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The Burn How Garden House Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
berkshire
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“Excellent hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights with our teenage son at the end of February. Rooms are of a good size and very clean. Always a hit with teenagers when you get free wi fi in rooms too. Decor in need of an update but wasn't a major problem. Staff made us feel very welcome and breakfast was excellent. Evening meal was of a very high standard although a little pricey. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and have booked to come back for a week in August.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 21 March 2013
It will be nice to welcome you back in August, take a look at our new lite bite and supper menu, which we have done since you were last with us. Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

We arrived early at 10.30am and the reception staff were friendly and welcoming. As our rooms hadnot been let the night before we could have they keys straight away. The girl took us to our room and explained how the keys worked and checked the heating was on in our rooms.
The hotel is ideally situated near to both the town and the Lake and is a 5 minute walk from both.
We had a drink in the bar in the evening and again the staff were courteous and friendly.
Breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice from cereal, to fruit, yoghurts to full breakfasts or any combination you could think of. Plenty of toast fruit juce and hot drinks. We all had full breakfasts and they were done to order and delicvious. I left an item of clothing in my room in error, and the hotel kindly forwarded the item on to me. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely go to the hotel next time I visit Bowness

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2013
It is so nice to read your review, thank you for taking the time, and we hope that we will see you visiting again soon
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I stayed at the Burn How on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March with my mum as a treat for mother's day weekend. I cannot fault the experience - the staff were, without exception, friendly and efficient; the rooms were warm, comfortable and well appointed; and the dinner and breakfast choice outstanding - the new supper menu in particular offers really great value for money and a varied choice of favourites. There's loads of parking available and the hotel is located in the heart of Bowness close to the shores of Lake Windermere. The view of the hotel gardens from the restaurant and lounge is particularly attractive. I'll certainly be back again. Thanks to Mike and his team for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2013
Thank you for your kind review, it was nice to see you again along with mum, we all hope to see you soon
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed at the hotel Friday 15th feb to the Sunday very relaxing . Clean hotel friendly staff in a good location . We parked the car on the Friday pm & we didn't use it again until we left for home . Breakfast was good & plentiful :-)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
It is good to hear that you parked your car and did not use it for your weekend stay, as we try to encourage our guests to get involved in the campaign See More Drive Less.
We are in a very central location and we are within easy walking distance of the Lake for the steamers and the bus links.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Just returned after one night stay at Burn How Hotel with friends - lovely friendly welcome, each room has it's own parking space. Hotel looks a little tired on the outside but once inside, the room decor itself could not be faulted and the bathroom was spotless with a wonderful shower. Did not have an evening meal but breakfast was excellent with a large selection from cooked Cumbrian breakfast, omelettes, poached eggs to croissants, cereal, fresh fruit, yogurts etc. The only thing that spoilt our trip was the bed itself, very lumpy mattress and pillows but to be fair that may have been our particular room. This resulted in a night of no sleep and despite all the good points above, would probably result in us not stopping here in the future.

The hotel was in an excellent location for walking in to Bowness and I can recommend the Mela Indian Restaurant for an evening meal.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank firecon28
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
We were sorry to hear that you found you bed uncomfortable and that it spoilt your trip, we will certainly be looking into this, we are pleased that you enjoyed other points that you gave and thank you for taking the time to let us know .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We booked a Garden room because it had accommodation suitable for limited mobility guests; with a wet room, level access & parking right outside it was perfect. We had a wonderful meal in the restaurant on the Saturday evening & breakfast on Sunday exceeded expectations. Very comfortable rooms, a little dated in fixtures & fittings but the decor was bright & modern. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Thank you for your recommendation, and all you lovely comments, it is especially good to have feedback on our rooms which are suitable for our guests with limited mobility. We hope that you will visit us again
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Great value break during the kids 1/2 term holidays. Staff very helpful and good with kids. Breakfast great with large selection of hot and cold food. Location very handy for lake and close to centre of Bowness but not to close. Stayed in Chalet type family room which was a good size for the 4 of us but view not great . The hotel however has rooms with better views over garden. The bar and restaurant area in the main house are very pleasant . We will come again

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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officebh, Manager at The Burn How Garden House Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
It will be nice to welcome you back when you visit Bowness again.
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, as it is good to receive our guests feedback
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Property: The Burn How Garden House Hotel
Address: Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HH, England
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Burn How Garden House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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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Burn How Hotel
Best Western Bowness On Windermere
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