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You must visit this hotel if you plan to stay in Ambleside. As well as the staff being extremely attentive, the room was spotlessly clean and the spa, gym and swimming pool was the icing on the cake. Will definitely say there again and would recommend the hotel to anyone whether a hiker or just in the Lake district to...

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Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, excellent and attentive staff, this hotel is a real find. The room we had was spacious and spotlessly clean, the spa a great place to relax after a day walking, and the different lounge areas had a touch of class. The restaurant was also excellent, and the free car park an added bonus in a town where parking...

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review which I was delighted to read, your fantastic comments about the hotel, staff, facilities, food and parking were very much appreciated. We can't wait for you to return and we are so pleased you 'found' us - thank you.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The salutation is situated in the centre of Ambleside with great public transport to Bowness, coniston and Keswick. We stayed in the Todd crag suite with balcony and hot tub. The extra we paid was well worth it. This hotel is one of the most friendly we have encountered but the staff were still very professional. Food was of a...

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and your great comments - ' amazing hotel' we'll take that! Todd Crag is a great room nice and spacious and the luxury hot tub so glad you liked it. Thank you to for your praise of our staff we are lucky to have such a professional yet really friendly bunch both in...

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to the lakes could not have stayed at a better hotel. Room was excellent,when we arrived we were advised that our room had been up graded. I'm aware that the hotel had recently​ been refurbished, nevertheless the hotel was immaculate, the staff were so helpful and friendly. As for the food it was excellent. However i do...

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and excellent feedback about our rooms, food and the great team we have. Taken on board your point about the background music and I'm on the case. So pleased you can't wait to come back we can't wait till you do looking forward to welcoming you.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from another great jazz break at The Salutation. Thanks to Paul, Alison and ALL THE STAFF for making it, once again, an excellent break. Nothing seems to be a problem despite the upset caused to the normal running of the hotel. Well done to all.

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, its great to welcome back all you Jazz goers to the hotel. So pleased you had an excellent break and that you enjoyed the fantastic jazz. Your comments about our staff are much welcomed Alison and I will pass on your appreciation and we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we had stayed here and we loved it, the hotel rooms and spa were superb, everywhere was spotless and clean, breakfast was wonderful with lots of choice, staff were also fantastic really friendly and helpful, the hotel gets 5 stars from us

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review 'Fantastic'- we'll take that! Your comments are much appreciated and we look forward to your return.

Lymm, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sure this hotel ticks a lot of boxes for many people, but I'm afraid it didn't quite live up to my expectations. At the time of our visit, the bar / reception area was having a refurbishment (bar was cordoned off) and there was a strong smell of paint lingering - so first impressions were not that good. The...

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and for your kind comments about your room, I was however very disappointed to read that you found your stay with us just average and that our redecoration and cooking odours effected your stay, please accept my sincere apologies that we did not live up to your expectations. We refurbished the lounge and bar...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been visiting this hotel for over 10 years now, and still look forward to returning. Hotel staff are always welcoming. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is wonderful, as much as you can eat to set you up for the day. Any minor complaints you may have if raised are dealt with promptly and efficiently. Love Woodlands, one of...

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review, I'm really pleased you had a relaxing stay with and for your kind compliments about our rooms, breakfast and staff. The Woodlands room is a great room - bit of Mediterranean feel to it and a great little Juliet balcony to people watch from! We look forward to your return for another relaxing break.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in March. Room was lovely, staff were friendly and the leisure facilities were fantastic (the outdoor jacuzzi was particularly good). Cooked breakfast was made to order and very good. Continental selection looked quite good too. I would recommend trying the Loughrigg Fell walk during your stay - fantastic views and suitable for all ages even...

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PaulCookson, Front Office Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting your review so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - hope our full English set you up nicely for your walk up Loughrigg Fell and that you enjoyed the new outdoor Jacuzzi spa - a great way to relax. Thanks for your kind comments about your room, the team and our facilities -...

Ambleside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for a local function where a buffet lunch was served. It was a help yourself affair but there was an abundance of fresh tea & coffee and plenty of sandwiches of good quality. Service was very attentive & accommodating. Comfortable modern seating. Just what was needed.

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PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and your kind comments about the food, facilities and service you received when you visited the hotel recently. Your comments and feedback are very much appreciated.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Village centre location with breathtaking fell views from the doorstep. Award winning breakfast, luxury rooms some with private hot tub, great food, fabulous leisure facilities and spa, free onsite parking friendly attentive staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: RM613 - RM1,093 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Best Western Ambleside
Ambleside Best Western
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa Lake District
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#2 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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“Todd crag suite was amazing but peeped into other rooms and they looked beautiful too.”
 of 5 bubbles viv747, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The front of the Hotel looks over main street. Some rooms larger depends on your booking.”
 of 5 bubbles paulwhalley, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The back of the hotel room's have a great view of the sow coverd hills .”
 of 5 bubbles York111111, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Can't comment only had access to our room”
 of 5 bubbles josephinec991, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms look out over the town due to the elevated position of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles GeoffP728, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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