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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Hotel is situated at very convenient location. It is a short drive away from main attractions but at the same time away from hustle-bustle. Our stay was short but very pleasant. Room is bit small but neatly kept. Wooden floor would squeak whenever someone would walk in the lobby outside the door but it is not a major inconvenience. Food...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Hotel is situated in a small hamlet right in the centre of the Lake District. Quiet place but within easy reach of the main centres of Ambleside and Windermere not so far away. We stayed for a weekend at the end of September. In busy periods recommend you pre-book the main restaurant as it can be fully booked. First night...

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Thank Peter D
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very helpful and friendly staff. Clean room (no 6) with everything I needed. I ate in bar for the three nights of my stay which was fine. Breakfast very good. Overall a very enjoyable stay and good value for money.

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Thank Kenneth T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel with very friendly staff in bar and restaurant. Thoroughly recommend a stay if in the area. Very reasonably priced, lovely atmosphere in the Talbot bar with good food. Clientele tend to be walkers or older people so bar empties pretty quickly after dinner. Stayed in the lodge this time and not the main hotel, only downside there is...

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Thank Swiffo
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Just visited Skelwith Bridge Hotel. Would back up previous reviews: 1. Homely and comfortable 2. Great for dog lovers 3. Staff really friendly 4. Food in restaurant and Talbot pub very good 5. Rooms very clean and spacious - huge bed - bathrooms appeared to have been re-furbed - heating and hot water was excellent. 6. Location very good for...

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Thank SJB24
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed for 4days in July.We were made most welcome and all fascilities for walking,hikeing or just holidaying were available. Wet room for dirty shoes,clothing etc. Tis central for most of the Lake district,super café bar near by. We ate in in the evenings and had most enjoyable meals and staff were very pleasant. The rooms were ideal for country...

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Thank Ana B
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Skelwith Bridge Hotel was cosy, warm and inviting. The staff were friendly and helpful, we didn't have our dog but dogs were welcomed so will come back with ours. The food was lovely and good value. The bedroom and enjoy suite was clean and there was plenty of hot water. Gorgeous views, we really enjoyed our stay.

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Thank Annie L
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you're looking for 5 star luxury, Skelwith Bridge is not for you BUT if you are looking for a comfortable, homely and relaxing hotel with exceptional staff then this is for you. I can't stop praising Skelwith because they work so hard at making your stay as comfortable as possible. Rooms immaculate with everything you need, breakfast delicious and...

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Skelwith Bridge Hotel is situated just outside Ambleside and at the begining of some beautiful walks. The food is good home cooking with a choice for all tastes. The staff are all very welcoming and provide a good service..

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stayed for just a single night for a short Lakes break. Ate in the bar in the evening. Have been there previously and it was good, though they did not come forward to recommend making a reservation. The room was good - despite being near the kitchens. This wasn't really a problem - the bill gave a warning, but this...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located just a short drive from Ambleside, away from the hustle and bustle is Skelwith Bridge. Informal gardens merging seamlessly with the surrounding countryside, real log fires in the winter months and a traditional welcome, Skelwith bridge Hotel really is "your home away from home" The hotel boasts 28 bedrooms, all en-suite and all retaining the character of the original building. We are pleased to offer single, twin, double and king sized rooms available for bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast at fantastically affordable prices all year round. We welcome a whole host of families with children young and old, couples, singles and four legged friends too! The hotel is a fell walkers paradise with many varied easy and more strenuous walks from our doorstep! We even have a drying room available for those wet days ... not that we have too many of those in The Lakes! A host of attractions and other activities are just a short drive or bus ride away including sailing, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, golf, shopping, bars and restaurants, the historic houses of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Ruskin, the market towns of Keswick and Kendal, Grasmere and its world famous gingerbread, Take a cruise on the lakes with the steamers, the lakes aquarium at lakeside, traditional steam railway at Haverthwaite, Manicured gardens at Holker hall, and many more attractions too numerous to list! Our reception staff are always happy to suggest local attractions or walks and we have lots of information in our showcase at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skelwith Bridge Hotel

Address: Ambleside LA22 9NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: RM441 - RM615 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Skelwith Bridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Hotel Skelwith Bridge
Skelwith Bridge Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#10 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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“Avoid rooms 5 & 18 (Noise issues)”
 of 5 bubbles M4RKP, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There should be plenty of parking”
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“Annex rooms in lodge excellent,”
 of 5 bubbles pennygilpin47, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had room 21 which has views down the valley, gorgeous first thing with th frosty starts”
 of 5 bubbles eddyproctor5, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“First floor,back of hotel.Lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles anabT9909AV, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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