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Lakes Hotel & Spa, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

Our hotel is perfectly situated with views of Lake Windermere, just a short stroll from the bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere and the boats that travel the length of Windermere, making...

This is a lovely hotel. The staff are so friendly and eager to please. Any requests that we made were dealt with immediately. A fabulous destination. Thank you to everyone for the excellent customer service.
9.0
Scored 9.0
Superb
Rated superb
5,780 reviews
Price from£165.60per night
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, a beauty spa and scenic views. Windermere centre is a 20-minute walk away.

The location,friendly staff,room sorted daily
7.7
Scored 7.7
Good
Rated good
2,639 reviews
Price from£204per night
Damson Dene Hotel, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

With open log fires and beautiful oak beams, Damson Dene Hotel features a luxury spa, beautiful landscaped gardens and a traditional restaurant. Windermere is just a 15-minute drive away.

A little dated but beautiful room with a little window door that led to an outside area with a perfect view. Lovely hotel
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
2,165 reviews
Price from£161per night
Burn How Garden House Hotel, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

This peaceful, family-run Lake District hotel is a 5-minute stroll from Lake Windermere. The Burn How’s rooms are all situated in the private grounds, away from the main building.

Beautiful place, amazing staff, highly recommend
8.8
Scored 8.8
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,053 reviews
Price from£119per night
Lindeth Howe, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

Once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe country house hotel is set in beautiful large gardens, just a 5-minute walk from the banks of Lake Windermere.

Beautiful property, very nice room
8.8
Scored 8.8
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,134 reviews
Price from£199.63per night
Aphrodites Group, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

Set in private grounds above Lake Windermere, Aphrodites Group offers luxury themed suites with spa baths or private hot tubs. There is free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Really comfortable
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very good
Rated very good
470 reviews
Price from£272.16per night
Lindeth Fell Country House, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

Overlooking Lake Windermere, Lindeth Fell offers impressive views and free parking, just 5 minutes from Windermere Ferry Crossing.

Location - well away from the busyness of Biwness on Windermere Beautiful Arts and Crafts Building and stunning grounds
9.4
Scored 9.4
Superb
Rated superb
459 reviews
Price from£193per night
Craig Manor, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

Overlooking Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes, the Craig Manor is 5 minute walk from Bowness. The rooms have modern decor, en suite bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Friendly staff always helpful
9.3
Scored 9.3
Superb
Rated superb
160 reviews
Price from£97.20per night
Storrs Hall Hotel, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

* The hotel is in the heart of the English Lake District, on the shores of lake Windermere, in 17 acres of private grounds. Most bedrooms have lake views, others look over the gardens.

From the very start the staff were attentive, smiling and obviously a happy team. The room we had was beautiful, really comfortable beds and an absolutely superb bathroom TV over the bath, twin sinks and a wonderful large walk in shower. The breakfast was delicious, we ate in the bistro one night and my husband had the liver which he said was perfect, Im a veggi and the risotto was light and tasty. The restaurant has lovely views of the lake and the food is delicious There is a lovely walk around the grounds and the location is perfect for Bowness and Windermere
9.4
Scored 9.4
Superb
Rated superb
328 reviews
Price from£273per night
Linthwaite House Hotel, hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere

Linthwaite House is situated on a hilltop overlooking Windermere, making it the perfect base from which to explore the scenic surroundings.

I love the Linthwaite, it’s a beautiful peppery in a gorgeous area. Views of the lake are amazing. It feels very luxurious.
9.1
Scored 9.1
Superb
Rated superb
875 reviews
Price from£301.50per night
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Bowness-on-Windermere's best hotels with breakfast

  • Aphrodites Group
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 470 reviews

    Set in private grounds above Lake Windermere, Aphrodites Group offers luxury themed suites with spa baths or private hot tubs. There is free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout.

    Great breakfast friendly staff perfect facilities.

  • The Ro Hotel Windermere
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 4,286 reviews

    The Ro Hotel is a new hotel in the heart of Bowness-on Windermere. As a dog friendly hotel, we would like to make you aware that there are 14 pet friendly rooms in our property.

    The hotel was lovely, well kept, warm and welcoming.

  • Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,640 reviews

    On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, a beauty spa and scenic views. Windermere centre is a 20-minute walk away.

    The hotel was right on the lake fantastic location

  • Burn How Garden House Hotel
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,053 reviews

    This peaceful, family-run Lake District hotel is a 5-minute stroll from Lake Windermere. The Burn How’s rooms are all situated in the private grounds, away from the main building.

    Great location. Lovely staff. Very comfortable room.

  • The Berry Boutique
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 211 reviews

    38 km from Derwentwater, The Berry Boutique is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere and provides free WiFi and express check-in and check-out.

    Loved the local pastry treat breakfast.A lovely touch!

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What guests said about Bowness-on-Windermere:

  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    Bowness is a lovely location on Lake Windermere.

    Bowness is a lovely location on Lake Windermere. If you like trips by water, it is a good place to visit but a bit lacking in things to do apart from that. There is a good bus service to Kendal or Keswick but leave the car and use public transport. You can go to Ambleside by boat or bus but the town is packed during the summer season.
    Ian
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    The view from the window, presentation of the property,...

    The view from the window, presentation of the property, decor of the room, bottle of water on arrival. Closeness of township. The staircase was a challenge and heating could have been better controlled.
    Lorraine
    Australia
  • 10
    Scored 10

    The location was just perfect.

    The location was just perfect. It was central for us to adventure out and explore the Lake District. It was also an exciting location for relaxation in the evenings. Lots of fine restaurants and pubs to choose from with a lovely holiday atmosphere abounding everywhere. Regretfully the car ferry was out of order and not available to us. That was a bit of a nuisance as our touring plans had envisaged that being available. None the less we had a fabulous holiday and were not overly put-out by the loss.
    David
  • 10
    Scored 10

    It is so easy going in Bowness we try to come here as often...

    It is so easy going in Bowness we try to come here as often as we can. There’s something to do for everyone young and old. We have a dog now and he’s so relaxed here many places are dog friendly. Bars and restaurants brilliant especially Italians on the Main Street. Our favourite place can’t wait to come back
    A
    Anonymous
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I liked the Beatrix Potter museum, Holehird Gardens, and...

    I liked the Beatrix Potter museum, Holehird Gardens, and Stagshaw gardens, Hayes garden centre up in Ambleside. Booked an amazing day trip with Mountain Goat tours that took us around ten Lakes of the Lake District with our amazing guide Mark Shipley. the restaurants I went to was Francine's up in Windermere, Urban Food House (superb) and the Magic Roundabout. I was within walking distance of everything in Bowness. I probably would avoid booking in the school holidays, was very busy everywhere. the weather was very changeable but it is the wettest area of Great Britain.
    A
    Anonymous
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Lots of shops, pubs, restaurants etc.

    Lots of shops, pubs, restaurants etc. Can take a boat trip on the lake around the islands or go to Ambleside. Nice place. Beware it can be hilly if you have mobility issues. Overall nice place to visit.
    A
    Anonymous
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere

  • From £259 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,260 reviews
    Always wanted to try the Belsfield hotel. Booking in was a breeze, lovely room, super comfy beds & bathroom. The weather in the evening was atrocious, so we dined in. The food was delicious at dinner & breakfast (except for the toaster)! The only issue we had was the antiquated lift- which doesn't work if someone doesn't shut the door properly on another floor to you. When you are disabled & have difficulty walking, it is no joke to have to carry cases downstairs! Hsving said that, we very much wenjoyed our stay.
    Pauline
    United Kingdom
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 1,264 reviews
    I recently had the pleasure of staying at The Westbourne, and I must say it was a fantastic experience. The location of the hotel couldn't have been better – it was so close to both the lake and the town, making it incredibly convenient for exploring the area. There was a bus stop as well right outside the hotel. The manager was so friendly and took the time to provide us with valuable recommendations for places to visit in the area. There was free parking available at the hotel as well.
    Gayathri
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 680 reviews
    Your hotel was a perfect location for seeing all the sights of Bowness. We enjoyed your wonderful breakfasts and the friendliness of your staff. Our highlight of our stay was that you gave me a picture off your upstairs landing wall. I had mentioned to my daughter that I wondered if you would sell it to me. I couldn't believe it when I was presented with it at breakfast. Thank you so much. I see it daily and it is now a constant reminder of our stay with you. Thank you again.
    Anne
    United States
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 678 reviews
    This is an exceptional bed and breakfast hotel in the heart of Bowness. Close to all the pubs, restaurants, shops and the lakeside, though up a short steep hill!! The bedroom (room 4) was very spacious and clean with a superb bath and shower. Nick the host also provides a few welcome added touches such as homemade cakes, bottles of water and fresh milk. There was a choice of cooked full English or Vegetarian breakfasts, plus bread, cereals and yoghurts.
    Stephen
    United Kingdom
  • 9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 344 reviews
    Location was excellent, easily accessible to both Windermere and Bowness on Windermere. The hospitality and friendliness shown by Adam and Symoanne were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and their attention to detail was just lovely to see. Accommodation so comfortable, extremely clean and great value for money. Ample free parking and generous continental breakfast included . Would definitely recommend and love to return. ...a great choice!
    Shiona
    United Kingdom
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,053 reviews
    Excellent location and only a short walk to Bowness on Windermere pier as well as the shops and other eateries if you desire. Friendly and helpful staff -we couldn't fault our break. We booked the Deluxe Bay room and it didn't disappoint. A nice large room with a huge comfortable bed and a lovely big bathroom. Good wi fi and parking right next to our property/room. Breakfast excellent choice and very tasty.
    Josephine
    United Kingdom
  • From £90 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 528 reviews
    We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Fellview. The owners are so friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, and we had a great night's sleep. Very central location, only a few minutes walk down the road to Bowness on Windermere. Free parking outside the guest house. We would 100% recommend and look forward to staying again soon.
    Laura
    United Kingdom
  • 9.7
    Scored 9.7
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 564 reviews
    Cannot say enough good things about our stay at Craigholme! Our hosts were wonderful, even upgrading us to the suite room at no extra cost! The room was very comfortable and breakfast was superb. Our host provided us with great suggestions for meals and things to do. If you are in Bowness on Windermere, stay at Craigholme!
    M
    Molly
    United States
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,053 reviews
    The location was spectacular, very quiet yet only minutes walking distance from the lake and shops etc... So much choice for food and entertainment. We chose to eat out rather than have breakfast at the hotel, this was only because we were up and out. We are already thinking of staying again next year! Loved the place.
    Brian
    United Kingdom
  • From £188.60 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,165 reviews
    Attitude and manner of staff was spot on, the level of professionalism and friendliness felt genuine at all times. Didn't treat the consumables in the room like they're gold plated like most hotels. Enough toilet rolls to last a week, plenty of shower gels soaps etc, and no shortage of tea and coffee Biscuits.
    p
    peedunn86
    United Kingdom
  • From £110 per night
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,477 reviews
    group of 13 on a stag do. The hotel was excellent value for money, breakfast superb.Everything you need in one place, bar, pool tables, food,night club below. everything nice and clean with friendly staff 10% off food n drink for residents. would definitely stay again
    Patrick
    United Kingdom
  • From £325 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 690 reviews
    Cleanliness and location was perfect close to all pubs restaurant's and attractions on bowness bay a little hidden gem for peace and quiet and a stone's through to bowness on Windermere that has lots to offer for all.
    Jo Jo
    United Kingdom
  • From £325 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 690 reviews
    Dog friendly, short walk to restaurants/shops and lakefront, nearby hiking, comfortable space, convenient parking (pay), two bathrooms, underfloor heating, ping pong table was a nice surprise!
    Joseph
    United Kingdom
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 273 reviews
    Location is excellent on the outskirts of Bowness on Windermere, delicious breakfasts with home made jams & marmalade. Adrian was great with suggestions of places to visit.
    Dorothy
    United Kingdom
  • From £454.50 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 875 reviews
    Staffs are friendly and helpful, the location is great, close to Bowness on Windermere but private. The hotel and the garden is beautiful and the Fell Suite is awesome.
    Yu-Fan
    Canada
  • From £225.15 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,137 reviews
    We loved the quirky decor in the hotel! Our room was very spacious and the bath was huge to. There was a great choice for breakfast and all items were cooked perfectly
    ian
    United Kingdom
  • 9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 270 reviews
    Breakfast was great lots of choice and tasted great . Hotel was in prime spot with shops,pubs and lake all in short walking distance.
    Graham
    United Kingdom
  • From £207 per night
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,640 reviews
    Great views from room and restaurant. Nice spaces to relax. Great location in town and on the lake. Staff really helpful.
    MICHAEL
    United Kingdom
  • From £259 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,260 reviews
    Nice hotel very quiet clean beautiful you will like it from the moment you come to it .
    Butti Suhail
    United Arab Emirates
  • From £454.50 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 875 reviews
    Such beautiful hotels so friendly
    Rachel
    United Kingdom

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