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Reviews of Holmlea Guest House 3 stars

Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EW, United Kingdom

#22 of 39 B&Bs and Inns in Bowness-on-Windermere

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Review score

Based on 119 hotel reviews

9.0

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    9

  • Location

    9.5

  • Facilities

    8.4

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    8.3

  • Free WiFi

    8.2

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  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The ensuite bathroom was a bit small, but for the price paid, it was only a small hiccup.

    Everything was excellent, especially the location, one of the best B&B's I've been to, Jill was lovely and accomodating.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing springs to mind.

    The room was clean, in good decorative order, with coffee and tea making facilities. The bed was very comfortable, giving a very good night's sleep. The bathroom was compact, but had everything you need including a good shower. The owners were very welcoming with an excellent knowledge of the local area and the hotel is centrally located. The breakfast was tasty, filling and freshly cooked. I would definitely visit again.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The extract for the bathroom is a bit noisy

    The breakfast was great, Jill is very organised and runs a smooth and seamless operation. The location is perfect and the room was comfortable and had a great view of the lake.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Toilet brush from bathroom in Room 5 was missing. Would have been nice to have a fruit platter as a breakfast option and a selection of wholegrain bread rolls.

    Really clean and comfortable accommodation.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 4 nights

    No complaints

    We booked the property last minute following an awful experience with another booking. Immediately we arrived at Homelea the Hosts were very welcoming and accommodating which was a great relief. Breakfast was superb, just what we ordered with an array of choices. The bedroom was always clean and tidy and ready for our return. Information about attractions in the area was readily available from the leaflets, other guests and Hosts.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The shower could have been a little more powerful , this didn't detract from the stay and it was hot just slightly weaker than I am used too.

    The breakfast was very good , Gill couldn't of been more helpfully and there was plenty of choice. It was all cooked fresh and was extremely well presented.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Private External Bathroom - First Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Hardly anything

    Everything was warm about Holmlea. Gill was very helpful as a host, and the guests were just as friendly. I love the fact that I have my own bath, and the breakfast is customised to the guest's own preference. The proximity of the house to town is about 5 minutes walk and so is to the ferry. There is a closeby canoe and kayak centre which was about another 10 minutes walk. Overall, everywhere is very convenient! I'll definitely come back here.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Maybe a little longer for breakfast , but too early start and finish!

    We enjoyed it all. The place was very clean and the owners were pleasant. We had a room on the ground floor away from the main house, which suited us so much. Easy access to the lake and shops and restaurants. Lots to do and lovely views

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was amazing!

    We loved everything! Jill was absolutely amazing, very accommodating and always happy to answer our questions about what places to visit etc. The room was great and we were pleasantly surprised to see there was heating, as some evenings/mornings were quite chilly despite it being June. The guest house offers use of swimming/gym facilities at a nearby (few min walk) posh hotel. I only used the swimming pool and steam room, which are great! Holmlea is only a few min walk from the town centre, bus stop and pier, which is perfect for those who don't have a car. Overall, we highly recommend this place. Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Too many do's and don't' notices around. being told that we had to remove car off drive by 10am then only extended to 12 even though no one can check in till 4pm.was told guests can possibly turn up from noon and park there? how do guests know this? Drove past the house at 3pm with not 1 car on the drive! Cooked Breakfast looked lovely but I'm afraid had no flavor at all.

    Very clean and 2 mins walk into town.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 1 night

    FOR A ONE NIGHT ONLY ACCOMMODATION EVERYTHING WAS ADEQUATE - FOR A LONGER STAY BIGGER ROOMS WOULD BE PREFERABLE.

    THE ACCOMMODATION WAS COMFORTABLE AND HOMELY, WE ONLY HAD ONE BREAKFAST WHICH WAS OK, THE ONE MEMBER OF STAFF WE MET WAS VERY FRIENDLY.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Only thing I would say is the hairdryer worked but blew cold air regardless of the setting and for someone with long hair it was a bit of a problem.

    We were greeted by Jill who was lovely and friendly. The beds were lovely and comfy, the area and room was quiet and very clean and wellmantained. The breakfasts were delish.. would definitely recommend and will definitely stay again.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2017

    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Absolutely nothing . Everything was first class.

    Sorry don't like coffee. Exceptional stay from start to finish. Lovely comfy bed, lovely room. Tea making facilities were well stocked . Excellent breakfast. No problems whatsoever. Lovely lovely hosts. Wouldn't mind another trip back there . Great location too x

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location of the accommodation was brilliant, just a short walk into the town centre for some great bars and restaurants. Good location for walkers or cyclists too, plus it's just a short distance to the ferry, which runs every 20 mins. Gill was a great host and the breakfast was excellent. Would definitely recommend this B&B to friends and family.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking at guest house not ideal ....but understandable as only limited space available

    Really lovely breakfast to start the day ...very friendly owner. Really good location for Bowness..short stroll into town

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect location, very friendly owner (Gill) Breakfast was delicious! Stayed for 2 nights so was able to use a free pass to a local spa which was lovely too.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The breakfast serving time was 8:45 to 9:30. I found that a bit restrictive and I cannot see why it had to be so. Although the sign outside said No Vacancy during the 2 days we were there, I only saw one other couple and there was only one other car parked at the property so there was unlikely to be any other guest staying there at the time. Yet when we asked if we could leave our car after check out at 10:00 until 13:00, the landlady would not accommodate us and claimed there were other guests coming and our car might block the way. That may be true (though I doubt it) but with a bit of goodwill, I am sure our request could be accommodated. They do not allow early check before 15:30 anyway. Other than this, the landlady was nice.

    The property was clean and ideally located near to the attractions and the lake. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was good.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 3 nights

    the bed was a very small double, and the room was very small also, breakfast was standard

    the B & B was very clean and convenient for walking to the town centre etc

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Floor was very aqueaky in room

    Friendly and accommodating

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The welcome from Gill and the breakfast was lovely

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Wifi should be provided as standard and not through a third-party data harvesting company.

    Nice area, good breakfast, friendly owner.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All good.

    Room, location & parking.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was very clean and homely

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Excellent location, very quiet, very clean. Very friendly owner Jill and good breakfast. Highly recommended.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very clean and friendly, lovely breakfast 👍😄😀

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Didn’t really like the breakfast

    It was cosy and warm

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very clean and well appointed & a well cooked tasty breakfast

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower was not good. Need to improve shower head. Not good after a long days walking

    Nice and clean

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All was good.

    Breakfast was excellent, tasty but without lots of fat. Extra toast on request, served quicky.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The cooked breakfast

    Comfy bed nice room good location tea coffee facility in the room

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location and breakfast with friendly staff

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Bed a little small

    Great breakfast excellent location

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Liked everything

    Everything

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Shower water pressure

    Great Breakfast

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights

    nothing, every thing was good.

    the bed was extremely comfortable

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Nothing

    Very friendly and informative host. The room was very clean and comfortable, and was cleaned on each day. The breakfast was very good.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent location and yummy breakfast. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The Bed was extra comfy, room very clean,ensuite bathroom lovely,hosts made us feel very welcome.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Softer pillows

    The room and bathroom were spotless and looked brand new.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    warm welcome, comfy bed, nice room, lovely breakfast

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing

    Very good location, clean and friendly B&B

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    All good

    Hearty Breakfast and comfortable bed.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room with Private External Bathroom - First Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location for lake.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Difficulty parking small driveway , poor shower head very weak and small

    Breakfast was very good

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Nice rooms, very close to the city centre yet very quiet

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Stairs only,very little room to have more than one suitcase open,low shower pressure.

    Very clean,comfortable and warm,nice breakfast.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Everything

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shame they don't have a sitting area

    Room was light and Airey, nice breakfast, friendly

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Everything was nice and thoughtful.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Towels not large enough. Room very small and stuffy in hot weather.

    Scrupulously clean with very friendly and helpful owners

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 2 nights

    shower very small,windows only open slightly so little fresh air,

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    very clean,easy walking to the town,very nice stay.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location was Great and Gill was very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not a lot pretty much perfect

    Breakfast

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was perfect

    Bed was comfortable and just a short walk to the centre

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The road to the guest house was closed which caused a bit of confusion but place was lovely!

    Everything was perfect!

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room very nice, bed was comfy, breakfast was good. Gill was very nice & polite.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect location, very clean and organised. Lovely breakfast. Free spa at another hotel was fantastic.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing weather was perfect.

    Friendly staff. Easy to reach the lakeside and restaurants and shops.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very comfortable room, excellent breakfast and an ideal location. Staff could not have been more helpful.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Beautiful home in a perfect location. Breakfast was perfect.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Breakfast selection was excellent and host very kind.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Well located, clean and comfortable accommodation.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing.

    Location near to Bowness. Nicely decorated twin room. Really pleasant and helpful landlady.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The only problem for us was that the mattress was hard - but didnt spoil our time there

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Everything was very good

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights

    na

    Excellent

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Ensuite With Shower
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely place to stay and the excellent location

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Private External Bathroom - First Floor
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All aspects of my stay I enjoyed very much. Lots of choice for breakfast and it came freshly cooked and delicious

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was mediocre, very small portion.

    Good location, host very nice and helpful. Rooms comfy and clean.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - 2nd floor
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very quiet and extremely comfortable , great breakfast and an excellent host . We really enjoyed our stay .

    Stayed in May 2016

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  • Reviewed: 28 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    An absolutely lovely stay and experience. Gill is so kind, helpful and organised. We arrived a few minutes late but it was no problem. Everything is absolutely spotless and there are loads of nice touches, including loads of supplies of tea and coffee. The location is fabulous too.

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    There was nothing we didn't like

    Excellent service breakfast was lovely the place is spotless and the staff are always available should you need anything

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    room was lovely clean bed very cumfy but room to small not enough room with two people trying to get ready at the same time xx nice thougfh breakfast lovely xx ron xxx

    location fantastic loved it

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