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Riverside Hotel

Traveller (298)
Room & Suite (152)
Dining (51)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
River View
Great View


Full view
97Great for walkers
Grade: 97 out of 100
59Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. We made use of the Spa which was good.The room we had was large and very comfortable on the road side but noisy from early morning, needs double/triple glazing fitting. The meal we had in the hotel restaurant was good with a varied menu to
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We were 2 hours early when we arrived at The Riverside but our room was ready which was a great start but unfortunately that’s where is ended. We were welcomed by a very pleasant receptionist who after we checked in informed us that the boiler had BROKEN down and there was no
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Stayed one Sunday night here. Nice clean modern hotel in excellent location. Free on site parking and wifi. Room and bathroom were spacious. Had decent dinner in the bar. Excellent buffet breakfast included in price. Also had complimentary use of smallish Heath club with gym,
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Central location with river views. Great for travelling around The Lakes Stayed on B&B board, breakfast was lovely, lots of choice hot & cold, bar in hotel was nice to relax in Room was large & clean with plenty of toiletries Staff very friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
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My new husband and I visited the Riverside in Kendal for a mini honeymoon after our wedding. The hotel is in a fantastic location in the centre of Kendal and we had a view over the bridge and river. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the staff were lovely. A
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Family Room
Are dogs allowed in the restaurant?
Hello, thanks for your questions! Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant. However, they are allowed in the bar and you can eat off of the restaurant or bar menu in there. Hope that helps!
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Hi does hotel provide dog beds or do you bring your own thank you.
Hello, thanks for your message. We love dogs here but you will need to bring your own dog bed!
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Hello and thanks for your question. For our standard bookings: No deposit will be taken; full payment for accommodation and any additional supplements or extras will be taken on the day of arrival. These will be charged using the payment details provided at the time of booking. Advanced purchase rates: For all bookings benefitting from our discounted advanced purchase rate, full prepayment for your stay is required at time of booking and will be non-refundable and non-transferable. When indicated, this may also apply to certain deals offered throughout the year. Hope that helps!
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Does the hotel have air con?
Hello and thanks for your question. Wayne is right, we don't have AC here and most places don't find it necessary as England doesn't normally get very hot, although earlier this summer it did, it has since cooled down again. Hope that helps!
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"Rooms on Riverside are quieter"
"Room 310 has a lovely view of river. Room 112 a bit noisy from the road but still a lovely room."
"I have only scored an average for sleep quality because sometimes the rooms are very hot."
"Our room was small but faced onto the river and was very quiet"
"Rooms looking onto the river are best, corner room nearest the road can suffer some traffic noise."
US$91 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKendal
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