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Ivy Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS , England
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Ranked #5 of 24 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014
JackOSpades Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A bunch of us descended on this delightful guest house in the picturesque village of Hawkshead to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday party. We were given a warm reception by hosts Ros and Darren and made to feel most welcome. Our friends had liaised with them in advance and our group had exclusive use of the lounge and dining rooms... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I'll sum this up quickly, as I am a man of brevity; clean, comfortable and well run establishment and lovely staff. I would happily stay there again, and may well do just that. Mind, there is a problem. The hot water supply isn't adequate. There wasn't enough hot water for two baths, which is a shame. Maybe a new boiler... More 

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Barcelona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

stayed here for 2 nights whilst walking in the lakes. Lovely wee village with places to eat and quaint little shops. B&B was lovely with a four poster bed in the room. Breakfast was plenty to keep us going whilst we walked. Ros and Darren are welcoming and will help you if you need suggestions. Water pressure in the shower... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fantastic location, this lovely B&B is a great find. The staff are fantastic and very accommodating. Rooms are comfy and very quiet. Loads of local pubs in walking distance I will be returning with my family as soon as I can

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stayed on 6th August 2014. It made a lovely change to stay in a guest house I could find no fault with. At £80 it was excellent value for money. Room 1 was very clean, had quality linen etc and a lovely slipper bath. The room had sockets and a mirror near to each other, very handy for doing my... More 

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East of England
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19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On the inside of the front door is a small sign saying "arrive as guests, leave as friends", or something like that. This is a good guide to what you can expect from this great small hotel in Hawkshead. Darren and the staff were always helpful and welcoming. We had room 6, immaculately clean, a bed of epic proportions, and... More 

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Yorkie
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stopped at Ivy Guest House for one night late July 2014 and was very impressed. This guest house is a must when visiting Hawkshead. A lovely quaint building with a semi spiral staircase leading to the rooms. As per previous reviews, the breakfast is fantastic. The full English was the best I have ever had in guest house/hotel accommodation. Wonderfully... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place was a great find, owner Darren couldn't be more helpful, and the rest of the staff provided friendly excellent service. Breakfast was also of very high quality, with good selection and everything freshly cooked. Location was perfect for walking and visits to the lakes, in a lovely little village with just 4 pubs. Room cleaned daily and fresh... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We highly recommend Ivy house. We have now stayed there twice now and would definitely go there again. My wife and I, with our cocker spaniel Dexter,received excellent service by all of the staff and we were made to feel very welcome! It's the nicest and most friendly B And B we have stayed it. Glenn and Emily

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Hobart, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed three nights (in Sat 31 May, out Tues 3 June 2014) in room number 3. Darren & Roz are exceptional hosts and go well beyond what guests would normally expect. For example, Darren provided detailed directions to some of the best local walks and 'wet weather' attractions.; Roz searched and printed out Google road map directions for my... More 

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