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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was a VERY last minute booking! We had a little stop off in Ambleside and decided to have a drink in the lovely gardens. The hotel must be situated in one of the best places in the Lake District. It was very relaxing just to sip our drinks, overlooking the lake and doing a bit of people watching. My... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of nights here with friends and dog. Great hotel made even better by attention to detail of the staff (fresh ice included in each room daily, very clean, catering for special diets, first class breakfast, treats for dog etc.). Great location for exploring the Lake District. Lovely bedrooms, well appointed with good decor. My only gripe is... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were invited back to stay at the hotel after staying in February earlier this year, the team at this hotel really know how to look after the guests. We had a room with a view and were not disappointed , the weather was great when we stayed so we're able to sit outside and enjoy cocktails from the bar... More 

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

We had a lovely stay at Waterhead as part of a family event. Staff were friendly and helpful but never intrusive. Our room was enormous and very comfortable, including a decent bed for our 6yr old. Breakfast was very good with a wide range of options and a very nice setting. We would definitely stay again.

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear STB587 Many thanks for a very positive review of your stay here at The Waterhead. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For my family this is undoubtably the best overall hotel in the English Lakes Group and the best we have stayed at in the UK. We have stayed at the hotel many times and is always a place of refuge when everyday life gets a bit tough! We last stayed at the end of May and I wasn't going to... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear 760ggb Thank you for a great review and for your kind comments relating to your most recent stay. I was pleased to read that this was enjoyable and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the bread and olives platter as a starter - superb, four different kinds of freshly baked bread. We both then chose the fish and chips, which came on fabulous contemporary plates which were v unusual. With the lovely, pleasant service from all the members of staff we stayed another couple of hours relaxing and having drinks, the price... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Wendy A Thank you for posting a fantastic review of your recent meal at The Waterhead. Having recently employed a very talented new head chef and launched our wood-fired pizza menu, we will shortly be finalising our new dinner menu and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for an overnight stay and perhaps dinner... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time we have stayed here. Firstly its worth the extra to have an upgraded room with views directly overlooking the lake. The position of the hotel is ideally placed right on the edge of the lake. The food and wine are of excellent quality and you get spoilt for choice. ALL the staff are extremely polite... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Ian C Thank you for a great review of your third stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for a fourth stay very soon and please do not hesitate to contact us beforehand if there is any way in which we can ensure this is just as enjoyable! Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a wonderful 3 night break. We are regular visitors and the hotel is always extremely clean both in the public areas and bedrooms. The bedrooms are very comfortable with a wide screen, wall mounted TV, dvd player, hairdrier, coffee table, chairs and there's a very good selection of quality teas, coffee and hot chocolate along... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear bigsis Many thanks for posting a very positive review of your three night break at The Waterhead. We do hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place on the shores of Lake Windermere,not been since September 2013.1st night fine pleasant staff,sat outside with a drink and bowl of chips.2nd night my husband accidentally ordered wrong wine.They wouldn't change it so he had to buy another.Complained to staff and asked for manager,had to ask 3 times before got her.The bar staff then proceeded to inform me... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew very late that we were going to be going to the Lakes District, and very few places had availability. I'm quite surprised that Waterhead was one of them, because we thoroughly enjoyed our two nights there. (We had originally planned only one; when it turned out we would have time for a second, the owners very kindly held... More 

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Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Roger L Thank you for a fantastic review of your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back to The Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

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