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“An excellent 3 nights”
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Melrose Guesthouse
Ranked #15 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“An excellent 3 nights”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We spent three nights at Melrose, and it was truly was an excellent stay. The rooms are tastefully done up, with modern showers. The breakfast was delicious and the hosts very welcoming and helpful. The location too is great.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is an excellent B&B with very helpful and friendly proprietors. The location in the centre of Ambleside is superb, the room was comfortable, the breakfast was excellent, and the owners were very helpful in providing information and a little library of guidebooks in the reception.

The only problem we had was finding the doorbell when we arrived, but it is there, in a rather strange position.

The biggest problem in Ambleside is parking. In the town's streets there is a system where you display a parking disc. The hotel owners can give you one of these. It gives you just one hour of on-street parking, then you have to move on or the eager attendants will get you. If you park on the street in the evening and set the disc at 10am then you are good until 11am. There are hotels right in the town that have their own on-site parking, but they cost substantially more than the Melrose, and it seems that no central Ambleside hotel at the Melrose's price has on-site parking. However the Melrose is better than most because it has 3 spaces in a locked car-park next to the scout hut down a little lane on the far side of the pitch-and-putt golf course, opposite the Rysdale Hotel, which is about 3 minutes' walk away from the Melrose. For a very reasonable £3 per night they will give you a key for access to one of the spaces. Book in advance in case they are all taken. It's a little far to carry heavy luggage, but you can pull up outside the hotel briefly to load and unload.

I highly recommend the dinner+film deal at either Zeffirelli's or Fellini's restaurant, the newer vegetarian one almost opposite the hotel. I just love these 2 places. Zeffirelli's needs booking well in advance!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Spent three nights at Melrose and cannot fault it on any point. Alan took good care us each morning over a very ample and Good breakfast. excellent service. Clean and comfortable rooms with modern ensuite. Five stars.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Excellent two night stay for double birthday celebrations ..Nothing too much trouble for our friendly hosts Lynne and Alan . Our rooms didn't disappoint . All rooms with modern showers along with lovely fluffy towels and ample shower gels. Our hosts allowed us to keep our champagne in their kitchen fridge and toasted our friends as we all raised a glass on their special day .
Breakfast at the Melrose is plentiful ! As much toast and tea or coffee ..Full English or other choices available too ..We certainly all left the table more than satisfied.
During our stay we booked a table at Lucy's on a plate which was fantastic and was only Aaross the road from the Melrose . We can highly recommend this restaurant too .

The Melrose is a very comfortable guest house and is as clean as a whistle . We will certainly be back again .
9 Happy Lancashire lasses .

Room Tip: Room 2 is the best room !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had a brilliant weekend. Everything was perfect. Lynne and Alan were lovely, very informative and attentive to our needs. The room we stayed in was really nice, clean, comfortable and very nicely decorated. Breakfast was good. Location wise it was great and the addition of the secure carpark being really close was an added bonus. We also made use of the complimentary leisure passes for Langdale and was well worth doing. Overall this was exactly what we were after and fitted the bill perfectly - thankyou.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This is the second stay at Melrose. The quality was just as good as 2012, fantastic rooms and a brilliant breakfast. The owners were so welcoming and allowed me to use the garage for bike storage. After a quick dip in Windermere (great north swim) it was into Ambleside for a couple of pints in the Ambleside tavern and a great meal at Michaels bistro. Also don't forget to buy a jam donut from the apple pie bakery. Thanks again and well be back in 2014.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We arrived to stay at the Melrose were we were met by our friendly host Lynne who quickly showed us to our room from the moment the door opened on our room (room no2 a superior room) it didn't disappoint. We were staying for my 40th birthday so it was made extra special with all the nice extras in the room. Flat screen television and a wonderful modern bathroom that looked fantastic.
The shower was really good plenty of hot water and a joy to be in whether in the morning or after returning from a day walking on the fells.

The breakfast was very good and a great selection of cereals and yoghurt along with a plentiful supply of tea, coffee and toast.
Both Lynne & Alan were very good offering friendly advice on walks and routes for what we had planned for the day. Also recommended the best places to eat which was great.
Whilst on our stay we tried a new Thai restaurant called Jintana which was absolutely fantastic.
A very nice comfortable stay and would highly recommend staying here.
We will be back again soon thanks Lynne & Alan.
Warmest Regards Mike & Lynne (Halewood)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Melrose Guesthouse
Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Melrose Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melrose is a traditional Lakeland, Victorian guesthouse centrally located in Ambleside. Sumptuous breakfasts are included in the price of your stay as are complimentary passes for the Langdale Spa leisure complex a few miles away. There are a variety of rooms from a single through to luxury King sized double en-suites and family rooms, to accommodate all. ... more   less 
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