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BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
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Ranked #4 of 12 hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room here last minute for a mid week break. I was not disappointed once I had arrived the building looked clean and well kept and there were plenty of parking spaces. The communal areas were in good condition and our bedroom was however the bathroom needed more TLC as there was a fair amount of mould around... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights 1st week in June for our annual family holiday was our 2nd visit and again we were not disappointed. Our room 219 was lovely, clean and had everything a family of 4 would need. All the staff were great, very helpful, friendly and brilliant with our children. We booked in for dinner, bed & breakfast,... More

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SOUTHAMPTON
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here recently with a colleague and wholly the location and design of the hotel was very nice, I did find that 'some' of the staff, particularly at breakfast and check in, could do with a bit of retraining in the art of customer service I.e. More welcoming and making an effort, particularly at breakfast where you seemed to... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights again and are pleased to say the Sally never disappoints. Our room was the Rothay Suite which is fabulous, well appointed with large terrace overlooking Ambleside and Loughrigg Fell beyond with the added benefit of a private hot tub. The hotel continues its program of refurbishment to other bedrooms which is pleasing to see. The breakfasts... More

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

Thank you for your great review and I'm delighted you enjoyed another lovely stay with us . I'm pleased you liked the Rothay room the hot tub and the views from the balcony are fabulous. Glad breakfast went down well a Westmorland Grill certainly sets you up for the day. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only agree with other reviews, if there is a better 3 star hotel in the UK, some one needs to tell me. Centrally located in Ambleside, allows you good access to restaurants and pubs, but the hotel has a warm, calm relaxed interior, nice comfortable bar area, with lots of comfy seating. We stayed in the Helvellyn club... More

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

Thank you for posting such a fantastic review your a lovely comments about the hotel, our facilities, food and staff are greatly received. 'No better 3 star hotel'- well it doesn't get much better than that - what an outstanding compliment! We are blessed with a fabulous location with everything on our door step and of course a great team... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been many times and surprised that is only 3 stars. Nice tidy clean rooms, excellent leisure facilities, friendly staff, great food, great bar and a peaceful ambiance. What more could you ask for in terms of a quiet stay in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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

Thank you so much for your review and your compliments about the hotel it's food, leisure, rooms, great staff and cleanliness. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and yes we are lucky to be in one of the most beautiful places of the world here in the Lake District. Thank you too for your mention of the ambience in the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed for 2 nights at The Salutation, and yet again, thoroughly ended our stay. Our room was superb, a recently upgraded room at the front with a balcony. We took our 2 dogs who where welcomed with open arms, even had biscuits waiting for them. Lovely to see Joe back in the dinning room. All the staff, as... More

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

Thank for you so much for your review so pleased you enjoyed another 'superb stay' with us. Its always good to welcome back regular guest's and their four legged friends. Thank you too for your kind compliments about the hotel, our food, rooms, Spa and our staff - I agree we are lucky to have such great staff willing to... More

newcastle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 day break at the salutation and I am sorry to say we were very disappointed with our room on the 2nd floor, it was badly in need of a upgrade and modernised. We have stayed a number of times over 10 years so we know the standard of a lot of the rooms. We did... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I was really disappointed myself when I read your review as I feel we did not come up to the mark during your stay, and we did let you down on some of the negative points you mentioned. I really would like to discuss all your points in more detail... More

Leschenault Western Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just come back from dining in the restaurant of this very impressive hotel. After two rather than less than average evening meals elsewhere, we will be returning to dine here again tomorrow night. Tasty, very generous servings of REAL food - almost too much for my husband in fact, but so well cooked and delicious in a calm and... More

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

Thank you very much for your review. Your kind comments and compliments about our food are very much appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your dinning experience with us so much and hope you had a good holiday here in the Lakes. More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really nice weekend at the hotel. The room was nice and clean, the spa was perfect for my girlfriend till I had my hike. The parking is tight but good. The hotel looks nice, and our room was spacious. The breakfast was average. We had room service and it was a bit interesting. They missed the blue... 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 and I'm really pleased you enjoyed your weekend away with us. I was disappointed to read you found our breakfast average, we do pride our selves on our huge buffet selection and our hot selection fresh from the kitchen many guest's do linger over breakfast in the restaurant as there is so... More

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Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#3 Family Hotel in Ambleside #3 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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