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Reviewed 30 September 2012

This was our first visit to the Lake District and to the Belsfield Hotel.
After checking in and receiving an access code for the free wi-fi we went up to our room, No.82.
The room was very clean with double glazed windows. It had a very comfortable bed, built-in wardrobe, flatscreen TV with Freeview, kettle and plenty of tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom was modern and spacious with a heated towel rail and white fluffy towels.

We didn't have a view of the lake from our room but we were staying at the hotel for a friend's wedding so we weren't in our room much anyway. The food was lovely and the staff were very helpful.

It was a bit busy at breakfast time as there was a Maserati convention happening in the hotel but the staff were very quick and we didn't have to wait very long to be seated.

Overall, we had a very pleasant stay in this wonderful picturesque location.

Room Tip: Room 82 doesn't have a lake view but it is a corner room so we didn't hear any noise from people in the corridors. I would recommend this room.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank SarahTee
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Amazing views over the lake, waking up each day to see a different picture. Staff were so friendly, hotel very clean. Food great. Location perfect. Gardens and terrace very good. Drinks prices a little expensive, but so were the other hotels. Good parking.Like most big older hotels, decor could be better but that did not deter from the great holiday.

Room Tip: we had the top floor, with great views
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sandra A
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Pros: Fabulous location and lots of parking. Cons: Tired interiors throughout. Dated & shabby. Bedrooms priced at least 40% above their standard. Trouser press not working /Grubby bathroom needs way more than a bit of regrouting that had been applied / No Gym/ No Laptop Lan connection/ Breakfast extra & not available till 7.30am, says 'No business travellers please'.
Owners (Corus) need only head South to Lancaster House Hotel for an example of what a modern customer focussed hotel should offer or head North to Hunday Manor. Both cheaper and 2 stars ahead of the Belsfield. Such a shame as a peerless location in Bowness, that alone keeps it in business I suspect. The dilema for the business, take the cash & under invest v refurb and justify the prices? Let me help, you'll only take my cash once.

Room Tip: Only experienced room 74 whcih was shabby.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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7  Thank Phil K
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights at the Belsfield on a bed and breakfast basis and really enjoyed the break. It's well worth spending a little bit more for a lake view - and these are better than those at the Old England down on the shore because of the elevated position. Didn't try the restaurant for an evening meal since there are so many options down in the town, but breakfast was ample and the staff were very friendly. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: Always request a lake view!
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tyke50
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

We had a one night stay Fri 7th Sept booked in a double lake view room. We arrived about noon and checked in and was pleasantly surprised that our room was available. We were allocated room 62 which whilst perfectly adequate was a little small and near the far end of the building so not directly over looking the lake. We asked if we could be moved and were given the keys to 52 which was absolutely perfect. This room was a little bit bigger that 62 but this was right at the centre of the hotel with a view to die for of the lake and the perfectly manicured gardens. Thanks to the girls on reception for this as they were so helpful in changing our room. The hotel certainly has an old world charm about it with leather sofas in the lounges to relax in whilst watching the view of the lake. The bar area is small but walk through the doors and you can sit out on the tables in the garden/patio area and watch all the hustle and bustle below from a tranquil elevated view. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant so can't comment on the food but we did have a lovely afternoon tea on Saturday afternoon before heading off home. Another great point of the hotel is the ample on site free parking

Room Tip: Rooms in the middle of the building look directly out to the Lake
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank SimonLeedsEngland
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