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“Two nights in December”
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The Ryebeck
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 December 2017

It was almost clear of snow when we approached Bowness from the north over the Kirkstone Pass but it was still cold! The hotel on the other hand was warm and welcoming. We had booked for two nights B&B in a Superb room through Travelzoo and had made reservations for the restaurant both nights.
The room (11) was very clean and well laid out (lots of hangers in the wardrobe!); the bathroom was immaculate with power shower over the corner jacuzzi bath, robes and big fluffy towels. There was a good view over the extensive grounds towards the lake although the view was obscured by mist and rain.
The hotel was lightly occupied and very quiet- we were one of only half a dozen couples in the restaurant on the first night. The food was excellent. The menu was the same on both nights but there was sufficient variety of meats and fish to satisfy us. Of particular note was the twice baked cheese and chive souffle- my wife's favourite. A good selection of wines by the glass was offered at sensible prices. Serving staff were friendly, smoothly professional and attentive - top marks! The bar has a very good selection of spirits, as well as Theakstons on tap. Breakfasts were standard fare but very well presented and served.
We could not over-praise the hotel staff, particularly but not exclusively, Duncan the General Manager and we left reluctantly after two excellent nights.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We stayed here for a long weekend. We stayed in room 7 and as I am a light sleeper, I found this room ideal as it is down a corridor with only one other room, so very quiet. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for you. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The room was great with new towels, sheets and a very new looking and well maintained room. The food in the restaurant was also very good. We had dinner here on 2 nights and enjoyed both. I would highly recommend.

Stayed: November 2017
1  Thank LAMitchell
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights , Friday to Sunday , in a Superb room with amazing views of Lake Windermere . Lovely bathroom with corner Jacuzzi - Ate in the restaurant on both evenings - lovely menu , beautifully cooked and presented food , with good service , in a very attractive Dining Room . Wine list is quite small but some decent stuff at very reasonable prices . Very well stocked bar , very cozy , and lovely Lounge with great views . Lovely 10 minute walk in to Bowness .

We will definitely be back some day .

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank DavidFlatley
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Booked one of the best rooms in the property and thought it very good value for money as it included dinner bed and breakfast.The staff were lovely and our room had everything we needed.We had views over Lake Windermere and the hotel had a lounge where we could relax and read provided magazines and newspapers.The restaurant faced the lake and the food was delicious.There was a small bar which wasnt overpriced and we were looked after extremely well by the friendly staff.I will definitely be going back and will recommend it to all my friends.We even saw deer and pheasants roaming in the grounds

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Just returned after a lovely break at the hotel, great rooms with very comfortable beds and nice modern bathrooms!
The food was outstanding thanks to Andy and team, the service was excellent from every staff member and nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you Duncan and everyone at this fantastic hotel, see you next year!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Ryebeck

Address: Lyth Valley Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JP, England (Formerly Fayrer Garden House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $165 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ryebeck 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Windermere's best kept secret. Situated in 5 acres of secluded grounds, this elegant country house hotel sits overlooking Lake Windermere. Our stunning restaurant has fabulous lake views and serves an exciting menu carefully constructed using locally sourced ingredients. Our welcoming lounges and bedrooms are individually designed and decorated to a high standard. All bedrooms are en-suite with most lake view rooms boasting whirlpool baths. We have a selection of pet friendly accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly for details. Please note that dogs are charged at £20.00 per dog per stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fayrer Garden Hotel
Hotel Fayrer Garden
The Ryebeck Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District, England

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