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“Fabulous location” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
preston, lancashire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stayed at the Salutation for one night in April 2013. The hotel is in a fabulous location with its own car park. The gym and spa facilities are excellent and the breakfast is the best we have had. Staff are helpul and friendly. The only downside was the room, which was small and dated (Room 100). We have stayed at the Salutation before and the room we had last time was much bigger. Overall this is an excellent place to stay

Room Tip: Room 100 is small and quite dated
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Many thanks for your review and comments about our location, facilities and breakfast, we are really proud of our breakfast set up and have worked really hard on it so its great to know people like it. We do have a rolling refurbishment programme at the hotel, so I will look into re doing the room, thanks for the feedback. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed at the Salutation Hotel Ambleside for two nights. The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are spacious and over look the the main road which could get noisy at times. The parking was easy onsite with plenty of places works on tokens which they provide. The food was outstanding and catered for everyones tastes.

All in all excellent couldnt fault it!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thanks for such a great review ! We look forward to welcoming you back soon to provide more of the same! Many thanks.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We picked this hotel because we have a dog but don't get the idea it's a rundown dog house this hotel is right at the centre of Ambleside the room we had very clean, well decorated and had a small balcony. I thought that the people with the dog should be put out of the way not so we were made very welcome and the dog too (Max loved his stay too). All the staff was very helpful and friendly a credit to the hotel we’d booked bed and breakfast, evening meal as a package. The food was very good, next time a visit I may just have B&B due to Ambleside having lots of eateries. Would I go again a big yes with or without dog?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Many thanks for your review , I'm really pleased that you and Max enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your great comments about our location, rooms, facilities and staff- they are a great team. Look forward to welcoming you and Max back for another stay soon, wags and woofs to Max!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here many times as Ambleside an excellent location and hotel now has some very good facilities including pool, hot tub, steam room, spa and small gym. Good spacious lounge and bar area also. Restaurant is well organised, particularly breakfast and good selection for dinner.

Some double rooms can be small unless you upgrade to club etc, but family rooms are big enough for two adults and our four and two year old. Staff generally helpful.

Perhaps more expensive than other hotels in area but worth the extra for the central location and overall standard of hotel.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and for your kind comments about our facilities, location, breakfast and general good standard of our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and helps us to improve the product and service, look forward to welcoming you back.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

stayed here for 3 nights at easter the hotel and staff were amazing, food was excellent and the spa with the canadian hot tub outside was fab , we also decieded to have a massage at the spa which was heavenly , i think we will return well worth the money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for a great review, so pleased you enjoyed your Easter break with us and thanks for the comments about our amazing staff ( we think they are too!) and facilities. Glad you found time for a pamper treatment in Oxley's it's well worth it! Look forward to welcoming you back soon, thanks once again.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

we stayed her for a short weekend break in April
externally, the building, which sits in a prominent position at the top of the hill
blends in with the surrounding buildings which all have traditional slate facades
walk through the door and you enter luxurious surroundings
the staff were very friendly ( like most Cumbrians ) very helpful
the room was clean, spacious with a very modern bathroom
we didnt stay for dinner but breakfast was hot and tasty
they even did veggie sausages
If you are planning to stay in Ambleside, then this is the place

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind comments in your review, we do have quite a traditional exterior to the hotel but as you have experienced we have added all modern facilities and luxury touches on the inside including fabulous leisure facilities. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff - quite a few of them are Cumbrians and the majority have been with us for a long time (many 20 years plus!). Glad you enjoyed our breakfast we have worked really hard on trying to think of everything to offer. I really look forward to welcoming you back soon - with a real Westmorland welcome!
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Lancs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Good stay. Room very clean and comfortable but small. It was my birthday which I mentioned when booking. Some acknowledgement of this would have been nice. Wasn't expecting a present, but in other hotels room upgrades little treats or a card have been provided in the past. Ambleside is great for choice of pubs and restaurants and an ideal base for a Lake District break.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paulcookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your review, I'm really pleased you had a good stay with us and that you enjoyed your Lake District break, I agree Ambleside is a great base with everything on our door step. It is our normal practice to acknowledge any special occasions our guest' s may be celebrating when they stay and we do like pop a card in the room for arrival. Upgrades at a discount are offered depending on availability at the desk on check in I sincerely apologise that your birthday was missed and that sadly we failed to come up to the mark on this. I do hope you enjoyed your birthday break and that we looked after you , and hope to have the pleasure of doing so again soon.
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Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#4 Family Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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