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Green Gables Guest House
Ranked #63 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We booked this B&B for two nights based mostly on the positive reviews on 'tripadvisor'. We were very pleasantly welcomed by the bubbly Carole, who greeted us warmly. Green Gables is a very homely place and well decorated throughout. (nice carpets Carole) The two rooms we stayed in were on the top floor, easily acessible with en-suite and bathroom facilities. Both rooms were spotlessly clean. The parking was never an issue with free on street parking and a low cost overnight car park. Carole was always available for advice, from local restaurants to the best places to visit during our stay. We had read about the wonderful breakfast and were not disappointed, it was the best start to the day anyone could wish for. There was plenty of choice and we were asked if we had any particular dietry needs. Gillian was a little gem at breakfast, service was prompt and the food always hot.Sadly all good things come to an end, so thank you for the home from home . Because there are so many choices in the B&B world, the difference mainly rests in the personalities of the people who own and run these guest houses. If that is the case Carole, you will need to buy the property next door. (i know a great carpet company). Green Gables on my phones favourites list.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2012 via mobile

A smashing B&B in an excellent location - especially if you're using public transport to get around. Carol is a super host with a smile/story/piece of local advice whenever it's required. Room was spotless with everything you would need. Breakfast choice was really good. I stayed an extra night and would've stayed longer if I didn't have to get back to work! Definitely returning to Green Gables Windermere.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We just stayed one night, but the b and b was really welcoming. The rooms were lovely and very clean and we stayed in a 3 bed room which was great value. Breakfast was excellent and they catered well for vegetarians too. Parking is a little difficult if you want to park for free, but we paid in the car park opposite. Only slight negative is that check out was quite early and we could have done with an extra hour or two.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tinz70
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Guest house stays can vary greatly; sometimes you get the warm welcome followed by tepid accommodation - other times the reverse. It was very pleasing, therefore, that our lovely welcome from Carol was followed by one of the best stays we have enjoyed anywhere.
The house is a substantial and inviting period property offering very comfortable accommodation in well kept and spotlessly clean rooms. We were lucky to find a parking spot right outside the property but with the large car park opposite offering overnight parking for one pound this is never going to be an issue.
After a relaxed night we were presented with a hearty and wonderfully cooked breakfast, complete with the vibrant service of both Carol and Gillian.
We only stayed in Windermere for one night as we passed through; that we left wishing we were staying longer was due entirely to the welcome and service we received.
Thank you both; you provide an excellent service. Should we be in the area again you will be our first port of call.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Wonderful friendly welcome, great local knowledge. We had a very nice ensuite room, and the breakfast was delicious. The location is very convenient for the train station, yet is on a quiet and leafy street. Free wifi. All in all a really excellent B&B at a very reasonable choice. Three happy nights spent there and we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank 11Del24
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The owner Carol is always there to help. She does her best to keep everyone happy. Room was always clean and hotel is right in the city centre. Very easy to find when travelling with your own car and had no problem at all to park my car right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Very nice warm welcome from the owner who showed us to our room which was spacious and although our room had a private bathroom this was not a problem as it was only a couple of strides from the bedroom door and was for the sole use of my room. Located very centrally and a stroll into the town centre takes only a minute. Breakfast was bacon sandwiches because we left so early in the morning, these were freshly prepared and much appreciated. The guest house has a really nice friendly atmosphere and the Owner was happy to recommend eateries and help with directions. There is a large car park seconds away from the front door which we never had a problem parking a large van. Really happy with our stay and would recommend.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Green Gables Guest House

Address: 37 Broad Street, Windermere LA23 2AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: £63 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Gables Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Green Gables we have a very simple philosophy - clean, comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. We do not provide all the latest gizmos and gadgetry. Nor do we provide "boutique" style toiletries or membership to gyms or spas. If you really want these then please ask at the time of booking and we will adjust the price accordingly. We do not have a long list of rules and regulations and you will find us more like a "home from home" than a stuffy and strict place to stay. ... more   less 
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Green Gables Guest House Windermere, Lake District

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