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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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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#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
Fax / photocopying
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, German, Latvian, Polish and 2 more
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jadams2801 wrote a review Sep 20
Swindon, United Kingdom102 contributions17 helpful votes
We had afternoon tea for four and it was excellent. Everything was delicious. The staff were really accommodating as we had one vegetarian and one person with a nut allergy in our party. This wasn’t a problem and we had separate sandwiches for the veggie and an entirely separate menu and stand for the nut allergy. We sat outside in the garden in glorious sunshine. There was plenty of food and we asked for more jam and cream for the scones and this was not a problem either. I would highly recommend this as a treat!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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carolineR1033QG wrote a review Mar 2020
Ormskirk, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Just returned from a stay at the Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside. This hotel is outstanding in every way. As soon as you walk through the door you start to relax, and it quickly becomes apparent that the friendly staff have a very caring attitude, wanting to do everything they can to make your visit perfect. Nothing is too much trouble. We had a double room, very comfortable, large bed, beautiful décor and a fabulous grand bathroom. The whole building is immaculate and only five minutes walk from town. The restaurant was a delight along with the many courses provided with lots of extra ones not on the menu. Breakfast was superb as was everything about this lovely hotel. No need for us to go anywhere else in the future now that we have been lucky enough to discover the Rothay Manor Hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Peter Sinclair, General Manager at Rothay Manor Hotel
Responded May 24, 2020
Many thanks for your lovely review, we have not quite reached perfection in our eyes, as we are always striving to improve every part of what we do. We look forward to you staying with us soon.
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Lionel W wrote a review Sep 12
Harpenden, United Kingdom1 contribution
Booked the Junior Suite, lots of space, your own parking space and table and chairs in your part of the garden. The food was exceptional and the service excellent. Some noise can be heard from the road that ran nearby, although having said that you did not have a problem with sleeping.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The junior suite is in fact and semi detached cottage so your only neighbours are next door
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Victoria wrote a review Sep 6
1 contribution
I just stayed in this haven with my one year old cockapoo puppy who could not have been made more welcome. when they say dog friendly, they are completely true to their word. the staff are wonderful, so professional and kind, and the service start to finish was outstanding. food superb and Bronte thanks the chef especially for her breakfast sausage each morning. and the furry blanket. we cannot wait to come back best wishes Victoria and Bronte
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
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A&G wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommend this hotel and we would return for another stay. We had the conservatory room which was attached to the side of the main building, very spacious, clean and comfortable. Location was perfect, a 10 minute walk from the town, although on a main road that did not bother us. Thank you so much for looking after us. Regards, Annabelle & George.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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, 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.