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The Ryebeck
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Reviewed 6 July 2008

Have just stayed at Fayrer Garden for 2 nights this weekend and would go back tomorrow. The hotel is fabulous, the decor superb, the food is fantastic and the staff wonderful. The setting is beautiful and the gardens lovely . Cannot recommend this hotel enough and cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 July 2008

We booked our stay through late rooms as I was having trouble finding a hotel for 'just a Saturday night' whilst attending a wedding at Storrs Hall. Really glad I chose this place, it was easy to find and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The gardens at the front are breathtaking and while you can see the lake from the rear I think the trees have grown considerably and are partially obscuring the lovely view.

Our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Lovely modern en-suite, certainly an ample size for our requirements and plenty of hangers in the wardrobe (always a pain when there aren't)!

No problem getting in gone midnight however no lie in, the dawn chorus, the noisiest I'd ever experienced, woke us bright and early to enjoy the Lakeland sunshine. Breakfast was wonderful, anything you could wish for was available and excellent quality and service too.

The lady on reception was very friendly and even asked if we had enjoyed our wedding when we came to book out. We will definitely return as the standards at this hotel are excellent and the gardens are beautiful.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 June 2008

Just come back from a relaxing break at this Hotel. Stayed in a room with views over the lovely gardens which are a credit.
The Food is mostly local produce from local suppliers and dinner is very much something to look forward to, as is the Cumberland Breakfast!
Mark the Manager and Staff are very helpful and cannot do enough to make your stay a very comfortable one.
This Hotel is in lovely surroundings and guarantees Great Service and fantastic food!

  • Stayed: June 2008
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Thank iocasti
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Reviewed 4 June 2008

This was a surprise Honeymoon destination for the Bride.
This was a Superior Lake View Room.

On being shown to our room on arrival the write up and pictures on the website for this hotel did not do it justice. Our room was at the back of the hotel with very large windows overlooking Lake Windermere. The decoration was excellent with the Four Poster Bed and matching mahogany bedside tables and furniture. Easy chairs, coffee table and TV set in the window area to enjoy the excellent views. Complimentary Tea/coffee making facilities as well as bottles of water. The bathroom had a corner jacquzzi bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin. Luxury fluffy white towelling robes, towels and the usual complimentary toiletries.

The Dining room was in the conservatory set on the back of the hotel enabling excellent views whilst dining. Food was excellent with a good choice on the menu which was varied each night.

We decided to have a light lunch at the hotel one day which was sandwiches/salad/crisps more than plenty for one person.

The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.
I would have classed this hotel as a Four Star Hotel and will be definitely come back again perhaps for one of our Anniversaries.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2008

From the moment we arrived, the service we received at this hotel was excellent. In the restaurant particularly, there is attention to detail with a minimum of fuss; on our first night, we mentioned our son's fish allergy to the waiter, and thereafter he received fish-free canapes on a separate plate - no need for any reminders. The staff - both local and Eastern European - were all extremely helpful and pleasant.

We had a garden view room which features on the hotel website and was very pleasant - it had a small bath and slightly temperamental shower. The boys had a standard room downstairs with a shower; this had a very limited view and was considerably smaller. Nevertheless, the package - which included a good breakfast and excellent four course dinner - was very reasonably priced, and we would visit again.

From the hotel it is possible to walk to the ferry and make a scenic seven mile round trip to Hill Top; the hotel is also within easy walking distance of Blackwells, the Arts and Crafts House, and of Bowness.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2008

We stayed for a two night weekend having booked a lake view room. We were delighted to be upgraded to a superior lake view room at no extra cost. However, we were surprised to discover that it smelt strongly of stale tobacco smoke which we were unable to remove completely even though we left windows wide open. In fairness the management display notices reminding guests of the 'no smoking' law, but obviously find it difficult to enforce!
The food on both nights was outstanding and the service excellent with helpful young staff and attentive manager. The dining room has good views of Lake Windermere and the hills beyond. We disliked the awful piped music which so often ruins a hotel's atmosphere. It is so peaceful at the Fayrer Garden and such lovely views do not deserve Doris Day at dinner nor Lakeland Radio for breakfast!! On this point, breakfast was also well presented with plenty of choice and delicious ingredients.
Good parking and pretty gardens, with a large terrace which will be very pleasant in the summer. A very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2008

We have just got back from 3 nights over easter at the Fayrer Garden House Hotel and would definitely recommend the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it had a very comfortable and relaxed homely feel. We went for a standard double and were allocated room 16 which had great views of the garden and was very nice. There is a large lounge, a smaller bar and large dining room which are great areas to relax in with views over the lake if the weather means you'd like to have a lazy morning or afternoon. Great breakfasts and nice evening meals, although probably a bit over priced, service was very good and great coffee. The guests covered a range of ages from 30+. Seemed like lots of visitors were regulars.
Overall, the hotel was very comfortable, I would put well above its 3*. The rooms don't have mini bars or other box ticking items to get the stars, they offer more than that - like the Thorntons Easter egg on Easter Sunday morning. It was better than any 4* I've stayed in!

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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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:
#3 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: £93 - £188 (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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Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

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