Beech Hill Hotel

, Windermere, United Kingdom
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Beech Hill Hotel

, Windermere
3 star

Rooms: 57

Newby Bridge Road - Windermere - England - LA23 3LR - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01539442137
387 Traveller

Reviews - Beech Hill Hotel

10/10
The best views & wonderful service
Submitted by: Julie in 30/09/09
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
After reading some disapointing reviews about The Beach Hill Hotel I was worried about what to expect. I am pleased to say that everything was perfect. We stayed in a premier room which was very clean and modern. The views were the best part of this hotel and were breathtaking. We will definately be going back next year!!!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Beech Hill Hotel

Mixed

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed 2 nights with three young kids. First night got a decent room on the ground floor, decent size one double bed one single + 2 bunks. Balcony overlooking the lake (over a few flat roofs but thats hardly a problem...) Some furniture was a bit dated but mostly passable. Very nice views and the gardens down to the lake are pleasant.

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!

fantastic

from A TripAdvisor Member
Have just returned from a 2 night break and believe i have found an absolute gem in this hotel. We stayed in the Wordsworth Suite and believe me it is excellent especially the outdoor hot tub!!!. We ate in the hotel restaurant both nights and were more than happy with the food as we were with the breakfasts, everything was cooked just as we had asked for it to be cooked, all the staff we found to be so polite and helpful and would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone.

Awful hotel.

from samandtom
I travel a lot and this is the worst hotel i've ever stayed in. Granted the view from the hotel is stunning, but when your stuck in a room looking over nothing but a flat dirty roof and a main road ( and still paying the same amount as rooms with a view!) the stunning view doesn't really matter.
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
We paid extra and got the select plus room - we were not dissapointed. It has a lovely veiw over the lake. The room was fab - even if it was a bit pricey. Bathroom clean and spacious.

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 food

from MargaritaLiverpool
I was very disappointerd with the small slightly faded room. Nice view and lovely fire. Food absolutely awful, far too much salt in the bean starter and the rest was very dry . Dining room very grand food very disappointing

Top-notch Grub

from Mystie
Got a great deal (Best Western Best Rates)- direct from the hotel. £100 (Superior room) with full breakfast. King-sized bed, private terrace with view of the Lakes, big bathroom with bath & shower, complimentary tea/coffee/hot choc/biscuits. Deserves the 4* rating!

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 Hill

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have stayed at the Beech Hill Hotel for the last four years and use it as an opportunity for a break at Xmas booking a three day stay. We use it to enable us to go walking and enjoy the fantastic views and healthy air of the Lake District. After a day of walking what could be better than to go back to a beautiful old-fashioned hotel with a roaring fire and welcoming staff. After recharging the batteries with a refreshing jacuzzi we dress up for our evening meal and sit in the restaurant enjoying the nouveau cousine and the fantastic views. Once the meal is completed you can retire to the comfortable seats and enjoy a liquer whilst listening to the gentle tones of the live music.
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
This hotel sits in a spectacular location. The rooms were spacious. Some have their own terraced area. We had a jucuzzi bath which was great and more than made up for the shower which would be more suited to a deformed gnome in need of a power shower.

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.

Regards

Only good thing was the food!

from Jordie1983
Went to this hotel for a relaxing weekend with my parents and partner.
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!

Disappointment

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I have stayed in this hotel on a number of occasions, and always looked forward to the luxurious rooms, food and surroundings, when returning from business trips or just a getaway etc.,
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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  • Address: Newby Bridge Road - Windermere - England - LA23 3LR - United Kingdom
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