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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2014

For the third time since 2008/9 we visited the Waterhead Hotel in Ambleside for their New Year's 3 night break. This time it was without our son (now 20), as he wanted to stay in Oz (and it was a cheaper option for us not to pay his flights/hotel room and leave him in the tender care of the dog!)....

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We love this place. The rooms are comfortable and the service excellent. This was our third stay and we will return. The decor is stylish but not pretentious and muddy boots and waterproofs are perfectly acceptable. We enjoyed our evening meal in the elegant calm surroundings.The breakfast menu had just been changed and the breakfast sundae was a delight. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2014

This place was on top form, with great rooms, superb service and top quality food. Its a lovely spot for a break being very close to the waters edge for great views and access to the boat rides. A high level of service did make it though......thanks team!!

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1Thank LenBrownB
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Excellent location - within walking distance of town centre Friendly, interested, helpful staff Great room (number 20) overlooking the lake Comfortable, smart, non-fussy hotel Will definitely be back in the summer

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3Thank StoneColdTricky
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have just returned from this hotel after a 2 night D/B/B break, this is the first time we have stayed here and we were not dissapointed. The hotel and staff were amazing nothing is too much trouble. Lovely hospitality tray in the bedroom and nice bathroom treats also, we stayed in a basic room as this had a walk...

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2Thank deeray83
Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The room was lovely - extremely comfy bed and lovely view of the lake. The hotel is just a 10 min stroll from Ambleside and is across the road from Ambleside pier, which makes it a great location. We loved the peace and tranquility of this hotel. We got a special DBB rate and were delighted with the superb 3...

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1Thank Claire P
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014

First time in a wheelchair accessible room... Shower no good as in the bath. not a lot of room round toilet either, as hubby has to transfer as no feet. No internal access into hotel either so when its raining - get wet going to the restaurant. Everything else was great as usual. Food, and service we couldn't fault. Hubby...

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1Thank EdwinaA
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Was looking for a place to stay for valentines weekend with my girlfriend for our first trip away. Could not have picked a nicer place. Lovely location, close to the lake and within walking distance of the centre of Ambleside. All staff we spoke to and met we're very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The breakfast in bed only added to...

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2Thank Watto85
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed here for a special birthday celebration with friends, again a great stay the hotel is ideally located to walk into Ambleside with a lakeside view. We love this hotel, lovely decorated comfy rooms great location with service provided by a helpful friendly team, thank you. The only negative comment I have is the pillows, not the best a...

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1Thank Janet C
Perthshire
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed two nights last weekend as a family of four, there is nothing we could fault nor nothing we would change about the Waterhead. The children probably best summed up our visit, they said it was like "staying with friends". A measure of good staff is how they deal with grumbles: we had a slight grumble with the children's...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterhead Hotel

Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: RM571 - RM1,555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Hotel Waterhead
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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“All rooms are of a good standard”
 of 5 bubbles christinerY4683BB, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The lower the number the better. I think the budget hotel are around 30 plus.”
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“Try for a room over looking the lake”
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“Excellent position for lakeside with good nearby places to eat in evening that are walking distance eg Wateredge Inn.”
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“room 32 was lovely”
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