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Riverside Hotel

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Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Rural Northamptonshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited many times before and were looking forward to seeing Brenda and Dave and staying in their lovely house again. Everybody else has described Riverside so well that I just want to add a few little things....not only one magnifying mirror in the room but two and one with a light behind it, perfect for make up and... More 

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Hebburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights with Dave and Brenda old friends and neighbours who made us very welcome. Hotel was perfect in every way beautiful rooms delicious breakfast with Brenda's home made bread Dave's information about local produce and walks were brilliant. Sitting in the cosy lounge with a gin n tonic after a 6 mile walk was just what we... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a wonderful weekend stay at this little gem of a B & B. Dave & Brenda were fantastic hosts, the rooms were comfortable & cosy & the breakfasts were fabulous & 5 star hotel standard. Would love to recommend this little place to everyone but selfishly want to keep it all to myself. Will definately be back!!!

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We received a very warm welcome from Dave and Brenda and they were very attentive in keeping us informed about all aspects of our stay. The hotel was warm, comfortable and clean. The food at breakfast was excellent and well organised with a variety of choices. Many with local produce. Excellent. The bedroom was very comfortable as was the lounge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

When we arrived both Dave and Brenda welcomed us like friends. Very helpful, informative, friendly. Nothing too much trouble. Attention to detail with nice things to decorate. Room was spotless, decorated to excellent and tasteful standard. We would definitely stay again and recommend this accommodation highly, it enhanced our stay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have just arrived home from a wonderful stay at Riverside Hotel. Dave and Brenda are superb hosts and made us feel at home as usual (needless to say this is not our first visit and will not be our last) always welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts set you up for the day, especially Brenda's home made bread. The room... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have just returned from 2 fabulous nights in the lovely Riverside Hotel. The welcome was very friendly from Dave and Brenda, with lots of handy information that was needed , including how to quickly walk into the centre of town! The room was cosy and very well appointed, and the lounge was warm and comfortable and a lovely place... More 

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