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Waterhead

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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for one night in April on a flash deal rate and loved this hotel, lovely room large, clean, comfortable bed, really friendly staff from the warm welcome to the bar and restaurant staff food a lovely really enjoyable stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for our honeymoon for a two nights stay. We stayed for three. The room was fantastic, the meal was delicious and the service was exceptional. The hotel is located in a beautiful part of the Lakes and its quiet. We will definitely be returning for future stays.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great location situated on the edge of Lake Windermere and ideal to use as a base from which to explore the Lakes and surrounding areas. We paid quite a bit more to upgrade to a luxury lake view room but it was money well spent. The room was spotlessly clean, well decorated and had a huge comfortable bed and... More 

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Edinburgh
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely two night break at this hotel. Our dog was made very welcome and our overall experience of hotel, location, food and service was excellent. Meal was included in the deal offered by the hotel and it was so good we chose to eat in the hotel again on the second night despite having a recommendation for another... More 

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West Yorkshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for one night only on Good Friday. The room was beautiful for a standard (room 33) and we even had a view! The bathroom and room were both spotless.The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble (our docking station did not work when we arrived but this matter was soon dealt... More 

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

Had a great stay at the Waterhead. Arrived early in Ambleside so went to the hotel to see if we could park the car. Advised by the Receptionist this was not a problem, but informed our room was ready and available. We quickly completed registration details and deposited our bags. The room and the hotel was spotless and the king... More 

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Midlands, UK
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned a two night break in the middle of a busy schedule. Beautiful location, lovely well equipped and spacious room and bathroom. The staff were lovely and helpful, and the food was outstanding. We had a lovely meal with an excellent bottle of Valpolicella. Breakfast was an excellent range of cooked, continental or cereal. Will definitely go again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third visit to The Waterhead Hotel, and as always our stay here was just perfect. We booked a deal which meant we got a meal included in our two day stay, and having just sampled the wonderful breakfasts that are on offer in the past, it was wonderful to dine in. The quality of food is always... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear thelostboys Thank you for taking the time to post a great review of your third visit to The Waterhead. I was pleased to read that this was enjoyable and we hope to welcome you back for a fourth stay very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a drink and a bite to eat, the food took a little too long at 45 minutes wait when we had no pre warning it would take this long and it wasn't particularly busy for food. The burger was very average for the price. If you would like a nice review of the lake and a drink then... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Karen E Thak you for taking the time to review your visit to The Waterhead. I was sorry to read that, on this occasion, we did not quite meet your expectations and please accept my apologies for this. I will of course discuss your comments with the team here and we hope to welcome you back at some point... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I've put a review on tripadviser, but I was so impressed by the Waterhead I wanted to add my comments. I only stayed for one night and it was a real treat. The room whilst not billed as a luxury room was very good and large. I think I had the advantage of it being... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Beb P Many thanks for a great review of your recent stay. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Waterhead in the not too distant future. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

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