The Howbeck Guest House
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 1032 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Great stay in lake district
Stay Date: 05/2019, Discover19625899217 wrote this review.
Stay here for a night and experience was great. The room is comfortable and clean, staff are friendly and willing to help. Breakfast has different choices and both taste really good. Enjoy our stay a lot.
Stay here for a night and experience was great. The room is comfortable and clean, staff are friendly and willing to help. Breakfast has different choices and both taste really good. Enjoy our stay a lot. Collapse
Average, certainly not ‘boutique’
Stay Date: 05/2019, 007agentblonde wrote this review.
Stayed here for one evening. After reviewing accommodation online we were completely surprised at how central it was, we expected it to be a little off the beaten track. We expected luxury and unfortunately this did not meet up to expectations. Ro… See more
Stayed here for one evening. After reviewing accommodation online we were completely surprised at how central it was, we expected it to be a little off the beaten track. We expected luxury and unfortunately this did not meet up to expectations. Rooms, average. Duvet was extremely heavy & hot. Bed was really comfy although the 4 posters were extremely creaky and we did not feel these added much to the room. Lovely thick curtains in room & a lot of extra added touches such as sleeping masks/ear plugs/whiskey in rooms which was lovely. Bathroom - honestly felt like this could have been updated. It had a jacuzzi bath but we were expecting this to fit both of us in as it was billed as a romantic getaway however it is literally just a normal bath with jacuzzi jets. Felt the shower was a bit odd and the shower glass did nothing to hold in any splashings of water. Towels were a little on the hard side. Breakfast - was delicious, good choice of menu & good service. Only downside to this was sat next to radiatior which was on at number 6 so was absolutely boiling. For the money charged for this hotel we would not be back. Stayed in a travel lodge then night previous which cost £85 cheaper and honestly felt the rooms were on par with each other. The 4 poster bed as i said was a nice touch but not worth the extra money they charge. I seem to go against the grain reading other reviews (the other reviews is why we booked this accommodation) but we have honestly left the place a little deflated, it just did not live up to expectations and certainly not worth the price. Collapse
Highly recommend The Howbeck
Stay Date: 05/2019, nettesb wrote this review.
Cant over state how much we enjoyed our stay here. The location is brilliant, the room is a good size, lots of little extras at no extra cost. Quality of food excellent and the staff were the best ever.
Cant over state how much we enjoyed our stay here. The location is brilliant, the room is a good size, lots of little extras at no extra cost. Quality of food excellent and the staff were the best ever. Collapse
Great guest house
Stay Date: 05/2019, Kevin P wrote this review.
We went for my husbands 40th, great location, a short walk from Bowness-on-Windermere. Friendly staff and great breakfast. We booked the retreat suite which was amazing, would recommend and would return!
We went for my husbands 40th, great location, a short walk from Bowness-on-Windermere. Friendly staff and great breakfast. We booked the retreat suite which was amazing, would recommend and would return! Collapse
Bed and breakfast
Stay Date: 04/2019, dizzyhelen wrote this review.
Disappointed as this was a present from my family for my husband birthday a spa treat. on the website it claims its a hotel and retreat,I don’t think this is very clear on the website .On arrival we were told there’s no retreat spa on site you have t… See more
Disappointed as this was a present from my family for my husband birthday a spa treat. on the website it claims its a hotel and retreat,I don’t think this is very clear on the website .On arrival we were told there’s no retreat spa on site you have to travel 15 mins in the car and to take a padlock as there’s no lockers, if you haven’t got one just leave your belongings in your car I don’t think so! We did go to the gym but none of the facilities ie jacuzzi or steam room were working and there was swimming lessons on so advised us not to use the pool some retreat that is! To use the gym (retreat) it’s £8 for the day so I don’t think £112 a night with breakfast and no spa is good value for money, the staff we’re ok breakfast was small poached egg on one round of toast,it’s a bed and breakfast not a hotel Collapse
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