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The Ryebeck
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We had booked four nights and had chosen a room overlooking the garden.
The receptionist was very welcoming, gave us a tour of the ground floor and showed us to our room. This was comfortable, beautifully furnished and clean.
We chose this hotel for its AA two-rosette restaurant and were not disappointed by any aspect of the food and service. All the waiters/waitresses were excellent and obviously well-known by guests who had previously stayed at the hotel. Food was very well-prepared and beautifully presented.
It was an excellent base for touring the southern Lake District.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

My husband and I have just returned from a 'special treat' at the Fayrer Garden - a one night stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hotel and grounds were lovely, the food excellent for both evening dinner and breakfast. However.... and it was very important to us...we booked this place for a quiet 'grown up' break and were horrified to find that it was overrun with screaming children who were part of a wedding party . Also we could not access the lounge rooms or the terrace on the afternoon of our arrival for fear of gatecrashing their party. We found what we thought would be a quiet corner of the garden but were soon invaded by screaming children.No fault on their part - kids scream, wedding guests often get drunk and noisy (done it myself a time or two!!) but it spoiled our very expensive treat and I think we should have been advised of the wedding on booking. TOP TIP ... make a point of asking - we will next time we book anything of this kind.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Maureen W
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

I am so pleased to have chosen Fayrer Garden from the advice of Trip Advisor. We have just returned from a 3 night stay and I have barely a bad word to say. Admittedly, the food in the restaurant was a tad hit and miss. We had extremely ropey starters but delicious mains and puddings on the night we ate there....and the view from the restaurant over the grounds and the lake are exceptional. The breakfast menu was extensive and mainly very good.
As a benchmark of how good this hotel was, my only complaint was that the pillows were uncomfortable! And while the hotel is beautiful, what really makes it in my eyes are the people that work there. Every single person that works at the Fayrer is exceptional - whether its the lovely young girl who makes up the rooms in the morning to the brilliant deputy manageress in the restaurant, the receptionist and waiting staff included. They really went the extra mile and helped make our stay so enjoyable. I have never had such universal good service.
One thing I would comment on though which is no criticism of Fayrer just a note. A lot of people on here are saying the hotel is a 15 minute walk from Bowness. We are very healthy, fit 30 somethings and I would say this is very misleading......more like 25 minutes on the way down and 40 on the way back as it is so uphill. Plus there is no path on the road so you need to take the back route into Bowness.
If you are looking for a relaxing stay in a beautiful hotel looking out over the Lake with impeccable service then this is the place for you

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We have visited this hotel a few times and always have found it friendly & relaxing. We had a standard room (16) which has excellent views of the garden and is very comfortable. The evening meal was excellent as well as the breakfast. Staff very friendly and would do anything for you. We will defintely be visiting again.

Room Tip: We have been in a room at the front with an beautiful view of the gardens
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

The staff were very helpful and friendly . The room was brilliant. We ate dinner one night which was superb.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Just been back to the Fayrer Garden after a couple of years and it really is better than ever.

Can't believe the last reviews, our expectation was already high since our last visit and Mark and his team didn't disappoint. As professional and friendly as ever, always having time to help us and make us feel special. The food is to die for, plenty of selection, always hot and great portion size, especially after a long walk in the hills!

Our room looked over the beautiful gardens and was spotlessly clean, as we expected. We will no doubt be back again soon as our memories of this fabulous hotel are cherished.

Room Tip: We love room 19, spacious with a lovely garden view
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

This is almost a very good hotel, but our room meant it rather poor value.

It is a typical Lakeland-style large house and has great gardens and views. The food and the service are excellent. The timing of dinner courses was well managed, contrary to some other views – perhaps they have taken note.

The public lounge is spacious and attractive. The fabric and decoration of all the hotel’s public spaces was in very good order,

My only concern was our room. It was one of the cheaper ‘Standard’ rooms which the hotel says are ‘cosy’ and with ‘limited views’. They are not kidding! See the photos of the views from the two windows. It was just big enough, with space for one small armchair. The room was in good decorative order, although the bed was not of the first quality.

I think it rather dear for a hotel with rooms like this, even allowing for the hotel’s other qualities. Perhaps if you pay more for a better room, the overall impression would justify the cost.

Room Tip: Don't get room 6!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AllanKnaik
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Additional Information about The Ryebeck

Address: Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £103 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ryebeck 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. We have a selection of pet friendly accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly for details. Please note that dogs are charged at £20.00 per dog per stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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