lovely guest house by accident. What a find. Jan was so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms though small were excellent and very clean. It was comfortable, near to the town and restaurants and gave us everthing we wanted. The breakfast was really good. I would recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Having not visited Tarn Hows since the days of Gill and Trevor, we were delighted to find that Janet and Graham have maintained the very high standards set. They were very friendly and helpful, and provided an excellent breakfast! We'll continue to use and recommend Tarn Hows to any family and friends visiting Keswick.

Room Tip: All rooms are well furnished and spotless. A couple of rooms have private , detached bathrooms, so...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester UK
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We booked this stay at relatively short notice and were pleased that we could be accomodated for one night rather than the seemingly obligatory minimum two nights at weekend as demanded by other establishments. The Tarn Hows is well placed being only a short walk from the town centre and having the bonus of off road parking.

On arrival we were made very welcome and shown to our room upstairs at the front of the house. It was wall designed,equipped and very comfortable.

To summarise the big plus points about the Tarn Howes..

1)Very welcoming hosts
2)Comfortable rooms
3)Very high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness
4)Great location
5)Off street parking
6) A strong contender for no 1 spot for best breakfast I have ever had !

The breakfast dining room was beautifully prepared with great attnetion to detail.

Other points to not are that free wifi is available and there is a guest computer in reception if you havent brought a suitable device.

Rather than using booking agencies,its perfectly possible to ring and book direct.

Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Neston, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Janet and Graham gave us a warm welcome. Very clean. Breakfasts really good and plenty of it. Recommend to anyone. The views are excellent from the bedrooms. Toiletries, towlels, tea and coffee are allavailable in your rooms. The flat screen the are ace. Must sample the local beers and sports bar.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We went last minute for a Saturday overnight stay at the beginning of March. We arrived late afternoon to a warm welcome from new owners Janet & Graham who immediately made us feel at ease (and home). Rooms are immaculate and we stayed in Room 5 which is a lovely comfortable double at the front of the house. Breakfast was yummy - well impressed with the full english and the local produce, eggs, sausage and bacon were fantastic. The dining room is well furnished and airy.

Janet & Graham's attention to detail makes this an outstanding place to stay- so much so that I recommended Tarn Hows to my mum and dad who are staying there for a week at the moment. My parents are both in their 70s and mum is not that mobile and this is their first holiday for a long while after a serious illness. However, I had no hesitation that they would be comfortable and looked after and I wasn't wrong. They are staying in the spacious ground floor room which has twin beds and large bathroom with walk in shower. They have use of the guest lounge downstairs and it is a real home from home - apparently they are being spoiled rotten - thank you Janet & Graham you are the best :-)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

stunning hotel , very welcoming hosts Janet and graham . excellent service . in quiet location but close to the center of keswick would recommend to everyone !look forward to returning later in the year . What a wonderfull place to stay

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester
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Reviewed 26 February 2013 via mobile

Tarn Hows has changed hands yet again, but the new proprietors, Graham and Janet, experienced hoteliers from Blackpool, are masters of the art of hospitality. Their friendly service and attention to detail enhance the beautifully appointed and comfortable accommodation. Home from home!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Tarn Hows Guest House
Address: 3-5 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tarn Hows Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tarn Hows is a traditional Victorian residence situated in a quiet location only a few minutes walk from the town centre, lake and all amenities. Keswick is the perfect base for your Lake District stay, and if you enjoy freshly- cooked local produce, comfortable, stylish and elegant accommodation with excellent service and hospitality, then Tarn Hows Guest House is the place for you. ... more   less 
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