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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overlooking a gushing stream, in a conveniently close but rural location on the outskirts of Ambleside, the Riverside is the ideal place to stay while exploring the Lakes District. Lovely old stone building, beautiful scenery, great hosts and fabulous breakfast by a qualified Cordon Bleu chef! The daily cakes are a lovely treat too - a different one every day... More 

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is always a bit daunting having fellow B&B owners to stay! You are right in saying that a couple of the rooms on the second floor are a little smaller compared to those on the first floor. Hope you have a good remaining stay in the UK and a good flight home. More 

Hambleton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just love The Riverside, every stay and there’s been a few now has been perfect, Richard and Diney make you feel so welcome and are an impeccable team, we find we just don’t want to go home. We booked our next stay before we left and are already counting down the days.

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Great to have you both to stay again and see you in September More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent four nights in this lovely B&B next to the river Rothay - a short scenic walk from the centre of Ambleside. Richard and Diney are perfect hosts and the cooked breakfast was probably the best we have ever had. The room was clean and spacious with an enormous en-suite bathroom. There was extensive information available for things to... More 

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Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and hope that your journey home to the South coast was not too long. See you soon More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to mess around, we can't recommend this place enough. It really is a fantastic place to stay. Richard and Diney are great hosts, anticipating your every need. They are also very knowledgeable about the area, so can let you know all about the best walks, or local attractions. The breakfast was wonderful and you even got a slice of... More 

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Thank you very much for writing a review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to receiving the pictures you took of "Clint" our resident Heron. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again enjoyed the warm hospitality you get from your host at Riverside. The food and standard of accommodation is hard to beat. We find the location perfect for exploring in and around Ambleside. Strongly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is this the no 1 b& b in Ambleside, it is the best we have stayed in on our two trips around the UK. The location is ideal, the house is magnificent and beautifully furnished, the food is incredible with home made cakes available to take with you during the day and Richard & Diney are the perfect... More 

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Thank you for your review - we certainly have a lot to live up to! We hope you had a good journey home and pleased you had a good time in the Lakes. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the little extra touches at the Riverside, and the local products. The food was fantastic, with homemade bread, different jam and cake every day (cake - to take for lunch, in handy containers!) Richard made us feel very welcome and the weather forecast table mats at breakfast were great! The four poster room is spacious and comfortable, and... More 

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Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we were welcomed in and the owners were extremely helpful and found no faults to the room, food and hospitality that we received. The breakfast offered a wide selection of choice and was lovely food :-)

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews online prior to our trip I knew we were going to arrive in a special place, but Riverside really is one of a kind. Richard and Diney helped to make our break perfect - Richard's advice on where to go each morning alongside Diney's amazing breakfasts. Breakfast was so relaxed and warm it really set us... More 

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Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary and birthday; it was great to have you to stay to mark the occasions. The weather was great for your walk in the Langdales. We do hope to see you both again and thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing peaceful location stroll through the park just five minutes to town centre enjoy your day walking etc return to riverside to a warm welcome home from home love the extra touches Amazing breakfasts with all local produce plus that extra special touch every morning Diney had cooked Home made cranberry flapjack chocolate brownies they were amazing Would highly recommend

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Really pleased you enjoyed the cranberry flapjacks and the chocolate brownies on your walks. Thank you for taking the trouble to review us More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet and BT Fusion enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside

Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $144 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Riverside Ambleside, Lake District
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