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Waterhead Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The Hotel staff are unfriendly, and the hotel entrance, facilities, decoration ... ect ... very out of date. The room bathroom was stinky smelly and very unspacious, even travel lodge looks better than this hotel!! It's a joke when they say it's a winner hotel for 2014!! We stayed in a room downstairs (G floor) which is more likely to...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ghadeer A, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, what can I say, you must stay in some very fancy Travelodges!! I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

ENGLAND
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed for 3 nights between 16th and 19th August for silver wedding anniversary. Had our honeymoon here 25 years ago ! Still as impressed as then. Bed massive and comfy. Turndown service a treat with chocolates left on pillow. Grasmere gingerbread fab. Bathroom out of this world ! Had breakfast each morning - cant resist full English I'm afraid !...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SAM.46, Thank you so much for your glowing review from your silver anniversary celebrations, I will ensure your feedback is passed onto our staff who I know will be delighted. We hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We are just on our way back from two nights at this hotel. Our stay was brilliant. The room was immaculate and had everything we needed. The bed and pillows were comfy and our little pug dog loved the fact he had his own comfy bed, treats and bowls! It was my birthday and I took a bottle of wine...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sarahlou342, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Waterhead. It was lovely to read that your dog enjoyed his stay and liked that he could dine with you! We hope to see you again in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was our first holiday in 18 months, due to illness, the previous holiday was also in ambleside and this holiday couldn't have been more different. Since my husband has had mobility issues we have had to reassess our lives. The hotel staff were magnificent the manager actually went out of his way to take us to Windermere as we...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helenehanff, Thank you for your lovely review of Waterhead, we really do try to go out of our way to ensure guests have a great stay, and I know Mark has seen your review and sends his thanks for the acknowledgement. We hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We went to The Waterhead mainly just to have a coffee and a sit down. However after looking at the excellent menu and having been told about The Waterhead Burger of The Week we could not leave the area without trying this. After looking around Ambleside we did indeed return for tea. We found a seat outside on the lovely...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Garymills21, Many thanks for taking your time to review your visit to us. Our burgers continue to be very popular, and now we have a burger of the week there is now an excuse to come at least once a week! Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

North East England
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were very pleased with this hotel and the service we received during our stay. We are a family of four with a four year old and a five month baby. We were welcomed into the hotel and for evening meal in the restaurant without any problems. We have often received refusal to many hotels and guest houses in the...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gem97, Many thanks for your review rearding your family holiday with us. It is sad to read that you have encountered problems in other establishments, however we are a firmly family friendly hotel and have no restrictions of areas and times and will always welcome the little ones. We hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General...

Sunderland
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Still one of a very short list of our favourite hotels! Another lovely holiday. What do we require of a relaxing holiday treat? A great location, fantastic views, lovely staff - friendly and professional, super comfy beds, quiet room and thick dark curtains, lots of comfy pillows, lovely towels and bathrobes, a great shower, a good bar and an excellent...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mysticdebbasina, What can I say.....what a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it, I will pass it onto all the staff and I know they will be delighted, it is always so rewarding to read such lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We had planned a 2 night stay here, but were so impressed we extended it to 4. We were fortunate to be rewarded with great weather. Our accommodation was great, the bar and the restaurant food and service were excellent. And this is a truly dog friendly hotel, with a dog bed, bowl and welcoming biscuits in the (her?) room...

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Stourbridge
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We first visited this fantastic hotel in 2009 for our honeymoon, and have returned on many occasions since, the last being a couple of weeks ago in July for our Wedding Anniversary. This hotel really is as good as the reviews suggest. The location is perfect, being right on the shores of Lake Windemere. The rooms/bathrooms and decor are fantastic,...

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Cumbernauld, Glasgow
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I think this the fourth stay we have had at the Waterhead. You are made to feel at home immediately on arrival. Everything is just as it should be - room and bathroom spotless, other areas of the hotel the same. Only here for two nights this visit, definitely not long enough. Dined in the restaurant the first night food...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Bar & Grill at Waterhead
The Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: Bar, British
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: £157 - £266 (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 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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