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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lake Rd | Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0HD, England
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Ranked #33 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

Birmingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of days recently and had a wonderful time. Our room (room 1) on the ground floor next to reception was large with a comfy bed, in room free Wifi and large windows. Good breakfast although the "specials" seem to remain the same the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs was delicious. Property is on a... 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, it sounds like you had a good time with us at Lake House at the icing on the cake seeing the herd of deer, wonderful. Regards Jason Hewitt More

Oakham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning again 12 months on we were warmly welcomed by friendly staff who showed us to our room and offered to carry our luggage. A great room, spotlessly clean, nicely but minimalist decor on this occasion was just what we wanted. A snack by room service at reasonable rates, then off for a pint just across the road with the... More

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

Great place, great people, great location location location, it really doesn't get any better than this, thank you. hopefully we will see you again maybe in the 12 months!! Regards Jason Hewitt More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say first impressions count, well I had a feeling this hotel would be good from the moment I booked by contacting the hotel by telephone. I spoke to a lady called Lucy who was so cheerful and helpful and she booked exactly everything we wanted (including room 5). Arrived a little early, parking was fine, right outside the front... More

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

Many thanks for this fabulous review it's so refreshing when guests enjoy their stay, as that is what the team at Lake House work so hard to achieve and we look forward to welcoming your friends and yourselves back for a future visit. Kind Regards Jason Hewitt More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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158 reviews 158 reviews
46 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located above the Lake but not on the shore side, but you can see the lake! Simple B&B no frills but quite pleasant and priced accordingly. The greeting by an Eastern European lady was very matter of fact" breakfast vill be served from 8am to 10am, you understand"! From there on once we had received our orders we settled... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review, feedback is really important to us and we have noted your comments. Regards Jason Hewitt More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend four nights at this lovely hotel. We were assigned the best of the newly refurbished "Hideaway rooms", elegantly decorated, very comfortable and each day immaculately clean. The staff were most welcoming, efficient and clearly proud to be working there. We will return...a great stay!

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What a lovely review, thank you we will pass on your comments to the staff they will be delighted!! Regards Jason Hewitt More

St Helens, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visitited here 5th-7th July for a special occasion, we were put into one of the hideaway rooms which are gorgeous and so peaceful they are very modern and spacious. The hotel is lovely to o but only went in there for breakfast which was delicious lots of choice to choose from and the staff are always asking if your... More

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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feedback, it sounds like you had a great time enjoying the peace and quiet in one of the Hideaway rooms. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Jason Hewitt More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel at the second week of June. Both enjoyed it a lot. Rooms have a good standard, clean, staff very friendly and helpful,especially team at the reception. We will definitely come back.

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Thank you for your excellent review, we will be delighted to welcome you back 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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Lake House Hotel Ambleside
Lake House Ambleside, Lake District

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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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