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The Regent Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0ES , England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“very goos all round”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fabulous place. The location was amazing. The food was gorgeous. The cleanliness was excellent and the staff were all great. Comfort was lush too. The only reason I haven’t given this 5 is that in one block (The Courtyard) where we were, dogs are permitted and whilst everyone thinks there dog is no problem, one little blighter kept me awake most of the night.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor, delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time with us, sorry about the dog normally we have no problems.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed for 1 night and found the hotel spectacular, really enjoyed it and the staff were great and couldn't do enough for us. Very friendly and in great location. The room waively and very comfy bed. The hotel is very modern and clean throughout. The food was gorgeous and good times to eat.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Really pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us we appreciate the feedback, many thanks for this review.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed with my partner for two nights 9-10th May in Garden Room 42 which is large, spotlessly clean, modern and very comfortable. The bed is huge! I slept well as it was very peaceful, I felt completely relaxed after the 2 night stay. Breakfast was good, plenty of hot choices from simple yet tasty scrambled egg to a full English or even kippers plus a great choice of cereals, fresh fruit and bread. The staff were all friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them even our late evening room service request was delivered piping hot without complaint! Excellent! The hotel is in a perfect spot for exploring Ambleside and for catching the boats to most destinations around Lake Windermere. Can't wait to stay again.

Room Tip: Choose a garden room, you'll be delighted that you did.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
What a fab review it really doesn't get much better than this, we really appreciate you taking the time to put a review on Trip Advisor and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back for a future visit.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I travelled recently to work at the Regent Hotel and wanted to spread the word how much of a lovely family run hotel this is. The management, reception and catering staff are all fabulous people who go the absolute extra mile to make a guest and/or diner feel welcome. The food is beautiful and chefs are all gems. If you are looking for great food and a friendly welcoming time,the regent hotel is the place to be.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
“Lovely team at the Regent Hotel” what a nice thing to say and we will make sure all the team see this review as it makes all their hard work worthwhile, thankyou.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights (Sat/Sun) for a cycle challenge - The Fred Whitton. What a lovely hotel, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff we friendly and very helpful. We had a lovely check-in, the service in the bar was good and the staff at breakfast were great. The breakfast was wonderful. The rooms were clean and just what we needed for 2 nights. All in all a great hotel, in a nice location right by the lake and yet only 5 minutes walk into the town centre. I would recommend this hotel

Room Tip: We had a room at the front, which could be noisy at times with the road noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feedback and we are delighted that you would recommend us, thank you.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed at The Regent Hotel on Monday 5th May 2014. It was a surprise visit planned by my fiancée, and I couldn't have been more pleased.

We checked in with ease and the receptionists on Duty Karen ans Gemma were so happy to help and very cheerful. They had someone show us the way to our room.No 42 one of the garden rooms. It was beautiful and very spacious. A chilled bottle of white was waiting for us when we got into the room which was a nice treat. The room was well decorated and extremely clean, there was 2 bathrobes hanging in the wardrobes, bottled water and tea coffee and biscuits.

In the bedside draws were books that you could read and a note to say if you haven't finished the book you could take it home with you.. I thought this was a lovely touch.

In the guest information folder that was on the coffee table there was lots of information on all the attractions near by, there was also a list of over 100 DVDs in which you could borrow from reception which we took advantage of. All quite recent and up to date films with a very good variety.

On the bed when we arrived was a letter with information about the hotel, discounted cruises and they can even make you a packed lunch to take with you on your trips out... another fantastic idea.

The food.... has to be one of the nicest meals I have ever had!! We where greeted at the restaurant by Viktoria who showed us to our seat, we then had our order taken by Dyrall, we ordered our drinks and a lovely bottle of wine, the had a bread basket brought to our table, fresh warm bread. We ordered our food and I have to say it was amazing, and you could tell it was freshly made good quality food which is locally sourced. Only one down point, there was no check back on our main course. for dessert I had Eton Mess and it was the best Eaton Mess I have ever had :)

Room Tip: We stayed in the garden rooms. No 42. Definitely worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Well it sounds like you had a fabulous time which is brilliant to hear, many thanks for this amazing review and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back for a future visit.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great location, we stayed in the garden room which was spacious and modern and spotlessly clean. the staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast gave a huge choice and was of very good quality, the cumberland sausage was especially good. We had our evening meals in the bar and enjoyed both meals and the portions were very good. The breakfast staff in particular were very attentive and efficient. Breakfast was a real joy and set us up for the day. We had a great short stay and would love to visit again sometime.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Many thanks for your lovely review, we get a lot of comments about the Cumberland sausage it is supplied by a local butcher called Freddie Garside and he is famous for his Cumberland sausage, a must!! We will pass on your kind comments to the staff and look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit.

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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Address: Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0ES , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Family Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Regent Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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Also Known As:
Regent Ambleside
Ambleside Regent
The Regent Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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