The Belsfield Reviews
- 133 reviews
- Member since 2020
Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EL
Excellent hotel with wonderful staff. The restaurant has a very good atmosphere and stunning views over Windermere. Our dinner was amazing, and the service excellent.
Sadly the breakfast did not live up to expectations: the buffet lacked fresh fruit and the cooked food, cooked to order , was not prepared to order! Fried eggs were cold and hard; eggs Benedict were served on unbuttered, cold muffins, and pancakes were cold and floating in luke warm syrup.
Although the breakfast disappointed, we would still return, but would expect better food at breakfast.
After arriving we were allocated the wrong room which they admitted was their mistake. They couldn t have been more apologetic and offered us a complimentary meal the next evening and a bottle of Prosecco. Angela and the staff were all very helpful and we are hoping to return very soon.
Visiting the Lakes
Great location, fantastic staff.
The wonderful Belfield Hotel
Amazing stay at the Belfield Hotel, Staff were so helpful, nothing to much trouble, beautiful room, wonderful cruise on Windermere Lake to Ambleside. Lovely relaxing evening meal with great views over the lake. Restful room with an amzing shower in bathroom. Deffinately will be going back to this great hotel.
An enjoyable stay
There is no doubt that the hotel is in a superb location, with its views over Lake Windermere. The public rooms are well-appointed and presented. Our room was extremely clean with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was especially smart with the best hotel shower I have experienced in a long time! However, the room itself was a fair distance from the rather antiquated lift and involved several flights of stairs, some short, some longer. OPL customers should be aware of this if they struggle with stairs, especially since it is not possible to upgrade to a different room. Apparently there is a shorter route than the one we were originally shown, but we were not informed about this until we checked out!
The restaurant was very smart and the staff attentive when not having to attend to a coach party at the same time. Breakfast was fine, just don't order bacon which had obviously been sitting on a hotplate for a long time. Evening meals were also fine, although choice was limited.
I think that I would only choose to stay again if there was an option to upgrade the room.
Great Location, great break
Lovely hotel, Staff friendly, food we had excellent, location 5*
Room had a beautiful view but was very ordinary. We had one outstanding meal, the Chateau Briand.
As a result we chose to eat out on the last evening. Cooked breakfast on first morning was cold. After complaining it improved to tepid. Final day couldn t get a seat at breakfast due to wedding party quests because of this and the standard of breakfast it wasn t worth waiting for a table, we breakfasted at a local cafe.
The Belsfield Hotel
Got to the hotel early, registered the car in reception, straight away given our 2 cruise tickets and 2 drinks vouchers. Later returned to the hotel and checked in.The process was very smooth and staff helpful. Enjoyed the views and gardens well kept. The breakfast and evening meal good choice and very nice. Overall the staff were very polite and helpful.Good enjoyable stay.