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Riverside Hotel

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the thought that dave and Brenda put into looking after their guests that makes all the difference when staying here - from the amazing breakfasts with home made bread, full english, smoothies and gluten free options, to the suggested walks and printed maps they provide you with. Even a folder of things to do on rainy days and really... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riverside is simply the best. Our eighth visit and we have run out of superlatives. Every time we are there Dave and Brenda are able to tell us about another walk we (including our Labrador) might like. This time it was the steamer on Ullswater and the walk back to Glenridding. We had lovely weather on our trip and were... More

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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't praise this place highly enough. A friend and I stayed for 2 nights in September 2014. Location wise it's about a 10 minute walk from the the busier Ambleside village centre (which was perfect for us), by a lovely little river and a very quiet road. My room was very clean, comfy and cosy with tea and coffee... More

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London, UK
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a short stay at the Riverside B&B and very much enjoyed it. Dave and Brenda were knowledgeable about the area, recommending a range of nearby walks and places to eat during our stay. The atmosphere at Riverside is very welcoming and comfortable - the hosts had thought of everything you could possibly need and the whole place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Riverside is a fantastic place for a break in the Lakes. We had a wonderful stay in this comfy, home-from-home b+b. The breakfasts are superb - try the homemade breads. They're delicious! Dave and Brenda are so friendly and welcoming. We felt at home straight away. The location is perfect - just a ten minute walk from Ambleside town... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Words cannot express the beauty of this B&B or the friendly help from Dave and Brenda. A short walk to amazing restaurants and overall just excellent attention to detail in our beautiful room. Breakfast was amazing! And a perfect and peaceful location. Thank you for the most amazing stay. You have made two people very relaxed and made us feel... More

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Leeds, England
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights in summer. Attention to detail is superb. Very comfortable room, spotlessly clean. Ideal location just out of town but lovely walk in through the park, and handy or the easy but very popular Loughrigg Terrace walk to Grasmere (walk there, drink in Tweedies and bus back if necessary!) Well worth paying a bit more for and... More

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Tyne & Wear
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The reviews say it all, Riverside is a jewel in the heart of the stunningly beautiful Lake District. Our third stay here, we didn't want to leave, we've already booked for next year. Superb breakfasts; warm, cosy comfortable rooms; immaculate spotlessly clean bathrooms; countless special touches throughout; tranquil surroundings; it just doesn't get any better than Riverside. Dave and Brenda... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our 2nd visit to this lovely B & B was a delight, and the other two couples who joined us were impressed. The greeting, care and attention from Dave and Brenda was faultless. Brenda’s breakfasts are simply excellent. There’s everything from a range of cereals and freshly squeezed fruit juice or smoothies, through “simple” cooked fare – wonderful soft scrambled... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We always return to Riverside - we are sure it is the best B&B in the World. The consistently high standards requires real integrity, authenticity and a concern for detail which Brenda and Dave have in abundance. The friendly and comfortable atmosphere, lovely bedrooms and the excellent position on the edge of Ambleside have made it our haven for special... More

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Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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