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The Old Vicarage

5.0 of 5 Inn   |   Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH, England
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The Old Vicarage
Ranked #31 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Vicarage is just another B&B, it doesn't deliver the experience it's website promises or it's price dictates. We received a warm welcome and were pleased to get a parking space. Our room was spacious but the decor was sickly pink with heavy tapestry drapes. What lets it down? Cluttered/ tired feel, the conservatory needed a good clean with... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great B&B. Location is good - very easy walk into the centre of Ambleside within minutes, but tucked away from traffic and main streets. Close to park which makes it easy for access to walks in teh directio of Grasmere. Clean and tidy. Friendly and accommodating. Having the pool and sauna is good. Parking (which can be difficult in Ambleside)... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super staff make this a really homely place to stay, with the added bonus of a hearty breakfast, swimming pool and central location in Ambleside so it's a very convenient hotel for a weekend in the Lakes.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As previous visitors, but not having been for some time, our recent short break proved standards have not fallen at this excellent hotel in Ambleside. The atmosphere is very friendly and it feels like you are staying with a family - which in fact you are as you will see from the room guide - rather than in a hotel.... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at a superior double room ( no 7). As mentioned by other reviewers, the b&b's location is idyllic ( lovely garden) and peaceful, yet close to shop and amenities. The check in process was fine but the person who greeted us didn't feel particularly welcoming or even happy to be there... On the other hand... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just returned from a 2 night break at The Old Vicarage. The location is great, right in the centre of Ambleside, close to shops, restaurants and bars. The B&B was lovely, we booked a superior room which had loads of room. We also took our two dogs who were made more than welcome. The pool area was great and a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Old Vicarage is right in the middle of the beautiful small town of Ambleside, is very much dog friendly and has a fabulous swimming pool for the guests. Our dog and us love to come back to Ambleside and the Old Vicarage every year. We have seen many dogs in the hotel and they are all well behaved and... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a one night break in May 2014, from start to finish the service was fantastic. We were given a very warm welcome by the friendly staff. The rooms and facilities were great, especially the beds. The full English breakfast was the best I've had! Great value and can't wait to visit again.

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East Malling
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Another glorious week in, what I consider to be, the best Hotel in Ambleside. We have visited The Old Vicarage on numerous occasions and enjoy the comfort, swimming pool, dog friendliness, parking, and the wonderful hosting provided by the entire family. I would never consider using another venue to stay in whilst visiting the lakes.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have just returned from a short break at the Old Vicarage with our small dog. Although the weather was mixed we had a lovely relaxing time and the owners and staff were so friendly and helpful. We had the Garden Suite which was ideal for anyone with a dog as the doors of the room lead outside to a... More

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Address: Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Vicarage 5*
Also Known As:
The Old Vicarage Hotel Ambleside
Old Vicarage Ambleside
The Old Vicarage Ambleside, Lake District

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