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Riverside

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Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed at Riverside for my partner’s birthday in September 2015. We stayed two nights. Upon arrival we were greeted by Richard who was very warm and pleasant. Richard had gone out of his way to print off recommended nearby walks and tell us in detail about the area, local attractions and restaurants. The house is situated in a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Spent the weekend at Riverside and have returned feeling very refreshed and relaxed. Richard and Diney were excellent hosts!! The breakfast was second to none and the rooms were very comfortable. The guest lounge is wonderful and very comfortable. Would not hesitate recommending this place and will most certainly be back again. Adam and Pru.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Diney and Richard have been in charge since June of this year and, judging by the past plaudits for the Riverside, they are keeping up the standards, if not raising them. The location is excellent - Under Loughrigg is just a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside, yet you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

As massive fans of Dave and Brenda we were disappointed to hear a week before we visited that they had sold up and moved on. In almost every way however Richard and Diney are running the very same business. They have changed almost nothing of the winning formula, though have added the daily fix of homemade cake. Richard was especially... More 

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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Just back from first visit to Riverside since Dave & Brenda retired; phew, Richard & Diney are carrying on in the same tradition - we can happily return with no worries. Everything as good as before & our 10yr old grandson was made very welcome - he's asking when we can go back?! Ate excellent meals at Zefferelli's & The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

What a gem, this is my first visit and my first to a B & B in a long long time. I would certainly recommend this hotel and I will certainly return. The breakfast is fantastic. The hosts are wonderful. The view is picturesque and the walks are very refreshing

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Words honestly cannot do this lovely Inn justice. Our stay in Riverside with Richard and Diney was one of the best experiences we have had in our many years of traveling around the world. Not only is the Inn lovely, but Richard and Diney have thought of every possible way to make their guests feel comfortable and welcome. Riverside is... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's all about attention to detail. The quality of the bathroom goods. the quality of the breakfast fare. The quality of the cooking and most of all the quality of the hosts Richard and Diney. The best B&B I,ve stayed in. Need I say more.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We echo what many other reviewers have posted about the great experience at Riverside. Richard was an excellent host and Diney made the most fantastic cooked breakfasts I think I have ever had! (I loved the potatoes cakes in particular and was pleased I was allowed an extra portion on my final day!). An offering of homemade cake each day... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It's hard to add to or improve on recent reviews about Riverside at Ambleside. We've stayed there many times over the years and were very sorry to see Brenda and Dave leave. However, we need not have worried; the new owners Diney and Richard are great. They are friendly and welcoming and carrying on the very high standards of the... More 

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