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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Twelve of us stayed three nights DB&B at Smallwood. Anthony and Christine were also happy to provide dinner for those of our party who had to stay elsewhere. The food throughout was of a very high standard, as well as being plentiful. All staff were extremely pleasant and efficient and I'm sure it will be the number one choice should... More 

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallwood House is an excellent guesthouse, well-deserving all the positive comments in other reviews. We enjoyed our recent 4-night stay there and hope to return sometime. Words of gently warning however: 1) Ambleside is a busy Lakeland hub and tourist magnet. Smallwood House stands close to the town centre on the main A591 which is busy with traffic throughout the... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value and in a excellent location minutes walk into town. Staff attentive and helpful. The room was nicely decorated and well appointed. Nice Breakfast option Buffet cereals and Full English (Cumbrian) in a.pleasant dining room. Only minor hiccup breakfast sausages were undercooked on one morning, this was offered to be remedied. How about Cumbrian Sausages on the menu as... More 

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

Apologies once again for your sausage, most surprised by this as we are extremely careful to ensure all is cooked properly. The sausage are actually Cumberland sausage but specially made in a linked sausage making it better on your plate. More 

Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for six days and had a really wonderful time! The owners are very friendly and helpful and gave us a lot of hints on what to explore (and there is plenty!). The rooms were very tidy and everything we needed was there. The breakfast was amazing, lots of things to choose from, all cooked on order. Next... More 

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

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and more importantly that you had a good holiday. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just want to give my opinion of this lovely hotel in Ambleside. The room was spotless great view from window! wide choice on offer at breakfast if your like me and don't eat meat. Staff friendly but not intrusive. Best of all for us is they are dog friendly. Some places have a lot of rules in place for dogs,... More 

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

Pleased to hear that your jacket made it back to you. Thanks for your lovely review, hope to see you again soon More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First holiday in this country for 30 years we chose this hotel. Lovely location very dog friendly. Would definately come back. It was a lovely short break and a very picturesque place to top it off the weather was perfect.

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

So good to know that you enjoyed your well deserved break, see you again soon More 

Midlands, UK
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 20, 2015

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
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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 June 16, 2015

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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