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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Thornton Cleveleys
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Skelmanthorpe, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another fabulous time was had on our return visit to riverside. Fab hosts Dave and Brenda. And can't forget to mention the fabulous breakfasts and home made bread. Can't wait to return next year for our annual visit to Riverside and the surrounding areas.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

..they should ask Brenda and Dave 1st of all how to do it. Usual warm welcome, amazingly comfortable super king size bed (room 1), the best breakfasts ever, free wifi, mineral water and quality biscuits. Torches and umbrellas if needed. Riverside setting, 10 minutes walk into Centre. Everything is so consistently good. Thanks again for another lovely stay. We'll be... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a three night stay at the Riverside hotel, it is a real gem of the Lake District. Brenda and Dave are very welcoming and shared their knowledge of the area which was very useful. Room was spacious and spotless and very comfortable and they had thought of everything. Breakfast was amazing and Brenda's home made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned after spending 3 nights at The Riverside Hotel. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Brenda & Dave greeted us warmly & gave us a brief description of the house & immediate area. Dave's detailed knowledge of the area enabled us to make the most of our time there. All his... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful gem, we had two wonderful nights here. Brenda & David are perfect hosts, sharing their knowledge of the area. Room was spacious and comfortable, they have thought of everything you could possibly need. Breakfast was amazing, we skipped lunch. All local produce that was just cooked to perfection. Could not recommend highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 6 night in the Riveside B&B in Ambleside in August 2014. Dave and Brenda welcomed us very warmly and made us feel at home from the very first moment. We had lovely rooms with all the necessary things.Dave has so much information on the region, you can spend days reading everything, there is tourist information, all kinds... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this little hotel, and David and Barbara really are the perfect hosts who look after their guests with 5 star service, and I have to say that breakfast was the best I have had in a hotel in the U.K, perfectly cooked and really tasty. We stayed at the end of July for 3 days in the 4 poster... More

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

Stayed in August 2014, was made to feel very welcome. This is in a lovely location near to Ambleside centre (just a short walk through the park) and Brenda and Dave do everything you would expect and that bit more to make your stay enjoyable. Brenda your homemade bread was lovely. Had a wonderful stay and would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at early August 2014 at Riverside. I was initially surprised that the B&B does not have a unit number, it just said “Under Loughrigg” which was a really long, winding road but if one were to drive further in, one should not miss it. Overall, it was an extremely memorable stay. Two thumbs up! It was rainy... 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*
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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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