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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Wansfell Road, Ambleside LA22 0EG, England
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Red Bank
Ranked #5 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are always happy to return to Red Bank. It is in good location with plenty of parking. George and Val are very hospitable plus a good breakfast. The rooms are well presented and warm. Excellent value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent upmarket guest house, very friendly hosts (but not over-friendly), clean, warm and comfortable surroundings plus a great bacon sandwich for breakfast. Good for parking and a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside. I'm sure we'll be back.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Red Bank at 10.30pm on a filthy rainy night, having decided that camping just wasn't going to happen, especially after hours of delays on the M6. Everything after this made up for our discomfort, from the cheery welcome that we received to the luxury of the Red Bank double room with en suite, complete with aromatherapy treats,... More 

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Great you had a good stay with us and yes camping on the night you arrived would not have been ideal. All our food is sourced locally and cooked to order so the breakfast should be great. This is backed up by the many complements we receive on the quality of our breakfasts. Hope to see you again in the... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been returning to Red Bank for many years simply because it delivers everything we want. It is a beautiful B&B in a great location with lovely rooms. Val and George are great hosts; they are always helpful and provide a great breakfast to start the day. What more could you want!

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again. Val takes a great pride in her freshly cooked breakfasts to order, which is why, occasionally, you may have to wait a few extra minutes for the breakfast but it is well worth the wait. Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to seeing you both in the New Year. More 

PRESTON
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, with various friends, have been staying 1 or 2 times a year for the last 8 years, which in itself speaks volumes about Red Bank. Simply put, Val and George , the hosts, run the best guest house in Ambleside; well,OK we haven't stayed in every establishment in Ambleside but if there are any better then... More 

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and great to hear you once again enjoyed your stay at Red Bank. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect surroundings to a wonderful stay at Red Bank. Those little finer touches made our stay romantic and just that bit more on the special side. Breakfast was how we like it,the bed was very comfy and the bathroom was just to die for! Really lovely. Thank you for making my surprise birthday present from my wonderful husband such a... More 

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Pleased you enjoyed your surprise birthday stay and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful bed and breakfast . Lovely hosts great choice for a delicious individually cooked breakfast. Could not have been better. Very well located with a 5 minutes walk to village centre. Bedrooms are comfortable and large. Would recommend Red Bank to anyone.

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Red Bank, with our private off road parking is ideally situated for Ambleside and only a short walk into the centre of the town. Hope to see you again in the coming year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned to Red Bank again this year and was made very welcome. The property is beautifully decorated, spotless and we were made to feel relaxed. The owners are attentive and accommodating. The breakfasts are nice and special dietary requirements are catered for. the owners' local knowledge and recommendations are also very helpful when shopping or eating out is concerned. We... More 

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

At Red Bank we try to use all local produce from the bacon and sausages from local butchers, Farrers tea and coffee, free range eggs from Bannerigg Farm and as you stated local Lakeland hand wash and cream in the bathrooms. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Just spent a very enjoyable weekend at Red Bank. Nice hosts. Spotlessly clean and a very good breakfast. Very well located with a 5 minutes walk to Ambleside centre. Bedrooms are comfotable and large. Would recommend Red Bank.

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

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

Bremen, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Red Bank guest house for 8 nights in July, and we had a wonderful time there. The hosts are very helpful and friendly people who are ready to advise you on where to possibly eat out or spend a day. Over breakfast, there was always time for a nice chat. Breakfast was marvellous.... More 

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and it is always pleasing when visitors from Europe enjoy their stay with us. During your stay you had some nice weather so you were able to enjoy some of the splendour of the Lake District. Hope you had a uneventful return to Germany and we hope to see you again if you revisit... More 

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Address: Wansfell Road, Ambleside LA22 0EG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Red Bank 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Red Bank Ambleside, Lake District

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