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Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NT – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 158 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Sun Inn.
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 158 reviews
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Situated in the rolling hills surrounding Esthwaite Water, the village of Hawkshead is home to The Queen’s Head Inn.
Score from 157 reviews Excellent
Just a 2 minute walk from Bowness center, The Stags Head Hotel offers cooked breakfasts, free local leisure passes and home-cooked food in the traditional pub restaurant.
Score from 445 reviews Good
Set in beautiful grounds, Burnside Hotel has a recreation center with a swimming pool, spa bath and sauna. The lounges and outdoor terraces offer stunning views of Lake Windermere.
Score from 326 reviews Very good
With incredible mountain views, this traditional, family-owned guest accommodation has a real log fire and wooden beams in its cosy bar and restaurant.
Score from 80 reviews Very good
Lovely few days in a beautiful area All staff very helpful and welcoming. Stored our bikes for us during our stay. Food excellent, in fact eat there throughout our stay as had to try a few things on the great menu Would definitely recommend a stay at the Sun Inn.
Location was perfect, rooms comfortable,had everything we needed and the food was fab, staff friendly and helpful, really enjoyed our stay.
the sun was very friendly ,we were made to feel very welcome, the food was to die for. we will most certainly be back. thank you. Margaret helm.
The staff were friendly food was good and it is set in a delightful village
Wi fi was poor in the bedrooms
Characterful old building, nicely refurbished, in a beautiful setting.
Late start to breakfast service (8.30) - not ideal for business travellers like myself.
Location, lovely people, very good food.
Sloping ceiling a pain for tall people. Hallways dark and not very welcoming.
Location and proximity of car park. We've criticised the room but the sheets and towels were perfectly clean. Breakfast was fine.
Tiny room, imposing four-poster bed. Heavy, dark brown fabric surrounding bed smelled dusty. Very dark wallpaper combined with natural stone and a dark carpet made room seem oppressive. Only one bedside lamp which considering the room was so dark should be made a lot brighter.
Nice atmosphere in a quaint coaching inn. Very friendly staff, good food and comfortable but small room.
We wanted to visit Beatrix Potters Hilltop farm , but avoid huge crowds, whilst keeping ambience and history. subn inn was great
The food, the staff, the accommodation, the facilities, location all amazing already planning to come back next year potentially for a longer stay and enjoy hawkshead and the sun inn for even longer just brilliant!!
The only thing I will say I didn't like is that we can't go anywhere else now without comparing it to the amazing time we had at the sun inn
The staff, food, drinks and location were superb. Breakfast was fantastic. Service was fast and friendly.
The room was very small, wifi didn't work, and the fixtures and fittings were all a bit worn and broken.
Olde worlde feeling of the place. Staff were lovely and helpful. We LOVED the fact that dogs were welcome, even though food was being served. We would definitely go back. Food was outstanding. Piping hot and ample portions.
Wi-fi could have been better, although it was fine in the bar.
Good food at dinner and room was quirky
Became quite hot in the night
We arrived in horrible rain on a motorbike, the staff were very helpful and offered to dry our kit which was a great help. Lovely room and very clean. Food was excellent if a little pricey for some items. Would definitely stay again!
Comfortable rooms could do with better pillows.
Staff not aware of the menu specials being written on after we had ordered. Told the soup was spicy tomato and basil it came out we were then told it was carrot and coriander! Then it was written on the board as carrot and orange. Food was ok considering it won awards it was not that special!
The location was great and the staff were absolutely fantastic. Some of the friendliest people and really accomodating! Thank you so much :) I really cannot fault the service and the food was lovely too. There are a lot more positives than negatives.
The mattress was lumpy and the pillows were cheap and uncomfortable. Wasn't helped by the bar noise downstairs, but I accept its a pub, so not really an issue. Uncomfortable beds are a little unforgivable in a hotel though :( WiFi barely reaches upstairs. Need a booster in the upstairs corridors.
Picture postcard location, friendly and attentive staff, and nice menu. All adds up to a pleasant experience and good value for money.
Close to attractions, good location in relation to the Lakes. Individual room, a bit on small side because of sloping ceiling but this gave room character which we liked.
Food excellent but a little bit pricey. Otherwise couldn't fault it.
Very good service. Excellent food. Friendly. Quiet. Nice dog.
Room smaller than expected - not enough room for a chair. Bedside lamp missing, not replaced when reported.
The location, charm of the building and particularly good food from a varied menu - also loved the staff, who really seemed friendly and welcoming
The room was a bit hot and stuffy, but it was a REALLY hot day and night. A fan might have been a nice idea.
The food was outstanding and priced competitively.
The room was very small and difficult to get to beds as the roof was very low. The closeness to roof made it very hot and no fans available.
The food was excellent. The bed was very comfortable.
The room we had faced south and the sun shone into the room all day long. There was no air conditioning (to be expected given that age of the property), but also no fan and the bed had a winter duvet. So the room was unbearably hot all day long. Also there was only a bedside light on one side of the bed, making it difficult to read in bed at night.
Excellent location, room a bit small but ok, great breakfast
the staff were really nice and friendly, and professional. food was great too
beds in room 4. mattresses need replacing, could feel springs in lower bunk and main double bed was sunk in the centre of each side
The village of hawkshead is just so picturesque and well located for all the southern Lake District . The Sun inn was a great place to stay. Great food and friendly, helpful staff.
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