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Waterhead Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    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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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here as part of a red letter deal. We had one night with dinner, we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception and shown to our beautiful room facing green fields and mountains. Only a 5 min walk to the beautiful village with pubs. Dinner was amazing, we were sat in the dining room with a view of... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based a short (10min) walk from Coniston and set in beautiful gardens on the edge of the lake - a perfect location. We visited last weekend and really enjoyed the setting and the excellent service from management and staff who go out of their way to make you welcome and your stay enjoyable. It does seem that there are different... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights here on way back from Scotland; so lucky with weather and as a regular customer of Classic hotels it compares favourably with other hotels in the Group. Great location on edge of Coniston Water and short walk to delightful village. All staff very helpful and friendly, particularly dining room staff and food was delicious. Rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful hotel with staff that are prepared to go the extra mile, a particular big thank you to Joyce who found and returned my sons mobile. The room servicing staff always ensured we always had fresh towels tea & coffee. All the dining room staff made sure all the wedding guests were well looked after. I would highly recommend... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Spent two nights here - on the strength of a Red Letter Day overnight stay gift to which we decided to add an extra night. Warm welcome, lovely food, great location. Downside would be the decor needs some updating, particularly the carpets. There was confetti left on the carpet from the previous night's occupants. However, the view from the bedroom... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We spent a night here whike driving back from Scotland. The hotel has an excellent location, right by Coniston Water and on the edge of The village of Coniston. Rooms were somewhat small for the price, although the bathrooms were good, clean and spacious. Service at the bar and in the restaurant was excellent, food was great too. The hotel... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed for just 2 nights on a short break deal and had a wonderful time. This hotel is just 5 - 10 minutes walk from Coniston village with its pubs (recommend the Black Bull for food) and cafes. The hotel has been undergoing somewhat of a makeover/ modernisation in the recent past, as testified by the dining room, front... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were given a red letter day and stayed for just one night. We paid extra for a four poster room with a distant view of the lake. The room and bed were comfortable with all the facilities you would expect, clean and tidy with a nice bathroom. The breakfast was excellent and service good. It was a pleasant, safe... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been taken by friends today using a Red Letter gift voucher for afternoon tea ,on arrival we were kept waiting a long time due to a member of staff who was trying to book people in , taking care of customers tea and drink requirments,also trying to answer the telephone , certainly too much for one person to... More

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Waterhead Hotel we found to be a nice comfortable hotel nice clean rooms with good breakfasts.We got a good deal on a mid-week break.The only downside was it was a short walk into Coniston Village itself and you need good walking boots if its wet,needless to say on a fine day its a lovely little stroll !

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Address: Hawkshead Old Road | Tarn Hows Road, Coniston LA21 8AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterhead Hotel 3*
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