The Howbeck Guest House Non Refundable
5 5 Star:
Per Person Per Night
- 5 minute drive to Lake Windermere
- Wi-Fi in room
- Free onsite parking
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Non Refundable Hotel. N.B 100% cancellation charge applies. The Howbeck guest house is one of Windermere's top luxury boutique places to stay. Graded a 5 Star Guest House by the AA in recognition of the excellent customer service, as well as superb levels of comfort. The Howbeck prides on providing a delightful retreat where the warmth and friendliness of the Howbeck team are always apparent. With an aim to provide the kind of service you would only expect in some of the top luxury Windermere & Lake District guest houses. From the moment you arrive you will be made to feel welcome and to feel at home.
All of the rooms are well appointed and spacious. The three ground floor rooms provide easier access for the less able, and every single room provides a comfortable retreat after a day out and about exploring the stunning scenery of the Lake District. Each room has been individually styled with fully co-ordinated soft furnishings and ensuite bathrooms, some with luxury spa baths, crisp white linen and snug quilts adorn all beds, while cosy towelling bathrobes are available throughout your stay. There is also a TV & wireless broadband available for guests. Although being in the heart of the Lake District, it would be a travesty to miss its dramatic scenery and beautiful landscapes, despite the temptation of the luxury and comfort of The Howbeck.
The Howbeck's award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to start your day. Whether you're planning to hike, cycle, sail or simply sightsee, what better way to set yourself up than with a hearty Cumbrian platter. Whatever your reason for visiting the Lake District, the team at the Howbeck will go to every length to make your stay comfortable, to see that you are looked after and are confident that you will not be disappointed.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Floors Number: 2
- Total Rooms Number: 11
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: WINDERMERE
- Distance: 1 kilometre
- Name: MANCHESTER
- Distance: 110 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:30
- Monday to Friday: 08:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 09:30
- Monday to Friday: 09:30
- Restaurant in hotel
- Highchairs available
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Rail Name: Windermere Distance: 1 kilometre
- Nearest Airport Name: Manchester Distance: 110 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 938 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Closer to a 2* - no way is it 5*
Stay Date: 06/2017, Rav S wrote this review.
Hi I stayed in The Retreat room last weekend and left with a bitter taste. Keen to see what the manager says to the below issues - I expect no response. I booked this hotel based on the reviews I read, and opted for the suite as it was a special … See more
Hi I stayed in The Retreat room last weekend and left with a bitter taste. Keen to see what the manager says to the below issues - I expect no response. I booked this hotel based on the reviews I read, and opted for the suite as it was a special occasion. I booked directly and the hotel offered to put lights and petals in the room free of charge for my wife's birthday. So first impressions were great. The room is big, clean and the bathroom is high tech (i.e. Tv in the bathroom, jacuzzi, etc). Windermere is lovely so we didn't plan to stay in the room much. But the weather wasn't great so we found spending a bit more time in the room. The breakfast is really nice and I do believe the hotel client facing team (Gosha and the other two girls) are really nice polite and try and help where they can. But sadly they couldn't help for the below, and nor could the manager. The issues: - wifi did not work for one and a half of our three night stay. We were told the weather impacted the wifi - but when it stopped raining it still didn't work. But our mobiles had full reception so not sure why the wifi broke down. - the floor is sold as luxury oak hardwood. Agreed it looks very nice but it is so SO slippery. I felt twice whilst getting out of bed and with a pregnant wife, I was worried she would fall too. Fortunately she didn't but the staff were aware of how slippery the floor was but couldn't do anything to fix it. It's an issue they have been aware of for a very long time and other reviewers have mentioned it too. - the bed looks so nice and comfortable in the pictures. It's the complete opposite. The mattress is the worst thing I have ever slept on. You can feel the springs. I kid you not - the springs! And it's so soft you pretty much sink in! It's not been changed for a very long time - and when I said this to the staff it's almost like they've heard that many times before. - the bathroom is poorly lit. The lights on the remote control didn't work. One of the bathroom radiators didn't work and we were told that it would get looked at. Obviously it didn't. - the shower flooded. The drainage wasn't working. I thought it was just our room but when I was telling the staff at reception another guest overheard and said they had the same problem. Is this what you expect from a 5* where you pay £200+ per night? It didn't get fixed either. So... I did request for the manager to call me so I could speak about the above before writing my review but not only did she refuse to call me, I didn't even get notification that she had no intention to call back. I phoned back today and basically found out that she knows of my issues but didn't want to speak to me about it! Not even an apology for ruining a special occasion. I obviously can't speak about the other rooms but seriously, rethink if you are looking at booking this hotel. The price does not justify what you get - rooms in travelodge are better than the suite. I'm serious. Collapse
Great North Swim
Stay Date: 06/2017, NR1402 wrote this review.
Fantastic stay yet again for the Great North Swim weekend, fantastic new breakfast menu, wonderful room and extremely helpful and professional staff. Looking forward to stay No5 in Oct. Cannot recommend The Howbeck enough.
Fantastic stay yet again for the Great North Swim weekend, fantastic new breakfast menu, wonderful room and extremely helpful and professional staff. Looking forward to stay No5 in Oct. Cannot recommend The Howbeck enough. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, Dianne F wrote this review.
Stayed one night at the retreat suite and was really impressed. Staff on reception really friendly and helpful. Suite itself was lovely massive comfy sleigh bed and spa bath was excellent!! Only a 5min walk into Windermere for drinks and 15 into Bow… See more
Stayed one night at the retreat suite and was really impressed. Staff on reception really friendly and helpful. Suite itself was lovely massive comfy sleigh bed and spa bath was excellent!! Only a 5min walk into Windermere for drinks and 15 into Bowness for a bit of retail therapy. Breakfast was brought to our suite in the morning and was lovely, even managed a runny yolk in my boiled eggs, now that was impressive Couldnt fault the place at all and will deffinately return Collapse
Another beautiful stay
Stay Date: 05/2017, Adsolly wrote this review.
Had another night away staying in the Retreat at the rear of the hotel. Loved it as much as the 1st time we went back in 2014. Close to lots of amenities. Lovely and clean with great spa bath. Excellent breakfast brought to the room in the morning. S… See more
Had another night away staying in the Retreat at the rear of the hotel. Loved it as much as the 1st time we went back in 2014. Close to lots of amenities. Lovely and clean with great spa bath. Excellent breakfast brought to the room in the morning. Sat on the own private terrace and ate. Collapse
nice homely hotel
Stay Date: 05/2017, mickey0507 wrote this review.
beautiful rooms with jacuzzi tubs (just great to unwind in evening) . the breakfast ( we had veg breakfast) was superb with fresh juices, breads and mains . the staff at the reception (ms. marie) was very helpful and polite. the lake is abt 20mins wa… See more
beautiful rooms with jacuzzi tubs (just great to unwind in evening) . the breakfast ( we had veg breakfast) was superb with fresh juices, breads and mains . the staff at the reception (ms. marie) was very helpful and polite. the lake is abt 20mins walk. we even got passes for swimming(indoor heated pool), sauna, jacuzzi at the local club from the hotel on rainy day ...kids just loved it! parking was free ..but the wifi was very slow in rooms. Collapse
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