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mike-cheshire-uk
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you read any of my other reviews you will see that I am more than happy to highlight anything that isn't good to say the least. After a two night stay at the Waterhead, I can probably say that this is the best hotel I have stayed at within the UK. Location: excellent- right on lake Windermere and less... More 

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lakedistrict
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed here before as we loved it then, I can honestly say we had a brilliant stay again The accommodation was first class and the food was too (I am gluten free and it was no problem at all ) All the staff are very good nothing is too much trouble they could not be more kind.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect location in the lake district to hike and enjoy a charming town. The accommodations are lovely and the staff very helpful. The breakfast is very good and was more than expected. Great get away.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elana R Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights on a bed and breakfast basis and ate one meal in restaurant. We enjoyed our stay as we had a spacious room, in very good decorative poition. We weren't able to upgrade as hotel was full. Breakfast is very goo with a lot of hot meal choices. The evening meal: food was well presented and cooked... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dear SylviaNE3 Thank you for such a positive review! We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Manchester
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

beautiful modern hotel in Ambleside. Excellent breakfast. large modern rooms, beautiful bathrooms. The staff are really friendly. The parking is limited so get there early. Just a short 10 minute walk to ambleside, right next door to the hays garden centre.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear daveyh87 Thank you for taking the time to post a very positive review of your stay at Waterhead. I will of course enusre that your comments are shared with the team and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the location of this hotel and the hotel itself. It overlooks the head of Lake Windermere and we were upgraded to a room with a lake view. There are many great hotels in the Lake District but The Waterhead Hotel always seems to go the extra mile for its guests. Whether it's sending a card for a birthday or... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bec011 Thank you for taking the time to complete our online questionnaire following your recent stay at Waterhead. We do believe it's the little extras which make all the difference and we are always looking for other ways in which we can exceed our guests' expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights as a birthday treat and enjoyed every minute. It's in a quiet, peaceful location, but only a 10 minute walk from the village. Stayed in a house room which had side views of the lake/mountains which was a bonus. The room was very spacious with a large comfortable bed. We'd booked dinner... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bacco_60 Many thanks for such a great review of your 2 night stay at Waterhead. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back inn the very near future. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Manchester
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights in November , we have stayed before and love the Waterhead. The 2016 Cumbria Tourist Board hotel of the Year award is well deserved. This hotel is chic and comfortable, the staff are great, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable and the food in both the restaurant and the bar... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jesscat3 Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay - great to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned after a birthday weekend stay in this lovely hotel The location is excellent being right at the side of the lake but only 15 mins walk into Ambleside The staff are excellent as is the service at the hotel We loved the room, it was large but well appointed I have never had filter coffee or a filled... More 

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear feather357 Many thanks for a really positive review of you stay at Waterhead. I was delighted to read that your time with us proved enjoyable and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

cumbria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is our second stay in this hotel and we still cant find anything bad to say about it . the rooms ,food and facilities are all simply first class and added to a well trained and welcoming staff make it a delight to visit at any time of the year.

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Dear CumbriaMojo Many thanks for posting a review of your second stay here at Waterhead - great to read that this was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: £95 - £276 (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 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green 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.”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaNE3, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 32 was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles daveyh87, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views are the rooms at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles bec011, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Even the cheapest rooms that they describe as "house" are better than many executive rooms we have paid supplements for.”
 of 5 bubbles petersU3818HH, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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