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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BA, England
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Ranked #72 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014
wpearce Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed here for one night during my motorcycle trip around the lakes. My single room was clean and comfortable with both the room and ensuite being of adequate size. No wifi but you are welcome to use the computer in the lounge.... If you have a lot of time to kill waiting for it to load. 5 minutes walk from... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I found Meadowbank on line priority searching for dog friendly as I had my collie with me. When I phoned to confirm I was told the dog could only go into my room, no where else, and then only when I was there. OK - I'll accept that. When I arrived I was told the gardens were 'out of bounds'... More

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Liverpool
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Five minutes stroll to the north of Ambleside town centre I found this lovely guest house,almost hidden but on the main road. The owner is carrying out exterior maitainance but this does not detract from the interior. The single bedroom had ample space and the en suite was the same. Nice touches was the freshly made biscuit & the large... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I'll review the hotel, taking into account the low cost of this B and B. The outwardly appearance is a bit run down and interior a little dated, but in all honestly that didnt bother me and it shouldn't bother anyone else, as all I was looking for was a cheap place to stay whilst out walking. The interior is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As other reviews have said - outside is run down, but rooms clean, comfortable and had all you needed. Homemade biscuit a nice touch. Breakfast good in nicest room in house with sun and view. Place just lacked warmth - never felt really like owner wanted people in his house. Never rude though.

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Situated just outside the centre of Ambleside this Hotel/Guest House is alongside the main road between Ambleside and Grasmere.car access needs a bit of care when leaving as its on a corner and traffic does move quickly there, but not a real problem. Outside appearance is one of needing tlc but at the bargain rate its a good deal.The owner... More

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Doncaster S Yorks England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

On arrival you will not be impressed with this outwardly run down property which was an old vicarage in better years. Gardens were also a let down. The welcome was however better and internally it didn't look too bad even though the furniture and fittings were tired - I suppose you could say complimentary to the property. Our bedroom was... More

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Mountain View, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A bit hard to find: driving North from Ambleside on Rydal road go past the fire-police station, and proceed just past a small stone church-like building; notice a driveway and stone wall and keep going slowly. Now! Quickly... just past the edge of the previous property...past it's small stone garage, look for Meadowbank's driveway! Oops, if you miss it and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

As you enter the hallway of this detached B & B on the outskirts of Ambleside it's like stepping back in time. The grandfather clock, the feel of the place is very much old school - and charming with it. The owners are very friendly and helpful too... grabbing my heavier bags and taking them up to my single room.... More

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St Johns, Antigua
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Spent three nights here with my parents, and the general consensus was that Meadowbank is very good. An old building that needs a bit of tlc on the outside belies what lies inside, very clean comfortable accommodations, extermely friendly and helpful owners. The breakfast was superb, help yourself to juices, yogurt, cereals & fruit followed by a cooked breakfast of... More

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Address: Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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