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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Ambleside
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When walking into the hotel , first impressions were looking good, this was until we got into the room. The room was nice but the cleanliness was awful. There was cobwebs everywhere and spiders covering the ceiling, on the curtains,on the lamp, pretty much everywhere. This really put us off. We didn't even have our breakfast, we just woke up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice hotel. Complementary drinks and snacks on arrival. Friendly but discreet staff. Very nice restaurant. Very comfortable room. The only reason sleep quality below loses a mark is because it was uncharacteristically hot and there's no air con.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat outside looking at the lake and the 3000 Japanese people :) walking up and down we had the Burgers on a log or something and they where beautiful. service was great and the cost was good . beautiful hot day love it plus they speak good English as well

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West Wellow, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lake-view superior room at this hotel and it was worth paying extra for. Our view of Windermere was pretty (although the ducks did wake us up every morning). The room was spacious and comfortable, with a large bed, superbly soft bedding and thick towelling robes. A pleasant surprise was the complimentary gin, tonic and snacks along with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just returned from a two day stay at the hotel. What a fantastic location, right on the end of lake Windermere just out the door. The Hotel was excellent, clean and staff friendly. I only have one little fault, and that would be that it was a gloriously hot two days and the rooms as a consequence were also very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 5 day break at the Waterhead and enjoyed our time greatly. The location is excellent, at the north end of Windermere, close to the Waterhead jetties and with wonderful lake views from front facing rooms. The Luxury Lakeside room was comfortable and well appointed with nice touches like complementary fruit and snacks. What was also much appreciated... More

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Malpas, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambleside is a ' home from Home' and The Waterhead is a clear first choice of hotel. Dog friendly, good staff team, ideal location. We had DB&B package which was exceptional value, really good vegetarian option !

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay in a beautiful hotel with only a 10min walk into Ambleside. Very cosy and comfy with all one would expect. Very clean rooms with modern bathrooms and decor. Highly recommend. Only slight issue we had was we went to the bar around 10.30 and sat down and we were ignored by staff until we got up and went... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family stayed at the Waterhead for 3 days in July while touring the Lake District. A very comfortable home base with lakeside views, comfortable beds and delicious bar and restaurant. The location is at the northern edge of Lake Windermere and the lake cruise (or more like water taxis) are literally across the street so you are connected to all... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a disastrous visit to the Beech hill which we left without staying in ( please see other review as I dont want to tarnish this fantastic hotel with tales of ants ,toilets and musty smells!) we arrived at the Waterhead to be told they had two luxury rooms left. To be on the safe side I asked to see... 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*
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Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Ambleside, Lake District

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 
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