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“Great base in Ambleside” 5 of 5 stars
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The Gables Guest House
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England   |  
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Ranked #55 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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20 hotel reviews
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“Great base in Ambleside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Lovely small hotel right in the middle of ambleside, warm welcome, nice rooms ours had views over the fells, car parking, and a super breakfast!! this is a great place to stay when in the lakes, near to all the great bars and shops , love it!! we all be back for sure!

  • Stayed June 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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GablesGH, Owner at The Gables Guest House, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I wanted to treat my girlfriend to a nights stay in the Lakes, preferably Ambleside and spent a lot of time on various hotel websites, reading reviews and so on. Then I came across The Gables...in Ambleside! After seeing the very competitive price and the photos of the room, there was only one option....book it! I'm so glad I did!

When we arrived (after parking in the hotel car park) we were greeted very warmly by the hotelier, Sharyn I believe. She gave us a mini tour of the extremely well decorated hotel and then showed us to our room (the four poster bed room). It was just as it looked on the website, actually I would say it was better! The space was incredible, the decor very well thought out with no expense spared and extremely clean. There were tea and coffee making facilities (with extra available downstairs near reception), a flatscreen tv (with remote) and the shower gel and shampoo provided were swish.

Breakfast is a bit early (8.30am - 9.15am), or at least it felt it to us but I guess its for the best because who would want to spend all their time in bed when visiting somewhere as delightful as the Lakes?! At breakfast there was everything you could wish for - from yoghurts, fruit, cereal, juices, toast, preserves and then the full English! This was a quality and very filling breakfast! Anyone who puts black pudding on a breakfast can't go wrong in my eyes!

I would say this hotel has everything to offer without showing off about it. Its modestly beautiful and I would encourage anyone to stay there.

I hope this review helped - I don't write many (if any) but felt this hotel deserved one!

Matt Keating

  • 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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GablesGH, Owner at The Gables Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review of The Gables - it does really does make all the hard work worthwhile and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A last minute decision to take a long weekend break had us struggling to get accommodation but we managed to book a room here on the internet. On the edge of the village in a quiet side street we had a lovely room on the top floor with views of the church and over the bowling green with an ensuite shower. The room was ideal with a very comfortable bed television and tea making facilities and clean towels were provided daily. Everything was spotlessly clean throughout the property.The staff were helpful and welcoming from the moment we arrived and an excellent breakfast had us well set up for a day out walking. No shortage of hot water at the end of the day. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance so we could leave the car in the car park at the guest house. The owners restaurant Sheila's Cottage did not disappoint where the waiting staff were friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend the guest house and look forward to a future visit. Many thanks.

  • Stayed May 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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GablesGH, Owner at The Gables Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your weekend here at The Gables and will pass on your kind comments to our team here at the guesthouse and also at Sheila's Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ambleside again in the future.
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newcastle upon tyne
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Gables is quietly located near the centre of Ambleside. It has lovely views of the nearby park and church, but is handy for all the bars and shops.
The staff were frendly and attentive - and all at a very reasonable price. We will certainly be visiting again.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1 at the rear of the property. There was a limited view but this did not bother us...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GablesGH, Owner at The Gables Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review and we very much look forward to seeing you again sometime here at The Gables.
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shrewsbury
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Just back after 4 days in the Lakes and stayed at the Gables. Everything is just right, the owners aren't over fussy and don't get in your way allowing you to come and go without any hassle but with the knowledge that they are on hand if you need anything. The property is in a great location with parking, very comfortable and being very warm after a cold day out on the hills and plenty of hot water for a well earned bath. Breakfast is not over complicated and served in a very good informal dining room, with a good selection of breakfast food and cereals, including plenty of hot and cold drinks. A fridge is on hand for use by residents which was very handy. My room a single was clean, warm and very comfortable, the main thing was that the bed was comfortable after long days walking, the room also had tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits each day Finally the staff were excellent, always cheerful, polite and friendly. Many thanks hopefully I will be back soon!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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GablesGH, Owner at The Gables Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your short break here with us at The Gables. Our team will be delighted with your comments and we look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.
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West Yorkshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

been to quite a number of B&B's in Ambleside would say this is average. Room ok however no chair near mirror to dry hair had to kneel on the floor as lead from hairdryer not longer enough if stood up. No heating in bathroom and a little chilly however great to be able to have a bath after a decent walk, Another thing about the room no windows to open and lots of condensation,. However this wouldnt put me off staying here again. Food really nice.

Room Tip: as we had a dog we had a pet friendly room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I decided to book a couple of nights in the lakes to do a bit of walking and get out with my camera. Looking for a single room to avoid paying over the odds as a solo traveller was tricky but I stumbled on The Gables which turned out to be exactly what I needed. The guest house is tucked down a side street away from the main centre but within very easy walking distance i.e. 5mins and this suited me perfectly to be close to the action without having to put up with any noise.

The room was very small but that was fine for a solo traveller. It was always warm and cosy, spotlessly clean with a single bed, a little TV above the bed, a desk, tea and coffee facilities, a wardrobe and a private ensuite.

Breakfast had a good selection with a small buffet of cold items and then a la carte hot items.

Overall an excellent guest house which I'd definitely stay in again. The 1 mark down is purely for the fact that I found £50 a night to be pretty high for a single room (but then everywhere in the lakes is like that).

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Gables Guest House

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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