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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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We visited the Howbeck and retreat on Friday the 8th of march for a little relaxing getaway for 2 nights. Our plan was to get up sat morning and climb the scafell pike mountain then get back to the room and relax in the bath jacuzzi. We booked the room directly with the hotel
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The guesthouse rooms are wonderful, the staff are so friendly and helpful, brilliant location with Windermere and Bowness within walking distance. The staff booked a restaurant for us one evening and as a result we got a discount. Planning our return already.
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Went on short notice with another 2 couples. From the outside it looks really small, however once inside its perfect, immaculately decorated and spotlessly clean. We were greeted by a really nice lady who quickly booked us in and gave us information regarding the spa, the
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My partner booked this hotel for my birthday and we stayed in the ‘windygale’ room. My partner had arranged to have extras for the room as a surprise for me. The room was decorated beautifully with rose petals, chocolates and champagne. The room was spotless and the spa bath was
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Response from ColinM3128, Owner at The Howbeck
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Joanne, Thank you so much for your review, as a team we are delighted to here you enjoyed all of your stay and how the room was decorated for you. We would love to see you both again!
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My partner and I stayed here in September 2018 and were initially surprised at how small the building is, however, upon our stepping inside we were amazed at just how much was there! A lady greeted us as we entered and informed us of the whereabouts of our room, which was easily
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Response from ColinM3128, Owner at The Howbeck
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good afternoon, Thank you for such a great review, your kind words really mean a lot. We take great pride in what we do and we are glad this showed. We would love to have you stay with us again, Thanks again,
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The Retreat
Our Bed
Lingmell Room
Our room was called Glendinning, and all the rooms have equally charming names.
Are there parking facilities at the hotel?
Hi there, We have a free car park at the back of the hotel
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Not a five star why are you advertising this incorrectly ?
It’s rated independently by visit Britain, Cumbria tourism and AA 5 gold star guest house.
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Whats the spa like as didnt realise it was in another hotel. Is it worth a visit
We went to Howbecks with Trafalgar tours for a tour and lunch. We enjoyed the experience. I do know they have camping facilities but I have no further knowledge. The meal we had was great, especially the desserts.
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Is the breakfast in with the price
When we visited yes it was included a d freshly made. They also tweaked so we could changes freshly cooked and well worth it
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The Howbeck is a minute walk from Windermere town center and a 15 Minute walk down to the lake. Alternatively you can catch a taxi which takes a few minutes.
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"Upgrade to a suite , very spacious"
"Not one at the front."
"All the staff are very friendly so just mention to them if you have any special requirements."
"The Retreat suite is excellent"
"good location"
US$139 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the howbeck hotel windermere
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictWindermere
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