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BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel

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Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very comfortable hotel with friendly and attentive staff. Well situated for exploring the Lake District - even if you leave the car at home as we did. Bus stop is within easy reach of hotel with regular buses to Windermere/Grasmere and Keswick. Room was very clean and serviced swiftly and efficiently every day with fresh bottled water provided each time... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't stay here but circumstances forced me to spend about an hour in the reception/bar. In the corner of England with the best beer available including some from numerous micro breweries, this large hotel offered just one real ale and that wasn't local. Why? Ambleside is touristy but there are still lots of characterful places to stay, eat and... More 

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Cumbria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The salutation was only an hours drive from home but felt like we were far away! Couldn't fault the service, the room, the leisure facilities or the staff! Was a little expensive for a wee treat, but well worth the money! Will definitely go back! We stayed in the annexe part of the hotel , the wansell Rooms (I think)... More 

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you 'cant fault' us- that's great to hear. Think we have lived up to our motto for you - 'Close to Home, Far From Expected' we look forward to your return. More 

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This 3 star hotel should be 4 star. The rooms are superb, with everything you could wish for. High standard of cleanliness, brilliant staff, in fact I couldn't nor wouldn't fault it. Lounge area very stylish, breakfast had everything you could possibly want, both hot and cold. Extremely recommended.

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting your review and I am delighted that you would extremely recommend our hotel. Your comments about our high standards of cleanliness, rooms, lounges, breakfast and brilliant staff are really appreciated and taken on board. We have a great team here and combine that with repeat custom and loyal guest's - it really does make... More 

England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at The Salutation and plan to stay there again. It is in a great location at the head of Ambleside with shops, pubs and restaurants all around. The ladies on reception were helpful and pleasant and the managers we met were very attentive and professional. We had a ground floor annex room (404)... More 

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting review your comments and compliments are really valued and much appreciated. I'm so pleased you thought our 'attention to detail' was top knotch and I'm delighted you were so pleased with us and are looking forward to coming to stay with us again. Your feedback really does make it all worthwhile - thank you. More 

Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at this hotel was a great experience for my wife & myself.The accommodation is very comfortable with all you need in a very clean bedroom. We were fortunate to have a balcony room. The Spa & treatment facilities are first class & the food can not be beaten. Staff are very friendly & very helpful.

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, so pleased you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. I agree the balcony rooms are great the views are great too as we are really blessed with our location. Thank you also for your comments and compliments about the food, our staff ( we are lucky to have such a great... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill C. London We stayed at the Best Western Salutation Hotel this weekend. When we arrived we parked easily in the secure free car park. The hotel is in the middle of Ambleside and is close to everything you need, shops,restaurants and quick walk to Lake Windermere. The ladies at the reception were really helpful and looked after our bag... More 

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

'Great Hotel Experience' wow what a great comment I'm so pleased you think that it makes it all worth while when we get super feed back and comments like that. Thank you so much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another short break at the Salutation though this time we stayed in the Hotel rather than the annexe.The room was excellent, the bed very comfortable and there was nice area with a couple of small sofas. As the room was at the rear of the Hotel we also had a very good view of the Fairfield Horseshoe which was one... More 

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, your comments and feed back really are appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your second visit to us, lets hope we can welcome you back a 3rd 4th 5th and many more times! Thank you very much. More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel, very clean and welcoming, the room was lovely, the bar was relaxed and comfortable, the pool was excellent and looked really clean ,it also has a great gym and the restaurant was great, the staff were very quick and alert and the food was gorgeous we will certainly book again

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PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review I'm so pleased you had a lovely break away with us, your great comments about the hotel our facilities and particularly our staff are really welcomed . I hope to welcome you back really soon. More 

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