Best Western Burnside Hotel & Spa

Kendal RdBowness-on-WindermereLA23 3EPUnited Kingdom
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About Best Western Burnside Hotel & Spa

The Burnside is set in mature gardens overlooking The Lake District’s Lake Windermere and enjoys the perfect and unparalleled setting for long and short break guests.

Rooms are en-suite and include, direct dial telephone, beverage trays and television.

With the focus on quality leisure breaks, The Burnside’s facilities include lounge, dining and bar areas, with an emphasis on fine dining. Additional features include swimming and associated facilities in the hotel’s onsite leisure centre.

Breakfast choices are enjoyed in Silhouettes Restaurant and later in the day, Room 101 serves traditional cuisine. In addition, homemade bar meals are available in Harley’s Bar. The Terrace is a perfect place to enjoy summer afternoon tea and the hotel’s roaring fires area magnet for guests during the winter months.

Just three hundred metres from the busy centre of Windermere, all the ingredients are here for a memorable stay.


Kendal Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)442211 | Fax: +44(8700)468621 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Fabulous, pet friendly location

You can’t knock this setting. An easy walk in to Windermere and to Bowness Pier; the views are to die for – with hotel facilities to match. For many, a break includes the family dog and he or she is welcome here, too.

Lovely food and helpful staff

The food and choices are top quality, as are the helpful and friendly staff who can’t do enough to make your stay just perfect.

Child friendly hotel

Children are here in abundance, drawn by the Beatrix Potter links. They are certainly welcome and fussed over by hotel staff. Incidentally, if wondering ‘shall I or shan't I’ over breakfast, dive in. It’s well worth the price and is so substantial; you’ll probably give lunch a miss.

Negative Reviews

Limited winter facilities

During the ‘off season’, hotels generally see the opportunity to take facilities out of service and to do some upgrading. If guests, during these periods, have been made aware of the situation and offered a compensating reduction in tariff, there isn’t a problem. If not, and as experienced here, the stay can be disappointing and not up to scratch at all.

Relaxing break spoilt by noisy cleaning staff

They do have a job to do but, from the paying guests’ angle, noisy cleaning staff in corridors and adjacent rooms don’t cut the mustard for a quiet and peaceful break. Reception and other staff can come across as impersonal and not involved.

Wi-Fi doesn’t work

Simple as that and a source of genuine annoyance.

Hot and smelly rooms

Heaven knows what it’s like in summer if this was the winter experience.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 518 reviews across the web
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8.4 out of 10 based on 518 reviews