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“Romantic break at The Howbeck, Windermere”
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The Howbeck
Ranked #19 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Romantic break at The Howbeck, Windermere”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

What a wonderful break this was.....From the moment we arrived the service was brilliant, professional and friendly. There were lots of special touches that made huge difference. Nothing was too much trouble for the helpful staff. The restaurant served good honest tasty food and was excellent value for money. The décor around the hotel was warm and tasteful, with lots of character. Each of the eleven bedrooms are individually decorated and designed to a high standard and the bathroom was fantastic, being smart, modern and very clean. The bed was large and comfy. A lovely touch the hotel offer is to be able to select and book the room of your choice. You can do this by viewing the different rooms on the hotel website. We will most definitely be going back and staying longer this time!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northern Brit
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This small hotel is situated in a very accesible part of Windemere. There is plenty of parking around so that was not an issue. Our room was well decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We had an evening meal that was tasty and well presented. Breakfasts were cooked on order so everything was fresh. The staff were attentive and freindly. I would definitely make a return visit.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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gateshead
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed here for my boyfriends birthday! its situated right in the middle of windermere. We had the Meregill Room, Which was beautiful, four poster bed, tv, and spa bath. Rose petals on bed, wine and chocolates on arrival, the room was gorgeous! We had dinner which was restaurant quality, as was breakfast. staff were all really efficient and friendly. Would use again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We arrived on Saturday afternoon an were greeted by the manager who was polite, very helpful and made me feel like nothing was too much.
Our room was comfortable and clean. We ate dinner at the hotel that evening which was superb along with the service. Again nothing was too much.
The position if hotel was perfect a very short walk to Windermere or a lovely longer walk down the hill to Bowness.
We will be recommending all our family and friends to the Howbeck and returning ourselves in not the to distant future.

  • Stayed June 2014
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swindon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Booked two nights for my honeymoon on arrival found we had lingmell suite which is front of house.we were concerned when we could hear everyone checking in and going upstairs.we were offered a room at the back of the house which was smaller and two single beds they said they would push together not great when on your honeymoon.As I am a light sleeper from 7-30 to 8-30am the traffic can be heard .i had email them to tell of our honeymoon and would of paid for any upgrade so I did offer to check out but was told I still had to pay full balance for the rest of our stay I didn't find them very accommodating as it was our honeymoon.On the plus side it is clean and tidy breakfast is good and on our last day we did go out to come back too a bottle of carva it was done a little to late

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Check in 2.30pm and given choice of menu for evening meal and breakfast,( thus ensuring fresh produce, prompt service and less waste for hotel.)

Perfect, professional yet friendly welcome by Jess.

All public areas nice, clean and modern.

We stayed in the Kilnhow room, lovely clean, compact room with everything you needed. Great Shower. We chose the 'romance package' and received fairy lights on bed, chocs and bottle of wine, a nice touch.

Hotel itself is ideally located, close to shops and cafes, and the Lakeland shop which is next to train station. Short car ride to the lake or if you are feeling energetic you could walk it!.

Evening meal was delicious, hubby had soup, I had fish cake for starter, followed by minted lamb and veg, finished with cheesecake, served by a nice dark haired girl, the courses came as quick or as slow as you wished. Breakfast the next morning was also lovely, with a choice of cereal, bread, toast, and option of cooked breakfast, all perfectly cooked.

Would definitely stay again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel and booked through rooms for romance, and the booking was straight forward and simple to use. The hotel is perfectly located between bowness and Windermere with more than enough excellent bars, cafés, and restaurants to choose from. We stayed in the windergill room which is a lovely size and well decorated, however the bathroom is looking a little tried and could use just a few minor repairs to the bath taps and a new floor. The only other recommendation we would give would be to fit a curtain to the smaller window that is above the bed. It does have a blind, but still let's through a lot of light. The breakfast at the hotel was excellent both mornings and clearly locally sourced. All members of staff were polite and very helpful and we look forward to staying again in the future.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Howbeck

Property: The Howbeck
Address: Howbeck New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury AA Rated 5 star highly recommended, recently fully refurbished guest house just 2 mins walk from Windermere centre. A member of the "Best loved hotels of the world" all rooms have fantastic en-suites some with jacuzzis & massage showers. We have 1 luxury suite with private entrance and patio, double jacuzzi air bath, mood lighting, 2 tv's etc. If you are looking for somewhere special you will not find better in Windermere! ... more   less 
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