Burnside Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • This hotel overlooks Windermere -- the largest lake in the Lake District
  • Leisure facilities include a spa, an indoor swimming pool, 2 hot tubs, a sauna & a steam room
  • Bowness -- home to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & an array of shops, tea rooms, pubs & restaurants -- is 10 minutes' walk away
  • It's a 25-minute drive to Grasmere & Dove Cottage -- the former home of poet William Wordsworth

Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
"The location was brilliant and the spa fabulous"
Jul 29, 2017
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The Best Western Burnside Hotel is around 20 minutes' drive from Oxenholme Lake District railway station. A taxi from the station to the hotel will cost £35-£50, each way. Alternatively, you could get a train between Oxenholme Lake District railway station and Windermere railway station for £3-£5 each way. The journey will take around 20 minutes and from there it's a 5-minute taxi ride to the hotel -- costing £7-£9 each way. Parking is free.

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The Best Western Burnside Hotel overlooks Lake Windermere, which is described as "the queen of Lake District lakes" by Lonely Planet. It's also around 10 minutes' walk from Bowness, where you'll find shops, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The village is also the starting point for a variety of lake cruises.

Grasmere -- the former home of poet William Wordsworth -- is 25 minutes' drive away from the hotel. Here you can take a guided tour around Dove Cottage and then visit The Wordsworth Museum -- which displays the poet's letters, poems and journals. Afterwards you could visit The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop to sample one of the region's most popular treats.

The Lake District countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. There's a 2-hour route from the hotel, along the shore of Lake Windermere, to Wray Castle -- a Victorian neo-Gothic building that is managed by the National Trust. This route includes a river crossing from Bowness to Sawrey which costs 50p per person, each way.

The hotel's Silhouettes Restaurant serves British cuisine and there's also a bar and a lounge. The hotel has a spa, an indoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, a sauna and a steam room. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Pillow menu

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £30 per night for children aged 3 and over and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Bed lines are not available.
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: Pets are allowed on request in few rooms only and will be charged at £20 per stay. 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 swimming pool and spa will be closed for essential maintenance work from  the 9th to the of 13th January 2017.
Beauty rooms will also be closed. The pool and beauty rooms will be open for guests checking in from 3pm on Friday 13th January 2017.
 During this time the gym and spa bar will be open for limited hours from 12pm until 11pm.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for GGE Ltd t/as Best Western Burnside Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location was brilliant and the spa fabulous
Other Comments
Lovely long weekend break. Friendly welcoming staff, lovely newly reburbished rooms, large bathroom with shower and bath. Fabulous spa facilities, nicest one I've visited for in this Country! Perfect base for exploring The Lakes
Caroline Jul 29, 2017 Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything else was fine. Lovely hotel and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Confusion over the food voucher. Did,nt want anything on the restaurant menu so asked if it could be used in the Romneys pub menu. One person said yes and another said no?
Elaine Mar 25, 2017 Dumfries, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Restaurant dinner, room, though black bedding and curtains not to everybody's taste!
Other Comments
My husband used spa and suggested dryer for swimwear. Relaxing, with not many people using it, but felt it would be cramped when resort full. In very dark inside.
Madeleine Mar 22, 2017 Shevington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was fantastic. The room was superb. The hot tub was fabulous and the food was amazing
Other Comments
The spa was great. Nice and relaxing and clean
Michelle Mar 20, 2017 Leyland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
good service, nice food.
Other Comments
Very friendly staffs, nice view.
Yuen Mar 25, 2017 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom

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