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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
kathleen B Helsby, 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Helsby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 5 nights in August. Room was on second floor and we had to climb very steep stairs after using lift to first floor, we found this very difficult. Room was comfortable and heat switched on for a cold spell. Breakfast fairly good, but we never go what we ordered. I asked for one rasher of bacon and... More

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newcastle-under-lyme, staffs
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stayed here on Sat 16th Aug having booked a double/twin room and a junior suit via the internet on Dec 4th 13, I email the Hotel seven days before arrival to book a table of four for dinner l, it took the hotel two days to reply, by saying you were informed when booking that the hotel restaurant that... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was old but had recently been refurbished. Some parts of the hotel are in need of an update. Although it was August our room was very cold. Breakfast was adequate so we decided to have dinner elsewhere. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got married here at the end of july, we booked out the entire hotel for our party and it has to be said the hotel pretty much let us do what we wanted regarding decorations etc, the wedding co-ordinator Charlotte whilst new to the role assisted with the help of the team for pretty much our every need, from... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Waterhead, and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. We had our 2 elderly parents with us and used 3 rooms. The rooms were clean and comfortable and access was relatively easy. The only problem we experienced was a lack of staff one busy evening so were kept waiting for after... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks for a great wedding, great hotel, great location. One negative would be the staff could do with a little more training. Seemed a bit clueless when faced with quite simple requests, a place like this deserves staff that will do anything (reasonable) for its guests. The bar prices were also a bit steep.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large double room very well appointed, modern with a spacious double bed and lake view (just!) would recommend a room with view to The Old Man though imagine would be much better. Really nice position just outside Coniston just a few hundred yards from centre and nice grounds with a little walk down to jetty and Coniston water where you... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
38 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved it, the room, the location, the view, bust most of all for us it was sitting at the bottom of the grounds on the edge of Coniston lake last thing at night and first thing in the morning after the mist rolls away. But we were kept waiting for our room aftter staff failing to let us know... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is true that this hotel is picture perfect, the location is ideal - especially when the sun is shining. The edge of the lake is within view and their own jetty makes it easy to take photos of the still and beautiful lake. They have a long garden with plenty of seating and tables, to make the most of... More

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14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took 2 of our friends to this hotel for a Red Letter Day afternoon tea. We were welcomed and shown to a table in the lounge and asked what tea we would like. So far so good. We had to ask for the table to be wiped, as there was evidence of it's use fairly recently.... More

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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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