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Waterhead

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Ian C Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we first entered the hotel we were made to feel special. The staff couldn't do enough for you. The bedroom overlooked the lake and was large and airy with tv dvd player trouser press and little touches like crisps gin and tonic bottled water all free. The food was excellent. We couldn't fault this short stay at... More

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DURHAM
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect weekend break, this is a top quality hotel with standards of quality from I bygone era! The rooms are exquisite and views stunning. The restaurant is excellent with a good choice on the menu. Our return is already booked.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights at August bank holiday. We stayed in a house room which was really spacious with lovely comfy beds. We had our 14 year old daughter with us so there was a king sized bed and a small single in the one room which was plenty big enough. The bathroom is nice and big and... More

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preston
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights at this hotel, the position is unbeatable if you want to be on the lake. We had a House Double room that was quite nice however there were certain things missing that I would expect from a hotel that is ranked within the top 25 in the UK, there was no full length mirror, no makeup/shaving... More

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durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so impressed with our stay at this hotel, we will not go anywhere else now when we visit Ambleside. From the efficient check in to the prompt professional staff during the evening meal and fabulous breakfast again served immediately the hotel is faultless in our opinion. The room we had was decorated exquisitely and the complimentary fruit bowl... More

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel really deserves the ratings! Set right next to the lake with the most amazing views from the bar/restaurant its a perfect base for exploring the Lakes. Staff were brilliant and asked about our day offering help with bags both to our room and on checking out, they even remembered us when I had to come back to retrieve... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We often visit the Water Head during the day with family of friends, and it never alters, good attentive staff, good service, and spot on location for sitting out alfresco , can't fault this loverly hotel.

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

Dear Kevin D Many thanks for taking the time to review your visits to Waterhead, we look forward to welcoming you and your family back regularly in the future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no idea why and how the wateread hotel is classified as one of the best in the UK ???!! and the best in the lakes according to tripadvisor. It is not the best- unless I have different standards in what I like about hotels!!! 1) The lakes is an amazing place, and the view from the hotel room... More

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

Dear _sweet_1_escape_, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Waterhead. I was sorry to read that you were disappointed with our food offering. On our seafood platter the oysters are raw, as you would usually find, and the salmon is cured, both are perfectly safe to eat and it is a very popular choice from our menu. The only dish... More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Ambleside for many years but we have never been to Waterhead, my husband booked a two night stay 18th & 19th August as a surprise for my 50th birthday. Perfect choice, everything about Waterhead is just amazing. Our room was immaculate and had lots of finishing touches to make your stay perfect, bathrobe, slippers, fruit, ice... More

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

Dear Susan R Many thanks for posting your review regarding your birthday celebrations. It was so rewarding to read that you enjoyed your room facilities and the service. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hotel staff are unfriendly, and the hotel entrance, facilities, decoration ... ect ... very out of date. The room bathroom was stinky smelly and very unspacious, even travel lodge looks better than this hotel!! It's a joke when they say it's a winner hotel for 2014!! We stayed in a room downstairs (G floor) which is more likely to... More

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

Dear Ghadeer A, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, what can I say, you must stay in some very fancy Travelodges!! I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Lindsay Price 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*
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