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Glen Rothay Hotel

Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
55GrahamS West Malling, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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West Malling, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We have visited this bar several time over the years and it had started to get a little tired although always very friendly atmosphere. The quality of the beer is excellent and the range is pretty good (in the Good Beer Guide). The food was much improved and now a good standard. We had the Cumberland Sausage and Gammon which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally stayed here for two nights after always promising myself to stay here when passing it several times on many trips to the Lakes. Badger Bar excellent, friendly and full of atmosphere. Food good and fresh. Good breakfasts. Friendly, helpful staff. Perhaps rooms could do with some updating, but they are massive. Just had a great feel of a Lake... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night here on the way home and fell in love with it! Food was great in the evening, they accept dogs, the chaps in the bar were very welcoming, five local real ales on the night I was there, stayed in the Kentmere room with a massive (and I'm 6'2) bed and a huge roll top bath that... More

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Oxford, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Spent 3 nights here, friendly helpful staff! We stayed in room1 (Kentmere) - gorgeously spacious, what a treat! Had double large sized windows, seating area, shower and bath - all to our satisfaction. We ate in the Badger pub on all 3 evenings and our food and the prices were very satisfactory. Breakfast was fresh and variable. We walked into... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Very warm welcome on arrival, all staff very freindly and helpful. Very accepting of my dog billy. Room clean lovely deep bath. Evening meal and breakfast very nice and staff willing to go the extra mile with requests. I would say that the hotel does need some up grading in decoration and carpets however apart from this I would stay... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I first visited the Badger Bar in 1979 and ten years later had my honeymoon in this hotel in 1989. We have returned a few times over the years but I had some 'Man Cave' time this May 2014 and myself and my large Rhodesian Ridgeback dog stayed one night to do my favourite walk. On arranging my stay over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fantastic large room ( Grasmere ) and that was just a standard, huge comfortable bed, spacious bathroom with a really deep bath. Great full breakfast included, and lovely staff, even able to check in 2 hours early. Cosy beer garden, with a regular visit from quite a tame robin. Shame we missed the badgers though. Will definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed here for two nights this weekend. This hotel is immaculately clean. Bedrooms could do with an update - new carpets etc. Gorgeous big deep baths which were great after a hard day walking. Staff very helpful and accommodating especially Andy who got our breakfast ready for 6 30 in the morning when the chef did not turn up. Top... More

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GRHManager, Owner at Glen Rothay Hotel, responded to this review

Very pleased that you enjoyed it. As the new owner I am thrilled to be running this charming old hotel. We are making lots of improvements, improving the quality and trying to make the most of this lovely building. The staff are a really good team and the food and beer are really good as well. It will take a... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

The room was very comfortable large room with beautiful big bath and separate shower. On our first night at hotel we were disappointed with the service and food. Yet on the second nigjt it was very good why was there such a difference from one night to another? First night only one member of staff on and when my husband... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed here for one night and had the grand suite with the four poster bed. The room was HUGE and had a large corner bath big enough for two. Lovely hotel with breakfast. Such history. Great walks with wonderful scenery.

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Address: Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Rydal
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Famous Lakeland hotel perfectly located between Ambleside and Grasmere. Huge rooms with 4-poster beds. Woodland and fell views all around, and a 2 minute walk to the lake. ... more   less 
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