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Waterhead

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Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Manchester
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting the Lakes for many years but it's the first time we have stayed here! It won't be the last, what a lovely hotel. We enjoyed everything about it, from the rooms with the special touches,fruit bowls , ice bucket , cafetière and extremely comfortable beds to the great food . We ate dinner in the restaurant... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a house double but overlooking the lake as it happens so nice view. Lovely large bed, large spacious room, stylish bathroom and furnishings. We ate in The bar and grill restaurant and had a lovely meal, I had venison and Hubble had rib eye steak, both spot on. Puddings were nice also of apple crumble and a gorgeous... More 

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Thank Cheslass
Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Cheslass Many thanks for a very positive review of your recent stay - I was pleased to read that this was enjoyable. Unfortunately, our special offers are by their very nature limited in terms of availability, but we do regularly update these on the English Lakes Hotels website which will also always display the lowest rates available. We do... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed and had such a fantastic time at the Waterhead for the xmas break last year we decided to book it again but this time we also brought along my wife's mum and dad , This was there first time away for xmas and they really enjoyed it , we again had a great time , we parked the... More 

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Thank Jonb622013
Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Jonb622013 Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review of your family Christmas break. We are very proud of the team here at The Waterhead and I will be sure to share your comments with them as part of our ongoing efforts to meet and wherever possible exceed the expectations of future guests. We look forward... More 

england
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely hotel, staff are very friendly and provide an excellent service. They also ensured our dog had a comfortable visit too. Hotel food is lovely and there is also a nice pizza delivery place (the sourdough pizza co) down the road. The hotel is great for nice walks on your door step and the neighbouring towns Windermere and bowness... More 

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Thank Jhutchison100
Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Jhutchinson100 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Waterhead this past weekend and I was delighted to read that this was enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked this last minute on a special offer and as we only live 20 minutes away thought what have we got to lose? Can't believe we have never been here before just for a drink. It's beautifully decorated and the staff are very welcoming. Even though our room was a standard double it was tastefully decorated... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear SkiledOne Many thanks for a great review of your first visit. Now you've discovered us I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon! Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Cheshire
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday present for my wife and our 2 terriers whilst supporting the flood-stricken Cumbrians: walking in the lakes. Rooms and beds extremely comfortable, lovely touches for our pets who were welcome throughout the hotel (restaurant excepted.) Breakfast and service absolutely top notch. Made us feel very welcome indeed! Great selection of gins in the bar.

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Hobbledehoys Thank you for taking the time to post a very positive review of your stay at The Waterhead. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future - perhaps for one of our gin-tasting nights! Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

North West
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Lakeview room for our 4 night Christmas break and were truly impressed with our lovely huge room complete with complimentary fruit bowl, chocolates, snacks and gin & tonics (replenished daily!) Despite the wet weather we enjoyed a Lake cruise and local walk with Anthony the Waterhead Manager. The Christmas Eve Casino was great fun as was the... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Welltravelled50_9 Many thanks for a great review of your Christmas break here at The Waterhead. I will of course share your kind comments with Anthony and the team and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely hotel in a great location. Some issues with dinner which could have been taken more seriously however breakfast was very good and all the staff customer focused and pleasant. Room was good and good selection of toiletries. If disabled then suggest access and car parking is resolved on booking.

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear stcpres2n Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay and I was pleased to read that this was enjoyable. I was however concerned to learn of the issues during your evening meal and please do feel free to contact either myself or our hotel manager Anthony Sutcliffe should you wish to discuss these further. We do hope... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waterhead continues to extend its track record of excellence. The staff offer genuine care and friendliness. The rooms are clean and cosy and the lake views give a real sense of presence. Service in the bar and restaurant is again first class, just the right level of engagement. Food quality is good even for a four / five star... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear SimonPfromSurreyUK Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay. It was certainly pleasing to read that we are still meeting the high standards we set ourselves and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay this weekend just gone in the Waterhead... the whole hotel was spotlessly clean and our room was comfortable and warm with a huge bed, we stayed in a Lake View Room and could see right over the lake and mountains. We had reasonably heavy snow during our stay which all helped the ambience and the... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Northernlass1981 Many thanks for a great review! It certainly sounds like your stay was enjoyable and I was pleased to read that you were able to sample our 'gin library' - something we are set to expand even further in the coming months. I will be sure to share your comments with the team and we hope to welcome... More 

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