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Smallwood House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Ranked #36 of 83 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallwood is right in the centre of Ambleside, so is handy for the shops and restaurants. Room was a good size, clean, with king-size bed which was very comfortable. It was great that there was off-road parking at the back of the hotel, if a little tight. Good selection of breakfast choices, from cereals, fruit and yogurt to a rather... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, its good to know that you enjoyed your stay and lovely to hear that you will return, hope its not too far away. We have some Autumn, Winter & Christmas breaks available now. More

ravensthorpe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 day break in the Lakes, Smallwood is an excellent location in centre of Ambleside, room was very comfortable and clean, breakfast was spot on, all the staff/owners were very helpful and we would all certainly book again.

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your stay, and found everything so convenient. The top floor does give you the best views too. More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and myself stayed at Smallwood for a wedding in Ambleside and found the place to be little short of perfect in every way. The Hotel is run by a charming couple who maintain an exceptional establishment. The rooms were not huge but perfectly adequate and were kept immaculately clean throughout our stay. The Breakfast that was provided was... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

We aim to please, wonderful to hear that you had such a good time at the wedding too. More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good hotel with a central location for the town. Hotel spotless, good breakfast choice and a nice touch to get a bottle of wine for booking direct. Took our dog for the first time and so at breakfast she was put in the car, so the on site parking was great as we then knew she was safe. Our room... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is always worth asking for a bath or shower if you are particular about it, and if available we will certainly give you whichever you choose. More

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming husband & wife team run B&B was exactly what my friend and I were hoping for. Not too modern and not old fashioned, just clean and cosy with everything you need (the locally sourced toiletries were a nice touch even though I detest lavender!). Breakfast starts at 8am which may be a little late for some, but it... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

And we would have you back again in a heart beat, thank you More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m not sure how many reviews you can leave on the same place but this is our automatic ‘go to’ when we visit Ambleside. A bit late leaving this review due to just being busy. Another lovely stay at the Smallwood and Christine & Anthony were the perfect hosts as ever. Fab & filling breakfasts cooked to order ( Mrs... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Well Mrs Off_line, we look forward to 'burning your bacon' for you again soon. Your wish is our command so to speak. Thank you for your review. More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought the website didn't do the B&B justice and in especially the outside of the building looked much nicer in reality than on the web. The inside was well tended, spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The room I had was quiet and perfectly comfy. Although my friend and I were in the attic level so whilst my spacious light... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, it was nice to have you both staying and we hope to see you both again soon. More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not the most modern place but has everything you need. its dog friendly too which is the reasons we stayed here but the people were great and breakfast had a good selection of options. There is the option to use the facilities at a nearby hotel but with the dog we couldn't as they didn't want it leaving alone... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry you couldnt use the spa, but if you had mentioned to us we could have organised something. Sadly we have had a problem with some dogs being left alone and so have had to ask owners not to leave them now. More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just returned from a two day break at Smallwood guest house for my wife's birthday . This place is spotless from the top to bottom with good selection for your breakfast and very friendly owners. Our room was at the very top with great views up to the fells, everything in the room was clean although had trouble with tv... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Oh dear, so sorry you missed your bottle of wine. Send me an email so I am certain I have the right person and we can correct that. You were probably unsure whether to mention it when you were here, but a quick question of 'Do I qualify for the bottle of wine as I booked with you directly?' would... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We booked last minute for a two day break as my husband had 2 days off work and myself recently had a baby. after ringing around many hotels and finding everyone had zero tolerance on babys and are in the dark ages we contacted Smallwood and they had no issues. Our baby is 5 months and is very good does... More

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, so pleased we were able to have you staying with us. Hope its not too long until we see you again. It is always worth booking directly with us, hope you enjoyed the wine. More

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Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Smallwood House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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