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Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA England
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#11 of 13 hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
Hello Neighbour, we’d like to introduce you to our newly re-vamped hotel in the heart of Windermere, The Ro! Offering 87 beautifully refurbished en suite bedrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking, the Lake View’s restaurant & bar, and 24-hour room service. If it's a short break, a family getaway, a private meeting or event or to plan your magical wedding, The Ro team are at your disposal!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Polish, Romanian
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DenandMart wrote a review Yesterday
Nantwich, United Kingdom65 contributions40 helpful votes
We originally stayed here in July 2021 just after The Ro opened. They had a few teething problems and so asked us back to give them another chance. We returned in October and I can honestly say they far exceeded our expectations! We received an extremely warm welcome back from Khara and the rest of the team, had a beautiful lakeview room (the beds are soooo comfy!) and breakfast and dinner were absolutely delicious. The hotel is very stylish with lots of attention to detail and the restaurant and bar area are welcoming and well stocked with a great cocktail menu too! I cannot rate the hotel and the team highly enough! Thank you Khara and everyone else at The Ro who made our stay so special… we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Choose a lake view room - well worth it!
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Martin W wrote a review 22 Oct
Nantwich, United Kingdom7 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed for one night last night and was very impressed - the room, staff, dinner, breakfast and drinks were excellent. We had a lake view room that was huge and was perfect. Dinner and breakfast was really good quality, portions big and the service was fantastic. We got leathered in the bar afterwards and really enjoyed the range of lagers and cocktails. Overall a great stay and a huge improvement on our last stay when they had just opened after refurbishment - well done Karah and team 👏👏👏👏👌👌👌
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jillian N wrote a review 21 Oct
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We have had an amazing day at bowness on Windermere paddleboarding , we were met by very attentive reception staff at To hotel, Bowness on Windermere, we have had an amazing meal and Danny makes an amazing espresso martini, x
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Krisztina S wrote a review 18 Oct
8 contributions4 helpful votes
I cannot put in words how disappointed we were with this hotel. After a lovely stay in a beautiful inn in Hawkeshead on our way to Scotland we decided to stay for one more night by the lakes so we can explore a little extra. Unfortunately we couldn’t continue our trip to Scotland so we thought we will treat ourselves for a special night away and book a beautiful hotel. We booked one night for £350 in this hotel. We read that it was recently refurbished and under new management so we thought we cannot go wrong. Our room was tucked away looking at tin sheds in the back in the attic!! We had to bend down to get to our bed. We hit our heads several times. The bins and draws was full of rubbish the previous guests have left and it wasn’t a clean room. I went to see the receptionist and expressed my concerns. The only thing we got offered that they come and take the rubbish out. She asked if we wanted to cancel our room but we couldn’t have due that we were about 350 miles from home. We were told that they have issues with the housekeeping… they didn’t offere another room which would be suitable for the price we paid for!! After my disappointment I thought I have a cup of tea in our room but it turns out we didn’t have cups, teabags or even a spoon. I got told they give a wooden stirrer … for £350??? Great. Had a cuppa and then headed down for dinner. All of the items on the menu was earlier delivered from a frozen food company so they literally warmed it up. Next morning the Covid aware team put out a help yourself breakfast which meant all cooked items were cold and you had to use the same utensils what everyone else touched. Luckily we were one of the first for breakfast due that we couldn’t sleep after banging our heads. Very sad that after several chats with the receptionist lady we had not received an answer from the manager - Craig… and we even been promised we will receive a call. We are still waiting. I have contacted the hotel several times. We totally understand that some hotels suffered not having enough staff available but they should have not advertised rooms available at that high price and let people down. It is not fair. If it would be £100 I would not said a word. We really wanted to have a lovely night away and what it did is just made us feeling sick how much we paid for such a shocking service.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Goby wrote a review 18 Oct
7 contributions4 helpful votes
I would not stay in this hotel ever again , i stay on the 9th of Oct through my work booking and on my arrival i had to pay a £50.00 desposit , im still awaiting for this to go into my bank a week later after numerous phone calls , which you cannot contact hotel direct which seems strange , also to add the restaurant was unavailable due to a private party going on which the prioritised them instead of rest of guest , read rest of reviews they seem to take the £50.00 and not give it back , anyone stays here refuse to give them the 50 desposit C Gobourne
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
USD 136 - USD 233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ro Hotel Windermere
Which popular attractions are close to The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Nearby attractions include Royalty Cinema (0.2 km), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (0.2 km), and The Albert Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Westmorland Inn, and Folk.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is The Ro Hotel Windermere located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Are pets allowed at The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ro Hotel Windermere offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ro Hotel Windermere?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ro Hotel Windermere?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (5.2 km), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (2.5 km), and Bridge House (7.9 km).