Bowness-on-Windermere

The Ryebeck

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is in five acres of landscaped grounds with panoramic views of Lake Windermere
  • This former Edwardian gentlemen's residence is close to Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and the Lake District fells
  • The 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant serves classic British dishes

95%
Enjoyed This
(79 Member Ratings)
"Staff were very helpful & always smiling!!"
Valerie
20. Jul 2018
East Boldon, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The hotel is 10 minutes' drive from Windermere railway station and 20 minutes from the M6 motorway. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Ryebeck is a former Edwardian gentlemen's residence with sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

It is set in five acres of landscaped grounds, 25 minutes' walk from the village of Bowness-on-Windermere, which has shops, restaurants, tea rooms and boat trips on the lake.

The deluxe country house hotel is within a 30-minute drive from Ambleside, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top house and Holehird Gardens, home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society. The surrounding Lake District countryside is ideal for hiking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.

The 2-AA-Rosette Lake View Restaurant showcases locally sourced produce, and there is a cosy lounge offering classic afternoon teas. Both the restaurant and the lounge have lake views.

Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District.

From the press:


  • "The hotel enjoys an enviable position providing picture postcard views" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

There is no minimum age required to check-in.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £35 per person, per night for children and adults. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib or extra bed are subject to availability, on request, and must be requested at the hotel directly by calling 015394 88195.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and only in some of the ground floor rooms, they are charged at £20 per stay. Dogs are not allowed in common areas and cannot be left unattended in the room for prolonged periods of time. Please contact the hotel upon booking to check the availability. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The restaurant can be busy, we recommend that you book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

95%
Enjoyed This
(79 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Ryebeck Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Restaurant service staff and receptionist
Other Comments
Overrated and overpriced B&B, Grounds very disappointing, Building needs maintenance, very little view of the lake, service charge on food and beverage, not mentioned on the website, restaurant over priced as there is nothing else close, office staff rude, argued about after noon tea, so did not take it, requested to pay cash but was refused and would not retract cc payment
James 28. Jul 2018 Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very helpful & always smiling!!
Valerie 20. Jul 2018 East Boldon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly and attentive and the breakfast exceptional.
Other Comments
Air conditioning in the rooms would be nice as they were very warm given this lovely weather.
Paul 12. Jul 2018 Sleaford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room change in an instant when not happy with original room.
Other Comments
Food was out of this world, need bar staff at night. Only receptionist lady on and no one to serve from 10pm.
Anthony 10. Jul 2018 Holywood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent choice of breakfast food
Other Comments
The rooms in the cotrage are not sound proof and delivery & litter collection was outside the window st 7.30am.
Jeanne 30. Jun 2018 St Albans, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Customer service is first class from all members of staff and the view from the terrace is breathtaking
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I booked this as an anniversary gift for my parents and they cannot say enough positive comments about The Rybeck. From check in to check out they had an amazing experience, lovely room, outstanding views and a breakfast to die for. They also said the evening meals they had in the restaurant were exquisite.
Tracy 13. Jun 2018 Hyde, United Kingdom
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Everything, mostly impressed with how helpful the staff were, they let us eat dinner after closing time because we have a baby & lost track of time. Also they made breakfast to takeaway on last day before breakfast opened at 8am because we had an early appointment. They were friendly, relaxed. Hotel was in a great location.
MR 04. Jun 2018 London, United Kingdom
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Great location. Stunning Views and Lovely Hotel. Made our stay in Windermere to be wonderful. Would visit again.
Farah 02. Jun 2018 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location - the views are outstanding.
Other Comments
If I go back I'll do what I did first time and pay the extra to book one of the best rooms -'grand' . This was a superb (room 9), great view , fabulous spa bath, but hard bed (even with a topper), small telly (for room size). Can't, as ever, fault the staff. They are very good and go the extra to make sure you are happy.
jacqui 29. Apr 2018 Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Without question it was the food. Exceptionally cooked and presented, full of flavour and just the right quantities to allow you to indulge in 3 courses without being overfaced
Other Comments
Super friendly staff made for an exceptionally relaxing break. Will be going again.
David 26. Apr 2018 Aylesbury, United Kingdom

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