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Woodlands Windermere
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Preston
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great stay in the Lakes”
Reviewed 6 October 2008

This is the second time i have visited the hotel and now the refurbishment is complete it is even better than ever. Alan and Sarah are the perfect hosts and i would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Liked — The Owners
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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lytham
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2008

My husband and I have just returned from a weekend at The Woodlands hotel and we enjoyed it so much that I felt compelled to write a review.

The owners, Alan and Sarah and all the staff were so friendly and accommodating. We were made to feel extremely welcome and special.

The Hotel itself is immaculately clean and the decor is beautiful due to a major refurbishment done to a very high standard - with great taste I might add, I may be stealing a few ideas from the room we stayed in for our own house!!

The breakfasts were outstanding, compliments to the chef!

I will most certainly be recommending this Hotel to all my friends who are thinking of staying in the Lake District. This really is a fantastic Hotel for many reasons and we will definately be booking to come here again. Thank you to the owners and we will see you again very soon.

  • Liked — Absolutely everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank lancsLytham
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Blackpool
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2008

This is the third time that Barbara and I have stayed at the Woodlands Hotel and we shall be returning. Since our last stay, all the bedrooms and bathrooms have been refurbished to a very high standard.

The only breakfast I have ever had, in either quality or size, to match those cooked by Sarah and Alan was at a Borrowdale farm I visited while walking Coast to Coast several years ago. Another guest told me that I wouldn't finish it but I did.

Sarah and Alan treat their guests royally and comments from others while we were there were equally complimentary. Barbara was not well while we were at the Woodlands but management and staff went out of their way to make her comfortable.

Thanks for a great holiday, Sarah and Alan; you deserve your recently-awarded 5-star status.

  • Liked — The quality of the bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank DEHeaney
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Northants
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2008

This establishment acts as though it is a 5 star hotel Or "boutique hotel" on its website but it is a BED & BREAKFAST no more.
Yes they have updated their rooms and photographed them very cleverly.
We stayed in the Four poster room at the front, it was very small the ensuite must have originally been a wardrobe or small cupboard, there was no space to swing a cat!
The room over looks the main road whioch is very busy and despite new double glazing you can still hear the traffic all night.
The TV was new, so new thatit had not been set up properly, when I pointed this out in the morning I was told I should have "buzzed down" how I don't know as there is no in room telephones!

Breakfast was bearly adequate, my wife was looking forward to the fresh ingredients promised but instead it was cereals, tinned grapefruit bought in bakery items or a fry up!

This in my opinion is a OK B&B charging 5star hotel prices. We paid £110 for our room for 1 sunday night.

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  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MelB3
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sassy01, Owner at Woodlands Windermere, responded to this review, 30 July 2008
We are indeed a 5 star Guest House not a 5 star hotel, it is important when booking that you do some research . If you want a room that overlooks the Lake it is your responsibility to find one that does. If you a telephone in the room, find out if the hotel your staying in provides them. Complaining in the morning about a television that needs 10 seconds of tuning is frustrating for you and us, as clearly we could have done something about it the previous night. The overwhelming majority of our guests are more than happy with our breakfasts and they need no apology.
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London
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2008

Very friendly and helpful proprietors and staff. Our superb three-day stay started the moment we checked-in. After a few minutes' chat about food she gave us worthy recommendations on local restaurants. This tone of guidance continued throughout the stay. The hotel has been refurbished very tastefully. Our room seemed small but it did not matter as it was very comfortable and had all one would require for a relaxing time. Very conveniently situated for walking access to the centres of Windermere and Bowness. The owners cannot be equalled on their helpfulness! Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Newly refurbished (clean, modern); very helpful owners, ideally situated
  • Disliked — Slightly scramped bathroom
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Lammergeier
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UK
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2008

We (my husband and I) just came back from a wonderful stay at the Woodlands Hotel, at the Lake District. Our stay was perfect. In fact we ended up staying an extra night.

I had a peek at most of the rooms and I was amazed at how well they were designed. Each room was unique and so cosy that you feel you're at home than in a Hotel.

Alan was excellent; each day we stayed he would draw maps of where we should go and what we should do. It was brilliant - made our job so easy having little knowledge of the Lake District. Being vegetarian, Alan also recommended some lovely places to eat, which was nice. After deciding to stay another night, we asked to move into another room; Alan had no problems with this and moved us into an even better room!!! Honestly, he was the perfect host. Thank you very much, Alan, if you are reading this.

The Hotel itself is in a nice location so you can easily take a walk to Windermere or Bowness. We also managed to use the complimentary leisure centre - it was nice as we had the pool to ourselves and then enjoyed a lovely relaxing time in a sauna and steam room. The pool is quite small and looks very much like a public leisure centre so dont expect a lot, but we enjoyed it as we had the place to ourselves.

We went away for a romantic weekend being our first wedding anniversary and the Hotel was an excellent choice. I recommend this place wholeheartedly - you will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — Clean and well presented
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank MitaK
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Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2008

Stayed at this lovely hotel for one night passing through bowness. The woodlands has been renovated and the owners have put a lot of energy and thought into making this a top class yet inviting hotel. Perfect location, modern room and great lounge/breakfast area. The rooms have just been renovated and are superb. The breakfast was outstanding! The hotel has just recently gained a 5th star rating and it is well deserved! we will return again!!!

  • Liked — The rooms
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Brooklyn90
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Property: Woodlands Windermere
Address: New Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 2EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Woodlands Windermere 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A handsome Edwardian villa located on the peaceful side of the village. The 15 newly refurbished guest rooms with brand new en-suite shower rooms and White Company toiletries, include a choice of doubles and twin rooms, with two of them located on the ground floor. All rooms are well equipped with 19" flat screen Toshiba televisions, radio alarm clocks, hairdryer and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. Three of the rooms have King Size 4-poster beds and three of the rooms have super king size beds, if you really want to impress, flowers and/or champagne can be waiting for you in the room. There's a bar and residents' lounge where you can relax with a drink, and breakfast is served in the light and airy dining room. ... more   less 
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