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“First impression, very good” 4 of 5 stars
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New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JX, England   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Washington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“First impression, very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

First visited earlier in the year 2012, luckily the weather was great over the weekend we stayed, comfortable room, very good food and bar. Nice patio area or garden area to sit and enjoy the sun and views.some nice walks in the area that will suite all. Will be going back

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Looking forward to seeing you next time, thanks for the great comments.
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in June. Lovely location and pretty hotel. Room was very small, with sloping ceilings which made it feel even smaller and was slightly awkward for my husband who is over 6 foot tall. Having said that, the room was spotless and the bed very comfortable, and the showerroom was about the same size as the bedroom. I did request a bath on booking, but was told no rooms were available with a bath when we arrived. Dinner was good, and was included in our room rate. Slight disappointment was with the wine choice - we picked a very nice bottle of wine, but couldn't order the same the next evening as they only had 1 bottle of each of the "special" wines. Overall a nice stay, not sure we'll be back though.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments, we do only have 4 bedrooms with baths, the rest have double showers. We do try to accomodate all guest requests but some times it is not possible. All confirmation letters or e mail confirmations state what facilities the rooms have.
We carry a large stock of house wines but not as many as the individaul bin numbers.
Hope to see you again.
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Berkshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Wife and I have just returned from our 3rd stay in this lovely hotel. The location is near the head of Great Langdale, excellent for those who are into fell walking, with such as Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, and Thunacar Knott literally outside the back door of the hotel. Another 15 minutes walking takes you onto the routes going towards Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Esk Pike. If you don't want the high level treks, then the Langdale valleys are wonderful low level walks, with Blea Tarn and Elterwater very close by.

It was a shame the weather wasn't brilliant, but this ensured we made good use of the drying room every day for our walking gear! We stayed for five nights, in room 16, right at the top with a very nice view out towards Lingmoor Fell. As with previous visits the food was excellent, especially the breakfasts! The staff as always were very friendly and helpful, and did their utmost to ensure we had a relaxing stay. Very useful that they have a good WIFI, as mobile phone signals in the area are next to nothing, once you get onto the hills you can get a signal, but not in the hotel, which helps to make it even more peaceful!

Definitely not our last visit here!

Room Tip: Room 16, on the top floor, big bathroom, very quiet with gorgeous views to wake up to!
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thanks for the great review and hope to see you soon for your 4th visit.
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Great hotel in fantastic location, room, food, bar, staff, all get top marks. Would visit again and would recommend this as a place to stay. Also a drying room available which is handy after a days walking in the usually wet lake district.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments and hope to see you again when the sun is shining and the drying room is not needed!!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

From the minute you arrive in to the langdale valley you are struck by pure beauty...and this hotel is the perfect place to stay. This is a small (22 rooms) family run hotel. The welcome is so warm, the staff cannot do enough for you and the food is second to non. those who prefer contemporary style hotels may not appreciate the rustic rooms or decor but the whole place is very clean, comfortable, the views just stunning and the whole place just fits in this valley. There is a brill walkers bar attached (serving v good pub food) Perfect location for walks to the pikes and for beautiful valley walks. We came here 7 years ago and fell in love with it's charm so much we had our wedding reception here. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, if you are looking for an authentic lakes experience this is it... Thanks Becky and staff...this review is 10 months late but we will see you for our one year anniversary in august :)

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 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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, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Thanks for your great comments, and what a great weekend was had by all.
We have now got a wedding licence for the hotel so hopefully many more weddings will be coming to the hotel.See you in August.
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Manchester UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Stayed several times but only in 'dog rooms'. These two rooms are in the process of renovation so tired appearance will soon be sorted out. However even without improvement they were clean and quiet. Location superb with a good restaurant. Only not enjoyed one meal and that was a bar meal. All restaurant meals have been very enjoyable and staff were happy to lay a table in the bar area so we could have our dog by us at meal times. Breakfast very tasty and substantial.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Thanks for your lovely comments, both dog rooms have had a major refurbishment and look great. Hope to See you soon.
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We stayed at this hotel one night as a stopover on the Cumbrian way walk.
Good points: Fantastic location with good views. Free WIFI. Good breakfast
Bad points: Very expensive - effectively London pices. Cramped/small room. TV didn't work (either cable or air).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Thank you on your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologise about the lack of TV but on the weekend previous to your stay we had gale force winds that affected our satellite , the problem was fixed on the 26th but too late for your stay.
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Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is located in the picturesque Langdale Valley, close to the bustling small town of Ambleside and is situated conveniently for visiting many intersting areas of the Lake District, such as Grasmere, Bowness on Windermere, Keswick and Kendal. The Hotel prides itself on the cuisine served, the relaxed and friendly service it offers, as well as the excellent standards provided.All bedrooms enjoy the most dramatic of views, whether over Stickle Beck as it tumbles down the fellside, to the Pikes themselves all dominant and brooding or Lingmoor as she forms the long south easterly side of the valley. Each of the extremely comfortable rooms are en-suite with colour television and tea and coffee making facilities and central heating.The bright restaurant overlooks the patio and to the lawn with the Lakeland fells beyond. Before dining take the opportunity to sample the hand pulled beers or the many malt whiskies available in the cosy lounge bar.Resident chef, Ian Manley, now in his 12th year at the hotel and his small and enthusiastic team have devised a style of cooking which is unique to The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Using only the finest seasonal local produce including game, meat and fish the hotel proudly claim an extremely high standard of cuisine that you will want to sample again and again. The excellent selection of dishes also extends to our range of vegetarian meals.The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is located in the very heart of the Lake District, one of the most beautiful and inspiring corners of England. This region of long ribbon lakes, green valleys and sweeping mountains was the home of the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge and greatly inspired their work. ... more   less 
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