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Holmlea Guest House

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13/06/2017 14/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Holmlea for a long weekend to base ourselves while walking around Lake Windermere. Gill was a friendly, great host. The room was comfortable and the location is fantastic being a few minutes walk away from the heart of Bowness but enough distance for a quiet location. The water in our top floor bathroom was not drinkable but...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review of your stay and for recommending us so highly. Hope to see you again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I spent two nights at Holmlea Guest House this August during my trip to the north of UK. The room was very well prepared, clean and ready. Gill kindly waited for me with the keys and breakfast order on the evening I arrived from Scotland. Breakfast was tasty and served at a pleasant hour, the place is very clean and...

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation of Holmlea as the place to stay when in Bowness on Windermere. Our promiximity to the Lake and all amenities of Bowness is superb and this is the reason so many guests enjoy their stay in our peacefull bed and breakfast accommodation.

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in July excellent Bed and Breakfast wonderful hostess good food well situated for restaurants for evening meal will definitely be staying again . Room was spotless nothing too much trouble not too big so the service seemed very personal.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our small bed and breakfast where we certainly offer the more personal hospitality, service and attention to detail. We are very proud of our high standards. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.

ST HELENS
Reviewed 13 August 2016

It is three years since myself and my wife stayed at HOLMLEA with mine hosts GILL AND JOHN,on arrival you are made welcome,the accomodation,quality of the breakfast,is first class,the HOLMLEA has offstreet parking,and is only a short walk to lake windermere,and all the local restaurants,we recommend it highly,try it,i am sure you will agree.

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cumbriaboss, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

We have certainly missed you in the last three years! Such a lovely couple. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was great to see you both again.

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Well positioned for a short stroll down to the Lake , shops and restaurants. The room was of good size and the bed comfy. Good choice for breakfast would recommend the omelettes which were excellent. Would definitely stay again in room 3 at the front.

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Thank you for feedback from your stay. So pleased you enjoyed our hospitality and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Booked a 2 night stay asked if we could check in earlier as check in is 4pm ...replied 'no' straightaway Requested a later checkout ...... 'no' was the reply. Arrived and payment was demanded straightaway. Breakfast window is between 845-9.30 am pre ordered by 8pm otherwise you get nothing. Room is a converted backyard shed.... Poor in every way....would not...

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Our check-in time is 4pm to 8pm. We try our best where possible to have rooms available earlier but we are unable to guarantee rooms are ready earlier than 4pm. Guests are welcome to park vehicles free of charge and leave luggage from midday onwards. Our check-out time on the day of departure is 10am. We are unable to offer...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Stayed at Holmlea for 3 days this week and was absolutely delighted with my choice of accommodation in Bowness. The situation of Holmlea is extremely convenient for all that is going on in Bowness. Gill, the landlady, couldn't do enough for us, the house was spotless and breakfast was beautifully scrumptious, so fresh. Wouldn't hesitate to go back nor would...

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Visited this guesthouse recently and was immediately impressed by how immaculate the whole guesthouse was. Gill the owner welcomed us and showed us to our room which was a twin one at the top of the house, we had booked this one because the double rooms were all booked. The room itself was modern and neutrally decorated. The bathroom was...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We arrived early and were welcomed by Gill who confirmed we were able to check in as our room was ready. There is on site parking which is a real bonus for the lakes. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. There were lovely white fluffy towels and an excellent choice of beverages. There were also yummy biscuits and a...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The house was very clean and inviting. The room was small but had all you needed and was very clea n,there was adequate parking space. The house was well placed for the village in a lovely area and was easy to find.The owner was lovely could not do enough for you,her breakfast was very good,kept you going for the day!!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holmlea Guest House is a quality bed and breakfast accommodation located in a prime, quiet location of Bowness on Windermere, very close to Lake Windermere. We cater exclusively for adults only and are unable to accommodate pets. Our comfortable bedrooms offer high standards of cleanliness and a relaxing retreat after a day on the fells or a leisurely cruise or walk. Guests that have booked direct and are staying two nights or more have free access to swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities at a nearby hotel overlooking Lake Windermere. Bowness village is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and is surrounded by magnificent countryside, scenic walks and breathtaking views. Bustling with activity throughout the year and offers specialist shopping for fashion, food, arts, crafts, cafes, restaurants, pubs, tourist attractions and Lake Windermere cruises. All within a few minutes stroll from our Guest House. Look no further than this perfect location from which to stay, relax, unwind and take home great memories of your short break in the Lake District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $147 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmlea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We were in room three and were well satisfied with it”
cbatt1948, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No needs all rooms are very comfortable.”
iangorbutt, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The only thing I would change is the radiator as with the room been on the side of the house it took a long time to warm the room in the winter but this is only a minor thing ”
Lynnmack22, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Speak to Gill direct with any concerns”
dianehO1931EV, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 5 you could just see view of the lake”
traceya386, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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