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Carnforth
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beatrix Potter Country. The rooms are Spacious,service was amazing nothing was not too much trouble for any of the staff who are very friendly, the food was gorgeous and the views were stunning of the lake Windermere

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durham uk
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just stayed for the one night,but everything seemed to be successfully achieved. The decor,staff and breakfast were all of a high standard and impressed us enough to make us revisit in the future,so we will do just that.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked a special reason to return 3 nights breakaway bed and breakfast and dinner on one night Lovely House room with super king size bed. Dinner on first night was superb. Breakfast has lots of choice with pre breakfast options along with a range of hot options Took the opportunity to view the other rooms as I organise a group...

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Leeds
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We decided late Friday afternoon to have take an impromptu trip to the Lakes. We chose the hotel at random, taking account of the reviews and we had a pleasant stay. The staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. The room was well furnished with comfortable beds (we got the last room available - a twin) and the bathroom...

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here on the two night winter special and had a lovely time. Everything was excellent - the staff, the food, the general ambiance, the bedroom (with a very comfy bed) and cleanliness in all areas.

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Boston Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for Valentines Day, absolutely brilliant, staff fantastic, rooms outstandingly clean, breakfast great choice, evening meal perfect. Great location too, walking distance into Ambleside of 10 minutes, you can get the ferry across to windermine too. We will be returning very soon.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful, great service, lovely staff. Would stay again, Breakfast was fab, loved every minute of my stay, will be going back again as soon as possible. Area was superb and perfect for getting out and about.

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Marrakech, Morocco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful weekend at the Waterhead Hotel with our family. This is a really lovely hotel set and the Northern shore of Lake Windermere. Ideally situated for a short walk into Ambleside, Lake cruise to Bowness on Windermere and limitless hiking and hillwalking. Hotel is beautiful and will cater for most of your needs. Contemporary decor inside and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fourth time we have stayed here. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, the hotel is smart but not stuffy and the restaurant is terrific. The well stocked gin bar is always a pleasure and the staff throughout are thoughtful and courteous. The car park is a little cramped, but there is a public car park nest...

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival parking is tricky. There's a couple of small car parks at the hotel but they're tight for room if in a bigger car, estate for example. Once inside check in was speedy and efficient. We stayed in a lake view room which was lovely. The nice touches though were sadly inconsistent - the evening turndown service only happened...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: British, Bar
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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: £141 - £239 (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:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had room 38, no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles 699carac, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 is great, lake view and only 29 footsteps to the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles robclark1977, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lake view room with big window is worth the little extra”
 of 5 bubbles KTaylor2014, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with westerly outlook”
 of 5 bubbles goonermad2013, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a Lake view are quieter, sightly more expensive as you would expect”
 of 5 bubbles brianmortelmans, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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