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“Relaxing ambience makes it very easy to relax here, excellent service and good quality food seal the deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Waterhead Hotel

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Waterhead Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing ambience makes it very easy to relax here, excellent service and good quality food seal the deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Excellent setting with wonderful views over the lake. Restaurant has an air of sophistication and a relaxing ambience that makes it very easy to relax in such comfortable surroundings. Service is excellent with very attentive staff. The food is wonderful and of good quality. We started with the fish platter to share and boy was it a large selection of the fish starters. Followed by the duck which, came as breast and a leg. The deserts were a delight sharing a meringue and a cheese board. The wine was of excellent quality and the cast beers on offer very good and well maintained. All in all a dining experience I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

WE stayed for 4 days over Christmas with my grown up daughter, had an amazing time, the staff have a can do attitude, the food was excellent the service the same, have reomended to my niece and her partner for this christmas

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This hotel is located directly opposite Lake Windemere, (right at the far end of the lake) It has a beautiful garden, the decor throughout is luxurious and modern and no expense has been spared in making it what it is. The rooms are lovely and clean, again very modern with lots of lovely finishing touches like fresh gingerbread from the local shop, ipod docks, body buffers, cotton buds etc. A member of staff even knocked the door to see if we wanted ice as the weather was so warm. The staff could not do enough for you and were always very helpful and keen to please. Just before bed we asked a member of the bar staff for a pint of orange and lemonade to take to bed, he gave us this with compliments which was such a refreshing change, most hotels squeeze you for every last penny, this hotel obviously realises that when you give a bit, you get a bit back. That kind of mentality goes a long way with me and I will be delighted to spend my hard earned money with them again! A really super experience, highly recommend to anybody considering going. I think it would be hard to beat.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

When my wife is delighted, then I know I have been somewhere perfect, the staff are 5star professionals, the rooms were amazing, even the bathroom had heated floor tiles... Location was a bit tricky as its pretty much in the middle of knowhere but that's not the hotels fault... Oh food was 5 star too!

  • Stayed March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went on a groupon deal I have always wanted to stay at this hotel.Fantastic room. All inclusive dinner deal was fantastic. We ended the night sitting outside with a night cap looking out onto in my opinion the prettiest view. We won't forget this stay in a hurry

  • Stayed July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Overall we found this hotel to be very professional. Friendly staff, clean rooms and good food. Our room overlooked the outdoor eating area and was very close to the road so even though we had a lake view we were unable to use it due to the constant noise.
I have to say this wasn't our type of hotel - rather mass market but don't misunderstand me it is very good and offers a central location with quality service. Next time we will return to a quieter hotel but I'm sure we will pop in for a drink or meal to watch the world go by.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Second stay and would be hard pushed to stay anywhere else. Well trained polite staff. Fabulous breakfast. The seabass I had for dinner was the best ever. Beautiful views of lake Windermere lovely room and a very refreshing invigorating shower. Will be going back

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waterhead Hotel
Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
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Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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