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Brathay Lodge, Ambleside

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Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE England
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#34 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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This family-run Ambleside bed and breakfast offers free on-site parking for direct bookers, Free Wi-Fi, and bedrooms with a spa bath(temporarily unavailable), shower and king-size beds. There are scenic views over Wansfell and Loughrigg. Brathay Lodge was built around 1890 and is very well located for walkers, mountain bikers and golfers visiting the Lake District. Ambleside has many restaurants and bars offering different types of cuisine. Rooms at Brathay Lodge are spread over 4 floors, with access using stairs. Some rooms have Lakeland views and balconies. Fair trade tea and coffee with biscuits are available in the rooms whilst all bathrooms have luxurious spa baths with shower over. A temporary option of a breakfast box can be served each morning. The bed and breakfast is close to the centre of Ambleside and scenic walks. Lake Windermere is about 10 minutes' walk away. (Temporary procedures during Covid-19 period apply)
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Parking
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian
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Emma N wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed in the triple room which was really spacious with comfy beds. Fantastic location in the centre of Ambleside and very helpful staff. We also loved the generous breakfast box. Will be returning!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Trevor MacPake, Other at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Thank you for such a great review!! We are delighted you had a great time staying with us at Brathay Lodge and hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards
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nicolajdrake wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom74 contributions56 helpful votes
I travelled here in September and stayed for two nights. The best thing about this lodge is it's location. It's close enough to Ambleside side to walk in (5mins), you can walk to the lake in 15mins and most of the walks start right by the church. We visited during Covid times, where the hotel was only opening at the weekends, with limited staff and tight regulations, such as spa baths turned off and a reduced breakfast. However, that does still include a hot breakfast wrap. Covid awareness was taken very seriously here. Our room was one of the ones in the lodge section which had a balcony entrance (also connecting to the inside of the hotel) Rooms are big and nicely decorated. We stayed in a family room for two, which has a curtain dividing the two sets of beds. A nice idea if you were staying as a family. The bathroom was huge and the water was always hot. On the Saturday night we couldn't get a reservation in any local restaurant so we got a take away and ate it out on the balcony while watching TV, it felt like home from home. Tip: if you go during Covid restrictions make sure you book your restaurants in advance. One negative would be the additional parking charge, I feel that it should have been included in our night's stay given the rate. I was aware that it is included if you book directly but it was still cheaper to book elsewhere and pay the parking. I would like to revisit this hotel when Covid is over to get the full experience. The owner was/is doing his best given the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. We did the waterfall walk which was lovely (6miles). I was disappointed by Higher Sweden Bridge. However, the views on the way down was worth the additional walk up.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for one of the lodge side rooms
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Response from Brathay Lodge, Other at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you liked the location, spacious room, etc and appreciate your acknowledgement of our current Covid policies. Kind regards
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Simon M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Brathay Lodge is very well run and our favourite place to stay in Ambleside. We concur with previous reviewers who highlight the pleasant and friendly staff who always make every effort to look after guests. The covid security measures in place are sensible and work well. The breakfast box is a splendid start to a day on the fells. We look forward to our return in the Spring. Gill & Simon
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Brathay Lodge, Other at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Thank you for your great review, we are pleased you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards
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Marliii wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Once again, I cannot recommend Brathay Lodge highly enough. It’s incredibly clean, comfortable. The boxed breakfasts during the Covid restriction period, are incredibly generous and filling, and included hot wraps, cereals, fresh fruit, fruit juice, flapjack, pastries and yoghurt ! Absolutely amazing with something for everyone. The management and staff are super friendly and helpful at all times. We are already planning to return, we had a superb weekend here again. Brathay Lodge never ever disappoints. Thanks Trevor, Carol and team xxx
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Room 14 is our favourite ! Very spacious with a lovely view.
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Response from Trevor MacPake, Other at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Thank you for giving us an excellent review! I'll pass your kind words to all, always appreciated We are glad you have had another fab stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks
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Ali G wrote a review Aug 2020
Durham, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
My partner, myself and our dog absolutely love it here. Central location, easy parking, friendly staff. Great social distancing measures in place - we loved our breakfast in a box. Already planning our autumn trip.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Trevor MacPake, Other at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside
Responded 2 Sep 2020
Thank you for your review. Its comments like this that make all our day! We are really glad you enjoyed your 3rd visit this year. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
brathay hotel ambleside, brathay lodge
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brathay Lodge, Ambleside
Which popular attractions are close to Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.2 miles), Ambleside Climbing Wall (0.1 miles), and Golden Rule (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include breakfast, baggage storage, and bicycle rental.
Which room amenities are available at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Copper Pot Cafe.
Is Brathay Lodge, Ambleside located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Ambleside.
Are pets allowed at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Brathay Lodge, Ambleside?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.3 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.7 miles), and Bridge House (0.1 miles).