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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

93% (168 Member Ratings)

"The spa was amazing and so was the food!"
Mar 07, 2017
workington, 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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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93% Positive
(168 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for GGE Ltd t/as Best Western Burnside Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The spa was amazing and so was the food!
louise Mar 07, 2017 workington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great offer, great location and great service
Heather Feb 12, 2017 Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely service, beautiful food, relaxing hot tub
Other Comments
Loved it - so booked it for my wedding
Gemma Feb 12, 2017 BARROW-IN-FURNESS, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely time and breakfast was lovely
alison Feb 09, 2017 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sauna pool
Other Comments
Sanjay Feb 09, 2017 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very nice and it was a good location
Eleanor Feb 09, 2017 Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hot tub on our balcony with the views. The décor of the room. The spa facilities were lovely, peaceful with nice lighting.
Sarah Feb 07, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, good choice at breakfast with quality ingredients and lovely pool/spa
Susan Feb 06, 2017 Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Most enjoyable stay.The meal we had on the first evening was delicious.The pool and other facilities enhanced our stay.
Stephen Feb 05, 2017 Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed everything
Beverley Jan 31, 2017 cumbria, United Kingdom

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