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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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  • Location
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Red Bank for two nights 9th and 10th Jan 2015 and the whole experience was first class.Our room,the bed,the breakfast and our hosts George and Val were fantastic.their house is beautiful,their attention to detail is a credit to them,nothing is too much and they made us feel so comfortable.We will definitely return in the future and would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest compliment we can pay was that I found myself inadvertently saying after our first night - " and when we go home", referring to Red Bank when on a trip round the Lakes. So it is homely, warm, comfortable and in the heart of world beating scenery even in winter. Don't bother with hotels, Red Bank is such... More 

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and you enjoyed Val's cooked to order breakfast ( she does make good omelettes). Hope to see you later this year. More 

Biggar, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this excellent B & B and would certainly recommend Very clean, warm and comfortable. Rooms very well presented. Great for parking and excellent hosts always pleased to help in any way.

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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and good to hear you enjoyed your New Year with us. Our private off road parking and easy walking distance to the centre of Ambleside make Red Bank an ideal centre for visiting the town. Hope to see you again in the New Year. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

George and Val couldn't do enough for us. They were very attentive and helpful throughout. We arrived early at 1145am, very weary after the drive up, Val made us a pot of tea and we sat by the fire until our room was ready shortly after. That was very much appreciated and needed after the long drive. The room (no.1)... More 

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GeorgeG49, Manager at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank for your comments and Val and I try to make our guests visit as comfortable as possible. All our food for breakfast is sourced locally and cooked to order so nothing has been under a heat lamp or in the oven for 30 minutes before it is served. Shame you did not mention the room temp when you were... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and good to hear you enjoyed your first stay with us. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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 November 21, 2014 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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GeorgeG49, Owner at Red Bank, responded to this review

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