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Ivy Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS , England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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crewe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a few days in the Lakes. Ivy guest house was superb. Room 6 had the biggest, comfiest bed ever. Darren very welcoming and extremely helpful. Breakfast was fabulous. Free parking and a stones throw from 1 of 4 pubs in the lovely village of Hawkshead. Look forward to returning.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we booked until we left everything was excellent!!! Daren his wife and mother made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We stayed here for 3 nights while went went to my nieces wedding in Hawkshead. The breakfast was first class, the rooms were spotless, and we had a lovely king size bed and a roll... More 

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Bellaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An Ivy House bookmark fell out of my road atlas this morning, reminding me I never left a review from our stay in June 2014. Superb location in center of Hawkshead with parking space (no small perk) behind hotel. Clean, comfortable, quiet, good bath and shower, etc. Feel of a small hotel as the owners live next door, you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the most wonderful stay the night before my wedding! You made it so special arranging lovely flowers on my bed and decorating the door and helping out in every way! Me and my family really loved it and felt so at home. We will be coming back definitely!

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Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from four GREAT days at Hawkshead staying at the (in our opinion) five star Ivy Guest House.The staff were very friendly ,everywhere was nice and clean and the breakfasts were simply the best.Top marks to Darren his mam and the rest of the staff.Thanks,Peter and Kath

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night during a trip around the Lake District. It was perfectly positioned close to Grizedale Forest where were had booked Go Ape for the following day. I found this place last minute on Booking.com and got it for a great price. Upon arrival, the owner Darren was very welcoming and friendly. He... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful room with four poster bed, antiques and tapestry covers and curtains. Super clean bathroom and plenty of lovely hot water ! Staff very efficient, caring and friendly and our dog was welcome too! Ideally situated in Hawkshead and plenty of parking at back of house. Breakfast was served in the dining room and choice of foods was everything we... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments....We really look forward to your next visit see you soon Darren & Roz More 

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I stayed for one night in a family room. This room was very well equipped with a huge four post double bed and an additional single bed. A very nice sized bathroom was also provided. Free wifi worked very well. It is located in a quiet and peaceful part of the Lake District. Parking is provided on site and there... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Hi....Your comments are most welcomed thank you. We hope if you are passing again we get to spend more time with you. Regards Darren & Roz More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Myself and my fiancé wanted a little get away. Somewhere peaceful with character and that's what we got in this lovely little village. On arrival we received a warm welcome by the owner and was informed of all the local amenities and where was interesting to visit. Being National Trust members there were at least 4 or 5 properties that... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for such nice comments. We are glad your experience met your expectations. We would love to see you again sometime. Regards Darren & Roz More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The guest house was nicely laid out with a communal living area which we didn't use and a dining room. The place was very clean and tidy but the decor was very personal to the owners with ornaments aplenty.We stayed in room 6 which had a comfortable bed and a nice ensuite. The only downside of this place was the... More 

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darren p, Owner at Ivy Guest House, responded to this review

Guest feedback is important to us so we thank you for your review. We are really pleased to hear that your bed was comfortable and breakfast offered plenty of choice as well as getting to hear that we appear to offer value for money. We feel that we need to give justification to a couple of your comments that you... More 

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