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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lake Rd | Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0HD, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Den Haag
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

7 of us stayed here on a four day walking holiday. The rooms in the annex behind the main house were outstanding. Spacious, clean and with good showers and bathing facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The staff in the main house were very helpful and pleasant. The only negative was that there is no lift and stairs have to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful with as high standard however the room Number 9 has no view at all except if you are over 6 feet tall. so to be avoided as it doesn't worth 129 GBP. all the rest service, breakfast, cleanness is very good.

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Bury Lancs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We Stayed at the Hotel for just one night (Sept 5th) after attending a wedding in the vicinity. The welcome we received was warm and friendly,with the receptionist keen to stress she was available to help us in any way she could. Our room, and indeed all the public areas of the hotel, were spotless. The hotel is like a... More

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Pitlochry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely relaxing Bank Holiday at Lake House. I loved the genteel, unfussy country house feel to the decor and fittings. Despite being fully booked, it was utterly peaceful. The staff were always available and helpful, but not "in your face". Fantastic to have access to an ice bucket to chill our complimentary wine (another nice touch for... More

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to come here for a bank holiday Monday getaway. A lovely hotel with lovely female staff. The room was lovely. The bed must have been a queen size!! Excellent. Very good mattress too!! My only gripe was the young lad who checked us in. A little distant and came across rather abrupt. Overall though we will most certainly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really top quality accommodation at Lake House. Our room was huge and the king size bed was great. View wasn't so brilliant as it just overlooked the car park and when we arrived we were greeted by a very fierce lady who seemed very much in a rush. I only mention this as I have stayed in many guest houses... More

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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor feedback is so important and we have taken on board your comments. The lady who served you has been with us for quite a long time now and is a valuable member of staff, but unfortunately she is still quite nervous but all she really wants is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing I noticed on arrival was the charming old worldy feel of the guest house plus the fantastic location, setback enough to see windermere lake without any noise from the road below. The room was south west facing and sitting In the room with a glass of wine watching the sunset was a perfect way to unwind after... More

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Wales
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Lake House for a few nights and were impressed by how polite and hard working the staff were. The hotel is in a good location (10-15 min walk to town and a stroll to Lake Windemere). The breakfasts were really good- simple but always fresh. Again, the staff were very polite and attentive. We stayed... More

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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feedback and the staff will be delighted. If you would like to stay again in the future maybe give us a call and we can discuss you room requirements. Regards Jason Hewitt More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed to spend the night in Ambleside to break a trip from London to Edinburgh and booked myself and my wife into the Lake House hotel. We had one of the hideaway rooms. All I can say is that I wish I had been able to stay for longer. The room was clean and well furnished and we were... More

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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review

What a fantastic review, we are delighted that you an enjoyable stay with us at Lake House and we will certainly pass on your kind comments to the team, thank you. Regards Jason Hewitt More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time in Ambleside and could not have hoped for a more enjoyable stay. staff really helpful and great breakfast. also free bottle of wine in our room (17 a hideaway) was a welcoming gesture will defiantly be coming back.full marks to the Lake House.

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'Full Marks' that's fantastic thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back to Lake House for a future visit. Regards Jason Hewitt More

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Address: Lake Rd | Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake House 4*
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This family run country house has spectacular views across Waterhead Bay, Windermere Loughrigg Fell and the Langdale Peaks as well as offering stylish, modern and luxurious accommodation. With its country house atmosphere combined with stylish decor and modern luxury touches, not to mention its eighteen gorgeous bedrooms and wonderful raised vistas, Lake House is a perfect place to stay and make your own. Come together in the large, light dining and living area with stunning lake views, or find your own space to relax and escape on one of the lovely reading landings or from the privacy of your large bedroom. Lake House manages to combine grandeur and intimacy in private surroundings for all occasions. Please note, due to the relaxing nature of the building rooms are not suitable for children.Each of the 18 bedrooms are decorated and fitted to the highest standards, all en-suite with TV with DVD, CD players and tea/coffee making facilities. Some superior rooms feature four poster beds and have the best views over Lake Windermere.Traditional Lakeland breakfast is served in the dining room with an array of continental breads, cereals and fruit with wonderful lake and mountain views. Full English is set out for you to help yourself and there are trays for you to take it all up to your room if you so wish - breakfast in bed do it yourself style!! ... more   less 
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