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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 76 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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Dundee, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are just back from our 2nd visit to Riverside, and have had exactly the same experience as our first visit - we will certainly be back again. Dave and Brenda run their B&B just as it should be, with first class attention to their customers and nothing too much for them. The rooms are lovely and clean and very... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a great stay and a relaxing break which was just what we wanted. My mum and I stayed for 3 nights in the twin room- although it was smaller than we expected, the room had everything we could have needed/wanted and more. The en-suite bathroom was clean and well-equipped. The breakfast was great, plenty to choose from and well... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed at in the Lakes. David and Brenda are so welcoming-knowing our names when we arrived !. everything from the rooms to thw whole hotel are immaculate and nothing is too much trouble. and their home made variety of breads -we-enough said ! thank you for an amazing stay

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Leeds UK
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28 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another perfect stay at Riverside. This time we had room 4 which is perhaps our favourite, having views of the river and the garden. Brenda and Dave did a superb job as always in making us feel at home in their beautiful house. It is difficult to add anything to the superb reviews on this site except to say thank... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from another stay at Riverside and were as impressed as ever. Dave and Brenda's attention to detail is second to none and having stayed there at least five times now, we are greeted more as friends than guests. The house is always warm and welcoming and the rooms are beautifully and tastefully presented (we have stayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've notices there isn't a single poor review on the Riverside and this doesn't surprise me one bit. Firstly Dave and Brenda are as good as hosts as you could ever wish for. Charming and attentive, they clearly love what they do, the house it self and the area. Their knowledge of the area, restaurants, walks etc is a major... More

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west yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Riverside, spotlessly clean, amazing attention to detail. Homemade bread (blueberry & almond - amazing). This is a B&B with Hotel quality but more homely. We couldn't have been made more welcome. Dave & Brenda have lots of information available about the area & lakes in general, recommendations on places to eat etc. Would definately recommend staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again our stay at The Riverside was great. The breakfasts are fantastic with lots of attention to detail (love the homemade potato cakes) and all locally sourced. The breakfasts certainly set you up for a day on the fells. Dave and Brenda are brilliant hosts and can't do enough for you. Can't wait to go back again in August!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was our first time in the Lake District and I can stay it will not be our last or to the Riverside. The hotel is in a great location, car spent most of its time in the car park. Like everyone has said the breakfast is local, homemade, and totally yummy - just what you need in the morning.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a short notice break in the Lakes at the end of February. We wanted to be in Ambleside and choose "Riverside' entirely on the basis of the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. So let me say straight away that the 9.9 rating is entirely justified. Set in a quiet location by Loughrigg, but only... More

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Also Known As:
Riverside Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #1 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet and BT Fusion enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 
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