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The Howbeck
Ranked #20 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 May 2012

This was our first stay in the Lake District and the Howbeck was perfect. Easy parking on arrival and a welcome cup of tea in the Lounge. Breakfast was superb with good choice and quality. The staff were very friendly and highly efficient. Our room and en suite was spotless, at the front of the property, and although it was on a road it was extremely quiet. It is a short walk to Bowness where we enjoyed a lovely italian meal at Rumours and a walk along the Lake. Would highly recommend The Howbeck and hope to return in the future. My husband also enjoyed the complementary sherry in the room each evening!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Greenburn at the front, we did not see any other rooms. We loved having the comfy s...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2012

Dear guests, thank you for publishing such a great review. We never stop trying to provide the best experience for our guests, and reviews like yours fuel the fire to keep doing so! We hope very much you'll pay us a return visit sometime.
Thank you

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We stayed her on 11th and 12th May to celebrate my partners 50th as a treat. We stayed in the Meregill which has a fantastic bathroom with corner spa bath. Room was very clean and beautifully and tastefully presented. We were greeted with complimentary tea and coffee on arrival and all the staff were genuinely helpful and friendly. Breakfast was lovely and well presented - we both enjoyed vege breakfasts. The Howbeck is very central and walking distance to Bowness with lots of cafes and restaurants. Would definatley recommend the Howbeck - thanks for treating us to a fabulous stay!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2012

You are most welcome.
Thanks very much indeed for that great review. Most of our business is couple who stay for a short break, and anniversaries figure highly in influencing people to take that extra special break.
I hope we can welcome you back for many more special occasions.
Thank you

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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Lovely hotel. Staff very friendly, helpful and competent. Room was great in every way - comfy bed, big luxurious bath. Well situated near some good restaurants. Good choice and quality at breakfast. Couldn't find any fault at all with our stay at all to be honest so would definitely be back,

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2012

Dear guests, to read that you 'couldn't find any fault' with our guesthouse is like music to our ears. We are extremely proud after reading your review and scores and wish to thank you sincerely. It's great to know you intend to return, and we will all look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you once again for your custom and lovely review.

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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Just back from the Howbeck, I thought it was a superior quality B&B but I guess that's what you pay for. Breakfasts are a delight, not something I usually think in a B&B, and the lounge downstairs is actually nice to have a pre evening drink in.

Rooms are spacious and airy and they come with some cutting edge gadgets, wave your hand under the mirror to turn it off, turn the shower on from a button on the wall nowhere near the shower! Impressed me anyway.
Wife really like it and that's what matters of course. Will be returning.

Room Tip: When returning would take a room not facing the main road. Quieter at the back and side.
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2012

Dear guests, thank you for publishing this lovely review. Your kind comments regarding the room and the gadgets and our breakfast are all warmly received. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 30 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Howbeck for two nigts for our first wedding anniversary. We wanted to stay somewhere special and the Howbeck lived up to this.On arrival we were met by the very friendly staff who took our luggage to our room while we enjoyed complimentry tea and coffee in the very relaxing lounge. All bedrooms have a theme we stayed in the Merregil. As in the rest of the hotel the standard of this room was superb, wonderful bathroom with large spa bath, comfortable bed. The attention to detail like the complimentry sherry and mineral water in the room (replenished each day) set this hotel above similar priced hotels we have stayed in around the area. The breakfast was excellant and nothing too much trouble for the staff. Will definately stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It' s a pleasure to read you left with fond memories of your stay and I appreciate your kind comments regarding the service you received from our staff. I will share your comments with all team members who will be very happy to know their efforts contributed to your enjoyable stay, since we constantly strive to exceed our guest's expectations.
Thank you again for choosing The Howbeck & Retreat and I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back really soon

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Additional Information about The Howbeck

Address: Howbeck New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: ₹ 10,299 - ₹ 14,227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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