Beech Hill Hotel, Windermere
Reviews - Beech Hill Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Mixedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Second night shunted upstairs to a smaller room (this was agreed by us as the booking was late). Quite a bit smaller, binoculars needed for the 14" television. The room was L-shaped with (quite clearly) the bathroom of the next door room taking the space to form the "L". Paper thin walls meant that all sounds from said toilet, corridor and neighbouring rooms were clearly audible.
The common areas and facilities are nice, food OK nothing to write home about. Just some of the rooms not too good. Room 46 was nice, 75 not so nice!
fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Awful hotel.from samandtom
My room was awful, the furniture and decor were straight out of the 70's (thats not just a lie, it truely was!). The bath had MOULD in it, the furniture was wobbly and the tv didn't have a plug on it. The carpet was filthy and curled up in some corners and the wallpaper was ripped in places...I would of had better quality at a hostel!
99% of the staff were horrid...there was one particuarly sour faced receptionist who wasn't at all pleased when I complained...she actually curled her lip at me and stormed off, without resolving anything!
Breakfast was plentiful if you are happy with under cooked, jelly-fied eggs and sausages that are raw in the middle!
Over all an awful hotel, with the only plus being the views and the pool, which was lovely and clean.
If you stay in one of the rooms at the very back of the hotel (ie behind the pool) they are lovely, but you still have the staff/breakfast problem.
My advise...STAY AWAY...PLEASE
Fab views. Food okay. Friendly staff.from alison_insouthampton
The evening meal on the Saturday was okay - Not that special. I would of preffered to eat somewhere else but that would of meant a taxi or driving.
It was £25 for the set menu or £40 for 5 course. Not great quality - I would advise to eat out.
Very relaxed atmosphere - we sat and read the papers or played domino's whilst overlooking the lake.
Fab weekend. I would go back.
smallroom terrible foodfrom MargaritaLiverpool
Top-notch Grubfrom Mystie
Breakfast was full English (very nice sausages!), buffet style, OR there's also a number of order to cook breakfast (kippers/smoked salmon/etc). Also inclusive of a full range of Continental breakfast goodies, ie fresh bakery, fruits, cereal, fruit juices. If in a rush, go for the buffet, there was a bit of a wait for the 'order to cook' meals, and the waitress wasn't in a very chirpy morning mood.
Dinner (5 courses @£29.90 per person) was absolutely fantastic!! While it was all in small portions, bear in mind it's a 5-course meal!! Every course was fresh and VERY yummy, (ok, the brocolli soup was just slightly boring, but still very nice). Contrary to a previous review that one would still be hungry after such a banquet, we felt very satisfied and pleased with our dinner & the service (Bear in mind that I'm Chinese and used to 10-courses banquets).
Fantastic holiday enjoyed at the Beech Hillfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Early morning is the time to experience the swimming pool before enjoying yet another full English breakfast which lasts the whole day of walking. It is easy to be hyper critical about the hotel but we have always found the staff more than happy to assist and ensure that any problems are sorted. The ambience of the hotel is the thing which lingers, combined with the helpful staff it is a heady mix, needless to say we'll be there at Xmas again!
Spectacular view shame about the standards.from A TripAdvisor Member
For some mad reason the hotel undertook the process of decorating the reception / lounge area during the high season, (July). It was step ladders, stripped wallpaper and workmen galore. Our bill was not adjusted to suit this inconvenience.
We had booked bed and breakfast only and made the error of reserving a table for the evening meal. In fairness all food put before us was delicious but despite it being a "5 course", it was small portions, not served with the conventional potatoes - boiled, baked or fried. Therefore afterwards we still felt hungry. Definitely not worth £29.95 per person.
Only good thing was the food!from Jordie1983
Arrived to be greeted with builders and all their tools and timber on display in the reception. WE WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT THE BUILDING WORK, which was noisy and spoilt the excellent views. The hotel is in need of a complete rennovation, not just the dining room area which was being done during our stay. Our room was very small and dark, so we complained and were moved to a very acceptable if not slightly tired looking room. One night we could not get a car parking space and were told to park next door at a country park where we had to pay and display! Staff were inexperienced and poorly supervised by several restaurant managers who didnt do any more work than show people to their tables. Food was excellent but the dust sheets and building work spoilt the atmosphere in the dining room.
This could be an excellent hotel if it was run properly and had an injection of a large amount of money.
Not value for money at £150 per night!
Disappointmentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
On our last 2 day stay, we were sorely dissapointed, the room was not as clean as it could have been, the beadspread that supposedly matched the faded curtains, needed cleaning, In general the carpeted area of the room, was dull, and dusty.
I might add that while the food, and staff were good, the price that we paid, did not reflect on our accomodation.
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Other names for Beech Hill Hotel
- hotel beech hill
- beech hill windermere
- beech hill hotel
- Address: Newby Bridge Road - Windermere - England - LA23 3LR - United Kingdom
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