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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were up in Windermere for two nights and were very much looking forward to our stay at the Rum Doodle. We were shown to our room on the ground floor which was okay but rather drab. We were extremely disappointed with the bathroom which was shabby to say the least and was just generally below standard. The room had also not been cleaned properly as we found things under the bed that must have belonged to a previous guest

The breakfast was okay but I wouldn't say it was as fantastic as some of the reviewers had said.

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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had a lovely and comfortable stay at Rum Doodle! I love that vintage and English feel. I am from Asia and the stay here felts a little different from the usual stay we get living in the city. It gives a nostalgic essence to it and it felt like home too. Both Emma & Greg were such a great host! Everything was so well-organised and well thought of. You have all the information you need to visit Lake District at Rum Doodle! There are DVDs available if you want to watch some movies at night. I love the breakfast every morning too! It was home made and tastes really good. I would absolutely recommend anyone who is visiting Windermere to book a stay here at Rum Doodle.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank PotatoSpinach
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Myself and my partner stayed here for 2 days and was a lovely experience, the room was quirky and the roll top bath added such a different feel compared to most standard rooms you get. The breakfast was stunning and the pancakes come highly recommended i must say alongside the ginger cake which is spectacular. Overall a lovely place and would defiantly stay again

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights over bank holiday, Emma was very organised in arranging check in even though she wasn't in - then treated us to tea and cake (which was delicious) when she returned. The rooms were unique and we liked the wine glasses and dressing gowns as an added touch, the bed was very comfortable and we slept great after long walks in the Lake District!
This b&b is in the best location between Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere and parking is no problem. The highlight was definitely the breakfasts though, as reviews have mentioned the blueberry pancakes are amazing!! As is the porridge, and the ladies serving are all lovely and attentive.
Would definitely recommend :D

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for 3 nights in February 2017- a Valentine's celebration in Windermere.
The owner was absolutely lovely, couldn't have asked for better.
The room was absolutely gorgeous, filled with quirky furniture and artifacts.
The house itself is beautiful, very clean with gorgeous decor.
The breakfasts were some of the best we've ever had, and we travel a lot.
My particular favorite was the porridge, we've attempted to recreate it at home and sadly it's nowhere near as good as Rum Doodles.
Rooms are en suite with a shower and bath. Lovely bed linen, cosy, very clean room.
We even had a visit from little Tiger - very handsome resident cat.
Fantastic in every way, highly recommend. We will be back xx

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank TLGibson69
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Additional Information about Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

Address: Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Ranked #18 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: €66 - €124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set midway between Windermere and Bowness, vintage-styled Rum Doodle B&B is just a 12-minute downhill stroll away from the famous lake. We offer country house quality in a B&B setting with Egyptian cotton linens, an award-winning breakfast and complimentary WiFi. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Braemount House Hotel Windermere
Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District

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