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The Regent Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Good Quality Hotel”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Really nicely presented hotel our room was well equipped and decorated, the food is high quality and all the staff were very efficient and helpful. The location is excellent being only a few yards From the edge of Windermere and only a couple of hundred yards form the cruise terminal.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind review, it's great to hear that you had a good break enjoying the location and all it has to offer.

Andrew Hewitt
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I stayed with friends for the weekend and had a double room for single use. The room was spacious and clean with a large shower room, plenty of clean towels. Both appeared to have been recently refurbished as were the bar, restaurant and lobby areas, all very smart and well decorated.

We had dinner here in the evening and the food and service were both excellent although we were a bit surprised that they finish serving dinner at 8.30pm which is a little early. They have probably the most varied breakfast menu I have seen in a long time and the hot food was all freshly prepared rather than buffet style which we really liked.

The location is very handy for exploraing the south lakes area and there is plenty of parking at the back of the hotel. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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RegentLakes, Front Office Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at the Regent Hotel and will look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit, thank you for taking the time to write this review we really appreciate the feedback.

Andrew Hewitt
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed for just one night having got a late deal. We were allocated The Latterbarrow Suite - it was beautiful and spotlessly clean. The attention to detail was obvious right down to the personalised welcome letter on the bed. The food was delicious even though we only had a bar meal and the staff were exceptionally polite and welcoming. The breakfast was cooked to order whilst you had your fruit or cereal and nothing was too much trouble. The location is fantastic, about 50 yards from the Lake, and there is an ample car park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel. I hope I am lucky enough to be taken here again!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
'I'd love to stay here again' this says it all really and we are pleased that you had a really good time with us , makes all the hard work worthwhile with a review like this and hopefully we will see you again.

Andrew Hewitt
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Keighley
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Visited this hotel by chance over the early May Bank Holiday after getting a late deal. The Suite we were allocated was worthy of a much higher graded hotel (as was the hotel in general). Staff were very smart and couldnt be more helpful. We had an evening bar meal and breakfast and both were excellent and of very good quality/taste and flavour. Will use hotel for sure in future and would recommend to any one.

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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thankyou for your excellent review, we are delighted that you were not disappointed with your last minute choice and we look forward to welcoming you back again when you visit Ambleside.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This Hotel is Fantastic ! The public areas are lovely as was our room "The Sail Loft" The room and bathroom are clean, attractive and very comfortable and the view was great.If the weather had been better it would have been lovely sitting on the balcony looking out across Lake Windermere. The food was always hot and fresh and breakfast was individually made on order as was all the food. Scrambled Egg at breakfast is the best I have ever tasted at a Hotel! The staff we spoke to were all helpful and friendly, definitely recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: the Sail Loft is in our opinion the best Room as the view is great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
We are dleighted that you really enjoyed The Regent especailly the Sail Loft, it is a fantastic room as you say with superb views out across Waterhead Bay, sorry we couldn't fix the weather !!

Look forward to your return visit.

Andrew Hewitt
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Stayed for three nights at the end of April after searching the internet for hours looking for a reasonable hotel. We were not disppointed. First big tick is the ample car park, plenty of room. Second, it is situated within 50 metres of the Lake and having timed the walk of 15mins into Ambleside it is a great base to stay.
The hotel, although an old building has been decorated out in a very modern and pleasing decor. Drapes over the bed etc made it feel that bit different. All areas were immaculately clean. The staff, although mostly foreign (as in most hotels nowadays) were extremely helpful and the service was 100%. Breakfasts were really good with an ample choice of fruits and cooked meals. Dinner was very good also with a reasonable selection on the menu.
We would certainly return to this excellent hotel

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thanks for your fantastic review we really appreciate this positive feedback and we will certainly pass on your kind comments to all the team.

Andrew Hewitt
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Had a three night stay 29/4 to 1/5
Breakfasts and evening meals were spot on in terms of selection and quality.
Service in all areas was world class.
Public areas and guest rooms are modern and 100% clean.
Amazing location grounds and ample free parking.
Thank you we will return.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
“Great food & world class service" wow what a review it really doesn't get much better than this and we will be delighted to welcome you back for a return visit, thankyou.

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Property: The Regent Hotel
Address: Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0ES, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#4 Family Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Regent Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, The Regent Hotel is one of the Lake District's premier hotels. Just minutes from all the picturesque villages of Ambleside, Grasmere,Windermere,Hawkshead and Coniston this family-run hotel is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area. The Regent Hotel offers a wide range of facilities for guests including cosy bar serving great bar food and local beers all day. An elegent restaurant serving fresh locally sourced food including Lamb, shrimps and Fellbred beef. Plus our superb Late Breakfast is served until 12noon everday! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Regent Ambleside
Ambleside Regent
The Regent Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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