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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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

Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have stayed at Smallwood House Hotel several times before, and we really love it :)! Ambleside is a wonderful part of the Lake District, and this is such a friendly and comfortable place to stay. The welcome, the comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts are just 3 reasons why you should visit. We're sure you will keep coming back, like... More 

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

Thank you, we love to see you too. As you say even at this time of year, Ambleside is still such a great place to visit and as we are right in the centre, with parking...even better. See you again soon. More 

Lancashire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is the second time our walking group have stayed here and I'm sure we will be back as it's ideal for what we want. Right in the centre but space for all of us to park, very clean and comfortable, great breakfast and of course, fantastic base for walking. The owners were away but arranged for a family member... More 

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

Thank you, sorry we weren't here ourselves to see you and the rest of your group, but we know that you will still be well looked after. so pleased that you all had another good weekend together, hope there are many more for you all. More 

chippenham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Just got a card from Ambleside for Christmas which was a really nice thought. Will definitely have to make an excuse to go again next year,lovely hotel and lovely landlady! Really good location,and glad we stayed there.

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

Thank you for your review. Hope you dont need to wait for an occassion like the Commonwealth Games next time though - in fact who needs an excuse? Just say, 'Lets Go to the Smallwood' We are always happy to see you again. More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What can I say that has not already been said about Smallwood Hotel and the owners. We have just returned from a long weekend with our children and grandchildren the visit being Ambleside's Christmas lights being switched on and all the festivities around the day. It was all very enjoyable and Christine and Anthony couldn't be more helpful and friendly... More 

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

It was lovely to see you all enjoying the Christmas Lights Switch On weekend. Each year the weekend gets better so hope you will all come and see it again next year. Thank you More 

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