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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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    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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 3 nights between 16th and 19th August for silver wedding anniversary. Had our honeymoon here 25 years ago ! Still as impressed as then. Bed massive and comfy. Turndown service a treat with chocolates left on pillow. Grasmere gingerbread fab. Bathroom out of this world ! Had breakfast each morning - cant resist full English I'm afraid !... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are just on our way back from two nights at this hotel. Our stay was brilliant. The room was immaculate and had everything we needed. The bed and pillows were comfy and our little pug dog loved the fact he had his own comfy bed, treats and bowls! It was my birthday and I took a bottle of wine... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first holiday in 18 months, due to illness, the previous holiday was also in ambleside and this holiday couldn't have been more different. Since my husband has had mobility issues we have had to reassess our lives. The hotel staff were magnificent the manager actually went out of his way to take us to Windermere as we... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to The Waterhead mainly just to have a coffee and a sit down. However after looking at the excellent menu and having been told about The Waterhead Burger of The Week we could not leave the area without trying this. After looking around Ambleside we did indeed return for tea. We found a seat outside on the lovely... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were very pleased with this hotel and the service we received during our stay. We are a family of four with a four year old and a five month baby. We were welcomed into the hotel and for evening meal in the restaurant without any problems. We have often received refusal to many hotels and guest houses in the... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Still one of a very short list of our favourite hotels! Another lovely holiday. What do we require of a relaxing holiday treat? A great location, fantastic views, lovely staff - friendly and professional, super comfy beds, quiet room and thick dark curtains, lots of comfy pillows, lovely towels and bathrobes, a great shower, a good bar and an excellent... More

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

We had planned a 2 night stay here, but were so impressed we extended it to 4. We were fortunate to be rewarded with great weather. Our accommodation was great, the bar and the restaurant food and service were excellent. And this is a truly dog friendly hotel, with a dog bed, bowl and welcoming biscuits in the (her?) room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited this fantastic hotel in 2009 for our honeymoon, and have returned on many occasions since, the last being a couple of weeks ago in July for our Wedding Anniversary. This hotel really is as good as the reviews suggest. The location is perfect, being right on the shores of Lake Windemere. The rooms/bathrooms and decor are fantastic,... More

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Cumbernauld, Glasgow
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this the fourth stay we have had at the Waterhead. You are made to feel at home immediately on arrival. Everything is just as it should be - room and bathroom spotless, other areas of the hotel the same. Only here for two nights this visit, definitely not long enough. Dined in the restaurant the first night food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely weekend stay at the Waterhead, the weather was disappointing but the hotel wasn't. Very friendly and accommodating staff. The room was an excellent size, very clean and smelt beautiful. The bed linen and towels were of a good quality. Tea and coffee facilities in the room were excellent, even ground coffee and complimentary local gingerbread biscuit. 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*
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Waterhead Ambleside, Lake District

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