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Southview Guest House
Ranked #24 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We have just spent 4 nights at Southview and had a wonderful time. The room was comfortable, clean and had all the amenities we needed. Barry and Kate were very accommodating, and it was no problem for us to change the days of our visit at short notice. Breakfast was delicious, varied and always very quick to be prepared. Barry advised us on some walking routes which we very much enjoyed. Whilst there are plenty of pubs and places to eat in Windermere, there is more choice in Bowness so we walked there each night for food (about 1 mile) The Village Inn is an absolute must, as is The Apple Pie in Ambleside (great cakes) and a tour of Hawkshead Brewery. A superb place to stay for a relaxing break, we will be back!! Helen and Dave, Gloucestershire

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Everything was really good, Kate and Barry were amazing as were the rest of their staff. The service was really good, the spa bath really did me some good and the bed was huge! I will be going back as in of Easter time, hope you enjoyed your chocolates Kate and Barry, we'll be back soon!
From Khai and Beth!

  • Stayed February 2014
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SouthviewGuesthouse, Owner at Southview Guest House, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
We loved the chocolates. Thank you very much. Hope to see you again soon!
Kate & Barry
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

We had a three night stay here in January 2014. I would choose to stay here again. We were greeted with homemade cake. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. Breakfasts were delicious. Located within a few minutes walk of resturants and pubs.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

I wanted to visit the Lake District for a few days but most of the hotels and guest houses were described as 'tired' 'In need of Renovation' or were far too expensive. I also needed one with a car park as I have difficulty walking. Found the Southview which when I phoned them was very helpful. when I booked the single room I was told that it was in the attic and did not have a lot of 'Sitting space.' The room is clean, freshly decorated and spacious enough for a single. Very comfortable bed and just enough room to get my laptop set up. Good wireless signal.
I do not swim so did not use the pool. There is a small library of books which is nice.

Very helpful staff with good info on places to eat. Near to two of the tour operators and the rail station. Good pub at the end of the road and a not bad Chinese restaurant opposite. Breakfasts were excellent with the exception both in range and quality of what was on offer although I thought the bacon was too salty. I'd certainly go back and would recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed here for two nights in January 2014 and were impressed with both the room and the breakfasts. The owners were welcoming and helpful and the bed incredibly comfortable. We would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Stayed in better for cheaper. Location pretty good 30 min walk to bowness. Its a lovely place to be Windermere but I won't be stayin here again, there plenty of room for improvement but each to their own I suppose.

  • Stayed October 2013
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SouthviewGuesthouse, Owner at Southview Guest House, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
We are very appreciative of the valuable service TripAdvisor provides both for the client and also for the useful feedback which helps us improve our service. However, it can at times pose a dilemma to the provider when a guest abuses the facilities on offer. The dilemma is whether to take the customer to task and risk a bad review.

In this case we felt that the customer did abuse our hospitality. While understandably accidents do happen, generally guests let us know so we can do something about it and more often than not we don’t charge for damage. However, these guests didn’t say anything and we passed the cleaning charges on to them and contacted them to tell them what we had done. As a result the guest is obviously unhappy about this as we received this mediocre review. This came as something of a surprise given how apparently happy the quests were on leaving.

On reflection, establishments such as ours entrust rooms to clients with the expectation that the guests will respect them and treat them as they would their own homes. We feel it is not unreasonable to charge for careless breakages and thoughtless damage done to the property even though you run the risk of a poor review.
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Our 4th time at Southview and would just like to say the same excellent service, rooms and breakfast a home from home thanks once again Kate and Barry . This time we also took our friends and they all rated everything highly. A little gem in close proximity to everything in Windermere can't wait to go again!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Southview Guest House
Address: 27 Cross Street, Windermere LA23 1AE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Southview Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Windermere, Southview offers charming 4-star guest house accommodation and a heated indoor swimming pool. The railway station is a 3-minute walk away.Each en suite room is individually decorated, featuring an LCD TV and a DVD player. Superior rooms have an en suite spa bath or a body jet shower. The Bar/ Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink. The hosts are friendly and welcoming and speak fluent Spanish. ... more   less 
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Southview Guest House Windermere, Lake District

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