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Riverside Hotel

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Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Wales
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from another stay with Brenda & Dave at Riverside - this must have been our seventh or eighth break with them. The Visitors' Book is full of returning guests comments - all positive and looking forward to their next stay. We have re-booked for October and are already looking forward to it. We went to the... More 

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leicester
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Riverside a number of times in the past and were looking forward to another return visit. The reason for our return was the amazing location (within walking distance of Ambleside's restaurants), it's easy parking (rare in Ambleside) & it's wonderful hosts David & Brenda. This time we booked the four-poster room as a Birthday treat... More 

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Bothwell
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can only fully and freely endorse all that has already been written about this really special little hotel in Ambleside. The owners, Dave and Brenda, are the type of people who restore your faith in humanity - genuinely caring and hard working people who provide a real attentive , warm and relaxed atmosphere in their little hideaway. On top of... More 

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Devon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit back after five years. As lovely as I remembered. David and Brenda are wonderful hosts and make you feel like family. Didn't seem like we hadn't seen them for five years! Lovely breakfasts, with Brenda's homemade breads each morning and plenty of choices. Were very accommodating when we needed to have our breakfast a bit earlier on... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful B&B! Brenda and Dave could not have been better hosts, nor more considerate - providing us with excellent advice tailore to our specific needs and interests. The room and bathroom were superb, with luxurious and tasteful fittings. Brenda's breakfast was outstanding, with an unusually wide range of choices, all locally sourced and freshly prepared. The house is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a wonderful hotel, our room was No.1 and it was truly No.1 the bed was Sooo comfy, probably the best bed I've ever slept in (in a hotel).. Our host's Brenda and Dave were so nice and their attention to detail is second to none! The Breakfast was super yummy, nothing is too much trouble and all locally... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just on our way home from another wonderful stay at Riverside. Our ninth visit and every bit as special as all the previous ones. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave you are treated as true friends. All we can do is reiterate what has been said before; Brenda and Dave are perfect hosts, the rooms are... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a popular place, we've struggled to get a booking many times. I now understand why! Met by Dave as we opened the door. He was friendly and welcoming and explained everything. The communal area was warm, comfortable, stacked with information, maps, DVDs etc. The room was just right, spacious, warm, quiet, comfortable bed, plenty of hot water (gin... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was our first time at The Riverside and it really was wonderful. Dave and Brenda were perfect hosts, very welcoming and knowledgeable, and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, very nicely decorated with a real cosy log fire in the lounge. Breakfast was superb, lovely local produce well cooked and enhanced by Brenda's superb home-made... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was our second visit to the lovely Riverside and once again it was faultless. Dave and Brenda are such a lovely couple and they always make you feel so welcome. The hotel is spotlessly clean and it is lovely to return from a long work to such a homely environment. A special mention must be given to Brenda and... More 

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