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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 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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sharman a Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a truly OUTSTANDING experience--worthy of all the praise it has received! Everything from Dave and Brenda’s kindness to the very smallest details will make this our favorite B&B or hotel stay we have ever had. With only 6 rooms, every guest is made to feel special. Every guest we spoke with was a “regular” and had been returning for... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Could not agree more with all the positive reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riverside - Dave and Brenda, the owners, have a wonderful property, and were gracious and very helpful hosts, with lots of information about the local area and recommendations on where to eat etc. We really liked the fact that while we could walk to Ambleside... More

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Derby, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came as an entourage of 6 family members - 4 had never been to the UK - so after a long day of driving, frayed nerves, and difficulty finding the place, we were so relieved to have such a warm welcome, cozy-comfy beds, and a gorgeous setting. Breakfasts were delicious and forced us all to get out of bed... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our honeymoon hear 40 years ago. Since then it has changed owners several times, The present owners are so kind. Couldn't do enough for us. The breakfast is amazing using all local produce. Will definetely be returning

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Riverside B&B in early June for a weekend away and it couldn't have been a better escape. The location is perfect, close to town, the lake and walking trails but on a quiet lane with a river running down it. Brenda and Dave were very welcoming and helpful, especially with our late arrival. The... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed in four times now and found this rental to offer just what we need for a relaxing high-end break just a few minutes pleasant walk from the centre of Ambleside. You'll even be welcomed by a freshly baked loaf, milk, eggs and an easy drinking bottle of chilled white wine.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we brought our parents to Riverside for a short stay - it was their first time in the UK. Both of them loved it so much. The breakfast was wonderful (Thank you Brenda) and Dave was so sincere, warm and hospitable. He even remembered each of our names and took the trouble to introduce the breakfast every morning (e.g home... More

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Maidenhead
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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quiet location alongside the river with a resident heron called Clint who is happy to pose for photographs! Nice big room which was a little warm with the sun streaming in but a fan is provided which was welcome. Large bathroom with local, handmade organic soap, shampoos etc. Personally we would have liked a shower as well as a... More

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Leeds
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming back to Riverside for about 15 years or so and we're never disappointed. Dave and Brenda are truly wonderful hosts who really care about making sure you have a great stay. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are delicious. There's something for everyone, with local produce cooked just how you like it. The location... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riverside was a great place to stay. The en-suite double room I had was large, well furnished and kept very clean. Brenda and Dave were very hospitable and friendly, without in any way being over-the-top. Breakfasts were excellent. There was a good choice including porridge and home-made bread. Highly recommended.

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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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