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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

The best feeling an hotel can engender is one of being cosseted without being stifled, and the Waterhead did not disappoint. The room was stylish without being OTT, the bed wonderfully comfortable - we slept like logs! - staff friendly and helpful, and the view from our room over Windermere well worth the higher room rate. The only minor criticism... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Just returned from a 2 night break at Waterhead - as someone said their deal of 2 nights with dinner for first night for Lakeview room for under £300. Room was in older part of hotel so had very high ceiling. There was no traffic noise at all at night, but that may because its second week October. Good bathroom... More 

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were booked at the Wateredge but when we arrived we had no room. We think they let our room as we arrived at 7.30pm. We left in disgust.Turned out to be lucky us. The Waterhead is a lovely hotel, the staff are smart, professional and polite. The room was excellent. The breakfast superb. We really felt like looked after... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Went last Sunday for lunch. Excellent value. The food was to die for and we can't wait to go again.give it a try you won't be disappointed. I don't have a big appetite but I enjoyed the whole experience.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Lost count the number of hotels I have stayed at. As a very frequent traveller I make. Appoint to stay at the Waterhead and have done so every time I visit the UK. CONSISTENT in quality accommodation, service and a welcome stop for a few nights. One of the better hotels in the UK. You will never be disappointed and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

On a trip to Ambleside with my folks, they were staying here and so we joined them for an evening meal. I was very impressed, ambience and decor were modern but inviting. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The food and drink was excellent....every course a winner, I particularly loved the tart tatin with their home made ice cream.... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Fantastic weekend flowers and champagne on arrival. Lake view was fabulous . Would recommend this hotel because has a brilliant view and great access to the lake facilities . I will be back to visit the lakes and stay at this hotel

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

I have just spent two evenings at this hotel and it was a lovely experience. From the time I booked a two night stay to leaving on Thursday, the staff were most helpful. I was going to book a two night dinner bed & breakfast which cost over £400 for the two of us. The receptionist recommended I book two... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

This was our fifth visit to the Waterhead. The rooms are always clean. Excellent quality of toiletries. Plasma TV and iPod in every room Service is excellent, the staff can not do enough for you. Tasty food. This is why we return to this hotel

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Really pleased with my stay here. Excellent location - right near Lake Windermere and a short walk from town. Room was brilliant - clean, large and all the extras one could hope for. Breakfast too was very good and it really lived up to the billing. I didn't find staff as friendly as some others suggest but this was only... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: RM530 - RM1,561 (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 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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“Try for a room over looking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles PaulineF245, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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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“best views are the rooms at the front.”
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“Even the cheapest rooms that they describe as "house" are better than many executive rooms we have paid supplements for.”
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