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Hillsdale in Ambleside
Ranked #9 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have just returned from our third stay at Hillsdale and we had another fantastic time. As I have said in my previous reviews, you can't fault the rooms. They are spotlessly clean and tidy and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Lovely comfortable bed, nice bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits! George as always was a star! He is always happy to help whether it was which walk we should do next or where to go for dinner, he is full of useful information. The reviews have mentioned before about the fantastic breakfasts and we are proof of how good they are as we managed to climb to the top of Scafell Pike and back on breakfast alone! We will definately be going back again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Wow, that's a lovely Review - thank you very much Alison - we are delighted to hear that your third visit was so enjoyable. We love it when guests return to stay time and again - it shows us that we must be doing something right!! Compliments such as yours make the job so very worthwhile! We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The Hillsdale is small and homely, but ideally placed and very clean and well maintained.
I would say that George, the owner is very friendly and ensures you make the most out of your stay, The breakfast is excellent, and keeps you going until later in the day, They try to make it as easy for you as possible, parking is restricted so they have a small locked compound just down the road for to park in. I would recommend staying here, there are excellent restaurants within a short walk round the corner or up the hill, literally 2 minutes away,

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mikey954HighWycombe
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2012

We just wanted to express our thanks to you for taking the time to post your comments here to Trip Advisor for us. It is lovely when we hear that our guests have enjoyed staying with us and really appreciate the things we do to try to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible! Thank you!

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The location is excellent and the welcome is warm. George and Lindsey are most cheerful hosts; George is very knowledgeable on the area be it for walks or for drives. You just have to ask; we took his advice for 2 of our days there and both turned to beautiful. Emma (and Lauren, too bad she has gone back to college) is also great at helping to ensure that your tummy is satisfying filled to get you going for the day. They have own parking for guests about 2-3 mins walk away. It is location parallel and perpendicular to the busy shopping streets - making it very convenient yet quiet. Wi-fi service in our room at the top is a bit weak but no complaints.

Room Tip: We love our front facing room.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and to help towards your enjoyment of your honeymoon! Thank you for posting your photos of Hillsdale - with breakfast plate carefully re-arranged!! We are really grateful to you for your lovely comments about our hospitality and were really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the very best for your future happiness!

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

After reading all the reviews we knew this was the place we wanted to stay on my visit and it did not disapoint. George and Lyndsey are fantastic hosts. Breakfast was very good and the rooms were very clean ( we stayed in two different rooms which was arranged prior to our visit). George advised us on the best walks, places to eat and places to drink. We will definitely arrange to stay at Hillsdale on our next visit to the Lake District.
If I can say one thing negative, which is not a negative on Hillsdale, it would be that due to the internet people (including myself) do not book directly with their chosen accommodation, which I have found out that the B&B's end up losing money on so in future look up the phone number and book direct if you are able to.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We might have said it before, but it is real nice to receive your kind comments. We enjoyed your company and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We could not fault a thing during our one week stay as George, Lynsey and the staff all knew how to please their clients in every respect. Even the weather we pre-ordered was provided for !!
We can safely say that we shall be using Hillsdale In Ambleside when we next visit this beautiful part of the UK and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the B&B to everyone visiting the area. It was interesting to note that this B&B had No Vacancies whilst we were there whereas some others showed they had vacancies at times. That speaks volumes !
Ken & Pauline ( The 'Freedom Pass' travellers!)

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Hi Ken and Pauline! We would like to thank you for posting such an amazing and complimentary review for us. It was truly a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again some time in the future Lindsey and George (and Emma)

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We have stayed here twice now and found this b&b is excellent. The rooms are very clean, modern and good sized. The breakfast is very nice too. The car parking just down the road is very safe and had no worries about leaving the car there. The hosts are very friendly and very helpful as it was raining while we were there and they gave us plenty of ideas for things to do

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Denise-BarryW
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2012

Thank you for posting such a lovely Review of Hillsdale! We were delighted to have you return to stay with us and to hear that you were able to have a good time despite the inclement weather :0) It is good to know that we helped! Please come again some time and we will place an order for sunshine!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great B and B clean,friendly and a great breakfast every morning.The hosts George and Lindsey make you feel at home they have a great knowledge of the walks and places to eat and drink We will be going back next year

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review for us! It is god to receive such positive feed-back from our guests and great to hear that you will be back to stay next year! - George and Lindsey

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Additional Information about Hillsdale in Ambleside

Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: $119 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillsdale in Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming Visit Britain 4*Bed and Breakfast property, with free off-road parking for each room, is conveniently situated in Ambleside town centre in the very heart of the English Lake District, Wainwright's Walking Country. The beautiful waters of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere are within easy walking distance as are the historic homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Each room has been individually styled - as the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but we hope that each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next! All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. Hospitality trays, hairdryers, wine glasses and corkscrew come as standard. Free wi-fi is available. Prices include a selection of breakfast choices. ... more   less 
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