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Rothay Manor Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2014

The hotel is quite easy to find and is just slightly outside Ambleside. It is obviously a very popular hotel as the car park was full but an over flow car park provided plenty of space to park. On arrival the lady in Reception was very welcoming and showed us to our room which was a superior room on the first floor.

The room was beautiful! Nicely decorated, lovely large bed, comfy sofa, large screen television, telephone and there were french doors leading onto a little balcony complete with a lovey little table and two chairs - with a view of the fells to the left and the lovely garden to the front.

The bathroom was huge and included a walk in shower, large bath tub, toilet and wash basin all lovely and clean and with complimentary toiletries and huge fluffy towells.

The wardrobe was very spacious with lots of room and hangers to hang clothing and space to store suit cases. Also in the room was plenty of drawer space to put more clothes.

A hair dryer was provided as was tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, kettle, tea pot etc. There was plenty of reading material relative to the area on the little coffee table and as it was hot a fan was provided as no air conditioning in this hotel (beautiful building though - not sure if it is listed).

We booked a table for dinner and arrived to be shown to the drawing room whilst our table was being prepared. Whilst there a lovely barman brought our drinks and some complimentary canapes! Shortly after we were escorted to our table and our orders taken. The food is AMAZING!!! The service from the waiter and waitresses was perfect, they were so friendly and attentive and really impressed us.

There is a choice of breakfast, although I am sure that you can choose to have the continental as well as the cooked breakfast if you choose. The continental breakfast is set out buffet style and looked very appealing but we just had the cooked breakfast which was just as amazing as the dinner the night before. You can order what you like from the breakfast menu and I can certainly reccommend the Cumberland sausage - they are delicious!!!

You do not need to be a resident at the hotel to book a table for dinner or for afternoon tea.

The hotel is near Lake Windermere, and for those who would like to take a boat trip it is only a ten minute leisurely walk from the hotel to Waterhead where the boats depart. For those who prefer to take the car there is a small car park at Waterhead.

I could not fault this hotel on anything at all! The accomodation is excellent, the staff are also excellent and the area is so beautiful! I would definitely go back to Rothay Manor again in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

I visited Lake District with my husband this weekend. We booked a room in this hotel online.
The room provided was one of the last few in the hotel since it was a busy weekend.
The room had no view.
On Sunday morning after breakfast ( which was great ) we had gone for a walk. On our return to the room the housekeeping staff had made our beds but not cleaned the cups, the trash was not cleared and used tissues were also not picked up.
I noticed that 50 pounds were missing from my bag. When I raised this concern with the management staff they refused to accept that the money was missing.
This upset me because my complaint was not taken seriously.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Traveller41062
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fabulous stay at Rothay Manor with our lively 19 month old son. The hotel staff immediately made us comfortable and were more than accommodating to all our needs.The high tea served for our son was delicious and he particularly loved the 'clown' ice-cream.
We had a wonderful dinner on the balcony of our bedroom (as we weren't comfortable being in the hotel dining room using the baby listening service). The staff brought up a separate table, and set up a fantastic 'al fresco' dining area for us, allowing us to have a wonderful 3 course meal with an amazing view of the garden. We certainly received 5 star treatment. Will visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank NBJBFB
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a lovely stay we had at the Rothay Manor Hotel. First visit and hopefully will not be the last. Very comfortable room, although almost in the centre of Ambleside, could hardly hear the traffic. One of the best breakfasts we have had in Ambleside. Would love to visit again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back would be quieter
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank honour054
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Beautiful old hotel with lots of character. We had the family suite which was amazing! Very nice with two toilets, three bedrooms and a sitting room. Inside is quite modern and appointed quite well.

The breakfast area, dining room, is a little older and not very fancy, however the food is delicious.

Breakfast offers all possible options and really is terrific. I would highly recommend this location and hope to return on a future trip.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Ian P
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very friendly hotel Despite being busy the staff were very attentive and most helpful The dinner was excellent and moderately priced for an excellent 3 courses including canapes in the bar with drinks Will definately be returning especially as they cater for people with limited mobility so can bring my father next trip

Room Tip: all rooms are spacious and they have ground floor rooms for less abled
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank witsend18
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Spent a weekend at Rothay Manor recently while in Ambleside for a birthday celebration. Everything a Country House Hotel should be, plenty of character, comfortable and spacious private and public rooms, helpful, friendly staff and wonderful food. We’d booked a superior room so had a balcony overlooking the garden, well worth the small additional charge. We dined in the hotel on the Friday evening and enjoyed a beautifully prepared and presented meal in the stylish dining room. After a couple of perfect Irish coffees we had a stroll around the gardens, don’t miss the rotating summerhouse.

Breakfast was equally good, plenty of fine local produce well cooked and served. After a day on the hill Saturday is was great to relax in the large bath and feel the creaking knees return to normal. We needed a taxi to get to the party venue on the Saturday evening which was a problem as the village was very busy and so were all the taxis. Staff in reception couldn’t have been more helpful and after many phone calls a cab was eventually found. We stayed over a fairly warm weekend and kept the windows in our room open so there was a little traffic noise late at night / early in the morning. WiFi and mobile reception is excellent so no communication problems.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank David L
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Additional Information about Rothay Manor Hotel

Address: Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#5 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: $200 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rothay Manor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, recently awarded 4 stars by the AA, offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting. There are 19 individually designed en-suite bedrooms, spacious comfortable lounges, award-winning 2 AA rosette fine dining restaurant and outstanding service. Open for Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner every day. ... more   less 
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