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Smallwood House Hotel

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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't actually stayed here, but my car broke down outside recently. The proprietors were extremely kind and helpful, they let me use their loo and also found some cable ties for me which were needed for a temporary repair to the clutch! Many thanks to them and I imagine they must be just as kind and helpful to their... More 

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

Thank you, always happy to have been of help. More 

Colwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frequent visitor to the lakes but first time staying in Ambleside... slightly concerned that it my not be at the centre of things and a bit more difficult to get around without a car. No need for such concerns... Good spot to stay! As for The Smallwood... No single supplement, comfortable room, serviceable shower with decent pressure, satisfactory breakfast, couple... More 

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

Thank you, great to know that you did enjoy Ambleside and discovered how convenient it is for a relaxing stay - even without a car and on your own - hope to see you again soon. More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having to find a hotel that is dog friendly and able to offer gluten free food narrows your options some what but this hotel filled both those options to a high standard! The hotel is situated in the centre of the lovely town of Ambleside it is 20 steps from the local cinema and a minutes walk to the local... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely detailed review. We have tried to offer GF cereal in the past, but sadly it was used so little that it became solid and unedible. Our offers for booking directly with us do vary, so anyone coming may have a different surprise in their room. suffice to say it is always better to book... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as my fiancé was doing a charity swim that weekend. It was perfect here as we were around 30min walk from the lake so it was a lot quieter. The area was lovely, plenty of places to eat (with our dog) and a large park over the road to walk our dog. We had quiet a small... More 

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

So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Ambleside does have such a lot to offer at all times of the year, so hope to see you again before the swim next year. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed over the 3 nights of the bank holiday. Great location, good breakfast with lots of choice. Dog friendly and handy right near the park. Couldn't fault the room and bathroom. We will be back as we love the lakes and this is a great place to stay. Many thanks.

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So pleased you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ambleside and the Smallwood house hotel were both delightful for a weekend walking trip. The location of The Smallwood couldn't be better, and having car parking is a bonus. The hospitality, cleanliness and quality and choice at breakfast were all excellent. There are lots of places to eat but Matthews bistro right next doors takes some beating. We had room... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Lots of people do love this room and request it, so fair to say we are all different in our likes & dislikes. Please do request a different room when you book again, we are always happy to try and meet your requirments so that you have a comfortable stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Christine could not have done more to make our stay more comfortable. I told her I was 37 wks pregnant so she gave us a room with a large relaxing bath! The breakfast options are extensive, cooked in a healthy way and are delicious. The rooms are well equipt and furnished to a high standard. I could also imagine the... More 

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

Thank you so pleased you enjoyed your stay and our recommendations. Hope all goes well and perhaps we will see you again soon with an extra member for your family. More 

Vaxjo, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You can't get better service... Perfect rooms, parking, breakfast, bathrooms etc. We in the management should visit a customer in Accrington, more then one hours away, and I suggested a stay in Ambleside and Smallwood... They all looked a bit "why" but after the all said "when is the next time"

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

Thank you, it was lovely to have you staying with us all the way from Sweden. We hope that your business visit was a success. So pleased that your colleagues want to come again soon we will look forward to seeing you all again. More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed here over the Easter weekend with my daughter & boyfriend who were returning guests. Rooms beautifully decorated and very clean. Breakfast was amazing and really set us up for the day. The hotel is situated in the middle of Ambleside and therefore a perfect base both for walking and also sampling the many cafés & restaurants. Would recommend... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It is always good to know that you enjoyed your stay. As you mention we are also in the centre of everything and so very convenient for walks, pubs & restaurants. Even the cinema is only just a hop,skip & a jump away. See you again soon. More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A guest house, a bit bigger than the usual and its slap bang in the middle of Ambleside. We were there for the weekend and the hospitality was outstanding, really lovely owners. The room was clean and adequate. The breakfast had great choices. I will be staying again

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mention we are wonderfully convenient for all the amenities of Ambleside and the surrounding fells. Hope this is the first of many visits for you, so much to see, do and walk. More 

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