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4.0 of 5 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed only 1 night but booking to go back just to stay again! Lovely rooms (mine was only a 'standard' one apparently!) and I'm very fussy about hotel rooms. Clean, lovely modern decor, warm, cosy. Everything you need. I'm going back with my dog as they pamper your pooch with a treats bag. Breakfast was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Cooked fresh to order... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed several times at the waterhead, and it gets better and better, a truly wonderful hotel, where you feel very special, food is second to none, if you can go then you must, you won't be disappointed.

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

I stayed for one night as a conference delegate. I was in a luxury deluxe room that exuded style and warmth and the super king size bed was incredibly comfortable. The lakeside view from the room was inviting, as were the luxury complimentary room extras of gin & tonic, speciality crisps, jars of jelly beans and peanuts and the wonderfully... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The warmth and friendliness of the staff at this luxury Boutique Hotel is just lovely. The rooms are warm and inviting and the beds just so comfortable! The standard of cleanliness was excellent, with information on facilities, local walks and amenities being plentiful. The only downside of our stay on this occasion (having stayed before), was that we didn't include... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for just one night and brought our dog with us, unlike most places where dogs can come, the Waterhead is stylish, clean and very well catered for. There is no need for dogs beds, food and water bowls or even treats, all is provided. For adults the rooms are very well styled with plush extras, chocolates on pillows... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel booked as a Christmas present by our children and we couldn't fault their choice. The location is glorious, the room wonderfully comfortable and the staff very attentive. Excellent breakfast choices we will certainly be back for another visit.

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Haslingden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time my husband and I stayed at the Waterhead, the first time was two years before and as conincidence would have it we ended up in the same room. The hotel is very friendly and welcoming. We had a lovely stay and fingers crossed will be back next year. If your wondering why it doesn't get... More 

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hapton england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely short break with our dog. Very dog friendly especially the grounds leading down to the lake. Breakfast excellent, going again next month. Can't wait. It's also very convenient to walk into the village to the shops and the local pubs. Beautiful walks from the hotel, especially along the lake to Torver.

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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for my husbands work Christmas party. The hotel is small, clean, modern and tastefully decorated. Our room had all that we needed, and had views to die for. The Christmas menu sounded fabulous but wasn't as great when it arrived. There was quite a lot of left overs. The one thing that helped was the delicious cheesecake. Entertainment... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Waterhead on 3th Jan and it was stunning. This was a present to ourselves and our 7 month old baby bulldog, Monty. I cannot say enough amazing things. Our room 16 was stunning with a terrace overlook Lake Windermere. Upon arrival Monty had a bowl of treats, a Joules dog bed and water left out for... 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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Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside

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