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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 #37 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Anthea51 Wigan, United Kingdom
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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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Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking at the last minute I hadn't expected to be lucky enough to get an affordable single room, but I did. Right in the centre of Ambleside so within 5 minutes walk of lovely bars, restaurants, shops and every outdoor clothing shop known to mankind ! My single room was small, but absolutely perfect. Tea making facilities,hairdryer, and good quality... More

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

Thank you, we do hope that next time you will be able to stay for longer but we do understand that not everyone can stop for a fortnight - nice as that would be. More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 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 September 1, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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 August 28, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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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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