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Monties Bed and Breakfast
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Hi we stayed only 1 night at Monties but we thought the rooms were really nicely decorated and the location was excellent for us. Cannot understand the bad reviews at all as the BnB is really rather good, I have stayed in much worse! The breakfast in the morning was good. The only downside perhaps for me was the parking issue, there were spaces at the back of the hotel but only enough for a few cars and it was quite difficult to get out as cars kept blocking you but this is not the hotels fault and with it being so central in Bowness you can understand this. Overall would not hesitate to use this BnB again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lakestay, Owner at Monties Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words and honesty. With guests like you that take the time to leave such reviews we remain truly grateful and very much look forward to welcoming you and any of your recommended friends to Monties.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I cannot understand any bad reviews for this B & B. Brilliant service, breakfast and price. We will definitely be coming back, me and my husband enjoyed a brilliant mid-week break thanks to Deborah and her staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Monties Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you for your kind and honest words, very much appreciated by myself and my team. We look forward to welcoming you both back again many times in the future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Stayed midweek on a business trip. Fabulous Location very central. The room was nicely decorated with a comfortable bed and modern En suite bathroom. The breakfast was served in the lovely cafe with a choice of cereals and fresh fruit juice. The cooked breakfast was very good as was the fresh coffee. The Staff were very efficient and friendly and upon arrival a very nice gentleman advised us where to park and Deborah the owner was attentive to our requirements and made sure we had everything we needed during our short stay at this little gem of a B&B. I would definatley recomend it and I look forward to returning when next in the area.

Sue B

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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, Guest Relations Manager at Monties Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
Thank you, and thank you! After reading the last two reviews from end of June, it left us feeling very flat and frustrated so to read your review certainly cheered us up and helped remind us that we are getting it right and giving guests an enjoyable stay.
What a very positive feedback to share with our staff and we all look forward very much to welcoming you back again and again.
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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Do not stay here,very disorganised and unprofessional management,room was clean but then that would be down to a good cleaner/maid rather than any credit being given to management,we were double booked and asked to move between three other hotels,receiving various phone calls from the manger while she tried to decide where would best for her and where she would like us to stay no thought as to what we would like, i would say management are completely 'all about the money' rather than any care or consideration for their customers they are quite happy to say they have double booked your room so they can accommodate a private walk in booking and even turn you out of your room so they can receive the full monies off the walk in customer thus avoiding having to pay the 15% commission payment to booking.com for you staying there,breakfast was ok just very small again no doubt a money saving strategy for the management,we also discovered later through talking to other people in the area that Monties certainly hasnt got the best reputaion as a buisness,we were also spoke to in a disgusting and offensive manner because we were unhappy with the service,Monties is the worst place we have ever had the misfortune to stay in.Would definatley recommend to spend your well earned cash eleswhere as these people simply do not deserve your custom.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Monties Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Where we would normally look to answer each point raised in a review (good or bad) on this occasion due to Trip Advisor guidelines for business owners, we are unable to quote what this guest wrote in our visitors book. Suffice to say it is a complete contradiction to her review and more in line with all the other recurring positive reviews listed on this website. Judge for yourselves when you come to visit.
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St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Last minute booking to get away for the bank holiday. Drawn by the great location but was put off by some of the feedback and reviews about Monties so was a little worried. However, it was a really nice B&B to stay in. I've stayed in a quite a few in the Lakes and this is one i would definitely go back to again.

We had a large double room with a seperate bathroom just a few steps away. The room and bathroom where spotless and well decorated and finished. The staff were really helpful and very pleasant. We only had breakfast in the B&Q's coffee shop/cafe but it was good, a different and more limited menu from their coffee shop menu for non-residents but breakfast was nice with a choice of cereals and juices also. This is a great B&B to explore Windermere and Bowness and the perfect place to stay if you plan to visit restaurants or bars in the evening.

Not a negative, and sonething i was prepared for but it is in a busy central location so no free parking! The nearest car park is only a two minute walk down the road so it's not a problem.

Overall, we had a great weekend and would recomend. We plan to stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lakestay, Owner at Monties Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is unfortunate that current and future customers can be concerned or put off by old reviews but as you will have seen during your stay we do encourage our customers to review us on Trip Advisor and with the help of guests like you together we will paint a clear and truthful picture of Monties and what we offer.
We are delighted you had such a nice stay with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back again and again.
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Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

My wife and I booked an overnight stay. Our room was very nice, lovely decor. The staff here are fabulous very polite and friendly especially the gentleman who made our fabulous breakfast! Will most definatley stay again!! Many thanks!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Accomdation is well proportioned and nice decor. A pleasant stay but some issues firstly the TV in both my room and parents room either didn't work or would cut out. Need new aerial have stayed in Bowness on many occassions and the TV reception not a problem anywhere else.

Clock was 20 minutes fast - so up earlier than needed to be.

Breakfast was average burnt sausage, no hash brown (despite everyone else i was with getting one) small portions.

No parking though as they advertised - Hostess said your too late no spaces left. didn't suggest alternative or where the actual parking was. Suggested parking on double yellows.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Lakestay, Owner at Monties Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your comments.
Sorry that you had problems with the TV's in your rooms but had we been made aware at the time we could have rectified this immediately. With regard to the incorrect time on the clock, I can only assume this was caused by previous guest but thank you for bringing this to our attention.
However I am suprised to read your comments regarding breakfast as we are constantly complimented on them, both by guests in our visitors book and on booking.com reviews. Our only wish is that had you not been satisfied that you could have made a staff member aware so that we had the opportunity to rectify.
With regard to parking, we clearly state on our website and in our confirmations that it is available on a first come, first served basis due to our central location. When our parking spaces are occupied we always offer alternatives to guests at the nearby car park. As you were a one night only booking and checked in that evening, we suggested parking on the main street opposite the guesthouse as parking wardens are not on duty after 6pm, there are no double yellow lines there, so I think there was some confusion on your part.
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Property: Monties Bed and Breakfast
Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monties Bed and Breakfast is situated in the heart of Bowness village and is less than a five minute walk from Lake Windermere and Bowness Bay with its host of water activities. Bowness is a bustling village and has a real holiday feel in the evenings; there is a wide range of places to eat from fine restaurants, gastro pubs, various international restaurants as well as the more traditional pubs serving local ales - you really will be spoilt for choice. At Monties we offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation for couples and families, together with a fantastic breakfast. ... more   less 
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