We booked this hotel for a two night break for my birthday, accompanied by our large dog. Our room was in the courtyard area which afforded easy access without having to go through the main hotel building and as such was perfect for our needs. The room itself, whilst not large, comfortably accommodated the three of us with only minor logistical difficulties. It was also finished to a high standard and included a water bowl for the dog.
The hotel is within walking distance of the lake and amenities and nearby Borrans Park is perfect for the early morning dog constitutional. We received an extremely friendly welcome on our arrival and the staff were polite and attentive throughout.
We ate in the restaurant on our first night and all three courses were delicious. We also had an outstanding bottle of Reisling to accompany the meal. For those charging drinks to their room, which seems to be the general hotel policy, it should be noted that bar prices are on the high side (e.g. £9.10 for a double Southern Comfort and lemonade).
Breakfast being served until midday we thought was most civilised and the food itself was very good indeed with plenty of choice.
The only slight negative of our entire visit came at checkout. We received an email prior to departure advertising dinner of 3 courses plus coffee for £27.50 per person and called in advance to book this. Upon checking the final bill the desserts from our meal had been charged as extra, and whilst these were subsequently removed from the bill my husband was informed that the cost of a cappuccino and an espresso were not included since the offer pertained only to filter coffee. Since the combined cost of these two beverages represented less than 1% of our total bill for a two night stay it appeared somewhat mercenary not to waiver this given that the offer had stated no such beverage parameters. This cast only a slight shadow over what was otherwise a very enjoyable stay.
- Also Known As:
- Regent Ambleside
- Ambleside Regent
- The Regent Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, The Regent Hotel is one of the Lake District's premier hotels. Just minutes from all the picturesque villages of Ambleside, Grasmere,Windermere,Hawkshead and Coniston this family-run hotel is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area. The Regent Hotel offers a wide range of facilities for guests including cosy bar serving great bar food and local beers all day. An elegent restaurant serving fresh locally sourced food including Lamb, shrimps and Fellbred beef. Plus our superb Late Breakfast is served until 12noon everday! ... more less
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