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Waterhead

4.0 of 5 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, welcoming hotel , with gorgeous views over the lake, and wonderful friendly and helpful staff. I was a guest at a wedding, but will certainly return and maybe with my pet dog, which is also a massive bonus for me being pet friendly. Loved my stay x.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent our anniversary here, and would happily return. The hotel was lovely, staff friendly and very polite, the room was extremely comfortable and decorated to a high standard. On arrival into the room we had a bottle of bubbly, chocolates and a card and balloon wishing us happy anniversary. In my book these personal, kind and... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

my wife and I visited the Waterhead 3 times to plan our wedding in December 2014. Firstly staff, friendly and very attentive without being overbearing , nothing being too much to deal with. There were guests arriving from all parts of the country at differing times. Lots of juggling done by the Hotel to accommodate dogs and disabled and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waterhead bar and grill is in a lovely setting but we were really underwhelmed given the high quality appearance of the restaurant. Dinner was nice but cold (presumably from all the faffing around with presentation whilst plating up) and the seasoning was generally lacking. Our meals were tasty but nothing special and I would say this is because of style... More 

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North East England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a birthday weekend and travelled with our dog, staying in two superior lake-view rooms. The rooms were lovely, with lots of refinements: lovely toiletries, teas, coffees, biscuits, fruit and gin and tonics. Our dog was well provided for with a Joules dog bed and complimentary biscuits of her own. We were also greeted by a birthday card... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't planned to stay at Waterhead, but after a long drive my daughter and I were desperate to find a hotel - any hotel. We were very lucky that Waterhead had a room and we couldn't have been happier. Our twin room was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable, the bathroom was modern, stylish and spotless, the staff were outstanding,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lakeside property absorbs the breathtaking views. Located to the edge of the town centre and with uninterrupted views the hotel made for a great stay. We only stayed one night as a valentines gift and we enjoyed every moment. The staff are a great mix of local and international people who are all very polite and courteous. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the Waterhead Hotel, I was hoping that it would be as good as I remembered in 2012, well I wasn't disappointed. The hotel is in a great location, at the head of lake Windermere, and a ten minute stroll into Ambleside village. The views over to the fells are sublime. You can walk up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes 'dog-friendly' hotels lack refinement, but not this one. Comfortable and very high specification rooms, stylish lounge areas and great dining are complimented by the fact that dogs are welcome (and specially catered for) at The Waterhead Hotel. We stayed for three nights and enjoyed tremendous breakfasts and evening meals on each one. The rooms with views over Lake Windermere... More 

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

Great welcoming staff! 1st class service at all times from the friendly and courteous staff!! We cannot wait to return again soon! The restaurant was modern and very relaxing! Pleasant atmosphere without any bustle. Everything was just perfect!

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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 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
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