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Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Just spent two nights at the Belsfield Hotel, Bowness LOVELY!

The views from the hotel are fabulous and the open fire in the lounge is a very cosy feature. The Belsfield is a beautiful old building with some stunning original features yet the bedroom was very modern and comfortable with a large en suite bath and shower. Plenty of variety at breakfast. Very pleasant staff and excellent location. Couldn't find fault with anything.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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gm_belsfield, General Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2012

Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you had taken the time to comment on the original features of the building as these are often overlooked by guests as the lake views from the hotel blurr there vision.
We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Great position for Bowness, with outstanding views. Would definately recommend for comfort and value! Looks like some rooms need updating, but ours was ok. Very comfy bed and soft linen sheets/duvet cover. Booked through travellzoo at a good price, including a bottle of wine in the room as well as 10% off food and drink. The food was great - just one complaint the dining room is quiet cold/draughty so the food didn't stay very warm. Good choice though and reasonable value.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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gm_belsfield, General Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

Thank you for your review and sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us. We have experienced heating circulation problems of late in the restaurant area but we are led to believe this has been rectified.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Enjoyed a peaceful 2 day break at the Belsfield in Bowness on Windermere. The hotel is in a great location with spectacular lake views from rooms overlooking Lake Windermere. Substantial full English breakfast available but could be warmer. Decor could be updated but adequately clean and tidy. All in all a great location to explore the Lake District delights.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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gm_belsfield, General Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

I am pleased you enjoyed your short break at the Belsfield. Your comment with regards to coolness of breakfast will be looked into.
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This hotel has one of the best staff that I have seen ...
They are always there to help whether you need extra keys, printouts of online booking.

Breakfast was good with nice variety.
Room was big and clean
Valentine night dinner was very well presented
Swimming pool was well maintained.

Stunning views of lake windemere
Above all to some hotel may seem old, but its true example of commerical old english heritage ..house... which I like..

Room Tip: Prefer a Lake view room, except the room on the tower .. its very small.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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gm_belsfield, General Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

I was pleased to read your comments with regards to the staff going the extra mile to meet all of your requirements. We all enjoy working at such a fantastic location and look forward to welcoming you back on Valentines day in 2013!!

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

On arrival in the car park my impression was of a Hotel that needed some TLC some of the wood seemed rotten and wires were trailing from the building. I was pleasantly surprised when we entered the building. The staff could not have been better, the views were tremendous and the location is perfect. The TV in our room was good and the Wifi worked well. The bathroom was dated but clean, the tiles had been painted and were fresh. The bathroom was extemely small though and so was the shower, no bath. Shame the fires downstairs were not real and our room was cold, a heater was provided when I asked at reception for one and this did warm our room up. The pool was large and pleasantly warm but could do with some TLC also. Decoration has obviously been carried out quite recently and the overall impression was that the Hotel is receiving investment but its going to take time. Some beautiful features and a treasure of a building. Really excellent helpful staff and extremely good value at £59 for 2 people bed and breakfast. Very happy with our choice and yes I would recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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gm_belsfield, General Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2012

Thank you for your comments following your recent stay. I have noted your observations with regards to first impressions and your comments with regards to TLC. We will take these on board as will remedy as we progress with our maintenance programme. The offer you booked on was extremely popular and one we will repeat during quieter times.

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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Sorry for the delay, but we have been waiting for our photos. We got married at the Belsfield in September 2011 and it was wonderful. Although it rained rather a lot on our wedding day, the setting, the staff, service, delicious and beautifully presented food, and the character of the hotel itself more than made up for this. The people who review this hotel as "tired" are totally missing the point - this is a REAL historical house, and the renovations are in keeping with the period, unlike some "pseudo historical" country house hotels. If you organise a wedding or special function here, you are not getting some bland conference room, but the feel of a stately home (especially in the beautiful "Adam Room", the magnificent "moonwaters Restaurant" over-looking the lake, and the drawing room areas - and at a price that is very reasonable, with an unsurpassed location. The staff were extremely helpful in making our day special, especially Mr. Jobson and Kate Conroy, who were very organised and knew exactly what they were doing. You really would have to "go some" to outshine this as a wedding venue in the Lake District - as all our guests agreed. Many of our guests stayed with us for the two nights and really had a great time. I'd post more photos (we just got the album today and are delighted - the setting is stunning) but most of them have identifiable people in them. I highly recommend this hotel for a special occasion, or just for a lovely break. Oh yes, you can just walk out of the French windows and straight down through the lovely private gardens to the lake - what more could you want?

Room Tip: Lake view room - if you can - even better, a suite or 4 poster......
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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gm_belsfield, General Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Thank you both for your generous feedback following your Special Day Last September. We allways enjoy special ocassions and Weddings are extra special and both Kate and I appreciate your kind comments. Our Location is unique not only in its setting but as you expressed so well the Belsfield is an Historic House and a magnificent venue for any ocassion.
We look forward to welcoming you back for your 1st Anniversary.

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

My husband and I stayed the Belsfield for one night as we were walking in the Lakes and managed to get a deal. Our room was cold even with the radiator on full, we had to plug in an additional heater to warm the room up whilst we went for something to eat. I didn't sllep too well as I woke up feeling cold. The window was single-glazed so when we pulled back the curtains in the morning we couldn't see out of it due to the condensation. Breakfast was ok, nothing special. This hotel is fine for a cheap and cheerful night away bit not for a special occasion. It is situated in a fantastic location but needs a lot of time and money spent on it.

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gm_belsfield, Manager at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2012

Thank you for your review following your recent stay. When the weather is as severe as it currently is we do keep the central heating on 24 hours a day to try to maintain satisfactory level of heating to our bedrooms. This is a challenge for us so we privide portable heaters to assist. I am sorry this was still not sufficient to keep you warm.

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Address: The Belsfield Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EL, England (Formerly The Belsfield Hotel Lake Windermere)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#4 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#7 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £131 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Bowness on the Eastern shore of Lake Windermere and directly overlooking the "Belle Isle", the Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield is the perfect place from which to enjoy a holiday in Windermere. Set in 6 acres of landscaped gardens the boutique hotel offers unparalleled views over Lake Windermere in the foreground, and on the farther shore can be seen the often snow-capped Langdale Pikes and the Fairfield Horseshoe. The Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield has 62 designer bedrooms, including 25 Lake View bedrooms and 12 Garden View rooms, with 2 Four Poster bedrooms and Suites all enjoying views looking down Lake Windermere. Dining is provided in the Belsfield Restaurant and Belsfield Brasserie, with drinks in the Lounge Bar and opportunities to relax and take tea or coffee in the Drawing Room and Library. The setting makes the hotel the perfect location for your dream wedding, with a beautiful new glass reception overlooking Lake Windermere creating a magnificent arrival. Facilities for up to 100 guests are available. Newly refurbished meeting rooms with state of the art conferencing facilities make the hotel the ideal venue for your company event in the Lake District. We are also able to assist in organising special events within the grounds for special motivational or sales driven events using tents and various performances. ... more   less 
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