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Glen Rothay Hotel

#1 of 1 Hotels in Rydal
Certificate of Excellence
Grasmere Road, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Booked for two nights last week and stayed for an extra night as the place was too good to leave. The friendliest and most helpful staff we had ever come across. Comfortable room with a hearty breakfast in lovely surroundings. Pleasant evenngs in the bar with good food and beers. Excellent fish and chips and amazing bread and butter pudding.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though its on a pretty busy road that links all of the wonderful towns in the area and the bar/restaurant is seemingly always busy, super quiet room with a super comfy bed. The bar staff in particular, Andrew and Chris, are outstanding. VERY good value, excellent food and nothing was too much trouble. Lots of choices in the area... More 

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Northants
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13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an evening meal here in the restaurant. Was very nice and reasonably priced, However we were glad we were in the restaurant as the bar area was full of children and dogs and a little cramped. I would recommend booking like we did.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited for a light lunch after hearing the place was under new management. We sat outsid. Beautiful weather! The friendly waiter brought my dog a fresh bowl of water and kept us up to date with the progress of our order. We had a rustic style homemade tomato soup and mackerel pate. Food was very good and service excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the glen rothery for one night. The hotel was lovely very homley and welcoming. rydal lake just across the road with fantastic walks straight on your doorstep!The burgers in the badger bar were the best we have ever had and we got to see the Baders at night! The breakfast was really tasty too we will defiantly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't complain at all! We are a young couple and we went on Valentine's weekend, everything looked like it had just been re-done. New carpet, freshly painted walls, very clean and tidy. Nice selection of tea coffee and biscuits and a nice big bath with a shower over it. Looks like they have done a lot of work to it... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The man who feeds the badgers at night was a pleasure to talk to, full of interesting anecdotes. The breakfast was delicious, the location is great, just a short drive from Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere. The room was nice and spacious, if not a little too warm, but nothing that opening the window... More 

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United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed at the Glen Rothay in March 2015 - me, my wife and our son, on a visit to the University of Cumbria. The hotel is about two miles outside of Ambleside, right by the river. It is a lovely old Victorian building, which in turn was build to compliment an even old 17th century building! The hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As we were eating a substantial breakfast in a very pleasant room, or waitress was telling us about the changes to the hotel and how she was very proud to work there again. We can see why! This is a hotel with character. I think we had one of the cheaper rooms but it was large and comfortable with a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Purchased this through Booking.com for £49 including breakfast for two....fantastic value. Room was huge with an interesting rock feature just outside the window. Stayed there for dinner and the menu was good and the food was lovely and again great value for money. When the weather is permitting you can join in on the badger feeding in the evening -... More 

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