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Skelwith Bridge Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$115*
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The staff at this hotel are amazing. Very attentive, helpful and cheery. We had half board with a huge room, super king size bed and good shower, just what you need after a day walking. The menu was different and interesting each night and the food was exellent. Huge variety at breakfast and enough to last the day.

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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped here 30 jun - 2 July for a short break. We chose this hotel as we wanted to take our dog with us to the Lake District. Staff could not have been friendlier and accommodating. Food in both restaurant and adjoining Talbot bar excellent. Would certainly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to explore the lakes with plenty of...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Booked here for a family event for 20 people, dinner plus rooms. Staff very helpful and changed menu for us. Dinner and rooms good value Only negative was that some of the puddings available in bar weren't available in restaurant, normally other way round

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Stopped with my dad and 3 of his siblings for 4 nights in June and had a lovely time. The food is excellent and the staff very attentive and helpful. The gardens and hanging baskets are lovely, we had a fantastic view from our bedroom window. On the minus side, the annex steps need another rail and grab rail for...

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1Thank katiewarrington
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Brathay View Cottage that's just the other side of the car park for our holiday and had a couple of lovely quiet evenings here for our tea (The steak and ale pie is to die for !) Very warm and welcoming atmosphere, staff very friendly. We will definitely be back on our next visit to The...

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1Thank Kirsty D
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Spent 3nights in June (our 4th visit) and the whole team who work there are the most helpful people you could wish to meet. The food is out of this world and the rooms are very comfortable. The hotel is perfect for discovering the Lakes also plenty of walks near by.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Just returned from a 3 nt stay on a dbb deal. A lovely nice place, but our room not ideal. Partially our fault as we booked the grasmere suite which had no view and didn't suit us, so we asked for another room and had no choice but room 18. Large airy room, overlooking the field at the rear, unfortunately...

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1Thank Maria H
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Just got back from 2 nights staying dinner bed & breakfast. Lovely clean large room, food was fantastic, breakfast outstanding. Staff really friendly and helpful. The location is perfect with great walks.

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Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We have used this hotel many times in the past as a base for visiting the Lake District. However we had not been for nearly eight years and were interested to see if it had changed, We discovered that there had been a change of ownership since we were last there although we did recognise two of the original staff....

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3Thank skynet45
Wirral
Reviewed 17 May 2015

In my top three favourite hotels of all time... and one that we will revisit time and time again. The food is out of this world, the staff friendly and helpful and dog friendly to boot. 11 out of 10! Best hotel in the Lakes.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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: £95 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Skelwith Bridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Skelwith Bridge Ambleside
Hotel Skelwith Bridge
Skelwith Bridge Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#10 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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“My room was in the lodge and was cosy and warm and I loved it.”
medseclady, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“No lift in the hotel so be prepared for stairs to upper rooms.”
N7195DRdavidm, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Number 9 was great, very quiet despite being on the side of the Langdale road.”
djr39, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms 5 & 18 (Noise issues)”
M4RKP, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There should be plenty of parking”
L1am29, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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