Ratings based on 245 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Manchester

Lots of character

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Lovely rooms, great staff, delicious breakfast- we loved every minute! Thank you!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Northampton

Good midpoint location

Posted Jun 17, 2016
We booked this b&b for our anniversary weekend. We chose Newstead as it had parking and we liked the unique period theme. It turns out we were better positioned than we could expect, as Bowness unexpectedly has more going on than Windermere itself and we were equidistant between the two centres for local activities and evenings out. The b+b itself is clean and carefully decorated in period features. Our room was clean and a good size and the bed comfy. It was a little unusual for the sink to be outside the ensuite, but its an old building and modernisation means that was the only way it would fit an ensuite was to fit the sink in the room.....no big deal. Could have done with some extra/thicker pillows as feather pillows flatten quite easily. Hosts were friendly and informative. I know a couple of reviews I read have commented on the male owner being a bit unusual. Yes his character /approach might be slightly odd to some people, but he was always nice with us and never intrusive and gave us some good tips for food and excursions (pig restaurant in Windermere, Ferry and walk from the castle on west side of the lake and Roman fort on the way to scafell). He certainly has alot of passion for local history and the local area. Breakfast was average for a b+b but all freshly prepared. Husband enjoyed his full English. Toast was sometimes cold and thin and scrambled egg didn't quite do it for me but plenty of choice. They were very funny about arrival request after 8pm though.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Lovely charming hotel. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from liverpool.

Lovely querky hotel, Victorian style and quiet.

Posted Jun 5, 2016
Pros: Breakfast and quiet.
Cons: Wallpaper/ carpet in the bedroom.
Location: Lots to see and do.
Had a lovely 2 night stay, excellent breakfasts, wide choice and very accommodating. The room on the top floor was very spacious and comfortable with period furniture, perhaps a little dated with the decor, but very large comfy 4 poster bed. Bathroom was spotless and modern. The house is lovely and in excellent location for walking to the pub or restaurants nearby. Good base for exploring the lakes. No body bothers you, left to your own devices if you choose, friendly staff if you want a chat or info. Enjoyed it.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Worcestershire

Wonderful place to stay and very welcoming owners

Posted May 31, 2016
Very good value for money. Definitely stay there again
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Newstead Guesthouse Windermere

Posted May 13, 2016
A lovely period guesthouse, 5 minute walk from the centre of Windermere. Our room was upgraded, breakfasts were very good indeed, hosts friendly and there was plenty of parking.
5 out of 5
by Emma from Milton Keynes

Highly recommended cosy friendly B&B

Posted Apr 13, 2016 on Hotels
A nice weekend away in a lovely B&B. The hosts where really friendly and made us feel at home. The room & shower is on the small side but if you like a cosy room with a shower for one than this is for you!
5 out of 5
by Karen from Worksop

The Newstead

Posted Apr 13, 2016 on Hotels
We were greeted with a friendly face. The hotel was beautiful and well cared for. Great breakfast and hot!!! Brilliant. Room was lovely. Great price for a lovely stay. Only a short walk into Bowness which has plenty of eating places at night and mini supermarkets for a cheeky bottle of wine in your room later Would definitely go again. Lovely.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice family-run hotel in Lake District

Posted Dec 10, 2015 on Hotels
Location is good within minutes of walk to main attractions. The hotel owners are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good with full home made English breakfast.
5 out of 5
by David from Preston

Wonderful place to stay

Posted Nov 7, 2015 on Hotels
Wonderful people nothing to much trouble we had a lovely 2 nights stay and the four poster bed was huge and so very comfortable we will stay here again next time we are in the Lake District we Highly Recomend Newstead