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Waterhead

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We come here every year as we love the hotel, but this year I feel I have to write a review. It's a brilliant thing when you go back to the same hotel and always have a great experience but this stay was even better than usual. The service is always excellent and we were greeted with a welcome back,... More

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

you will be very hard put to better this hotel, great restaurant serving well prepared and presented food for all taste,and its very obvious that all the staff have been highly trained. all in all one of the best breaks i have had in this country for many years.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another superb weekend break at the waterhead which never disappoints! We ate in both the bar and restaurant over the weekend and in both the service and food were up to the usual excellent standard. The bar and restaurant staff are really friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. We always look forward to the breakfast - there's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of a fantastic couple of days at The Waterhead Hotel. The hotel had a real air of luxury about it, whilst also being friendly and welcoming. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We were in Room 6. Perhaps not the largest, but on the ground floor with a view of the lake. We could also park directly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Waterhead for 2 nights (April 2014) for our honeymoon. Hotel was excellent. Had a room with a lake view. Room was spacious and very nice. Had a meal in the hotel restaurant included in our booking, food was very good. Had drinks in the bar after the meal, lovely place to sit and relax. Staff very attentive.... More

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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed two well appointed rooms with lovely views over Lake Windermere. This is an hotel that likes to take care of the detail. Room accessories, tea and coffee making, DVD, toiletries and towels all of the highest standard. Left a bottle of our own white wine on the table and came back to find it in a filled ice bucket... More

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Glos
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely room with all the special touches that add a bit of luxury. An ice bucket ready in our room, a decent cafetiere for nice coffee in the morning (rather than the usual instant stuff). Even a fire in the bedroom. IPod doc, and nice very nice toiletries. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice. Wonderful bed, slept perfectly. Very helpful... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our arrival we had not booked a specific room, just a 1 night stay. We were shown an attic room, initially with a small window and lots of stairs to go up, it was clean and adequate for 1 night, but then we were shown a massive room with a superb ensuite and an enormous bay window with good... More

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

Dear Mike W Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your stay at Waterhead. We do have rooms on 3 floors differing in size and view, and I was pleased to read you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked into The Waterhead on for a short two day break mainly to celebrate my wife's birthday and to do some walks with our dog. On arrival at the hotel we were welcomed by a Lovely Birthday Card and some Balloons in the room for my Wife. There was also a lovely dog bed with some pet treats in... More

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

Dear Garymills21 Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay with us for your wife's birthday. We are very popular with dog owners and I think all the staff fell in love with Bracken. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed on a Sat evening in March : we arrived early and were able to park the car, and leave our bags in the hotel : by the time we returned much later, our bags were in our room, nice touch! The bedroom was lovely, modern, great bathroom, and extras like iPod dock, cafeteria,ice bucket etc... More

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

Dear Mytakeonthings Many thanks for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. I was so pleased to read you enjoyed the little extras in our rooms, our service and our food! We certainly hope to welcome you back to Waterhead in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More

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Additional Information about Waterhead

Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Ambleside, Lake District
Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 
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