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Riverside Hotel

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Wirral
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

nice hotel room was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. nice view overlooking the river. this was let down by the fact you are a stones throw away from what seemed to be a bit of a rough pub. lots of screaming and shouting late at night from people coming home from the pub. The staff are very... More 

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Thank wirraljojo
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. People are sometimes surprised at Kendal's size. It is a fairly small town, but has quite a bit going for its size. We're sorry that it was a bit noisy that night. To be honest, it doesn't happen very often as we are far enough outside the centre (with a nice buffer in the River... More 

Caledonia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and i booked in here for 2 nights as a getaway weekend for my birthday,we liked it so much we stayed an extra night,gr8 facilities[swimming pool,sauna,gym]parking no problem,the view from our room was lovely,looking onto the river,watching the ducks and swans it was so peaceful. the room itself was very clean and had everything you needed even iron... More 

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2 Thank ligscotia
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Wonderful review thank you. You describe a lovely picture of the hotel, including its location on the river, friendly staff and excellent leisure facilities. We will keep up the good work and hopefully be welcoming you back soon. Thank you. More 

Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We chose the riverside because as well as being a good base to explore the Lakes it also has a swimming pool which our 10yr old made full use of in the evenings. As a base the hotel served its purpose. We found the staff very friendly at all times and no problems with cleanliness. Although some areas could do... More 

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

We have thoroughly enjoyed reading your review. Thank you for posting it and for coming up to see us for the last of your summer break. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay including food and staff. Kids love the pool and sometimes it makes all the difference when turning a good stay into a great one! Thanks again and... More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Please can I express how much I enjoyed my stay with you on Saturday. I must compliment the reception staff and manageress who allowed me a single night occupancy. Having 4 children it was the perfect opportunity to get away for the night with my wife and we had a fabulous time. I sincerely appreciate this as having stayed at... More 

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a wonderful, 5-star review. We couldn't be happier with your comments or the fact that you consistently return to our little group of hotels knowing you will receive top-notch quality at an excellent price. We hope we won't have to wait too long before welcoming you back. Thanks again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed on the saturday night at th e riverside and checked in very efficiently by the receptionist, our room was on the 3rd floor it was very clean, and a very big bed too. The hotel is only minutes away from the town centre which we took a strolll around and had a great time with the mintfest being... More 

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review and 5-star rating. Everyone is very pleased their hard work has paid off. Your comments about our food, accommodation and location are well received too. We appreciate your repeat custom and will work to keep it going. Thanks. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

First impressions, the windows and doorways of this hotel obviously hadn't been cleaned in a while! The walk from the hotel to the car park entailed squeezing past a skip and a bus or walking on a busy road. Inside, chairs and sofas are overdue for replacement! The lift is so dark inside it's difficult to see the number buttons,... More 

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and your kind comments about our food and accommodation. Thank you also for your comments on where we can improve. Needless to say it is always helpful to us. Thanks again. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The staff were really friendly and the accommodation was clean and tidy we opted for a mid range accomodation, the swimming pool was a bit smaller than we expected but still a fair size. The jacuzzi wasn't working when we were staying but they did say they were having issues with it. Breakfast was brilliant with a range of choices... More 

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely review thank you. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us including our accommodation, breakfast and leisure facilities (sans Jacuzzi, which will be back working in short order!). The staff appreciate their mention in your review as well. Thank you again and we will look forward to seeing you again. More 

Armagh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights with my two daughters. Found the staff to be really friendly and helpful. Room was clean and food was good. Leisure facilities made the holiday even better for my kids. Good view from window and convenient parking. Good location as close to lakes.

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Thank Denise T
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-star review and stay. We're glad to have been a part of your break with your kids. Thanks for your comments about our leisure facilities, staff and accommodation. We'll hopefully see you again. Thanks. More 

Twyford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped over at this Hotel to break a journey to the Scottish Highlands. The location was good, being a few minutes walk from the centre of Kendal and the rooms all overlook the river. The hotel had plenty of underground parking which was a bonus as often parking is at a premium in older towns. The staff, especially on... More 

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Thank Michael B
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review and comments about our hotel. We're delighted to have been your stopover on the way to and from Scotland. We have some pretty nice scenery in our area too, so maybe we can persuade you to stop longer next time. Thanks again. More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Im not one for unnecessarily being harsh, but we were really disappointed with almost every aspect of our stay here. Although recently painted in some places, the hotel really does need some tlc. The bar is quite nice but is spoiled by tables and chairs stacked up against the wall, there was bird mess on the outside table tops, which... More 

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Thank Tom D
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

We are very disappointed that this reviewer was disappoint with their stay. There are certainly areas where we can improve on the back of these comments which, as always, we will do. We have an ongoing programme to remove the spiders and their webs from the hotel. It is built into our everyday duties. Being directly on the river during... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: Stramongate Bridge | Beezon Road, Kendal LA9 6FS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range: $129 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Riverside Hotel Kendal, Lake District
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kendal
#5 Business Hotel in Kendal
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