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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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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have just returned from The Ambleside Salutation where I stayed for 1 night for a family memorial service. The staff, from owner Jeff Atkinson, to all the staff could not have been kinder and more accommodating. The hotel itself is delightful and luxurious with a fantastic gym and pool. Our room was immaculate and with all facilities you would... More 

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Blackburn, Lancashire
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a club room for a couple of nights looking forward to a nice big bed and bedroom space. On arrival we were allocated a room on the second floor and told the lift wasn't working. One of of us is not in the best of health and has trouble breathing. The room was lovely and the bathroom as... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Salutation Hotel is a very friendly and well-appointed hotel conveniently situated with easy access to the mountains and tourist attractions for the Lake District. The rooms are always clean and comfortable and the breakfast and evening meals in the brasserie restaurant are well-made from fresh ingredients and are good value. Oxley's Spa next-door to the hotel allows for some... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us, your comments about the hotel, facilities and staff are most welcomed. I agree a trip to Oxley's for a pamper is a must after a hard day on the hills - a dip in the outdoor hot tub is great too! I look forward to... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lack of privacy for changing and the lockers not always working correctly. Beautiful Aqua facilities. Wonderful pool and whilst there it was great to not have some who swim by and splash you. Excellent failities, spa pool, so good for those aching muscles, and the hot tub. Only down side to hot tub area was the walkway, (rather weathered wooden... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review and for your kind comments about our facilities. I was sorry to read you thought there was a lack of private changing in the ladies changing rooms, we do have three separate private areas with frosted doors for extra privacy. Our weathered looking decking by the hot tub is a rubber flooring for extra... More 

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

The hotel itself is nice, clean rooms, good beds. However, the staff take away from what should have been a great experience. Apart from one person at check in, the rest of the staff were EXTREMELY rude, spent more time chatting each other up and trying to rush you along than looking after guests. Most assuredly will not be staying... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review. I was extremely disappointed to read your comments about our staff during your recent stay with us. Over the past 28 years we have built up the business with repeat custom with may loyal guest's with many compliments on our service and our friendly and helpful team. Our Managing Director Geoff Atkinson has tried... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was well appointed - lots of storage, spa like bathroom and cozy terry robes provided. Hot tub on the balcony was an added bonus. View from the balcony was relaxing with the small stream below. The Krups coffee maker in the room was wonderful in the early AM. Included breakfast was beyond belief good - buffet of fruits,... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review. Your compliments and comments about the hotel and our staff are out of this world and very much appreciated. We do aim to set a excellent standard and are so lucky to have fabulous staff that go the extra mile. Compliments like yours really do make the job so worth while, we look forward... More 

coventry
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family holiday with adult children. We stayed in three rooms, all with balconies, Jacuzzi baths and really comfortable beds. We dined in one night, as there was a good choice of local, traditional food. Extensive Lounge area to meet, drink & play board games. Great location in Ambleside, but parking spaces were very cramped. The Spa, pool, etc. were excellent,... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review I was extremely pleased to read your comments and compliments, looks like you really enjoyed your family break with us . We seem to have ticked all the boxes - apart from the WIFI apologies for that we have had internal work done to improve it which I will look into again I'm sorry... More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Hotel - rooms, food, staff, amenities, leisure facilities (swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, hot tub) all excellant. Would definately stay again and recommend. Brilliant location - right in the heart of Ambleside.

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

Thank you for posting your review, I was really pleased you found us 'a gem of a find' what a great compliment and I look forward to welcoming you back to stay soon. More 

scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night on 30/5/2015, we had a nice room, jacuzzi bath, comfy bed and a peaceful atmosphere, we dined in and the restaurant staff were very pleasant, we enjoyed our food, and had a relaxing drink in the bar,should we need a hotel in Ambleside in the future we will definately return to... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the Lakes. More 

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