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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England   |  
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Ranked #60 of 109 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“What a great little place....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed for a couple of nights in October and were very happy with the location, room, excellent breakfasts and helpful service from the owners, Doreen & Mike.
They even lent us a map and walking guide which we used to climb the hill (Loughrigg) behind the guest house, something we would not usually do, great views over Ambleside and down the lake!
Ambleside has loads of places to eat, Doreen sent us to Fellini's (vegetarian food and cinema) and the Glass House, both excellent.
All in all Lattendales is a great place to stay, one to recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Lattendales is a very pretty place with rooms that are reasonably priced, small but comfortable. The proprietor was always friendly and available.
There were two small drawbacks.
One, the whole B&B was advertised as having WI-FI, but using an all but brand new Mac Powerbook that works perfectly, I was unable to pick up a signal in my room. The same for my iPhone. While there are coffee places in the village with free WI-FI, it would have been great to have a better system installed in their B&B - especially when you're traveling since we wanted to check out where to go next and couldn't do that.
Two, it might be the general practice in England, but I would liked to have seen some different offerings for breakfast. We stayed three nights and each morning we had the choice of delicious muesli and yoghurt or a standard English Breakfast prepared perfectly. Again, this might be just how B&Bs do breakfasts in England, but some variety might have been nice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

This was our second visit to Lattendales and we weren't disappointed. Doreen is very friendly and welcoming and her husband Mike cooks the best breakfast in the Lakes. A very comfortable and relaxing stay yet again, which is what we needed. We wished we could have stayed another night for more pampering - two just wasn't enough! We will definitely be returning. Thank you both.

Tim & Kathy Morris, Durham, UK

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We saw the vacancy sign & decided to have a look. As soon as Doreen greeted us & showed us round, it felt right, especially when she left us on our own to decide. We had a great weekend in Ambleside. It's a lovely location, situated well for walking in the hills, seeing the Lakes, visiting places of interest or shopping. We also went to the local cinema & saw our first 3D film! There is plenty of choice in the area for eating out. We were very impressed with Lattendales, clean, tidy, homely, comfortable, yet very up to date. The choice of breakfast was good and the food prepared by Mike excellent. Wonderful hospitality. Doreen was very friendly and helpful, a wealth of information about the area, even lending us a map & suggesting a walk, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel is central in Ambleside. Parking is just round the back with a permitt which is included. We have stayed in Ambleside before and if the occasion arose for us to be able to return for Bed & Breakfast in Ambleside again, we would certainly go back to the hospitality of Doreen & Mike at Lattendales. Thank you.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prudhoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

We thought that the owners have everything just right. Rooms well decorated , nice and clean with ample storage space provided. Breakfasts as in previous comments were delicious and the service was excellent.
Whether you are a serious fell walker or just a mere sightseer like ourselves, Doreen had good advice and passes on a wealth of info about the area.
I do not usualluy say this, but I would definately go back to Lattendales.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

My husband and I returned to Ambleside for the 3rd year running for my birthday. This was our first stay at Lattendales and we were very impressed! Cosy and well equipped room with a bath and a nice view, and the breakfast was suberb. Walking distance to all the main restaurants and shops etc in Ambleside and parking was provided though it was just a short walk up the road. Doreen the host was very accomodating and kindly stored our bikes for us over night, I accidentaly left my watch in the room and she kindly posted it back to be within 2 days. We would definitely come back!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at Lattendales in April and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The B&B is situated in a great location in Ambleside town centre which means it’s perfectly located for amenities, shops and walks. If your room is situated in the back of the house as ours was then you’ll get a lovely view out over the church and other parts of the town.

The hostess was very welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful with everything. If you’re planning to undertake a trip out, a walk or a climb then I absolutely recommend speaking to the hostess because not only will she tell you all you need to know about where you’re going, how to get there and the best clothes to wear she’ll also provide you with routes and maps!

The room itself was very nice and tastefully decorated and for an attic style bedroom was adequately spacious for our needs. There was plenty of wardrobe and draw space for our clothes and various other storage units by the bed. The bed was comfortable enough and we slept nicely. However, for a perfect nights sleep we felt that the bed would have benefited from a thicker mattress as the one we had was a little thin.

The en suite bathroom was light, airy and clean with the usual complementary soap and shampoos provided and although there wasn’t a shower facility in our room, this wasn’t a problem as we prefer bathing anyway.

Breakfast is provided at no extra cost and there’s plenty and more to choose from on the menu. The food is delicious and very well cooked (I’m told by my partner that the full English breakfast is very good) although I opted for the fruit, yoghurt, toast and cereal on various days. There was only one issue I had with breakfast and that was with the temperature in the dining room, it wasn't warm enough on at least two occasions but that might have had more to do with out early morning starts rather than the fault of the guest house as it soon warmed up.

All in all I highly recommend Lattendales Guest House to everyone planning on staying in Ambleside. We're planning on visiting the Lake District again very soon and plan on revisiting this B&B because of it's excellent value for money, its location, its friendly atmosphere and lastly because it's just a thoroughly nice place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lattendales 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Lattendales in the heart of beautiful Ambleside.A small friendly guest house with en-suite bedrooms.We serve a hearty full English and vegetarian breakfasts or lighter options of muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt.Centrally located and ideal for walking or touring. Many picturesque walks from the door step !Free Parking via permit for village car park. Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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Lattendales Ambleside, Lake District

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