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Hillsdale in Ambleside
Ranked #9 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just like to add to what everyone else has said on here.Top 3 night stay.Clean room,superb breakfast and very friendly.Will definitely be returning.Perfect location for a nice relaxing stay.We walked down to the lake to get a boat accross and do the walkers cruise.This is very good value for money.Would reccomend a walk round Wray castle.Then you can walk to Sowery for a pint.All in all a good break.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Well, what can we say except a huge THANK YOU for such a positive review of Hillsdale! It was really good to meet you and we hope you might come and stay with us again before too long - all the lovely comments on here make this job so very worthwhile. L and G

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had a great welcome from George when we arrived at Hillsdale - our room on the top floor was very comfortable and had a lovely view of the church and the fells. George is warm and witty and has a gift for looking after people and he has an extensive knowledge of Ambleside and the surrounding area. Breakfast was delicious too.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Hi there! Just to say very many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review for us on here! It is lovely to read all those kind comments about George (he can talk, cant he?!) and to hear that my breakfasts were really appreciated too! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope you might return some time in the future - Cheers - Lindsey

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My wife (of one week) Becca & I stayed at the Hillsdale in Ambleside for two nights last weekend and had a fabulous time! George & Lindsey were so welcoming, friendly and accommodating. George is a fountain of knowledge on good places to eat and great routes for walks around Ambleside and further into the Lakes.

Our room was lovely with views of the hills and we had flowers & champagne to help waiting for us. The breakfast was perfect (especially the over-easy eggs!!) and all our fellow guests agreed. There was such a relaxed and warm atmosphere at breakfast. The first morning we found a "Congratulations" card on our table from George & Lindsey, as it was our '1 week anniversary', which was a really thoughtful touch :)

It's not our first time in Ambleside and because of George & Lindsey, it won't be our last. We'll be back and we'll be staying at the Hillsdale! :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Hi Jode, We hope you are now back home safely now from your "minimoon"!! We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your lovely new wife, Becca, for the wonderful things you have written about your stay with us here at Hillsdale! We are really please that we were able to help you get married life off to a great start! Thank you too for the compliment on the fried eggs!! it is lovely to see that our efforts to please don't go unnoticed!! All the very best for your future together!
Lindsey and George

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We have made a reservation in Jun for our first trip to UK. Unfortunately, we need to make some changes to the booking. Though not obliged to, George has accomodated our request on an exception basis.
Hillsdale will be our choice for accomodation when we next visit Lake District.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Just wanted to say Thank you for your kind comments, even though you never actually got to stay with us yet, we are pleased that we could help! Maybe we will meet you some time in the future. Best wishes - Lindsey and George

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

What a lovely bed and breakfast. We stopped in room 7 and it was lovely and immaculate. George made us feel so welcome and was so helpful. Beautiful rooms and delicious breakfast. We will definitely be back. Chris and Laura

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

What lovely comments you have posted here on Trip Advisor for us! We are really grateful to you for posting a Review for us as it really helps for other possible guests to see independent opinions before booking to stay with us. Many thanks again and we hope you will perhaps return to stay with us some time in the future.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed at the Hillsdale for 3 nights. We had room number 1 which had a lovely bay window. The room was very nicely decorated with a lovely bathroom and was spotlessly clean and we felt very much at home. The guest house is perfectly located and it was great having all the facilities right on your doorstep. George and Lindsey were very welcoming and from the minute we arrived they made us feel at home. We particularly enjoyed the breakfasts which were delicious and the service courtesy of George was brilliant. The free parking was an added bonus and just a short walk away. In our opinion we thought it was extremely great value for money. We would definitely return to the Hillsdale.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

We would like to say how grateful we are to you for taking time to post such a lovely review for us here on Trip Advisor! We are delighted to see that you had a good time staying with us and that our Room 1 - the bay windowed king room - was a hit!! It was a real pleasure having you as guests at Hillsdale and we hope that you might come to stay with us again some time!

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This was our third visit to Ambleside across the previous 7 years and each time we have stayed at Hillsdale. The location of the B&B is perfect as it is less than 2 minutes from the nearest pubs and restaurants which means that it also 2 minutes from the start of most of the guided walks in the hills around Ambleside. George and Lindsey are both very welcoming and happy to advise on where to eat and walks in the area. The breakfast is magnificent, just what you need to set you off on a days wandering in the hills. Would happily recommend Hillsdale to anyone...we will be staying next time we visit Ambleside!

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Very many thanks for all the lovely comments you have put on here for us! It was lovely to have you return to stay with us yet again and we are really pleased that you had a good time staying with us. The weather was kind to you too, wasn't it!! :0) It is always lovely to have guests return to stay time and again - it always seems to make such a relaxed and happy atmosphere in the house. We would love to see you again some time in the future - All the very best to you both - George and Lindsey

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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 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: $118 - $139 (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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