The newest hotel to join Best Western is BEST WESTERN The Burnside Hotel, Bowness-on-Windemere. With stunning views of Lake Windemere, this hotel is in a fantastic location to explore the beautiful Lake District. We quizzed the General Manager, Pauline Heaps, to get the inside info on the hotel and the best places in the area.
How long have you worked at the hotel?
22 years. Started as a Leisure club steward, then moved to the hotel reception, then promoted to reception manager, operations manager and now General Manager.
Describe your hotel in 5 words:
What is your favourite part of the hotel?
Harleys bar conservatory – amazing lake views
What is the one attraction/event/area that you would encourage people to visit when staying at your hotel?
Boat Trips on Lake Windermere
Tell us an interesting fact about the hotel:
Formerly a private gentleman’s residence in the 1800. Set in its own mature gardens, with amazing lake views
Have you had any celebrities staying at your hotel and if so who?
Duncan Bannatyne, Hollyoaks cast, Simon Gregson, Tricia Penrose, Vicky Entwistle, Martin Hancock
What is your favourite dish served in your restaurant?
Full English Breakfast
Rack of Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork – sweet potato fondant, green apple puree, sprouting florets and cider jus
All day Carvery
What is there to do in the local area to keep the kids entertained?
Beatrix Potter, Cruises on lake, pitch n put, onsite swimming pool and leisure club
We look forward to visiting! Click here to find out more about the hotel and to book.