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Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have stayed at the Bellisfield on previous occasions before the makeover. The views across lake Windermere are stunning. The Laura Ashley hotel now also has a stunning interior. We had a short midweek break and everything the room, lounges, food and staff made our short stay memorable. We will be back thank you

Found a fab bed & breakfast deal on travel zoo, which included a lovely cream tea with prosecco, 2 huge fresh scones each with cream and jam, and a glass of prosecco which was served in the brassiere overlooking the lake. Quite a few guests were enjoying afternoon tea which looked very good. Our room was small, but well equipped with coffee machine and tea making facilities, with a very comfortable bed. Buffet breakfast was served in the main restaurant, tea, coffee and toast served to the table, if you wanted eggs rather than scrambled these were cooked to order served to you. There are two lovely relaxing lounges overlooking the lake, which we took advantage of after breakfast. The hotel is in a fab location with the added advantage of free parking.

Wow and double wow! Our very first visit to this stunning hotel and definitely not the last. Absolutely gorgeous! We stayed as part of a University Reunion Party and fell in love with it immediately. We arrived a little early but were very warmly greeted at reception by Dean. Our room was ready by 3 o’clock and it was sumptuous. Very tastefully furnished and decorated by Laura Ashley as is the whole hotel. Just divinely luxurious. We had a fabulous lake view from the second floor. I simply can’t put into words just how lovely it all was! We had pre dinner drinks in the lounge and dinner in the brasserie. We were brilliantly waited on by Michael who showed so much patience with us seniors! Thank you for great service! Breakfast was an amazing buffet which opened at 8 o’clock (Monday). Everything was beautifully presented, very hot and very tasty. The Lake District has now received World Heritage status and this beautiful hotel suits the title perfectly. A huge thank you to Dean and Michael particularly, but also to everyone who contributed to making our stay just lovely. We look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future.

We arrived 'on-spec' as a party of 15 around mid-afternoon on a Sunday. We were (optimistically, I know) looking for a snack / afternoon tea or something similar. The Duty Manager in the restaurant could NOT have been more accommodating. Due to the size of our group, he allocated us a table in the main restaurant so that we could be more comfortable than being squashed into the space that was remaining in the (much smaller) Brasserie. We were excellently looked after and had a variety of very tasty sandwiches / soups / cream-teas and drinks - all of which were most beautifully presented and served. Given that we had simply arrived in hope more than anticipation, I can only say a massive "thank-you" to the manager and staff of the restaurant for looking after us so well.

Went for Sunday lunch to mark a special occasion with our friends. Everything was superb .The hotel was spotless as was the dining room.The food was excellent and the menu had plenty of choice. Would like to give a special mention to James and his staff for the excellent service they provided ..all done in a very pleasant atmosphere and at very reasonable price.

Gluten free afternoon tea was superb! My husband had the regular afternoon tea , which was excellent and such good value £8.95 .I am coeliac so require gluten free ,the restaurant manager informed me that the chef was not happy with gluten free scones baked that morning so would I be happy with Victoria sponge (also gluten free) I most certainly was ,it was excellent 10/10.I will be recommending to coeliac uk,s magazine ‘Crossed Grain’to recommend to all their members.The staff were amazing , cannot praise highly enough, Thank you for your excellent service.

Wonderful hotel, exceptional staff who genuinely wanted to be helpful, beautiful Laura Ashley decor throughout and Michelin quality food in the restaurant. 5 course menu particularly recommended. Could not recommend more highly.

My wife and I spent a couple of nights In a suite overlooking Lake Windemere. The staff were very helpful but maybe because it was wet and cold seemed somewhat subdued. I heard people complain about the prices? We went to breakfast on the first day and were asked if we wanted any cooked eggs. I then waited for 20 minutes for cold poached eggs. The second day at breakfast I wasn't asked. I did ask for mixed toast tea and coffee as usual and had to remind the staff to bring them. This is a Laura Ashley fronted hotel which doesn't really have the chic of L.A. It was put together well but was clinical and lacked the real warmth and charm of its provincial brand. Having said all this its a stunning setting which could be a formidable chic boutique hotel. I would also like to thank the staff for the birthday card and the chocolates left in our room which was a pleasing touch otherwise.

This was a lovely place to stay. great check in staff, and a well appointed room. Its so well situated to walk into the middle of bowness, but from the room I was given, One could think you were in the middle of nowhere, with an uninterrupted view over lake windermere

This was the 3rd hotel we stayed in at Bowness-on-Windermere for this trip, and hands down the best in terms of the room and experience. I initially booked the cheapest room (Compact Cosy Double) with half-board , but upon being shown the room, found it a bit too "compact and cosy". Fortunately, the gentleman at the front desk was, for an extra 10GBP, able to give us 2 Classic Rooms to choose from, which we eagerly took, since we consider it a significant step up in spaciousness and comfort. The 3 course dinner included was good (albeit the choice and quality was not as good as the one we had at Ryebeck 2 nights prior), but the breakfast was superb. And last but not least, my partner and I were extremely impressed with the service from Trevor, the fabulous porter who helped us with our luggage, the room service and information about the hotel. That said, most of the other staff were good (apart from one of the waiters in the cafe, whom we found a bit snobby), but Trevor was in our opinion outstanding and a real asset to the hotel.

Kendal Road Windermere England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Bowness-on-Windermere within a short walk of World of Beatrix Potter, Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Lake District National Park. This 62-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. It's on a lake and also 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Hill Top.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including The Belsfield Restaurant, which specializes in regional cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with English breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield's 62 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield offers a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include 4 meeting rooms, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double or Twin Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Lake View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1447 reviews