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Riverside Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mini Break”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed here for a mini break pre easter, the hotel reception efficient, room clean and tidy, excellent shower. We ate both nights in the restaraunt good selection and very good food. the breakfasts were also very good hot and varied selection of cold starters with the hot food very good. We used the leisure club twice clean towels and good spa facilities. We will definetly stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Wow, we just want to thank you for this amazing 5-star review. I think your review sums up nicely what we are going for; comfortable accommodation, good food and great facilities. We look forward to your next stay!
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Just back from a two night D,B&B deal at this hotel. It has a great location overlooking the river and 5 minute walk to the Town centre.
Our room was quite small but very clean and comfortable, staff were very courteous and helpful. This Hotel has a leisure complex (very small though) but guest are welcome to use it, great for working off the good food that is served here.

If you are looking for a base to visit the Lakes, you cannot go far wrong staying here if you get a good deal.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for this review. We are in a great location for visiting Kendal and the Lakes as well; I am pleased you thought so as well! Thanks again and do visit again.
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had an excellent break at the Riverside Hotel. Very good location just a five minute walk into the centre of Kendal with the railway station very close by also. Nice views over the river and very quiet at night with no traffic noise. Two night deal included a meal and wine in hotel on first night. Food was very tasty and service good. The breakfasts were also superb, lots of choice and although the restaurant was busy in the morning the waitress was very efficient. Went in the gym and spa and the only criticism is that the pool is rather small. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Anne B
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
We cannot thank you enough for this splendid, 5-star review. We do hope the next time you are looking for a great value break away, you will give us a ring!
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Liverpool
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from the Riverside hotel, we had a great time, location central and town lovely with plenty of restuarants and bars. Our room in the hotel was very clean overlooking the river and very spacious. We had a four course meal in the hotel on our first night, I was pleasently surprised how nice the meal was, compliments to the chef. Lots of choice at breakfast. Staff offered a friendly service and could not do enough for you. I would definately recommend this hotel for the location, fabulous service and excellent food.

  • Stayed March 2013
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Wow, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and want to thank you for this 5-star review! Our chef, Mike, will certainly be pleased to read your kind words about our food as well and thanks for mentioning the rest of the staff too. Hope to see you again the next time you are in Kendal.
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

.Went for a couple of days to this hotel on a deal with Travelzoo,2days with b/b plus one 3course evening meal & a bottle of wine in your room,20%off. meal on second night.All for £79each.Great value.hotel in middle of town so handy for shops,Great outlook on River Kent from room.Wash basin defect while there,reported it while out for day,mended when we got back.
Good base for touring lakesWindemere,Bowness ect Friendly staff & gym /pool for keepfitters.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
This was a very concise, yet informative review! It should prove helpful, so thank you for that. I am happy you found us to be such good value for money and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again.
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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Good location for Kendal centre. Large room, very clean, good bed. Food excellent at evening meal and breakfasts. Staff friendly and helpful. River views from room really nice. Spa facilaties adequate for our stay. Free car parking on hotel car park. Ate out second night at Sawadee Thai restaurant just along the road, it was excellent. Overall a great time had and would stay again. Well done all at Riverside.

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
It was a joy to read this review. Thanks for posting it and for visiting us. I am pleased we ticked all your boxes for a great break away and do hope you visit us again the next time you are in the area.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 22, 2013

What a super place for a break! Beautiful location right on the river with lovely views. Excellent spacious room, where everything functioned as it should- rare in our experience of hotels! Excellent food in both the restaurant and the Tannery and first rate service with a smile from all the staff! Free and convenient car parking - another bonus not usually offered in town/city hotels.
I do not usually write reviews but wanted to share our experience. It will probably backfire as The Riverside will always be fully booked and we ll not be able to get a reservation! But we would love to come back in the future! Thank you.

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful, 5-star review and for your recent stay with us. Everyone is very happy you enjoyed your stay with us including your accommodation, location, and food. Thanks also for mentioning our friendly, efficient staff who make a stay at The Riverside Hotel such a great experience! I am sure we'll be able to fit you in the next time you'd like to visit! Thanks again.
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Property: Riverside Hotel
Address: Stramongate Bridge | Beezon Road, Kendal LA9 6FS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kendal
#5 Business Hotel in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents. ... more   less 
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