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The Old Vicarage

Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH, England
The Old Vicarage
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Rating summary
  • 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a couple of nights at the Old Vicarage with my husband and our 2 dogs - what a treat. The staff were lovely, very friendly - and we felt right at home. The room was clean, spacious with fridge, tv, hairdryer, spa bath, very comfy bed - and tea/coffee making facilities. The location couldn't have been better, it was... More 

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

We have just spent 4nights at The Old Vicarage what a lovely treat! We were accompanied by our two dogs Jack and Sam. We were in The Garden Suite which had a separate entrance to the garden which was great for taking the dogs out as we did not have to disturb any of the other guests. It had a... More 

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

Well thank you for such a positive review. The garden suite is very popular partly due to the large decked area (for when the weather is good) and the separate entrance. We're pleased you were able to make use of it! WiFi availability in the rooms does vary from room to room, mainly due the thickness of the walls. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and husband stayed here March 2014 for 2 nights after our wedding as a gift from the inlaws. The staff were lovely, friendly and informed us of various places to visit. Our room was even ready over an hour early 😀. Breakfast was amazing and the facilities couldnt get better. Every little detail spot on. Just booked another short... More 

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

We're looking forward to your return visit and can't thank you highly enough for your lovely comments! Your memory is obviously better than ours, but it's pleasing to know that the room, staff and breakfast have remained strong in your mind even after a year has passed. Lets hope a year of marriage has only enhanced your love of Ambleside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a weekend with my partner and I can't wait to go back. Staff were very friendly and the building was beautiful. We stayed in one of the luxury rooms and it was amazing with a jacuzzi style bath and massive walk in shower. The Breakfast was spot on. Ambleside is a beautiful area and this hotel is... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, especially about the building. We think the Old Vicarage is pretty special architecturally and most people don't really mention it in TripAdvisor comments! You're also right about Ambleside's location, right in the centre of the Lake District - when we're working really hard, we sometimes need to remind ourselves how lucky to live here!... More 

East Malling
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The family at The Old Vicarage are deserving of much credit. They are perfect hosts. They offer much warmth and kindness. But the hotel is so perfectly comfortable and intimate. Clean and well appointed rooms. My wife and I have visited the hotel for a number of occasions each year for 5 or 6 yrs now. It doesn't change and... More 

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

Wow - 'perfect hosts'. We are always conscious that people have worked hard to earn the money to stay in the Lake District and we don't want to disappoint. The fact you've returned to us so many times reassures us that we are getting things right. We certainly won't rest on our laurels though and although the level of service... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely warm welcome awaits you at this family run B&B in the heart of Ambleside. Ideal location just 2mins walk from Zeffirelli's. Leave your car in the private car ark & stroll down to the many restaurants & shops. Rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable, with high quality bathrooms. Healthy or hearty breakfast available. All high standard. After a long... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us. What lovely comments! A lot of people love the option of the hot tub and pool after a long day out in the Lake District and we think the breakfast is important to ensure everyone is 'fuelled up' for the day ahead. Your recommendation to stay with us (to the tripadvisor community)... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed here in August last year with our cocker spaniel buddy and we stayed in the garden suite. It was lovely - the gentlemen at reception was really chatty and made us feel very welcome, it was like walking into your own home! He was extremely friendly with our dog Buddy and showed us to our room. The room... More 

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

Thank you so much for you review and we've obviously stuck in your mind, if you can remember us six months after staying! We remember buddy too - it was a pleasure to have you all to stay and we're glad you enjoyed the garden suite (many people like having the large decked area outside). We're always chuffed when people... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff can't do enough for you. Great rooms spa baths are very relaxing, two minutes away from shops and bars. Pool and jacuzzi great. You get more for your money here it's well worth the price. We will be back with my helicoptor when learnt how to fly it!!

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

Hi Amanda, yes the sugar bowl did suffer from your limited piloting skills! Once you've got your licence, we'll let you loose flying it from the roof terrace to the park! Thanks for your lovely comments - it was great to have you both to stay and we look forward to your return in the near future. Keep practising! More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We keep coming back! A fabulous, friendly welcome awaits you at this family run B&B. Great location, smack bang in the middle of Ambleside. Added bonus of a pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Close to all the bars and restaurants.

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

Hi Melanie, Thank you for sharing your views with the Tripadvisor community. It's always a pleasure to welcome you to the Old Vic time and again. Ambleside is a great place and like you say, it's a real advantage having the central location we do, especially with the private parking. You're right about the restaurants and bars too - we're... More 

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