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Waterhead Hotel

Hawkshead Old Road | Tarn Hows Road, Coniston LA21 8AJ, England
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Warwick A Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got a deal on a family room & what a find. A good sized room that the kids thought was great - albeit the bathroom had no radiator so it was freezing! Really pleasant bar / lounge area downstairs & welcoming to young children. Breakfast was fresh & delicious - highly recommend. The waiting staff were very personable as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On arrival, we were made to feel completely at home! Very friendly, accommodating reception staff. The room was clean, modern, with beautiful views of the lake! We ate in the hotel's Brasserie which was excellent! The waiter was attentive but not overbearing and the service was second-to-none! I would highly recommend this hotel...we will certainly be coming back again! Thank... More 

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whitley bay
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought as a gift we have just returned from two nights. Bedroom 6 has a very large extremely comfortable four poster bed overlooks the back and side of the hotel with views of the mountains and lakes. Note the bed does dominate the room so there is not much space but well worth the comfort. We had originally booked a... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended for a family wedding and had a fabulous weekend at the Waterhead. We stayed in room 4, the room was huge with a beautiful view of the lake. We were also impressed with how clean the room was, although the bathroom could do with updating it was perfect for our needs. The drinks were reasonably priced, the breakfast... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night last minute booking. Nicely situated close to the lake with a decent bistro area. Breakfast was good ans was the speed and friendly service.The bar area needs some TLC (and could do with some background music) as does all other areas of the hotel. Room was adequate although shower was very small. Saw some other rooms being... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed two nights at this hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and so was the bed. Food was plentiful, delicious and amusing! (I was a bit fearful of 'candid pistachios' speaking their minds). The hotel decor is comfortably well-worn as becomes a Victorian hotel. Altogether a most enjoyable short break.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from 2 night stay. Bedroom 9 over looks the road but not much traffic noise even with window open. Superking size bed was really comfy. Staff really friendly specially Nick. Food nice & plenty breakfast choice. Ate one night in restaurant, starters & desserts small portions but nice. Lake jetty at end of grounds, plenty seating in garden... More 

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Ledbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful Birthday Celebration at the end of June at The Waterhead.The staff were so kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. On Friday they coped admirably with 30 plus of our guests arriving in the afternoon, a wedding party and our grand-daughter's first birthday...WOW!! Special thanks to Lottie and Laura. Food was excellent, we all had... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable room . Quiet location.Easy walk into Coniston, and boat available to go to Brantwood House, formerly home of John Ruskin, and other places .Staff were pleasant and helpful.We had a wonderful cruise , complete with prosecco and canapes, on Lake Coniston.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As my wife had a day off work we decided to have a last minute break and after a quick search opted for the Lake District which is about a 2 hour drive from our home. We picked the Waterhead Hotel, Coniston after reading a few reviews. The hotel was perfect for a relaxing night away from home. Our room... More 

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