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Waterhead Hotel

Hawkshead Old Road | Tarn Hows Road, Coniston LA21 8AJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past ten years but they have made several improvements to the hotel and restaurant. The rooms have been decorated to a good standard along with the restaurant which serves good wholesome food at reasonable prices. This is a good hotel for exploring the lake district and is very popular with... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Waterhead before and enjoyed the same good service and food this time. The hotel is full of creaky character and water pipe groaning charm which is to be expected of the properties age. I do agree that the decor in places iz tired but understand there is ongoing refurbishment. Our family room was clean and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice enough hotel in an enviable location right by Coniston Water. It has the potential to be really amazing, but would need some money spending on it to get there. The decor is drab and dated, and the rooms we stayed in (the Rafters Suite) were somewhat dishevelled - mismatched furniture, skew whiff artwork, slightly shabby (albeit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a very good location right on the lake with ferry at the end on lovely gardens ideal for walkers or just to go and chill out The staff are lovely and are willing to do anything to make your stay an enjoyable one We have used this hotel a few years now but I must say... More 

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

a good size hotel. great location for walking in the lakes and pretty much on the shore of the lake. The breakfast was good although relatively basic. you could choose any combination of cooked food, cereals etc but not a massive range of pastries which some people like as a change. WiFi was frustratingly intermittent - I don't mind if... More 

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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding here at the end of July and it was just perfect from start to finish. Laura was on hand to answer all our questions and worries and on the day she, and the rest of the staff made sure that everything ran smoothly, taking charge and allowing us to enjoy our day. We had room 6... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A clean, efficient and business-like hotel. Our room (20) was rather dark and claustrophobic with excessively creaky floorboards - apologies to the people beneath! The en suite was bright, spartan and with a fine shower. With just a few easy cosmetic improvements this could be so much better. However the friendly staff and excellent service made up for any small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the shore of Coniston Water (horrific place, full of screaming kids) we fled to the beautiful gardens of this hotel to sit in blissful quiet by the jetty. The lapping of the water, the cool lake breeze and the spectacular view across the water were worth the earlier tribulations. We retired to the patio outside the bar later,... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night for my birthday today and I was impressed with the location, the room, the staff and the breakfast! The grounds were beautiful and our room had been updated last year, so it was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. I can be funny when I'm in a bed other than my own but... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights with friends we had a fab time. Hotel is in a very good location it is only 10 mins walk from the centre of Coniston. The rooms are a bit dated but are clean with everything you need, The breakfast is lovely. We will hopefully be staying again later in the year.

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