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Elim Bank Hotel
candise382
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“Lovely b&b”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We stayed at the Elim Bank Hotel for 2 nights in June whilst we attended a wedding nearby. It was perfectly located for visiting Lake Windermere, within a ten minute walk to Bowness and a 25 minute walk to Windermere.
The b&b is old fashioned and some of the furniture in our room had seen better days, however is was spotlessly clean and has a lovely fresh smell.
Our family room - which had 2 double beds and a single plus room for a travel cot - was spacious, and the shower was large and very clean. It was at the top of the hotel - up 2 flights of stairs - but we were pre-warned about the stairs and they were not overly steep to carry little ones up. IMy one complaint would be the curtains - the room had sky light windows only covered with net curtains and so it was bright until late evening and again at dawn - not great with two small boys who wake at the slightest touvh of light!!
The breakfast was lovely - choice of juice/tea/coffee, cereals and cooked or continental breakfast and the cooked breakfast was delicious.
The owners were very friendly and welcoming and offered us umbrellas to use at the wedding and advice about where to visit with the children.
We had a great short break and if you are looking for a clean, pleasant base from which to explore the Lake District we would recommend the Elim Bank Hotel.

Room Tip: The large family room was spacious but withour blackout blinds it was very bright very early.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Just returned from Elim Bank, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere so much that we stayed an extra night! Margaret & Brian were as others have already stated very good hosts, and could not do enough to ensure that our stay was an enjoyable one. The rooms are slightly dated, however they are very clean and tidy... and very good value for money. Lovely fluffy white towels and clean fresh bedding, and a comfortable soft mattress, what more could you want? Flat screen TV (Thank Goodness for cbeebies)

Breakfast was very nice, lovely poached eggs and beans for myself and the full English breakfast for hubby and daughter...all fresh local produce. Very nice freshly brewed coffee....also orange juice and a selection of cereals and toast if you so wish.

We stayed with our 3 year old daughter, who did not want to leave The Lake District or Elim Bank Hotel, and gave Margaret & Brian a massive hug when it was time to leave.

We will be returning to Elim Bank when we visit Windermere again. If you want good honest value for money, clean and comfortable rooms, a hearty breakfast and very hospitable owners then Elim Bank is for you. Enjoy!! ; )

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We stayed at the Elim Bank Hotel for 2 nights recently and thought it was a lovely peaceful hotel. The owners were very helpful with my special bread for breakfast - however we thought the sausage and bacon had been pre-cooked. We have stayed in a lot of hotels and b and b's in Bowness and although this did not spoil our stay, we must say the breakfast was not one of the best we have had.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Myself and three others stayed in two of the family rooms.
We where welcomed by Brian and Margaret, who were so friendly and helpful and really couldn't do enough for us.
The hotel is in a perfect location, just a few minutes walk from the lake and Bowness.
The rooms where a great size, and very clean.
The breakfast was fantastic, and could win awards, not sure if it is local produce but it tasted like it
.... absolutely no complaints, and we will be staying here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Myself and my husband and our 4 month old daughter stayed here on 23rd April-27th and must say it was greatest holiday we had.Brian and Margaret were lovely and made sure our stay was home from home.Esp with having our little one with us .The hotel itself was clean and the room was perfect(well only for to sleep in ) the location was fab and 10 min walk you were at the lake along with resturants and shops on the way down.Were definetly being stay here again there alot we didnt see so hope be back soon.Thanks Brian and Margaret from the Dawkins family x

Room Tip: Nice quiet hotel
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

Stayed a couple of days in April. The hotel's located only a short walk from Bowness town centre and has adequate parking to the rear. We were welcomed by both Brian and Margaret, the friendly owners. Our room, although clean needed a lick of paint and furniture updating. Having said that, it's not marketed as a five star establishment hence me commenting on it being good value. The breakfasts were very good and served with a smile. Taking into account the somewhat dated room facilities, I'd still recommend the Elim Bank and I'm sure we'll revisit in the future.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

A lovely,cosy,clean B&B with friendly hosts. The location is great for Bowness & the breakfast was very nice. We found this B&B very good value for the money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Elim Bank Hotel
Address: Elim Bank Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Ranked #40 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
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Number of rooms: 7
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