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Reviewed 20 October 2016

on first impressions when collecting the key from the bar was it was very dull and full of mainly men drinking. However the welcome from the manager was warm the room overlooking the church was basic but clean and had coffee making facilities. Didn't fancy eating dinner there so opted to visit a new thai restaurant on the hill which...

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Ibiza Town, Spain
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon ,checked in by very helpful staff .Room although basic was clean .Location is excellent right by the lake ,the free use of the leisure facilities next door is brilliant real chill out time .Breakfast was well cooked and plenty of it ,served by friendly helpful staff .Thank you for a very pleasant stay

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Spent one Sunday night in The Windermere Suite. Lovely huge shabby chic room with 4 poster bed and area with settee and chair, coffee table to relax watching TV which is on wall bracket which swivels so you can watch from the bed. Lovely huge windows with views over church and Bowness. Not for people with mobility issues as rooms...

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Northamptonshire
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Fabulous location, no local parking, you have to park in pay and display and the machine did not let you pay for 3 days in advance so we had to get up early every day to pay for another day. Hotel was clean, out room was lovely and big with a four poster.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in September, booked 2 four poster rooms. On arrival bar staff were very welcoming and helpful, they carried bags upstairs as there is no lift. The place is dated, but clean. Ensuite bathrooms have been modernised but the rooms look old and in need of a freshen up, we had creaking floors and cupboard doors. The...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Basic but clean. Staff ok. Wouldn't stay here again if going back on holiday. Convenient location. Parking is in nearby pay and display car parks. No parking at hotel. Decor in rooms could be updated.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had a lovely shopping experience in Bowness, and we were just looking for a light bite to pass us on until dinner. I can't recommend The Stags Head. What once must have been a beautiful building, is tired and in need of a refurb, staff rude and ignorant, food very basic, but I suppose you get what you pay for....

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Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

While the rooms are clean and the bed comfortable, the place is dated and tired and needs brightening up. Replacement of furniture, doors, skirting with pine would go a long way to making it an excellent venue. Lack of free car parking also a problem. However place is excellently located right beside the lake. Breakfast was very good too,

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is not a hotel, it is a pub with rooms. It was dated, cramped and uncomfortable. The television remote didn't work and the room was noisy from the pub downstairs. To top it all the breakfast was over cooked and almost inedible, not to mention the car had to be parked in a public car park about 10 minutes...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival a very rude guy at reception told us that we were to park in a pay and display car park like everyone else, we then couldn't get into our room until 2pm meaning we had to leave all our belonging in the car and go about our day until the "hotel" felt they were ready for us to...

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Stags Head Hotel
Stags Head Hotel
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Stags Head

Address: Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: €75 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stags Head 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Kendal, United Kingdom

I was having my night out after work with my friends on 24th June when we decided to pop to Stags downstairs. The atmosphere was excellent, as ever, however this time something disturbing happened. I went to the bar downstairs on our arrival and wanted to order couple of drinks for my friends. As I approached the bar a petit, ponytailed black haired barmaid asked my what I was after. I said my order and then other of my friends joined as. I moved about 2 meters towards just to ask what did he want to drink which took me literally couple of seconds. When I turned back to the bar reaction of barmaid was at least shocking. She shouted at me never ever to leave the bar whilst ordering drinks. I tried to explain one more of my mates had just turned up, but then she interrupted me shouting even louder and pointing her finger straight to my face 'No, Listen! You have to stay here! ...etc...'. I've been frequent customer of Stags Heads for the last more than 10 years and nothing like that that had happened to me yet. Last week when we returned to the same bar with my other mate situation wasn't much better. We've been waiting on the bar to be serviced for about 20 minutes (!). People who came much after us were serviced whilst we were completely ignored. At this point big credit for not too tall barman with black short hair and beard. Only he turned up he serviced me instantly. Two other barmen turned out to be complete ignorant even thou I was trying to talk to them several times before the other, nice barman turned up. I'd like to ask a question if that is a usual routine of treating guests unpleasantly for some time? If yes, thank you for letting me know it, so me and my friends will choose other location for our following night out. Thank you.

7 months ago
London, United Kingdom

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