We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best in Bowness”
Review of Dene House

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Dene House
Certificate of Excellence
North west
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best in Bowness”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I honestly have nothing but good things to say about Dene house. Me and my husband have just returned from a fab stay here and we loved every minute. My husband found the hotel and what a great find it was. It's everything you would want in a B and B...great value for money, great rooms, great breakfast with plenty of choice, great location and brilliant staff! Having the use of the local spa was also another little treat and we loved our trip there! Rooms are cleaned everyday and as you come and go throughout your stay we were always greeted with a big smile from Ian and the other staff. The lady who was cooking brekkie each morning and cleaned our room was lovely to...I think her name was Lisa. Thank you also for the restaurant recommendation...we had a fab meal at villa positano.
Will definitely return in the near future. Thanks for a great stay...Kelly and Andy

  • Stayed May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Luly81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

516 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    459
    53
    2
    2
    0
See reviews for
36
356
31
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (101)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hinckley
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Simply superb! We visit the Lakes at least once a month and have stayed in many a B&B in Bowness and elsewhere but we've never been made to feel as welcome. The standard, quality and cleanliness of Dene House is exceptional. We stayed in a superior room with tasteful on trend decor and a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was extremely good with great attention to detail. The location couldn't be better - less than 5 mins walk to the lively town of Bowness with lots of restaurants and shops. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Helvellynfan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Motherwell
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We received a warm welcome from Lisa who made us feel at home. The coffee and home made ginger cake were very welcome after our journey. Our room was spotless as was the dining room and public areas. Breakfast was superb with plenty of choice. We'll done to all the staff at Dene House.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Bob W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Yorks
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

My partner said it would be churlish of me not to say that this is the holy grail amongst small hotels and guest houses. It is not churlish....it is hoping that somewhere in the world there is some place that simply takes my breath away. But I seriously doubt that anywhere else can come close to Dene House. So, almost reluctantly I have to say that this place is perfection. As the connesieurs will say the splendeour is in the detail. And there is no detail that is left untouched here. The room was not too much of anything but it was exactly enough of everything that makes you want to stay. The breakfast was ridiculously good. I have never before had a full English where I could not find a single droplet of oil or cooking fat. It was as if a culinary wizard had just said the magic word and the food was instantly cooked to perfection. All I can say is please don't find this place....because I want to keep it all to myself. Now that my dear Caroline is not churlish.....it is what we call selfish. It is perfection.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nos_reap
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We spent 3 nights at Dene House and were very very impressed with it. We were greeted on arrival by Lisa who was very helpful and Ian and Jenny made us very welcome during our stay. The breakfasts were excellent, the dining room is charming and the rooms and public areas are spotless. There is a lovely outdoor sitting area and parking is off the main road. The location is great and only 2 minutes walk from the centre of Bowness. We had a standard double room which was perfectly adequate but I think we will try one of their superior rooms when we return - which we will. Very happy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Christine S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
glos
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were greeted by Ian and shown to our room which was spotless, well equipped and quiet. After complimentary tea and home made cakes and shortbread we walked into town and the lake which took about 5 mins. Breakfast was the most delicious ever. Home made porridge and yogurts were tasty as too was the well cooked breakfast. So much choice.
Thank you. We will return if we travel that way again.Sue and Don Cheltenham

Room Tip: better than any hotel!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank donaldduckglos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We have stayed here before and I can honestly say you could not get a better place to stay.
Superior quality accommodation, excellent price. Breakfast is awesome. The complimentary tea and coffee on arrival is always a nice touch and most welcome after travelling. Our room was superb, roomy, airy, light, spotlessly clean and tidy, en suite shower room was great..Our room had also been redecorated since our last visit loved the decoration and furnishing. This is a top class place to stay only a few minutes walk from the lake and Bowness Village.. Ample parking facilities too. Excellent friendly and helpful owners and staff, nothing too much trouble.
Thank you Ian Jenny and staff for a brilliant stay. Looking forward to being back again soon.

Room Tip: Whichever room you chose you will be happy with. I have mobility problems so the ground floor room...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Pam W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bowness-on-Windermere
0.2 mi away
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Sp...
#9 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
2,878 reviews
0.0 mi away
The Burn How Garden House Hotel
The Burn How Garden House Hotel
#4 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
566 reviews
0.1 mi away
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
#7 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
1,398 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
The Ryebeck
The Ryebeck
#3 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
1,003 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier Collection
The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier C...
#8 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
377 reviews
1.4 mi away
Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Dene House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dene House

Property: Dene House
Address: Dene House Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dene House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Expedia, Evoline ltd and LateRooms so you can book your Dene House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Dene House Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere
Dene House Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing