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Riverside Hotel

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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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River View
Great View
Full view
97Great for walkers
Grade: 97 out of 100
67Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews the river swimming lessons leisure facilities sauna and steam room swimming pool lovely hotel kendal castle car park self service town centre family room good size buffet breakfast evening meal night break short break reception staff
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Riverside in Kendal has become my choice of location for my annual pre-christmas get aways. Arrived at the hotel at 2pm and our room was ready. Reception staff swift and friendly as ever. Pool / sauna and steam room were clean and really relaxing....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have now stayed at this Hotel a number of times and again this time were met with smiles and an exceptional wish to please from all staff. The room was perfect, the food tasty, well prepared and of a high standard. The restaurant is...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely hotel with picturesque riverside location and courteous staff. Will definitely stay here again on a future lakes break. Quality of the food in the restaurant and downstairs bistro/pub was also of a high standard. The only comment with regards to the food is that...More

Thank Sammariet
Response from The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside HotelResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your visit and lovely review. Your comments about our staff are much appreciated and the feedback about our menu is helpful too. We hope you'll consider us again the next time you are coming to the area!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights on a works course. It’s in a great location for the centre of Kendal and all that the Lake District has to offer,, unfortunately I was here for work purposes. The room was large and had everything you’d expect, the...More

1  Thank Erniesverdict
Response from The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside HotelResponded 4 days ago

Great to see a review from one of our business guests. Even though it was for work and not for a fun trip to the Lake District, we're pleased the hotel suited you so well and that you would visit again. We hope you do!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here overnight with my faithful collie. Room and bathroom were very clean. Very convenient for taking the dog across the road and right next to the river. Also a 5 minute walk right in the center of the Market place. The only reason it...More

1  Thank vincent j
Response from The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside HotelResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting with your pooch! Thanks for letting us know about the musty smell, we will see what could be causing it. We hope the next time you are looking for a relaxing, good value break that we will get to welcome you back.

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December 5, 2018|
Response from The_ManagerSLH | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your questions! Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant. However, they are allowed in the bar and you can eat off of the restaurant or bar menu in there. Hope that helps!
Ronnie l
September 16, 2018|
Response from The_ManagerSLH | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your message. We love dogs here but you will need to bring your own dog bed!
Phillip C
September 14, 2018|
Response from waynefissioli | Reviewed this property |
That’s what we did . Just ask the hotel directly
Room Tips
"not one next to stairs or lift"
1 week ago
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"Ask for a room with a river view, if you require a quieter position."
Nov 2, 2018
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"I have probably stayed 10 times and not had a bad room"
Oct 29, 2018
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"river view if possible"
Oct 29, 2018
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$74 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKendal
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