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4.0 of 5 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay and can't fault the facilities. We just thought the staff could have been more engaging. We stayed in one of the rooms looking over the lake which was lovely. Evening meal was good but not excellent but couldn't fault the breakfast-superb.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here last night (29th) for our Wedding Anniversary. Never been before. We stayed in room 22 which overlooked the lake. Room was clean, spacious and luxurious for a 'standard' version. We were planning to eat in Ambleside however having had a drink in the bar, and made to feel like royalty by the impeccably high standard of staff; changed... More 

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

we stayed at the waterhead hotel on Saturday 29-11-2014, I found staff very friendly and couldn't do enough to help make your break lovely in the restaurant and hotel , hotel room was out of this world, felt like we were in the Ritz, we were well looked after, we will be returning again in the future as we didn't... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really Dog friendly Hotel...good quality Dog treats, bowls Bed supplied! Great walks on the doorstep, rooms are always warm! Hot water always Hot! Great place! Room service is prompt and room service menus is larger than most Hotels...it's in a beautiful majestic setting with shops only yards away and yet you get a good nights sleep because it's so quiet!

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Stanton In Peak
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well appointed room with all facilities working and plenty of storage. Excellent service in the restaurant, with good choice of food. Warm, friendly, efficient staff throughout. Excellent location within range of the open countryside and local attractions.

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 5th return to the hotel with friends who haven't had the pleasure before. We had a fantastic stay with all the staff and management as friendly and as helpful as ever. Thanks Mark and all the staff .We will be returning again in a few weeks. Chris & Dawn Morris

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautifully located hotel exceeded my expectations - delightful attentive service, fantastic restaurant , and lovely rooms . Excellent ! I particularly loved the views - unbeatable , even by Sharrow Bay . We had variable weather , but it's so pretty round there , the lake looked beautiful even in the rain.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed at the Waterhead. I came back because of the excellent service I received and was hoping for another great time. Well, I need not have worried! From check in to check out, everything was another pleasant experience. All the staff here are just great. I especially liked the attentiveness of the guys... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a beautiful room overlooking the lake. The hotel concierge service was wonderful - we had made an casual inquiry prior to arriving, and a large packet of relevant information was waiting for us upon arrival. The restaurant/bar area was also quite nice, affording more good views of the lake. An all-round excellent experience.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The hotel was in a very good location overlooking the the lake abd was near the pier for docking the cruise. Thought the free cruise and free cream tea was lovely as we may not have done the cruise otherwise which we really enjoyed. On the downside, check in is really late, 3pm and it was absolutely torrential rain the... More 

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Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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