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“Fantastic hotel in an excellent location”
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Waterhead Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Excellent location - within walking distance of town centre
Friendly, interested, helpful staff
Great room (number 20) overlooking the lake
Comfortable, smart, non-fussy hotel
Will definitely be back in the summer

Room Tip: Room 20 is great
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have just returned from this hotel after a 2 night D/B/B break, this is the first time we have stayed here and we were not dissapointed. The hotel and staff were amazing nothing is too much trouble. Lovely hospitality tray in the bedroom and nice bathroom treats also, we stayed in a basic room as this had a walk in shower which I requested, although a little on the small side it was very clean and very comfortable, my only issue is there is no were to store your own personal toiletries in the bathroom (small point) and it is difficult to use the soap dispenser to wash hands as it is on the shelf away from the basin, perhaps a dispenser on the wall near the basin would help. The food and dring were very good and plentiful, exceptional bar and waiter staff their customer skills were excellent. We look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are of a high quality and any room will not dissapoint
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank deeray83
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The room was lovely - extremely comfy bed and lovely view of the lake. The hotel is just a 10 min stroll from Ambleside and is across the road from Ambleside pier, which makes it a great location. We loved the peace and tranquility of this hotel. We got a special DBB rate and were delighted with the superb 3 course meal in the stunning restaurant. This made our stay excellent value for money. Everything about the hotel spoke quality and the staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Claire P
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

First time in a wheelchair accessible room... Shower no good as in the bath. not a lot of room round toilet either, as hubby has to transfer as no feet. No internal access into hotel either so when its raining - get wet going to the restaurant.
Everything else was great as usual. Food, and service we couldn't fault. Hubby coeliac which was no problem as they cater well. As I mentioned this on booking the staff already knew and advised on what was available.... even had gluten free biscuits in our room.
Lovely comfy beds....whilst dining they come and do you bed and leave chocolates and restock the fresh coffee.... nice little touches..

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1  Thank EdwinaA
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Was looking for a place to stay for valentines weekend with my girlfriend for our first trip away. Could not have picked a nicer place. Lovely location, close to the lake and within walking distance of the centre of Ambleside. All staff we spoke to and met we're very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The breakfast in bed only added to a great weekend!!
Will definitely be going back!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Watto85
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed here for a special birthday celebration with friends, again a great stay the hotel is ideally located to walk into Ambleside with a lakeside view. We love this hotel, lovely decorated comfy rooms great location with service provided by a helpful friendly team, thank you. The only negative comment I have is the pillows, not the best a bit to firm.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the main hotel they have character
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1  Thank Janet C
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed two nights last weekend as a family of four, there is nothing we could fault nor nothing we would change about the Waterhead. The children probably best summed up our visit, they said it was like "staying with friends". A measure of good staff is how they deal with grumbles: we had a slight grumble with the children's meal one evening but we did not want to make a fuss. It was dealt with discretely, courteously and to our complete satisfaction - a text book example of customer care.

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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: $185 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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