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Holmlea Guest House

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holmlea was warm and welcoming. The room (number 3) and en-suite were spotless and comfortable with adequate storage for us and our walking gear! It was well equipped with a selection of beverages, flat screen TV, hairdryer, central heating (and fan!), information pack about the guest house & resort, and WiFi. Breakfast, ordered the night before, was excellent - plenteous,...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your second stay with us and experienced our warm hospitality, great food and free leisure facilities (as you booked direct). We can certainly start to offer some more fruit in future. At the moment we offer 5 varieties of cereal, meusli and porridge plus bananas and yoghurts. Thank you for staying...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for weekend away, room clean but that was the only thing that was ok . The on suite was a cupboard so small only one person could get in , couldn't drink the water from the tap and only had a very small jug of water from the owners in the room , we had to buy bottled water...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Tap water is replenished daily for drinking. Extra tap water can be provided at any time if requested. We ask that guests pre-order breakfast each evening so that we can prepare the correct amounts of food required. To maintain our high standards, we grill our bacon and oven bake sausages and hash browns. This takes...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a business trip return journey from Scotland we decided to break our long journey with a visit to Windermere staying at the very quiet Holmlea Guest House. Welcomed by Gill, our room was clean and tidy, the bed was very comfortable! The only slight negative for us both was the en-suite which was so small and the shower pressure...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to leave feedback. We are glad you found your room very clean and comfortable and the breakfast wonderful. Regarding our room rate - lower prices can be achieved by booking direct via our website or by telephone. We also have special offers for longer stays. Thank you for staying at Holmlea and we hope to...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy. Experienced management and well equipped rooms. Breakfast was good - however no fruit provided which was a shame. Shower used and both peak and off peak times and the pressure was very low. Plenty of information provided about local attractions and amenities. You can also book boat trips through the B and B which is very...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are proud of our high standards and attention to detail in our rooms. Sorry we do not provide fruit at breakfast. We do however offer yoghurts and bananas alongside the cereals. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for staying at Holmlea.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little guest house very welcoming, immaculately clean, the bed was so comfy the best nights sleep i've ever had away from home, than to be served with a wonderful breakfast, location excellent near the centre of bowness but far enough away to be very quite , would definitely stay again

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Our aim is always for our guests to leave Holmlea Guest House relaxed, refreshed and with their expectations exceeded. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Aberdeen
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Room clean but smaller than our friends and we were charged the same rate. Breakfast ok. We would have preferred to have coffee and milk on our table rather than having to walk across the dining room to get coffee etc.We didn't like have to chose what we wanted for breakfast the night before.Nice area and good places to eat.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry if you felt the room was smaller than your friends. It did however have a superking sized bed and larger ensuite bathroom than other rooms (at no extra cost). Filter coffee is provided on a hot stand in the dining room for all guests to help themselves. At no time was individual coffee...

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Could not fault anything lovely room great breakfast. Close to the lake and everything .john and jill were great hosts and nothing to much trouble we would love to stay there again bob and catherine hopefully in the summer

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. So nice to meet you and hope to see you again soon.

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

On arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome, we were checked in very swiftly and shown to our room, which was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble. Great breakfast, food hot and perfectly cooked, toast and coffee as much as you wanted. Generous to a fault. Holmlea is a fantastic base, close to all...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive feedback. It was lovely to see you both again and we look forward to seeing you later in the year.

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Spotlessly clean and close to centre of Bowness. With off road parking. Hostess polite and helpful. Breakfast nice and filling. Room was very small bland and basic could have done with brightening up a bit and the Bath Towels were too small. We did have a nice stay in the Lakes but will not be returning to Holmlea. Sorry.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you were not happy with your room and the bath towels. As you did not mention which room you stayed in we cannot respond to what you disliked. We can only advise that all our rooms are individually decorated and of varying sizes so its unfortunate you would not visit again having only...

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a lovely guest house and really close to the lake and shops . The owner is a lovely lady and she was really helpful . The breakfast was gorgeous and the lil cottage in the side of the house which we stayed in was brilliant we would definitely recommend this guest house ten out of ten

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Thank you for your feedback and recommendation of our guest house. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holmlea Guest House is a quality bed and breakfast accommodation located in a prime, quiet location of Bowness on Windermere, very close to Lake Windermere. We cater exclusively for adults only and are unable to accommodate pets. Our comfortable bedrooms offer high standards of cleanliness and a relaxing retreat after a day on the fells or a leisurely cruise or walk. Guests that have booked direct and are staying two nights or more have free access to swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities at a nearby hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. Bowness village is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and is surrounded by magnificent countryside, scenic walks and breathtaking views. Bustling with activity throughout the year and offers specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts, crafts, cafes, restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions and Lake Windermere cruises. All within a few minutes stroll from our Guest House. Look no further than this perfect location from which to stay, relax, unwind and take home great memories of your short break in the Lake District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $155 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Tea and coffee is topped up daily and drinking water is provided. ”
KateH352, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in room three and were well satisfied with it”
cbatt1948, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No needs all rooms are very comfortable.”
iangorbutt, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The only thing I would change is the radiator as with the room been on the side of the house it took a long time to warm the room in the winter but this is only a minor thing ”
Lynnmack22, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Speak to Gill direct with any concerns”
dianehO1931EV, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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