I booked this hotel through bestwestern.com at a rate of £81 per night including breakfast.
The hotel itself is walking distance into Windermere, so whilst there is a car park, the bonus is that a night out means you can drink because you won't need your car.
Upon arriving you are met with an unusual set up - the hotel is made up of what seems to be three sectors - the main reception and restaurant (and possibly some rooms). Then across the courtyard there is the main rooms building which is where we were and then there appears to be some chalet type rooms. Unusual for any hotel in the UK, but not unpleasant.
Our room (20), was fine. The decor, like the building, is fairly old so don't expect any refurbished accommodation because it most certainly isn't. But, the bed was huge and the television also a fair size. The bathroom was clean and well kept.
We ate in the restaurant for breakfast on both days of our stay and found the food to be above average. Try the salmon with egg - they present it in an unusual way but I found it the best I have ever had.
The staff at the hotel were super friendly and very welcoming - we didn't meet any curt staff at all and that can be a downside of any hotel in the Lakes.
Overall, if you are looking for reasonably priced accommodation in a pleasant environment, you wouldn't go wrong here. But, don't expect an ultra-modern room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique Lake District hotel only two minutes stroll from Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The Burn How's unique layout is refreshingly different to most hotels; all of the bedrooms are located outside of the main building within the private grounds making the stay peaceful and relaxing for the discerning guest. You can take picturesque walks from the hotel, or cruise on Lake Windermere, and if you take the Post Knott walk and you find the hotels bench, bring back the inscription and you will have a drink on us. For the shopping magnets find a special Lakeland gift in the village only two minutes walk away. On your return from a full day, relax and meet friends or family in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar, or on pleasant summers evening sit out on the patio and take in the beautiful surroundings. Relax in the comfort of your room choosing from modern chalet style to four poster or traditional bedrooms. Most have private sun terraces. All have ensuite bathrooms, colour televisions, telephones and hot beverages. Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the rose garden and patio, with some having disabled facilities. There is ample free parking available. Experience English and French Cuisine made only from the freshest produce and served in the style in which Burn How Garden House Hotel is famous. Three courses and coffee is around £35.00 Per person. At the end of the day relax with family and friends in the congenial atmosphere of the lounge and bar or on a pleasant summers evening take in the beautiful surroundings of the patio and gardens. Shoppers and browsers will delight in the speciality stores and attractions in nearby Windermere and Bowness. Whilst a drive over the Hard Knott pass is for the courageous with its 1 in 3 and 2.5 Gradients - but the views are spectacular. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Burn How Hotel
- Best Western Bowness On Windermere
- Bowness-On-Windermere Best Western
- The Burn How Garden House Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District