We spent two night at the Burnside Hotel last week, enjoyed our stay and the weather was perfect. We found the reception staff to be polite, friendly and always had a smile. Our room was on the lower ground floor overlooking the front garden and you could see the lake from the patio doors. The patio door opened onto a patio area, which ran the whole length of the hotel. Rooms on the upper floors had a private balcony. The room, whilst not overly large, had everything you would need for your stay, safe, hairdrier, tea & coffee making facilities and biscuits, and was very clean. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean with toiletries and lovely white fluffy towels. The water pressure when using the shower was a little slow but adequate. There are lots of parking spaces and the hotel is about four minutes walk into the shops and restaurants one way and if you go down the hill from the hotel approximately four or five minutes walk to the lake and everything it has to offer.
We booked on a bed and breakfast tariff but did eat in the hotel on one of our night’s stay and found the food to be well presented and nicely cooked, if you want a nice leisurely meal I would recommend trying it. The restaurant staff were all very pleasant including the chief who popped out once or twice and was always smiling. There is a good choice at breakfast, which is buffet style with something for everyone and the food was piping hot.
We were informed that the leisure centre is now open so if you want a swim take your costume/shorts. We did not use the facilities so cannot comment on this aspect of the hotel.
There is a patio on the front of the hotel where you can sit and have a drink and enjoy the view.
The hotel was quiet apart from a few doors slamming but you get this in many hotels, I just wish people would hold the door to shut it as we did and it did not slam, but there are always thoughtless people.
There are various rooms to sit and enjoy the morning papers or have a drink which have comfortable seating and pleasant ambiance.
If visiting Bowness again I would choose to stay at this hotel. less