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Smallwood House Hotel

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Ranked #36 of 76 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a trying a few others on our frequent visits up to this part of Lakes, Smallwood is now our B&B of choice. Comfortable well presented and clean rooms, a warm welcome and what's more a car park right in the centre of Ambleside. The breakfasts are great, and although they might start a little late if you need to... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed at Smallwood House for the 2013 New Year. The location is excellent with 2 restaurants right next door and many more a stones throw away. There are also many outdoor clothing shops within a short distance. Anthony was very knowledgeable of goods walks from the guesthouse, so you don't even have to drive your car. Christine was on... More

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

Thank you, we hope to see you again very soon. More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We have passed this hotel many times while in Ambleside and have always thought we would like to stay. We have just stayed for a couple of days and we were not disappointed. On arrival we received a warm welcome and were quickly checked in and shown to our room. We stayed in room 7 which was clean and spacious... More

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

Thank you for your comments. It is always nice to know that you have enjoyed your stay here. We hope to see you both again soon More

Hull, UK
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Warm, friendly welcome with clean, comfy rooms. Superb breakfast. Ideally located in the heart of Ambleside with private parking which is a great bonus around here. Some rooms are up 3 flights of stairs. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you, its always nice to know that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for letting everyone else know, we do really appreciate it. More

Birmingham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a few nights and were very pleased that we did. It’s a great location, has parking, comfortable beds (all feather / down bedding) and reasonably sized comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom (with a bath). We had a small issue with the first room we were designated to, but this was resolved quickly... More

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

Thank you for your review. We do aim to sort out any problems as soon as we possibly can and it is good to know that you enjoyed the room with the views towards Wansfell beautiful when the sun sets on it. Sorry you weren't keen on the sausage, they are quality sausage from the local butcher but maybe not... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have recently returned home following a 4 night stay at Smallwood Hotel, I very much enjoyed my stay, the Hotel is brilliantly situated in Ambleside, with galleries, cafes, shops and restaurants close by. All areas of the Hotel are clean at all times. I agree with other comments regarding breakfast, there was plenty of choice and the breakfast was... More

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

Thank you for such an informative review, we do appreciate your comments which must be very useful to our future guests. We hope that you are able to come and stay again soon More

Durham
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Smallwood is a comfortable, clean b and b with very friendly owners and good breakfasts. We have no complaints but found the decor a little old fashioned and our room a tad small. The parking situation could also be inconvenient as double parking is the only way that all guests can be accommodated in the small car park.

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

Thank you for your review, Sadly we can do nothing about the car park situation, but it is on site and private to us and we do allow everyone to park. I am not sure which room you stayed in, but the price would reflect this. Perhaps next time you stay you should ask us for one of our large... More

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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

just spent 2 nights at the Smallwood Hotel. great little place, clean and comfortable. What makes this place special are the owners who are friendliness personified. Nothing was too much trouble.Perfectly placed in Ambleside for all the eateries and pubs. Breakfast second to none and cooked to perfection. definitely a keeper. Looking forward to going back..

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

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again. Perhaps you will come on one of our winter specials we send to our previous guests. More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

You 'll see from my other reviews that we stay in Ambleside quite a bit. I've been in a number of B&Bs and Smallwood is as good as any. Very central location, classic Lake District style B&B, spotlessly clean, cosy atmosphere, and probably the best breakfast I've had.

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

Thank you ever so much, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your breakfast. Hope to see you again soon. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Me and my husband stayed here for 4 nights early September. Our room was lovely and everywhere in the hotel was extremely clean. The staff are all very friendly and always available to answer any questions or help you with anything. Breakfasts are very good, lots of choice and excellent service. Our break was fanatastic and Ambleside really is a... More

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

Thank you very much, it is always so nice to hear that you did enjoy your stay. We hope to see you again soon. More

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Additional Information about Smallwood House Hotel

Also Known As:
Smallwood House Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smallwood House Hotel is a family run bed & breakfast, offering quality 4 star accommodation and award winning Cumbrian breakfasts in Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District.Being slightly larger than your average Cumbrian B&B, our guest house provides the perfect place to enjoy short breaks or longer holidays in one of our 12 comfortable, individually furnished bedrooms.Our relaxed and friendly B&B team will help you make the most of your stay, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, family holiday, activity break or group vacation.Ambleside is the perfect choice for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria. Leave the car behind and take a bus trip to some of our lovely nearby towns and villages, such as Grasmere, Hawkshead & Keswick. If the weather is less than kind during your visit, there are plenty of indoor visitor attractions nearby, including the homes of famous Lakeland literary figures like William Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter. From the pier at Waterhead in Ambleside you can take a boat trip or cruise on Windermere to Bowness or Lakeside at the opposite end of the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises sail all year and their boats offer you lots of protection from the elements. Remember, our B&B guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a hotel just a few minutes walk away - a great way to relax during your break. We are in the centre of Ambleside, a bustling and vibrant small market town offering a good selection of specialist shops and great quality restaurants, bars and cafes. The town is great for shopping, with lots of independent shops that are a bit different to the norm, and some recognised brand names you'll know and love. Smallwood House Hotel has a private car park and offers complimentary WiFi access for our B&B guests. ... more   less 
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