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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
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    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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

We have just had a brilliant weekend at the Waterhead Hotel Ambleside. the hotel is very comfotable and very clean. The staff are very helpful and pleasent.The food were first class from breakfast to evening dinner with a good choice of food for all tastes.

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear cliff1977, Thank you for taking the time to post a great review of your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel and i look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterhead in the near future. Kind regards Mark Needham General Manager More 

North Yorks
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133 reviews 133 reviews
46 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

We stayed here one night to celebrate my husbands birthday on a dinner, bed and breakfast package. Everything about this hotel was perfect. Spacious room ,with complimentary fruit, water. Food was excellent and all staff very helpful. Location is brilliant although it rained for our entire stay.

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear RJHNorthYorks, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I was glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us for your husbands birthday. I wish i could have done something about the weather for you but either the Waterhead is a great palce to relax whatever the weather. I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

This is the best hotel I've stayed in in every way. Our room had a lake view and was bright and modern and the huge bed was extremely comfy. The bathroom was lovely and spotlessly clean, the view across the lake wonderful and the breakfast choice was excellent. We stayed one night for my partner's birthday and were lucky to... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Graham019, Many thanks for the great review. I was glad to read you enjoyed a great stay with us for your partners birthday and were lucky enough to see the beautiful surroundings in great weather. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterhead in the near future. Kind regards Mark Needham General Manager More 

Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

A really lovely hotel. We stayed from the 20-25 June (adding on an extra night as we were having such a lovely time). We had a luxury room with Lake view, which was superb (though there is a road between the hotel and the Lake, which is not obvious from the photos on their website). Our room was just off... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear usually portugal, Many thanks for taking the time to post a fantastic review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, particularly the small personal touches that we believe make all the difference and ensure guests enjoy a memorable experience. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and will continue to focus on... More 

King's Lynn, Norfolk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Having recently stayed at the Waterhead for two nights I have to agree with many other contributors on this site. We have stayed in many hotels but this one has to rate among our favourites. However, we did have the bonus of a special deal. STAFF: They were all very efficient and friendly - from the informative receptionists to the... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Sue1950 Many thanks for the great review and im glad to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Your comments will, of course, be passed onto the team here at the Waterhead. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Mark Needham General Manager More 

Derby, england
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

beautiful hotel, you get what you're paying for. lovely rooms, lovely food, great location just over the road form windemere

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Ms Zamboni, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review of your stay at the Waterhead. Keep checking our website for special offers if you would consider returning to the Waterhead in the future. Kind regards Mark Needham More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
81 hotel reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

We stayed here for just one night over a recent weekend - although we have visited this hotel before. We got a DBB deal with an upgrade to a lakeview room which (compared to previous trips) we thought was good value. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and although an older building, furnishings and fittings were modern and would... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Rambler, Thank you for posting your recent review of your stay with us. It was pleasing to read you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. We are constantly reviewing our product here at the Waterhead ensuring guest expectations are met and exceeded. I look forward in welcoming you back to the Waterhead in the future. kind regards Mark Needham... More 

North Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

This weekend we spent a night at The Waterhead Hotel to celebrate our 1st anniversary. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome, the reception staff were extremely polite and helpful. The weather was beautiful so after a walk into Ambleside and a quick trip around the Lake we settled in the gardens for a relaxing... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Wat2k, Thank you for posting a great review. I was glad to hear you had a fantastic anniversary stay with us and enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Waterhead In the near future. Kind regards Mark Needham General Manager More 

West Yorkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

I have stayed at The Waterhead several times now, the most recent being Jan/Feb this year (2010). I would like to share with fellow travellers how delightful this hotel is. Although there are many pretenders to 'boutique' hotels in Windermere and Ambleside, this one really is a gem. All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard, and certain luxuries make... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear H0w_it_is, Thank you for posting your recent review from your stay earlier this year. I can only apologise about the minor requests you made in the restaurant that were not carried out. I will ensure the restaurant team are aware of this and any relevant training needed is carried out. I am glad that these did not affect your... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

The Hotel was excellent on all accounts.Our room which was furnished to a high standard overlooked the beautiful lake.The food in the restaurant was very good in choice,presentation and taste also the staff were very friendly and made a point of greeting us by our names which impressed us very much. Overall a very memorable weekend experience Norman and Maureen... More 

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead, responded to this review

Dear Solstice 186634 Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review. It is pleasing to read you had an enjoyable weekend break and i look forward in welcoming you back to the waterhead in the near future. Keep an eye out for special offers on our website. Kind regards Mark Needham General Manager More 

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