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Wanslea Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DN, England
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Ranked #27 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
kaz0809 Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were greeted on arrival with a warm and friendly welcome by Richard. Nothing was too much trouble and he always found time to speak to all the guests after the delicious breakfast each morning. The room was clean and comfortable and we were particularly grateful of the portable fan which had been thoughtfully provided as the weather was very... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stayed here in 50's room for a short stay in the Lake District, the room was clean and decorated in a 50's music theme great if you can remember this era.Spa bath was good after a hot day exploring. We had a good breakfast each morning, host was warm and friendly and had a relaxed feel to the place. Excellent... More

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this trip through a third party website and given that we paid less than £200 for a double room for three nights in July we did wonder if it would be up to much. Thankfully, our concerns were ill-founded. Service was warm and friendly and our room was a lovely little space which was very clean. Breakfasts were... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here three times now and are already booked in for New Year 2015. Richard is a great host and always makes time to give our dogs a breakfast sausage! Five minutes from Ambleside Town Centre but much more peaceful (and cheaper).

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 night and we couldn't have said thank you enough for such a lovely stay at Wanslea Guesthouse. There was nothing that the owners couldn't have done any better. Our room was immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly need. The breakfast was outstanding and we looked forward to it every morning. We will definitly be... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I came on holiday to the Lake District, and booked a twin bed room at Wanslea B & B. The room was clean and tastefully decorated. There were tea, coffee and mints provided, and the beds were quite comfortable! The hosts were lovely and quite friendly; after getting caught in the rain on a fell walk, the... More

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Derby, UK
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313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who know Ambelside, the Guest House is situated on Lake Road, opposite Hayes Garden Centre and about 5 mins walk from the town centre. Lake Road gets quite a lot of traffic during the day, but quietens down after about 10pm. We booked the Rock and Roll room which is quite spacious and has a comfortable large bed.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

On arrival we were greeted and shown to the room. The room was lovely and spacious. Very clean throughout and a brilliant shower. It was just me and my mum travelling, she has mobility problems which were discussed with the gentleman on the phone, he catered to our needs. Great breakfast with a good choice of things to choose from.... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This b&b was ideal for us being on the right side of ambleside for the great north swim. The owners gave us the key to the room when we arrived even though we were well before check in time and the room hadn't been fully serviced. My husband had to get the car into the final space which was quite... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Comfortable b and b. Well situated for a family stay. Good rooms with clean bathrooms. Perfect views. Nice breakfast with local produce. Friendly owners. Nice relaxing garden and sitting room.Near enough to town centre to walk,but far enough away to escape the crowds.

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Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanslea Guesthouse 4*
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