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Waterhead

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent four days at this lovely boutique hotel on the edge of Lake Windermere. It was efficiently run without being pretentious and all of the staff were genuinely good and cared for their guests. The room was lovely overlooking the lake with lovely bed linen, fresh fruit and the ice bucket replenished daily and a lovely bathroom. Food in... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yet another lovely visit. The Waterhead has been a real find and on our recommendations several friends have also stayed. The staff were very welcoming and we were treated as long lost friends on our arrival. Service,room,staff and food all superb once again. We are hoping to plan another visit in March ,with some friends , and have already booked... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this hotel. Great rooms,food and customer service. When asked what improvements could be made on my last visit I said a fridge in the room. When we arrived there was a small fridge as well as the usual bucket of ice. This is the lake district so dogs are allowed in the hotel.Personally I wish this was not so.... More

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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only stayed for 1 night at the end of a week's stay in Ambleside. Included in our stay was a trip on the lake and a cream tea. Had dinner but on reflection perhaps we should have skipped the scone! Meal was excellent as was the breakfast. Room was one of the best we had stayed in and whilst... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just arrived back from yet another fantastic stay at Waterhead. Room and staff were again fabulous. As normal Mabel & Meg out pooches came with us and again were made to feel at home. Only complaint from pooches was that they weren't given any breakfast like they have been on our previous visits. LOL. Can't wait to stay with you... More

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the Waterhead this year following a recommendation from our daughter,the staff are excellent nothing is to much trouble. The breakfast was superb it was so nice to have porridge the Scottish way with a tipple of whiskey & a drop of cream , then enjoy a wide choice of cooked options. We then enjoyed... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice attention to detail at the hotel, we brought a bottle of wine into the room, and the next day we noticed that house keeping had placed it in an ice bucket for us and supplied two glasses which we though was a really nice touch. Staff where attentive and friendly, I would certainly stay at the Waterhead again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arrival at my favourite hotel , love the new front steps and seats , a nice touch Lost count of how many times i have stopped here now but returned with my wife for my 53 rd birthday to find a birthday card and balloon from staff in our room(37) We were on a 2 night b and b... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 3 night break at this wonderful hotel..... I have stayed at the Waterhead a few times now and it never ever let's me down. Me an my partner Julie stayed for my birthday on a 3 night deal. We also took our 2 dogs Cooper and Woopsi Daisy. From the moment we arrived Julie and I... More

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear DeanLamb Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay at Waterhead. I am pleased to read that you and your dogs enjoyed another great stay at the hotel and I will pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many Thanks Anthony Sutcliffe Deputy General Manager More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These rooms have everything one could want from a hotel room and great views of course. Nespresso coffee, tea pigs tea, gin and tonics, you name it and it's provided as part of the deal. The room (3) and bathroom were both spacious with lovely furniture. Wonderful to be able to watch the spectacular sunsets as well as the shimmering... More

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear SunnySurreyTraveller Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your stay at Waterhead. I am pleased to read you like our luxury room service and had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Many Thanks Anthony Sutcliffe Deputy General Manager 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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Waterhead Ambleside, Lake District

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