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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 3 days ago
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked 2 nights here this August and were very impressed. The hotel had great charm. The rooms were spotless, beautifully done and very comfortable. Staff were very pleasant and helpful and excellent bar meals were available. Would certainly book again.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a lovely stay at The Glen Rothay Hotel & Badger Bar. A great welcome by the friendly staff and we were given a special upgrade due to a computer mishap. (Thank-you) The décor is a more defined taste and you somehow feel like you have been taken back in time which adds to the magic... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights recently in a spacious family room. This is a very old hotel and the fixtures and fittings match it. Decent quality food at expected holiday prices. Good breakfast which catered for veggies. Was a bit disappointed with quality of local beers - probably not kept well rather than any problem with breweries. Excellent free entertainment including... More

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

Thankyou for the good comments, though we will have to agree to disagree on the quality of the ales. We are extremely proud of both the range of local beers we stock and how well we keep and serve them. Good as they are, as the owner I only get to try the occasional pint and wish I had the... More

West Malling, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

We have been really busy over the summer and are of course pleased that our efforts to keep an eye on the quality and quantity of our food is paying off. We have a good team here who genuinely want people to enjoy their stay or their meal, so we do take careful note of reviews. As the new owner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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