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Rothay Manor Hotel

Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EH England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#5 of 12 hotels in Ambleside
Travelers' Choice
Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, sits on the outskirts of Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District. The Regency style building dates from 1823 and oozes character & homely charm. Having undergone extensive internal renovations in the last 2 years the hotel now boasts modern, stylish, spacious ensuite rooms, offering the very best in comfort and relaxation. 4 stars facilities are complimented by the warm and friendly atmosphere. There are 19 individually designed luxurious en-suite bedrooms with Sky TV, mini bars, safes, hospitality tray and free wifi. Deep baths, fluffy towels and bathrobes are sure to help ease the aches and pains, before enjoying a gin and tonic in the airy spacious lounges, and dinner in the award-winning 3 AA rosette modern fine dining restaurant-serving both a la carte and tasting menus, a more relaxed bar menu is available, outstanding service is guaranteed. 4 dog friendly rooms are available so your canine can enjoy some pampering as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Latvian and 3 more
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Megan Banks wrote a review Jan 2021
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom36 contributions14 helpful votes
Me and my fiancé stayed here on the 30th December for one night. Our wedding was cancelled so we decided to have a nice little trip for our anniversary. Despite the new tier announcement, the hotel staff couldn’t have done enough for us- they were very helpful and welcoming! We had a lovely fine dining experience and breakfast (which was included in the rate), was lovely too! We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Sheffield119 wrote a review Dec 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom14 contributions31 helpful votes
Lovely hotel. Fine dining and food and service wonderful. Cosy lounges with open log fires. Nice rooms and very comfortable beds. Very high standard and small touches made it special. Great location. Would recommend
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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daveyh87 wrote a review Dec 2020
Horwich, United Kingdom572 contributions283 helpful votes
Absolutely superb from start to finish. Five courses (plus extra in between courses) and paired wines. Delicious. Loved that we got to choose the courses too. Spectacular. A lovely cosy restaurant open fire and superb service. Best meal of the trip.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
tc1988_uk wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
Beautiful countryside hotel in the heart of the Lakes. Great location - 5 mins walk from central Ambleside where there are heaps of amazing restaurants and bars, ten mins drive to Grasmere/Hawkshead and ideally situated for accessing the starting points for the majority of the Cumbria’s amazing hiking and outdoor activities eg Grizedale forest, Ullswater, Windermere. Ample parking within the grounds of the hotel. Cosy but luxe ambience throughout, common areas exceptionally clean - hotel felt very “Covid compliant”. Tastefully decorated rooms with massive, comfy beds. Excellent breakfast in the morning - staff were great at accommodating any tweaks to the menu to suit our tastes. A bit on the pricey side overall but well worth it in our opinion. Nice little touches including fresh cookies in your room each day and a Nespresso coffee machine. Some constructive “niggles” (yes, we’re nit-picking but only because I think this place has the potential to become a 5-star hotel in time:) 1. Improve the lighting outside the hotel. Was very difficult to see as the grounds have little lighting, making coming back in from the car late in the evening/upon returning from a walk into village centre somewhat tricky. I get that the hotel ideally wants to keep you there in the evening so that you dine in their restaurant/drink in their bar but it would have been nice not to have to rely on iPhone torches to get around outside... 2. A better hairdryer in the room - as with many hotels, it was woefully underpowered. Everything else in the room felt relatively high-end. 3. A better selection of teas in the room eg peppermint 4. Offer room service - we had expected this given Covid as makes it easier to socially distance if able to eat in room
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
YorkRaven wrote a review Dec 2020
York, United Kingdom432 contributions112 helpful votes
As a hotel, hard to fault. We had a lovely room overlooking the garden. It was spacious, had a large balcony (bit wasted as a feature in December) and was comfortably furnished. The bathroom was large, the water pressure was low – making the shower somewhat underpowered – the low-level automatic LED light was a cleaver feature. It was really nice to have proper coffee (and something of a mystery why this was not a feature downstairs). The intranet is packed with features and, once you have got the hang of it, provides access to lots of information. The local walks section is very well done. Breakfast was excellent. A fry-up is a fry-up but Rothay Manor’s is a particularly good one. The only negative was the coffee – cafetieres are no substitute for a coffee machine. Dinner was pleasant enough but, perhaps, emphasised presentation over balance. We were left wanting a little less richness. Potato, rice, pasta have a place! Staff were efficient and friendly. Lots of good Covid awareness, though pdf menus to be read on phone screens is not ideal, nor is a shared tablet. The breakfast menu on waterproof, wipeable paper was a low-tech but better solution. All in all, an excellent hotel in a good location.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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$190 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rothay Manor Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rothay Manor Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.4 miles), Helm Crag (0.6 miles), and Ambleside Climbing Wall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rothay Manor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Rothay Manor Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rothay Manor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rothay Manor Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rothay Manor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Gandhi's Cafe.
Is Rothay Manor Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Ambleside.
Are pets allowed at Rothay Manor Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rothay Manor Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Rothay Manor Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Townend (2.4 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.8 miles), and Bridge House (0.4 miles).
Is Rothay Manor Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.