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“The Retreat - You will not find better!”
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The Howbeck
Ranked #19 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Retreat - You will not find better!”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I could wax lyrical for hours about how good this was but I will sum up in 2 key points

1) Room is AMAZING.......as a couple it has everything you could possibly want including Jacquzzi
2) Great deals with local spa (Old England Hotel) 20% off treatments and local restuarant (Hulbeck Gryll) champers reception on arrival, which are well worth taking advantage of and the staff at Howbeck are very helpful in getting it all sorted for you.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear guests, the review title says it all....'You will not find better'! We are extremely grateful for such an amazing review, and wish to express our sincere thanks. Yet another 5/5 across the board.. what more could we ask for?
It's great to read that you also made the most of the facilities on offer, we do indeed currently offer complimentary spa passes, and with 20% discount on treatments, this can be the perfect way to relax and unwind - followed by relaxing in your personal double spa jacuzzi back in the suite.
Thank you for sharing such a fabulous review, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

I booked two nights at The Howbeck through LivingSocial Deals for my husbands birthday.We had a fabulous time. Our room was lovely and we had champagne and chocolates on arrival also fairy lights which I love and rose petals on the bed which was also a nice touch.The staff were very helpful and friendly.We went to two lovely restaurants in Bowness, there was lots of really nice restaurants to choose from in that area and prices were reasonable.We will definately go back again in the future.One thing I would say is it would be nice to have the choice to have breakfast a little later so you could enjoy a sleep in ,that aside we would recommend a stay at this lovely guesthouse.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear guests, we are so pleased to read what a 'fabulous time' whilst staying here at The Howbeck. Thank you for publishing such a great review and fantastic scores. Unfortunately as we are constantly so busy, it is not often possible for us to extend the breakfast times as we literally wouldn't be able to finish the house keeping. With a 5* accolade to maintain, it really is essential that we have sufficient time to service all rooms - I hope you appreciate this.
We are extremely grateful that you would recommend us to others, and hope that you also get chance to return.
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

An absolutely amazing place to stay with such wonderfully lovely and friendly staff looking after you. 100% highly recommended and located in such a beautiful place.
Stayed in the Deepdale room for 2 nights; amaculate room, very clean and welcoming - couldn't ask for more!
Enjoyed everything about the stay and will be going back there for sure
Thanks a million Howbeck

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear guests, what a lovely, heart warming review...thank you! We are over the moon to read such fantastic reviews, as we always strive to make sure our guests have such an enjoyable and memorable experience. It's wonderful to hear that you plan to return, and we really look forward to welcoming you back.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

This was a two night stay which was bought for the two of us as a Xmas present.Had i done all the research myself i'd have been hard-pushed to do as well as the Howbeck.Upon arrival the service was very friendly with coffee offered and a seat in the comfortable lounge area.Our room (The Glenridding) was beautifully decorated with a number of lovely touches not seen before on my usual B&B trips to Windermere/Bowness.Petals on the bed,top quality chocolates,a decanter of sherry and champagne on ice too!
The 4 poster bed was very comfortable and the bathroom had a fantastic shower and spa bath that i had trouble getting the other half out of.
Just a 5 minute walk into Windermere and 15 from the centre of Bowness it was ideally situated for those that go to the Lakes and aren't big 'walkers' like myself.
We found the breakfast to be of an excellent standard with a good choice of cereals/juices/cold meats etc.The traditional breakfast was very,very good and with service to match.
Normally i'd go to 'cheaper/lesser' B&B's to save a few bob so i could spend more on meals etc but as this was a present we were happy to see what a 5star guest house had to offer and any future visits will be to the Howbeck.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear guests, firstly we would like to thank you for such an excellent review and full marks all round. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your Xmas gift, and even more thrilled to hear that any future trips to The Lakes will be to stay with us. Your kind words regarding the staff and service, the décor, and the breakfast are all sincerely appreciated, and we look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Lovely guesthouse with real attention to detail in everything from the moment you arrive untill you leave. They can provide great extras such as romantic packages of rose petal covered beds, fairy lights, champagne and chocolates etc. Me and my boyfriend had a late valentines weekend there and really enjoyed it. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Would recomend the meregill suite - jacuzzi bath and four poster bed!

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Thank bex1201
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maggie1983, Manager at The Howbeck, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear guests, we are so pleased to read hoe much you and your partner enjoyed your valentines break away. The Romantic Package really sets the scene for a romantic break away, so we are thrilled that you enjoyed it. Your kind comments regarding the staff and service are warmly received, and we would like to thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review. We hope you will return soon.
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Property: The Howbeck
Address: Howbeck New Road, Windermere LA23 2LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howbeck 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury AA Rated 5 star highly recommended, recently fully refurbished guest house just 2 mins walk from Windermere centre. A member of the "Best loved hotels of the world" all rooms have fantastic en-suites some with jacuzzis & massage showers. We have 1 luxury suite with private entrance and patio, double jacuzzi air bath, mood lighting, 2 tv's etc. If you are looking for somewhere special you will not find better in Windermere! ... more   less 
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