We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Bank

Certificate of Excellence
5.0 of 5
Hotel website
Wansfell Road, Ambleside LA22 0EG, England
Offers & Announcements
£38 (GBP)
Red Bank
Write a Review

142 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    138
    4
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
10
112
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (142)
  • Mar-May only
    (32)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (51)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (40)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (19)
All months
Gorebridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just had the most fantastic few nights stay at Red Bank. The room was extremely comfortable and peaceful. The breakfast was superb with plenty of choices (we had the full English and it was cooked to perfection). The hospitality of Val and George was second to non, as was their local knowledge of local walks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
wigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean guest house and room, comfortable and cool on one of the hottest nights of the year, had a peaceful nights sleep, lspotless bathroom, tasty breakfast and a pleasant couple ran this business

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

As the house is large with thick external walls the interior stays cool even on the hottest days. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lovely house, well situated within easy walking distance of restaurants and buses. George and Val were great hosts and good company. Gold bedroom was sumptuous, extremely comfortable and perfect for a good night's sleep. Delicious breakfasts with good choice. Would happily return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments and many guests like the Gold Room, because of the Super-King bed. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Second visit to this lovely guest house and it was every bit as good as the first. Beautiful well-appointed room with very comfortable bed. George and Val are lovely hosts - and very knowledgeable about the local area. Breakfast was cooked to order and everything was delicious. Decanter of sherry for guests is such a nice touch and the little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again in Sept. More 

Saintfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed 5 days in this excellent B&B. Personal attention, spotless and wonderful choice of breakfasts. Could have remained longer. Off road parking was a real bonus. We experienced the Lake District at it's best, blue skies almost every day. George & Elizabeth, Co. Down, N. Ireland

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Always nice when our guest enjoy their stay and, more importantly, have the nice weather to fully enjoy the scenery. Our own off road parking area is a plus in Ambleside and we have one parking area for each of our guests. If you return to the Lakes we hope to see you again. More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A 4th trip to this excellent B&B did not disappoint, We had a 3 night stay in March 2015. Standards are high in all respects, room, bed comfort, linen, decor, carpets. There is a small lounge area for guests. A sherry table on the landing is a nice touch. Our room overlooked the lovely garden as does the smart breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Good to hear you paid into the local economy and kept the walking shops busy. Red Bank, as you say, is ideal for the village and the many local and varied walks around Ambleside. Look forward to your return visit. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A repeat experience at Red Bank was excellent as before. George was a great host and ensured we had a very comfortable stay. Clean , good food, comfortable bed all ensured we had an enjoyable stay. Situation is extremely convenient both for walking in the fells or a stroll in to Ambleside. We will will certainly be returning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

So pleased you had a good time with us and we appreciate your kind comments. More 

Littleborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very enjoyable stay. Two day break for my birthday. Room was lovely and overlooked the garden and breakfast was great. Again the breakfast room overlooked the garden and was quiet. George was on his own and was a splendid host. Have only one comment to make and that was that there is only one easy chair in the bedroom although... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Many visitors do not believe the house could be so quiet. I think this is down to the 18inch thick external slate walls, which was standard when the house was built in 1903. We have tried a second chair in the room but previous guests found the room was too cluttered and they preferred more... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stayed at the Red Back on a walking trip. It was good a B & B as I have stayed in. George was a fantastic host and nothing was any trouble. The rooms are first class and a lot of time has been spent on, attention to detail. Keep up the great work.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to meeting you again on your next visit. More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Red bank is a brilliant b&b, in fact it's just like being at home and/or with family. George and Val run the guest house in a really friendly manner. The rooms are always immaculately clean and very comfortable. The breakfasts are the best in the lakes! If you've never stayed please give it a go, you will not be disappointed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice remarks and both Val and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ambleside hotels
0.5 mi away
Waterhead
Waterhead
#1 of 12 in Ambleside
4.5 of 5 stars 1,234 reviews
0.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel
0.5 mi away
The Regent Hotel
The Regent Hotel
#2 of 12 in Ambleside
4.5 of 5 stars 692 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Easedale Lodge
Easedale Lodge
#2 of 109 in Ambleside
5.0 of 5 stars 945 reviews
0.2 mi away
Amboseli Lodge
Amboseli Lodge
#7 of 109 in Ambleside
5.0 of 5 stars 240 reviews
0.5 mi away
Crow How Country Guest House
Crow How Country Guest House
#10 of 109 in Ambleside
5.0 of 5 stars 287 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities