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“Great Location, Friendly staff” 5 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
Stoke on Trent
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Location, Friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights with a group of lads on a walking weekend. All the staff from the reception area straight through to housekeeping were all friendly and happy. The rooms were well equipped with everything you need. The only meal we had was the breakfast and this was a five star breakfast with many options available. The Hotel has a small gym and health club set up. Unfortunately for me the pool was shallow to accommodate the children's needs and not someone over 6 foot but it was okay to cool off in. As a guest this part of the hotel came with no extra charge. The problem with the Hotel are the parking facilities which is very tight around the building. I certainly wouldn`t like to bring a very wide and expensive car because I`m not sure it would fit in some of the places or even get out of the exit, but I didn't`t struggle with the Avensis.
I would recommend this Hotel and it`s in a great location, not only for its one minute walk to the Ambleside shops but its prime location to travel from,to get to other locations in the Lake District.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, August 15, 2013
Many thanks for your review and your kind comments about our staff ( they are a great bunch!), breakfast, location and rooms. So pleased you and the lads had a great walking break and that you would recommend our hotel, your comments and feedback make it all worth while, look forward to your return.
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Recently stayed in the hotel for a three day mini break. Located right in the centre of Ambleside with plenty of parking spaces in the hotel grounds. The staff were all lovely, helpful and friendly. The facilities in the hotel were excellent and breakfasts and evening meal we had there were fantastic. There's a very modern feel to the hotel inside which is why we decided to stay here. The room we had was small but lovely and clean with everything you require. The only fault I can say is that we were woken early every morning there by the bin men but for us that is not really the fault of the hotel. Really can't praise this hotel enough, so much so we are going back in a months time for another mini break. See you again very soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, August 13, 2013
Many thanks for your review delighted to hear you had a relaxing trip, your comments about our facilities, location, food and staff are really welcomed and that you like the modern feel to the hotel which is great feedback . Apologies for the early morning wake up call from the bin men unfortunately it is a bit out of our control, but I hope it did not spoil your break with us, as you say it was a relaxing trip. Looking forward to welcoming you back to stay with us next month - we will try to persuade the bin men to have a lie in - once again apologies.
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Ironbridge, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife booked here for the evening of my 50th birthday. Everything was excellent. We had our two dogs with us and they were made very welcome. The room was clean & tidy as was the rest of the hotel. The evening meal was one of the best that we've had in a hotel. All of the staff, without exception, were very friendly and polite. Car parks a bit tight but at least it is private.

  • Stayed July 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, August 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your review so pleased you enjoyed your 50th birthday with us. Your compliments ad feed back about our rooms, food and staff are really appreciated. We have only recently launched the new Brasserie menu, so I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening meal with us. Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A gem of a hotel. Gorgeous interior in all the rooms. We were upgraded to a club room, which was beautiful as well as comfortable. We peaked our heads into a couple other rooms, and any one of them would have been just as great. Very nice and modern leisure and exercise facilities, and breakfast was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed July 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, August 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and for your kind compliments about our décor, bedrooms ,leisure facilities and breakfast. Your feed back really does make it all worth while, thank you once again.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had a very lovely stay last week with our friends from Hong Kong,
two luxurious nights sleep.The breakfasts were something else,you couldn't ask for the wrong thing.Staff most helpful,a fantastic Hotel,nothing to look at from outside,but the interior is worthy of higher star rating 4star at least!See you again soon.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your great comments. Your feedback is really important, we are working on a refurb and upgrade of the exterior, we have begun with redecorating and have plans for the garden area with bespoke new furniture and re slating so guests can sit and watch the world go by from our door step., Really pleased you like our interior design we do try to keep things fresh and up to date (and keep our full time decorator, joiner & maintenance man on there toes!). Thanks for the comments on our staff and breakfasts, and for the thumbs up for four star rating much appreciated look forward to your return.
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Carnforth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We live fairly near and so have often travelled past this hotel without thinking it looked anything special. However, we were invited by friends to join them there for a night. We were totally surprised. Plenty of facilities, a really great friendly staff and a superb comfortable room. Our dogs were also made welcome. We did not dine there but the breakfast was great and the cooked food individually prepared. Thoroughly recommended!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, August 13, 2013
Thank you for your review, so pleased you and your friends (and your dogs!) enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks to for the comments about our breakfast, rooms, our facilities and our great staff. Hopefully you will be able to pop in again soon when you are passing, look forward to it.
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Solihull
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have just returned from the Salutaion after yet another very pleasent stay. As it was my birthday we treated ourselves to a club room. The little extras which this includes were very welcome. As always we received a warm welcome from all the staff . Breakfast was the usual feast setting us up for the day. We didn't eat in the hotel in the evening this time but that was only because we ate out during the day and were not hungry in the evenings. My husband left his book in the bedside drawer when we left yesterday morning and only discovered it was missing late last night. This morning I rang reception who called back shortly afterwards to say that housekeeping had found the book and they would be sending it on to us. Just the sort of service we have come to expect from The Salutaion over the years. Well done to Paul, Sue and all 'the team.' Keep up the good work.

Room Tip: All the rooms are comfortable. Rooms at the fron have a better view although the traffic outside can...
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  • Stayed July 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, August 13, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, I'm so pleased you had another great stay with us. Your kind comments about our staff, Club rooms and breakfast are very much appreciated .Pleased we got your lost property back to you as soon as, its all very much a team effort and we are lucky to have such great staff and we will all keep up the good work, look forward to you returning to stay with us 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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