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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from two lovely nights staying at the superb Riverside in Ambleside. Richard and Diney really are the perfect hosts and appear to almost effortlessly deliver a memorable 5 star experience. The house is in a lovely quiet location next to the river and is maintained to a very high standard throughout. Our room (Room 3) was extremely comfortable...

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manchester
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We've been visiting the Riverside for many years and the holiday let next door for many years now, every single time it gets better and better I would happily give it 10 stars if they were available. The hospitality is outstanding, the rooms immaculate everything you could possibly need is on hand without having to ask just where you need...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a great review; it makes it all worthwhile. We do hope that you come and use the holiday let (Gilbertscar) which will be ready again from March 2017.

Sheffield
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Without doubt one of, if not THE, best B&B we've ever stopped in. Fabulous location right on the river, 10 minutes walk from the lovely town one way, and the spectacular Lake Windermere the other. Richard and Diney met us at the door and immediately you feel at ease and most welcome. Two nicer, more genuine and helpful people you...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a glowing review. There is only one way from here... down! Glad you enjoyed your stay and sincerely hope we see you both again

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unlike the film La La Land, Riverside and their very hospitable owners deserve every one of the growing number of accolades currently bestowed upon them. Such a find. We had a great couple of days. Attention to detail is high, breakfast delicious and plentiful, beautiful toiletries from a local company and of course Diney's lovely cake to take out with...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review which we value greatly. We were going to the cinema tonight so will avoid La La Land and opt or T2 instead! We hope to see you again for a return visit.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is delicious so much to choose from for breakfast gets 10-10 and you get very spoilt even a fabulous piece of homemade cake to take back to your room with you the hosts are very nice to nothing is to much for them

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

We greatly enjoyed your visit and pleased breakfast was a hit and we look forward to your return visit.

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely couple of nights at Riverside. Richard and Diney were excellent hosts with the right amount of attention. The 13 mile walk recommended by Richard was challenging but a great day out. Superb breakfast, in fact so much choice! Cakes were a nice touch too and really tasty. Very nice room too. Comfortable lounge with a nice log fire for...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review which is greatly appreciated. I hope the walk wasn't too demanding and we look forward to seeing you both later in the year.

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard and Diney are welcoming and warm friendly hosts , clean and tidy rooms with lovely toiletries that can be purchased in the hotel.Fabulous breakfast , with Diney's homemade breads and cake.What more could you want.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Great to catch up again and thank you for taking the trouble to review us. I hope the knees have recovered!

Salford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Riverside. It certainly won't be our last. I suspect that the majority of guests who come and stay at Riverside are returnees. Riverside bost many awards and accolades for its accommodation and breakfasts, and in our opinion they are well deserved. But it's the little extra touches that raise the standard even higher: -...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It was great to catch up again and thank you for the parking spot in Manchester. It certainly helped getting away after the match on Wednesday night. Thank you very much for the review and look forward to seeing you both soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Riverside 27-29 January it's a lovely building we were greeted by Richard and Diney and shown to our top floor room no 4 with a view of the river, bed was so comfy tea making facilities were there for us, the breakfasts are amazing with cereals and fruit available as well as hot cooked food toast...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It was great to have you both to stay and really pleased you enjoyed your time in Ambleside and managed to get out onto the fells. Hope to see you again soon.

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stayed at Riverside for our Mini Moon , we had a very warm welcome from Richard and Diney . They go the extra mile on every count , from the homemade Mince Pies on our arrival to the heart shaped homemade shortbread's in our room . Parking is free and walking into town is only a 5 to 10 min...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to spend your mini moon and glad you enjoyed the breakfast! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 and BT Fusion enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside

Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: £105 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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