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The Rysdale

Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
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Ranked #42 of 109 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tilly155 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and this gorgeous place certainly did not disappoint! Our room was a decent size, spotless and had a hot shower with amenities. My partner and I slept really well in a very comfortable bed and thoroughly enjoyed the award winning breakfast. The location of this spot is superb,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here recently while up for a Long trail run. As we booked late we had to move rooms for the Third night. This was no bother, we simply packe our bags and the owners did the rest. Both rooms were excellent. Very clean and comfortable, with a seperate seating area. The view out was over the local park /... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Rysdale over the weekend ready to attend a wedding in Rydal yesterday. The room was absolutely perfect, and had everything we needed. Allan was a superb host and gave us a wonderful walked do from Ambleside. We'd definitely stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 5 nights here in June and had a lovely time. The hotel is well run, very clean and tidy and the complimentary afternoon cakes delicious! Allan runs I 'tight' ship but it's a pleasant stay. Parking is an issue but as with many hotels in Ambleside parking permits are available. I will be back!

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South Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in May when we climbed Striding Edge and it was lovely, we upgraded to the suite which was recently refurbished, great view. The breakfast was delicious, lots of fresh fruit and variety of cereals, can recommend the Manx kipper. A nice surprise when we came back in from a walk around Ambleside in afternoon,... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent room ,great view ,superb warm friendly atmosphere.good food,fantastic facilities pleasant surroundings. Parking only slight problem but appears the same all over ambleside.plenty of things to do and see in amble side

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A repeat visit, a year or so on, and everything was just as good as before for me and my two children. There are some clear and simple rules re such things as breakfast and parking which help to make the visit easy and enjoyable. Dianne and Alan friendly as ever. Thank you for helping us have a great short... More 

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agacumbria, Owner at The Rysdale, responded to this review

Hello Richard, Jacob and Frear, Many thanks for your very kind words and comments with regards to your 3 night stay with us last weekend. It was lovely to see you all again and it was a pleasure to accommodate you. Frear and Jacob are an absolute delight and we look forward to seeing you again to extend those walks... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My partner and I stayed at the Rysdale, Ambleside for a two night stay in March. We have stayed here on many occasions and have alway received a warm welcome from Allan. On this occasion we stayed in one of the newly refurbished double rooms which we found to be beautifully decorated, spacious and very comfortable. The room has been... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This guest house is run by a lovely couple who make every effort to make sure that the stay is comfortable. Our room was lovely, a lot nicer than I expected. Breakfast was really nice too. There is nothing to fault, I'd definitely recommend this place and hope to return again.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Rysdale Guest House is located in an excellent location, and within walking distance to shops, cinema,restaurants and local fells. On arrival we were issued with a parking permit (small fee) which could be used in a number of car parks, closest was about a 5 minute walk from guest house. Room 6 is a large bright room with good... More 

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