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Western Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at Riverside and wish we could have stayed longer. We have spent a month travelling around England and The Lake District and Riverside have been one of the highlights. Our room was large and very comfortable with a picturesque outlook. The breakfast was outstanding a real treat to start the day. Richard & Dini were excellent...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that the rest of your trip goes well. Thank you for your review and hope you have a good journey home and that you make it back to the Lakes when you are next in the UK.

Castleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another perfect stay at riverside.Excellent breakfast with extras everyday thanks to Dineys baking. Very clean and tidy rooms with complimentary shampoos,conditioner,body creams and more. There's plenty of parking space which many b & b in the lakes don't have. And finally there's Diney and Richard who own Riverside who are just so lovely and welcoming, We will definitely be back...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Its always great to see you at Riverside, and we look forward to seeing you both again; thank you very much for writing a review of your stay in Ambleside.

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been staying at The Riverside for many years. It is consistently good. We are always welcomed warmly as old friends. It offers 5 star comfort that could not be bettered! Breakfasts are quite perfect, served with friendliness and finesse. The location is also perfect offering something for absolutely everyone. We have a wonderful time.

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you all to stay and thank you or your TripAdvisor review - it makes a difference when the weather is good! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent b&b with comfortable facilities excellent food and helpful hosts who help to make your stay special. Would thoroughly recommend it as a Base for walking and discovering part of the lake district

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

We really enjoyed having you all to stay on your annual get together. Glad you enjoyed the Wansfell walk and see you all soon. Thank you for writing a review of your stay at Riverside.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riverside is a wonderfully comfortable and enjoyable place to stay. Richard and Diney are great hosts who are always ready to help or advise on places to eat or walks to take. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable.

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us and glad you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay. We hope to see you again at Riverside.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Riverside for the weekend and loved it. Everything from the room to the delicious and HUGE breakfast couldn't have been better and Richard and Diney were perfect hosts. It's only a five minute walk to the centre of Ambleside, where there are numerous places to eat. We'd happily stay again.

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We enjoyed having you both to stay and thank you very much for writing a review of your stay at Riverside. We hope to see you both again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I had to pick only one B&B, Riverside would be my choice. During three weeks we've been at around a dozen B&B in England and Scotland. Most of them have the highest rank in TripAdvisor in their area, and tagged high end or luxury B&B or both. Most were great, but, no doubt, this is the one! Location, just...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverside. Not quite sure if we are as good as you say. You must have caught us on a good day!! We would love to see you both again when you next visit the Lake district.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Riverside for our first visit to the Lake District. We chose it because it was in a quiet location but only 8-10 mins walk into the centre of Ambleside. We were utterly delighted with the B&B for many reasons; our room at the top of the house was dual aspect (over looking the gushing stream to...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most comprehensive review. Ronnie & Reg (our resident ducks) have just returned! We thank you very much for recommending us to family and friends and hope to see you at Riverside in the not too distant future.

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation, our room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Served a fantastic breakfast with lots of choice. Richard and Diney were extremely welcoming and informative about the local area and walks. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank you for your review of your stay with us. We do hope that you are able to stay a little longer next time. Glad you enjoyed our breakfast.

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just spent a weekend staying at the Riverside in Ambleside and what a guesthouse! From the moment we arrived all our needs were catered for and we left on Sunday feeling thoroughly spoilt by our stay there. They really did think of everything - face wipes, shampoo, body lotion (proper sized bottles, locally produced) in the ensuite bathroom (gorgeous...

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river393, Owner at Riverside B&B, responded to this review

Oh dear - no secrets left!! Thank you for your most comprehensive review and glad you enjoyed your stay at Riverside. We do hope to see you all again when you are next in the Lakes.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside B&B

Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: RM660 - RM778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We have stayed now in all the rooms except one. They are all lovely!”
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“All comfortable ”
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“All rooms are extremely comfortable.”
geoju2016, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 2 (four poster) which was spacious but cosy with great view of the river from the bay window”
peterb758032, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I imagine all the rooms are top notch”
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