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Glen Rothay Hotel

Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Rydal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
neddyb1 Northwich, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed in Room 4 for our 2 night Amazon Local deal from 23-25 April ,which proved exceptional value. The room was warm and welcoming, with a large bathroom and the bed was VERY comfortable! The staff are all very friendly and helpful and will always do their best to you make the most of your stay. We were especially... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We arrived to a very warm welcome and personally shown to our room. The Rydal room overlooking Rydal water. Our room was huge with a four poster bed and a bathroom just as huge with a large corner bath. We went down to the pub for lunch which was prepared to our liking. The chef was outstanding all weekend and... More

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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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