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Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY, England
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The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Burley, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I put a pin on Google Earth to mark this place two years ago when my wife and I began planning this trip as a "must see" hotel. It did not disappoint. We wanted to soak in the aura of hiking and mountaineering in the UK. We hiked in from the Langstrath Valley over Stake Pass and were greeted like... More

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saint ouen des alleux, france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 10 days in bunkhouse 50m from the hotel, so were regular visitors to Climbers Bar. The location (at the head of the Great Langdale valley) is exceptional, The bar has a good choice of local beers and serves good bar food lunchtimes and evenings. Bar staff friendly and welcoming. Traditional music on Wednesday nights.

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West Yorkshire, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never before written a review before leaving the establishment concerned. But never before has a member of bar staff been so incredibly rude to me! It's a lovely spot and I've heard great things about the hotel but we'll be in no rush to come back when staff are downright rude. Shame.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is an old famous hiker's and climber's lodging and pub, and is a welcoming spot after a long day's hike. It would be hard to imagine a more stunning setting for a hotel with mountains in every direction. You can book an expensive dinner in the dining room but we just ate regular pub food in the Hiker's... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never heard of the Langdales but I was looking for somewhere for a Saturday night and this was recommended by a Cumbrian. What a place! The room was clean, simple, good shower, but you're not there for that. Put your shoes on and head out over the hills and gasp at the views that await, if you're like us... More

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Hull, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had ale here so I can't comment on rooms and food. The barman that served our group was a bit of a cold-fish, why do that job if you have the wrong temperament? Toilets(male) are dated on not exactly clean or fresh. Nice seating area outside and interesting interior. Mind the step as you venture to the men's loo.

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not our first time here, in fact a return after a previous visit some years ago, and it never fails to please. The moment you arrive you know you are in a famous climbers pub and hotel - it has that 'old' feel which MUST be retained, this is a place that must stay revered for its history. Reviewers commenting... More

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal location for climbing, running or walking. Great local beers and lagers (locals favourite for good reason is Yates Bitter). Down-to-earth, friendly and helpful staff. The food is never going to be Michelin-starred but it's not pretending to be. You get more than you pay for in every aspect, all fresh and prepared on the premises. Beats the hell out... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We too turned up on a hot day - and yes it was a bit stuffy - and could have done with a bit of a blow through... but... this place is an absolute classic. The location is unbeatable Crinkles/Bowfell/ Pikes/Scafell all from the door step. The breakfasts are also unbeatable and will set you up for a day out... More

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Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a nice hotel overall, with good character and history but could do with just a bit of improvement. One doesn't expect luxury from such a place, but one expects a little bit more. It was hot when we visited and there is an unpleasant stuffy smell throughout the hotel due to insufficient ventilation, and, I suspect, inadequately cleaned... More

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Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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