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Ambleside Lodge
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed in room 16, firstly ee thougjt it was a pet friendly room as it smelt of damp dogs, the room was that damp, the bedding and toilet paper was wet, and the smell was awful, spoke to owner and he done nothing, have since wrote a letter, and been ignored.

Room Tip: If you stay here, request NOT to stay in room 16, I since came home with a chest infection.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Samantha G
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Last stayed at the Ambleside in 2005 and when a deal came up on Kgb deals we decided to book a couple of nights to celebrate my 70th birthday. We then decided to extend the stay for a further one night which Paul the owner was only too pleased to fix up. The car park remains the same but the outside paintwork was in poor condition as was the entrance hall. Paul met us at the reception and took us to our room (14). Upon stepping into the room he asked for the £50 extra charge which we paid rather reluctantly. Usually all bills are settled at the end of the stay. We had booked a four poster with jacuzzi bath. No hand towels were in the room as apparently they were not delivered-given a day later. The rubbish bin had not been emptied and the previous occupants rubbish was still in the bin-not a good start. In fact the bin was only emptied once during our three day stay.
The shower was either burning hot or very cold. Instructions to run the jacuzzi were vague. There was no information available as to other things on offer in Ambleside, no instructions in the event of a fire, no breakfast menu was available so a decison had to be made on the spot. The breakfast was average to say the least with grapefruit or tinned pineapple chunks as a fresh fruit offer. Why couldn't there have been a bit of imagination with a fruit salad or similar as there are many good fruit shops in the town. The toast came long before the tea!!f
The good points are that the room and bed are extremely clean and tidy apart from the bin not being emptied. Paul did point out the best and worse places to eat/avoid in Ambleside and indeed recommended Matthews Bistro where we enjoyed two marvellous meals.Within easy reach of the towncentre and good off road parking.
It does seem to ask the staff-mother and father, to manage a b/b of 19 rooms without help. Place badly needs some tlc and certainly nothing like its website paints
We would expect that during this economic climate that value for money is the first priority and this is not apparent at the Ambleside Lodge and the owners are missing a trick when so many people have taken advantage of the kbb offer. How many will be back I wonder. Not this person.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank digitraisedwhenasked
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Just returned from a two night stay at Ambleside Lodge. We had an enjoyable stay. The room was large, clean and comfortable, just what you need after a day walking in the hills.

When we arrived we had to ring for someone to book us in, within 5 minutes a very friendly lady confirmed our booking and showed us to our room.

The breakfast was good and filling, there is no dining facilities for evening meals, however Ambleside lodge is within walking distance of the town centre where you will be able to find a place to eat whatever your tastes. There is a list of places to eat in a folder containing essential information, which was on the dresser in our room.

The décor could do with some brightening up, but as we were there to enjoy the countryside that the lake district has to offer we were more than happy with the welcome and hospitality we received.

On returning home my husband could not find his adapter for his camera, he telephoned Ambleside Lodge to see if it had been found. They went down to the room to check straightaway, they couldn't have been more helpful.

We certainly will look at returning if we stay in Ambleside again in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JueB588
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

A Gem of a small hotel nestling in its own ground 100m off the road so very quiet and p
eaceful. Tradition Lakeland stone built and full of character. No restaurant for evening meals but owner happy for you to bring in take away meals. Not that this is necessary as there are lots of pubs and restaurants only 5 minutes walk away. Also just a 2 minute walk to the lake. and a 5 min walk to the central bus station from where you can get anywhere in the Lake Districe
Owner and staff very helpful and obliging

Room Tip: We had room 12, a large airy comfortable room with a bathroom larger than most hotel bedrooms!! It even had a jacuzzi.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frank089
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Ambleside Lodge on 27th September for 2 nights. Lodge is in a perfect location, 5 minutes from the lake and a 2 minute walk into town. Rooms were fresh and clean, breakfast just about perfect. Paul and his family were very helpful with their local knowledge and nothing was too much trouble. Ideal place to stay at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank karen550
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