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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I recently had two nights here and it was brilliant. We had a lake view room which was plenty big enough, spotlessly clean, big comfy bed and an amazing shower (where do you get those shower heads from?). The staff were courteous and attentive and nothing was ever any bother, happily making us cocktails that weren't on... More 

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just spent an enjoyable 3 nights at this hotel. The staff are welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. There is a good choice for breakfast and the dinner menu is good. On our first night the soup of the day was mushroom which my husband hates, he was able to have minestrone instead at the suggestion of the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On day 6 & 7 (9/13 & 9/14) of our Highlights of Britain Tour (Back-Roads Touring Company) we stayed at the gorgeous Waterhead Hotel. The hotel is right across from Lake Windermere and is a beautiful hotel. The service was good and food was nice.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear adamshope Many thanks for such a positive review - we hope to welcome you back to The Waterhead when you are next in the UK! Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just spent one night here for our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic time. We were upgraded to a lake view room which was beautiful (room 15) the room was spotless and we loved the complementary g&t's gingerbread and nibbles. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the lounge was cosy and breakfast was brilliant. Thanks for an amazing stay,... More 

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Thank libbywoods
EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear libbywoods Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of your stay and many congratulations from all the team here at The Waterhead. I will of course share your kind commetns with the team and we hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Gnosall
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just had 2 lovely nights stay at the waterhead, we took our elderly parents for a mini break and we were not disappointed. Faaaabbbulous hotel, the staff are lovely and very helpful. A credit to the hotel. We will of course be returning, as we visit the lakes quite often and this hotel is in our top 3.... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharron F Thanks for such a fantastic review! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Atlanta, GA
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732 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Waterhead Hotel is nicely located near the lake and within walking distance of the Ambleside city center. The public areas and inside/outside restaurant spaces are attractive. The rooms would have been fine were it not for the warm weather and lack of cross ventilation in our upper floor room. Even the provided fan didn't do much good in cooling... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GPBurdell67 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Waterhead which, overall, proved enjoyable. I was sorry to learn of your disappointment relating to room temperature during the unusually warm weather and hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of my team who will always do everything possible to address any such concerns... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel, great views. Very friendly and accommodating staff and very nice rooms. Good food and good ale. I would recommend and definitely return. You get value for money at this hotel. One word of caution though if you are out late in the area and need a cab back to the hotel it can prove troublesome.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin H Thank you for posting a review of your stay which, I was pleased to read, proved enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

australia
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

rooms were ok for size but ours was stuffy,we needed a fan from reception.room overlooked the parking lot.the location is good across the street from lake windermere. attached restaurant is good with nice views across the lake.

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Thank tadvice
EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tadvice Thank you for your review. I was sorry to read that you found your room to be stuffy although pleased that your experience I our restaurant was altogether more positive. We hope to welcome you back soon. best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have ben here several times and it is still as good as ever. The staff are all brilliant and very helpful. The food [breakfast and evening meals] is superb. We managed to be given an upgrade, which gave us a lovely room overlooking the Lake. Can't really fault this hotel

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Thank Brian D
EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian D Many thanks for a great review. It is always gratifying to read such positive comments from regular guests although we are of course always looking for ways to enhance various aspects of the hotel in order to ensure your future stays are just as enjoyable! Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice hotel. Our room was very clean, lots of amenities such as iron and board, , ice in bucket, tea/coffee, up to date TV, free with wifi. We had a lake view room (23) and it was great. The bath was large to lounge in after a busy day. The free wifi connected ok and was fine for our... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carl G Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We hope to welcome you back to The Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterhead Hotel

Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $144 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Hotel Waterhead
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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