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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

After reading the reviews and looking on the website, myself and my partner felt highly disappointed. The room didnt feel like luxury, it reminded us of a premier inn. The website gave us false hope. There was no jaquzzi bath in the room, the bathroom was tiny. The shower didnt turn off properly and the bathroom door wouldnt shut properly...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you for your feedback following your stay. We're sorry tor read that you were not entirely satisfied and found us to be over rated. We are inspected yearly by the AA whom have rated us 5* Gold, the highest possible accolade awarded to guest houses. To be compared to a Premier Inn we feel is highly unrealistic...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Howbeck with my fiancè for her birthday with a deal through living social. The room we stayed in was set up really nice (Deepdale) and the chilled wine, chocs and rose petals on the bed were a nice touch! The three course evening meal and breakfast were both fantastic and the staff were really friendly and...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope your fiancé had a fabulous birthday. The romantic extras really are a lovely touch, especially if celebrating a special occasion. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Would highly recommend the Howbeck to all .Lovely friendly staff , excellent service and gorgeous room :) with an outside patio area. A surprise night away for my partner and i , we stayed in the Retreat suite , it was amazing !!! gorgeous room , big air spa bath with tv in the wall and a brillant shower ,we...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui, it was our pleasure to welcome you both to The Howbeck and we are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your surprise night away. We always love to hear that our guests plan to return and we look forward to your next visit. Please ensure you inform us you are return guests and we will guarantee our very best...

Reviewed 1 October 2013

Totally fab hotel . Friendly staff. Fantastic rooms. We had a four poster and the spa bathroom was out of this world. If you want to be spoilt choose this hotel. It's a few minutes walk from Windermere and about half an hour from bowness.

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, once again, we are thrilled to receive full marks across the scoreboard ad also to receive such lovely comments. We are so pleased that you felt, "spoiled" during your stay and we hope that you will return for a visit soon. With best wishes from all at The Howbeck.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2013

A lovely welcome awaited us when we arrived at The Howbeck. We were given complimentary coffee and biscuits in the comfortable lounge before being shown to our room. We stayed in the Greenburn mini suite which was wonderful. The room was tastefully decorated and spotless. The bathroom had a lovely large spa bath, perfect after a long drive. In the...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, we always strive to make our guests feel relaxed and comfortable from the moment they step through the door, so we are pleased that you were made to feel welcome. We pride ourselves on high levels of customer service as we feel it is at the heart of any successful business, so again, we are pleased to read...

Reviewed 1 October 2013

Would highly recommend The Howbeck to anyone!! All the staff were excellent & Jess went out of her way to welcome us, take our bags to our room, recommend restaurants, talk to us, very friendly. What can I say about the room... Well it was excellent & clean to a very high standard! The breakfast was delicious & we will...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, to be called, "the perfect place to stay in Windermere" is truly fantastic as we have so much competition. We are so pleased that you were happy with your room choice, breakfast and also that you have commented on the high levels of customer service. Your kind comments will be shared with Jess and the rest of the...

Wishaw, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We booked this guest house after looking online for a boutique b&b in the Lake District. It was a wee bit pricier than we had planned to spend, but it was marketed very well. We spent an extra £20 per night for a luxury room, and I think we were conned! Our luxury room was so small, there was only...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, firstly I would like to say that we are all highly disappointed to know that you weren't entirely satisfied with your stay. We always strive to please all of our guests, but sometimes it is just not possible. The main concern we have with such complaints is that nothing was mentioned during your 3 day stay. As we...

Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights for a quick break away, found this place on Travel Zoo and got a great deal. Lush room, well looked after and a very very comfy bed! Excellent breakfast and great service. In a nutshell, would recommend highly, we will be returning.

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, 5/5 across the scoreboard once again - we are sincerely grateful. It's fabulous to know that you plan to return and e will all look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards from all of the team.

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

A wee one night getaway. The Howbeck is well placed being walking distance to Windemere or Bowness. We stayed in Deepdale which was lovely, with an excellent shower. It's at the front of the house, at the top of the stairs - which could be a problem if you're a light sleeper. We took advantage of an overnight package deal,...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are pleased to read such lovely feedback following your stay in 'Deepdale', one of our Superior rooms. We are pleased that you found the package to be good value and that you were happy with the facilities that the room had to offer. We're sorry that you weren't asked to pre-order, it is usual procedure to contact...

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I had to cancel our stay at Howbeck, due to my elderly mother being taken ill. As I cancelled 48 hours before our booking they took the full £179 with neither an offer to rebook at a later date or a token gesture. This is made very clear on their website, but I (foolishly) expected that they might make an...

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Manageress_12, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review

We are saddened by this review as we fell that had the guests stayed, they would have had a most enjoyable stay and would have been well looked after. We truly appreciate that people sometimes have no other option but to cancel a stay, and we were sorry to hear of the circumstances surrounding this cancellation. We are an 11...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury AA Rated 5 star highly recommended, recently fully refurbished guest house just 2 mins walk from Windermere centre. A member of the "Best loved hotels of the world" all rooms have fantastic en-suites some with jacuzzis & massage showers. We have 1 luxury suite with private entrance and patio, double jacuzzi air bath, mood lighting, 2 tv's etc. If you are looking for somewhere special you will not find better in Windermere! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Howbeck

Address: Howbeck New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $183 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“we stayed in the Deepdale room but heard about a 4 poster bed room ;-) maybe you should ask,,,, either way the rooms are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front are prone to some road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles mlordy, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“luxury rooms have 4 posters etc”
 of 5 bubbles BoltonbigT, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We are sure all the rooms will be equally nice.”
 of 5 bubbles christinebQ6808DL, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Paying a bit extra for the four poster and spa bath was worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles traceyh253, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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