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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were welcomed by an empty bar and restaurant - the lady was nice, but fumbled around for some time as couldn't find our room key. Once the key was found, we battled our way through a small room full of large bags (I struggled to fit my small case through the walkway) and a dirty staircase. The room was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would never stay here again nor would I recommend it. Very dirty so full of damp and mould it's overpowering with smell I could smell it for days after. Was so damp there was even a mushroom growing from part of the ceiling on the landing! The shower rail in my room was hung with a rope. Your feet...

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Thank Chelsea W
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked to stay at this Hotel ( glorified B & B ) through Booking.com with no option to cancel without payment before reading the reviews, BIG MISTAKE...... it would have been better to have just lost the money for the room and not turned up as it is a complete disaster, dank, dirty and grubby. A cold wet February day...

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2Thank Louise1823
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really don't understand the bad reviews. Lovely place. Lovely owners and ideal location. Would highly recommend. Right next to the lake. Lots of places to eat and drink nearby. Also nice breakfast included. Will definitely return

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1Thank bridgey90
Limpopo Province, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I booked this accommodation but had to cancel due to a family emergency, to date they have not responded to booking.com email, booking.com also tried two telephone numbers to cancel for me. I tried previous day to cancel but could not get hold of them. They charged full amount to our credit card. Not happy with their customer service or...

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1Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Wished I had read reviews before rushing into booking at the white house .. Reception area dark ,dull ,dirty and depressing the lady on reception nice enough but seemed like she was away with the fairy's, we had booked a family room but they had just reserved us a double room. The lady on reception managed to swap things about...

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1Thank Michele W
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have stayed in number of hotels in Bowness over the years and we first stayed in the White House about 10 years ago, and then a couple of times when it had been refurbished around 3 to 4 years ago, and it was brilliant, hence the reason we didn’t check it on TripAdvisor before we went this weekend, (what...

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1Thank Shaun D
Runcorn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This hotel is on the brink of failing. It is dirty and it is uncomfortable. It is advertised on Booking.com. They have obviously not checked it out. If they have they should be ashamed. We booked at short notice, even though the reviews weren't good. We should have listened. I could go on for a long time but will stop...

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5Thank Charles G
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

So, I'm gonna do my best here to give a positive review. I booked to stay at this hotel for 2 nights for a special occasion, I had emailed ahead a few days before to see if there was any special extras and had no reply. Before I had even arrived at the hotel on the day of my visit,...

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1Thank jo22645
Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Extremely misleading, is nothing like the actual website. You are greeted by the owner who is as filthy as his hotel, dirty, smelly and food all over the floor, also a mass of cigarettes nubs in the ashtray next to him. The room is not set out well as you cannot walk around the bed, although sheets and towels were...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The White House Hotel

Address: Robinson Place | Lowside, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $109 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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