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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few days here, great place to stay. Very friendly and extremely helpful. Right in the centre so we had a great selection of places to eat in the evening. The free car park comes a a bonus. The room was well appointed clean and everything you could wish for. Breakfast out of this world. Having stayed once we... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stay! Came due to access to local swimming pool being included. Our room was great! Large bed and reasonable bathroom. Quiet. But son's room had very small bathroom. Good breakfast. Good choices! Well situated in town. Would return.

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Bexhill on Sea
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last-minute booking in peak period. Warm and friendly welcome. Small but pleasant room. Comfortable bed and good night's sleep. Excellent breakfast. Everything that I was looking for. Can highly recommend. Bonus – own parking!

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Thank evergreengrass
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Smallwood is a cracking place to stay in the heart of Ambleside. Perfect location and extremely clean and modern inside. Our room was at the very top of the hotel which afforded beautiful views of the town and surrounding hills. It's also dog friendly which is a massive bonus for us. The owners and staff were extremely polite,friendly and... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I stayed with a large group of work colleagues who were undertaking the "24 Peaks Challenge". We had two minibuses, ridiculously early starts and lots of ad hoc demands. Christine and Antony were incredibly accommodating. They gave us access to their kitchen on morning of the 5am start so we could make ourselves toast and coffee and on the morning... More 

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Thank Technophobeblonde
Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

And it was a pleasure to have you all staying with us. Hope you managed to make a lot of money for your charity. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Stayed here for a week in June and found everything to my satisfaction.The room was spotless,comfortable,light and airy.The free wi-fi in the room was also quick and reliable.Breakfast is very good especially the Full English,although there are several other options available.The location is ideal in the heart of Ambleside with all shops,restaurants cafes and pubs in easy walking distance.The hosts/owners... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We have just returned from a long weekend at this lovely B&B. Our room was really nice, right at the front of the house, spacious and spotlessly clean. breakfast was lovely too. It is ideally located in the centre of the town we didn't drive anywhere during our stay. If there was one slight improvement to be made it would... More 

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1 Thank Jackie-sb-18
Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and Ambleside. Hope to see you again soon More 

stoke on trent
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We have stayed here this weekend, the owners are a very nice couple, the place is really well placed, very handy for town but if you have a biggish car you may struggle with the car parking, its to the rear of the property and quite limited! The breakfasts are excellent a full English will set you up for the... More 

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The car parking is limited but we do get everyone in and it works well. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The people who look after guests at Smallwood House are really lovely and helpful. The location could not be better and the convenience of the small car park is a bonus. Our family room (sleeps 3) was right at the front of the hotel but there was no noise from outside in the evening or morning. Ensuite was spotless. Hate... More 

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Thank EmmaJMStevens
Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Firstly pleased to hear that the room was as you would expect clean & comfortable. The sound proofing....is something we were unaware of, but now that we know can do something about during the next winter. If you had mentioned to us during your stay we would have tried to change your room for you... More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stayed here recently as a centre for a long weekend trip to the Lakes. Smallwood is ideally located in the centre of Ambleside, with its own private parking area. We got a lovely welcome and were so pleased to see that our room was immaculately presented, clean, airy and well appointed. Everything we expected was there, and more. Excellent choice... More 

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, it is so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is great that we can pass this on to our hard working staff who always do their best for us here. We hope its not too long until we see you again More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smallwood House Hotel is a family run bed & breakfast, offering quality 4 star accommodation and award winning Cumbrian breakfasts in Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District.Being slightly larger than your average Cumbrian B&B, our guest house provides the perfect place to enjoy short breaks or longer holidays in one of our 12 comfortable, individually furnished bedrooms.Our relaxed and friendly B&B team will help you make the most of your stay, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, family holiday, activity break or group vacation.Ambleside is the perfect choice for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria. Leave the car behind and take a bus trip to some of our lovely nearby towns and villages, such as Grasmere, Hawkshead & Keswick. If the weather is less than kind during your visit, there are plenty of indoor visitor attractions nearby, including the homes of famous Lakeland literary figures like William Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter. From the pier at Waterhead in Ambleside you can take a boat trip or cruise on Windermere to Bowness or Lakeside at the opposite end of the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises sail all year and their boats offer you lots of protection from the elements. Remember, our B&B guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a hotel just a few minutes walk away - a great way to relax during your break. We are in the centre of Ambleside, a bustling and vibrant small market town offering a good selection of specialist shops and great quality restaurants, bars and cafes. The town is great for shopping, with lots of independent shops that are a bit different to the norm, and some recognised brand names you'll know and love. Smallwood House Hotel has a private car park and offers complimentary WiFi access for our B&B guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smallwood House Hotel

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $147 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smallwood House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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