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Glen Rothay Hotel

#1 of 1 Hotels in Rydal
Certificate of Excellence
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Grasmere Road, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
Glen Rothay Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rydal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a lovely weekend at this quirky but friendly bnb. Food was amazing and the friendliness of the staff combined with efficency was superb. Easy to walk into Ambleside or if your feeling adventurous a nice walk up into the hills. We missed the Badger feeding as the hotel is built on a live badger set. But every evening the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights over a weekend and it was everything we had hoped for. The room, bed and bathroom were all good. Found all the staff to be really helpful and friendly (nice touch to be shown to our room when we arrived). The location is amazing and there are lots of great walks in stunning scenery that you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely place, great setting, they could do with more staff though . Breakfast is great value for money but the dinner could be improved . Overall a reasonable place place to stay ...wifi is very bad..they ought to improve connectivity .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in "Dora's Room" for one night while traveling through the Lake District, and were really impressed by the hotel. Rydal is small with not a lot in the ways of restaurants (nearby Ambleside has many restaurants if you want to venture in to town), but the Badger Bar, a 17th century pub attached to the hotel, more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got to say, we always try and stay at least one night here on our frequent visits to Rydal. This time we stayed for 3 nights and as always we totally enjoyed it. We have stayed in a few different rooms and each one was ideal.The staff are lovely, Andrew the barman is always chatty as is Graham the badger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in recently converted office room which was lovely and new, nicely decorated. Ate both nights in attached Badger pub which is very authentic period premise, food was very good, small selection of local ales nice. Breakfast was excellent as were the staff. If you enjoy walking as we do it is in the perfect location - can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar for a couple of nights - we were impressed by the size of the room, the comfy bed and the cold, cold beers. We were unimpressed by the lack of wifi access - advertising wifi when it's only available while perched on a chair in reception is a bit misleading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good stay here, owner is a really nice guy. All was well until breakfast. The breakfast itself was good but the service was appalling. Only one member of staff on and every table was dirty. We were told on check in to use table six for breakfast as this was our room number. When we went to table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serenaded by live singer at wedding across the road, enough room for my daughter to cartwheel and handstand on the front lawn. Lovely little bar, friendly welcoming staff, good local ale and 4 good burgers. Been here on visits to the lakes several times and always been well fed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked last minute and certainly wasn't disappointed. We had the family room and were also able to have the dog to stay which was perfect for our overnight trip. Rooms was very clean with character and toilets also very nice. Staff were also very helpful - the bar man made an extra effort to entertain our daughter who had got... More 

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