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Glen Rothay Hotel

Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah B Carlisle, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly / great staff Great food in the badger bar and a fantastic breakfast too. Room was gorgeous. Wonderful setting. Lovely walk around the lake across the road. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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Sheffield UK
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this hotel in October. Under new management this year and looking to do a quite radical refurbishment. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. We met friends who had traveled down from Scotland to meet up with us in Ambleside. The bar area and bar food served all looked very nice although we didn't eat in the bar.... More 

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

As the new owner, I am pleased to report that we have indeed been busy refurbishing! Gone are all the tatty carpets and flowery pink decor. Nearly all the bedrooms have been redecorated, and the difference is amazing. New lighting, curtains and carpets, new upholstery in the bar and constant improvements to the menu, amongst other things. Regular visitors are... More 

Ely, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A lovely charming hotel, wonderful open fire bar and historic feel dining area, excellent welcome and nice friendly staff. Excellent food. Lovely area to explore from and great last minute availability including special offer as we arrived after 6pm

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We came to this hotel about 18 months ago and loved it especially the badgers!! And food and friendly staff!! And beer of course! We came again for my partners special birthday so I chose the Kentmere!! In spite of the fact is it due an re furb. we loved it!! Huge bedroom, large windows, great views over Rydal water... More 

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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I've taken one star off because we stayed in the Dora room, and all the soft furnishings (carpet, curtains, upholstered chairs, sheets, duvet, etc) were shabby & although I didn't dare look, the mattress felt old as well. The room had obviously been cleaned before we arrived, but years of use give a grubby feeling to fabrics. They should have... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My self and my partner came here for a weekend break, it was our first time here and we had a lovely stay, the hotel is nice enough, not the most modern, but that adds character. Our room (the Buttermere) was ok, it did get noisy during the night, as the staff use the door opposite and it does bang... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed two lovely days at this hotel. It is best described as comfortably quirky. It is an older property as the older part of the building is from the 17th century, but with the large and beautiful rooms. We stayed in the Kentmere room and recommend it particularly. If you like the large chain hotels then this is not... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Me, my boyfriend and our little doggy stayed at the glen rothay on a Sunday night a couple of weeks ago. I emailed Paul direct to arrange our stay-he was very helpful and even after our email exchange made me look forward to our stay! Caroline made us feel very very very welcome when we arrived at the hotel. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After going there for a 70th Birthday party we found the food very disappointing. The starters came out cold and two people in our party were left waiting for there starters for over ten minutes after the rest of us had finished eating our starts. Once our main meals came out these very poor with no taste. The waiters could... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Booked an overnight stay for our anniversary with a little anxiety after reading the mixed reviews, however we like old fashioned and tired ( weirdly)!so thought we'd try it. Dark, dismal decor , food bland and frozen, buildings in desperate need of attention and grounds need tidying up ( our view was over the woods but there was a load... More 

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Address: Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Rydal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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