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Riverside Hotel

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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed here with my young family (ages 4 and 1). The staff were generally great with the kids and attended to every need and question that we had. Our family room (number 403) was a good size and very comfortable, we heard no noise at all during the night and slept pretty well. The only thing that kept us... More 

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1 Thank BrianOSuilleabhain
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and posting your nice review. We've always wondered what Kendal would be like if it was situated just a mile or so west (i.e. within the Lake District's boundaries). You are right though, there is excellent value to be had by staying in Kendal and although a small town, it does punch... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Hotel is centrally sited by the river so easy walking in and around Kendal with some fan Indians nearby. Reception staff were helpful if a little disorganised - gave us 2 times for our room to be ready both were wrong, still not ready by 3.30m so left bags and went out. Bar has a balcony looking out on the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy you had a nice stay, even if it got off to a slightly rocky start. For reference, check-in is at 3pm and we apologise that you had to wait until 3:30 to fully check-in. The balcony is a great spot to catch some sun and... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This place do lovely fresh toasted sandwiches an Panini's. The staff are very helpful and willing to go the extra mile, even making things for you that's aren't exactly on the menu - such as your own combination of sandwich fillings. Also if you head to the back of the bar area there's a patio that can be accessed that... More 

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1 Thank Keith H
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for lunch. We are delighted at your comments about our lunch and you are right about the patio overlooking the river; it is an absolute sun trap! We are very accommodating when it comes to your food choices, so if there is ever anything you want just let us know! Hope to see you again. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Me and my family stayed here for two nights and overall it was a pleasant experience. Staff were friendly and made your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The location was marvellous ( a good base for Kendal town) The food was very tasty and there was a wide choice of food. One thing I would say is that... More 

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1 Thank youngfamily8697
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and 5-star rating. We are pleased you enjoyed our location and all of the staff thank you for your wonderful comments. Thank you for your review of our food as well. A new hotel-wide WiFi system was actually being installed during your stay, although we were told there would be little to no downtime.... More 

surrey
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights, myself, my husband and two of our children 12 and 9. After reading the reviews which were mostly really good, I felt a little disappointed. The Hotel to us seemed quite dated although I think it is currently undergoing updating and redecoration. Our rooms were very large and spacious, the bathrooms clean but a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are, of course, sorry that you were a bit disappointed with your stay. We appreciate you letting us know the areas you feel we can improve, which is helpful. We also thank you for your comments about our staff and are happy to have been able to offer terrific service. Thanks again. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had one night here after a concert at The Brewery Arts Centre. We had Room 203 and were immediately surprised by it's large size. One double bed and a single. The double was a standard and consequently quite small but we persevered as we had dumped our stuff on the single. More than enough complimentary stuff on the tea tray.... More 

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5 Thank garstonian
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Very enjoyable review, thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and are happy you would stay with us again. Thank you for letting us know about the little niggles as well; always helpful. We'll see you again hopefully! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We booked this relatively last minute and predominantly because of the fact that the hotel is dog friendly. The staff are all gracious and welcoming and there is a sense of professional and appropriate warmth from all that are interacted with. Very much enjoyed it and will be staying there again next time we are in Kendal.

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

Lovely review thank you. We appreciate the 5-star rating as well as your wonderful comments about our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the area. Thanks again. More 

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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We found the location excellent - easy to explore the many attributes of Kendal and private parking was a definite plus. We were disappointed with our main courses - the duck was dry, tough infact the worst I have had and the pork was also dry and not very nice - however the rest of the meal was nice, as... More 

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2 Thank Lynneon
tntpne, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a frank and honest review; all feedback is great appreciated – positive or negative. I have passed on your comments regarding the evening meal to our Kitchen team. I am very pleased to read that our staff gave you a warm welcome; we pride ourselves on excellent service through out. Please keep a look out... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Lovely hotel in great location, close to Windermere. Lovely views over the river. Room was spacious, clean and well equipped. Good food if a little pricey in the restaurant. Nice Spa and gym but pool is a little small and had children's swimming lessons (1 child not a group) , looks like they had a fire in ladies changing room... More 

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2 Thank Scooby G
tntpne, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to fellow trip advisors. I am pleased to tell you that the ladies changing area in the gym has now been fixed and looking great again. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again on your next visit to the lakes. More 

London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Kendal is a good staging point for exploring Lake District ( was what we initially felt ). Better option is to stay at Winderemere OR if you are looking for awesome views of the lakes then best is to stay at the Cottages on the lake. 20 Miles from Kendal into the Wastwater is where you should head to and... More 

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1 Thank udaypilani
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your review of Kendal and its location relative to various points of interest in the Lakes. Many will find it helpful and we agree, it does depend on what someone is looking for. We are in a bustling market town, but not so far that you cannot take advantage of everything the Lake District has to offer. Thanks... 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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