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The Old Vicarage

Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH, England
The Old Vicarage
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Suffolk, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had 3 nights here for my partners birthday, as usual it was raining for most of our stay so we made good use of the pool and jacuzzi, also the library of films to watch. Liked our 'Upstairs Downstairs' room and as we are used to a superking bed at home it was nice not to have to compromise on... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I plus our 2 beagles stayed for one night in the Garden Suite. It was perfect. Upon arrival we were immediately made to feel welcome - dogs too! The Garden Suite is ideal if you have dogs. It has a large terrace area (much bigger than it looks in the photos) which is 100% secure. There is... More 

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alnwick,northumberland
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just home from a superb 2 night break at the Old Vicarage. Room 10 is a lovely upstairs/downstairs suite. Spotless,with everything & more that you need. Staff very friendly,excellent breakfasts & a good relaxing pool and jacuzzi. So many eateries to choose from & as we were celebrating we had a splurge meal at the Old Stamp House,WOW!!

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Bolton England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 3 days at the Old Vicarage and had a lovely time. Amblesdie is poor for parking but you dont need to worry as there is plenty of parking at the B&B in the heart of the village and my car never moved. The superior room was spacious and light with all the amenities that you need. The bed... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights 10-11 April. The OV is situated very close to the town centre and has a car park with enough spaces for all guests. This is a big plus in Ambleside where even the residents have trouble with their cars. Lakeland towns and villages just weren't built with mass car ownership in mind as I'm sure... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from an amazing 3 night stay in the garden suite and can't wait to return (booked for September). Scrupulously clean, marvellous staff, total feeling of luxury. Fantastic location, gorgeous breakfasts and the added bonus of the pool area. It will definitely become one of our regulars. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

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OldVic, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We have a lot of returning guests who consider themselves to be 'regulars' and we'd be delighted to add you to that list! We're absolutely delighted that you're heading back to the Lake District in September and we look forward to seeing you again then. Your comments are lovely to read and reassures us that the hard work we put... More 

cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have just returned from two nights here and would happily stay again. We (and the dog) were made very welcome. The room was generous and comfortable with nice little extras like the fridge and the hot tub was lovely. It would have been nice to have wi fi in the room but this is a very minor gripe.

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OldVic, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B. We're delighted you felt welcome and liked your room and the hot tub. WiFi is all rooms is proving a challenge with the thick walls of an Old Vicarage, but we're getting there! We really hope you're able to join us again in the near future. There are... More 

Goudhurst
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A perfect location, hospitality at its best, COCO, our German short haired pointer, gives it a 5 star rating! Everything you may need is to be found within 5/10 minutes walk of The Old Vicarage in the beautiful village of Ambleside, not to mention the easy access to some of the most enchanting walks in the area. 5 nights were... More 

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OldVic, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We're graded as four star by VisitEngland, but if COCO says we're five star, then who are we to argue?! Thanks for your review. It means a lot that customers can come and stay for 5 nights and still go home happy! You're right about the walks too - there are lots of great walks where you don't even have... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed in the Garden Suite at the Old Vicarage, it was a beautiful suite with two floors and a balcony. The bathroom and the bedroom was modern and clean. Having use of the pool and sauna was a huge bonus and when we used the facilities (saturday night) the pool was empty. The service was fantastic, I really would... More 

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OldVic, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Ah - the garden suite! It's one of most popular rooms with plenty of space and a large decked balcony. Perfect for a seat outside and a glass of wine :) We're chuffed you enjoyed the swimming pool and the service - we really do hope you're able to return to the Lake District in the near future. Thanks for... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

we have just returned from a weekend break from this beautiful picturesque hotel which is situated close to all amenities. We had a lovely four poster room which was very comfortable with a jacuzzi bath! Very friendly staff who also offer extras such as ice and ice buckets free of charge so you can enjoy your own drinks in your... More 

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OldVic, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive comments on the building, location, room and staff! Just to clarify for people reading your review, we're a bed and breakfast, not a hotel, but fortunately there is a good selection of pubs nearby, for those who fancy a drink, or as you did, simply bring a bottle along and we'll supply the... More 

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