Hotel Ruskin's (Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom)

Hotel Ruskin's (Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom)

About Ruskin's

Ruskin’s is a traditional English inn situated in Bowness close to Lake Windermere, offering easy access to the lake itself. Each of the bedrooms has been individually decorated and furnished, and each benefits from TV with DVD player, en-suite facilities, tea and coffee-making facilities and other basic amenities. A free and extensive DVD library is also available to all guests. Free WiFi is available throughout the establishment. The pub-style bar frequently offers entertainment, including weekend karaoke and live music. A traditional full cooked breakfast is available daily, and the restaurant also served modern British food through both lunch and dinner, offering a seasonal menu. A range of award-winning cask ales are available, as well as a fully stocked bar. Ruskin’s is a short distance from Bowness Bay on Lake Windermere, close to The World of Beatrix Potter and the Bowness Bay Pier.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Lake Road, LA23 3AP, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.6 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.5 / 10
  • Service
    Good  7.9 / 10

Positive Reviews


Good location with distant lake views.

A number of guests comment on the convenient and picturesque location of the inn, which seems to be in the centre of the town and within easy walking distance of the lake. Guests comment that the town has everything you need within easy distance.


Good quality breakfast.

Generally speaking, the cooked breakfast is praised by guests. Guests comment that breakfast is made to order, and is served hot and promptly. The quality of food seems to be good. There are limited reviews regarding lunch and dinner, but this also seems to be of a good standard.


Friendly, efficient staff.

The majority of reviews praise staff for maintaining efficiency and an air of friendliness. A number of guests comment on the landlady in particular, who seems to do the majority of the work both in the pub and the rooms. A couple of reviews also praise the cleaning staff.

Negative Reviews


No parking available.

A couple of guests complain about the fact that no parking is available. The town itself is reportedly difficult to park in, with guests commenting that space is limited and not appropriate for long stays.


Bedrooms in need of refurbishment.

A few reviews suggest that bedrooms may be in need of refurbishment. Guests comment that the decor in rooms is tired and dated, and that fixtures and fittings are in need of replacement.


Noise from traffic and the pub on weekends.

A number of guests complain of the noise from the pub and from the road, particularly from the pub on weekends, where live music and karaoke are provided. However, a number of guests also comment that noise is to be expected in an establisment such as this.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Hotel bar
  2. Non-smoking rooms
  3. WiFi in public areas
  4. Free WiFi
Room facilities
  1. Shower
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television


Lake Road , LA23 3AP , Bowness-on-Windermere , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)445678 | Fax: +44(1539)444078

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