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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a place where you can chill in front of a real fire, a selection of fine ales near to hand, belly filling food, comfortable fresh bed (although I think the radiators need bleeding in room 12!), a proper breakfast in every way possible AND have the pleasure of encountering a service that actually makes you write here... More 

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Thank Andy C
Bempton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't stay at the hotel but had a superb bar meal in the Badger Bar one evening. We chose the game pie from the specials board and it was full of a variety of game in a wonderful rich sauce. Our dog was also made very welcome and the roaring fire made the evening perfect.

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Thank Elizabeth T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a party of four people we travel around for Sunday lunch nearly every weekend to different places. Ordering different meals to our liking. To give three very small roast potatoes (warmed up) no boiled or mashed. One small flowerette of cauliflower and broccoli is unacceptable. As of the roast beef it would have been nice to know beforehand how... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teddy is our labradoodle dog, this 2 night break was chosen to enjoy the perfect surroundings and catch some 'Black Friday' bargains in nearby Ambleside. Our dog friendly room was within a stone building across the car park from the main Hotel overlooking 'Dora's Field'. It's a lovely spot and very charming, a good sized bedroom and separate bathroom which... More 

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Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called into The Badger Bar (after walking to Ambleside and back) for Sunday lunch We went in at 12 noon, the bar was quite busy, but there were seats an tables available. The staff were pleasant and welcoming, log fires, and a good atmosphere We both ordered beef roast dinner, and were not disappointed The food was well cooked,plenty... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an evening meal here with a group of 10 colleagues on a Saturday in November. The staff were un-phased by the large group and the service and food were good. The badgers did not make an appearance but they get a bit unreliable over the winter months, which is perfectly understandable. The toilets were novel!

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Thank Dawn L
GRHManager, Owner at Glen Rothay Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Dawn We are getting lots of good food reviews and it will get even better soon when we introduce our new restaurant menu. Head Chef Philip's flavours and presentation are superb and we can really make the most of his skills with the new menu as well as continuing with the bar menu. I am glad your food came... More 

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in the cottage ___room 13___ It was a lovely room with lovely leafy Outlook and excellent bathroom. We ate in the badger bar and the food was excellent and good value. The staff were all very friendly. It is in a super location and once we parked the car we did not use it,... More 

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Thank karen_haigh
GRHManager, Owner at Glen Rothay Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks Karen for your lovely comments. Nearly all our rooms have good views. To choose your favourite have a look at our website. Room 13 as described is called the Daffodil room, because the place is surrounded by daffodils in spring. We are proud of our quality home-made food and do not charge ridiculous prices, unlike other places in... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Glen Rothay in October and can't recommend it highly enough. From the very friendly and helpful staff to the lovely food in the restaurant. Our room was clean, and not at all in the condition that previous reviews have stated. It maybe that the new owners are taking steps to improve the general appearance. The badger... More 

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Thank wifeofjock
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took advantage of an offer emailed to us in October, of 2 nights for the price of one ,as it was my birthday on the 2nd ,so we were ready on a winner !!! The bonus was 2 beautifull calm sunny days , amazing pictures taken walking round Rydal water to Grasmere then back to a roaring fire in... More 

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GRHManager, Owner at Glen Rothay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Pendlebury Thankyou for your kind review. We offer some amazing deals for people who sign up to our mailing list on our website, and I am so pleased that you could take advantage. Our new head chef and his team are proud to produce great home-cooked food (no over-worked microwave here!) and our reputation for food is rising... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited as part of a family group celebrating a 30th birthday. This had been pre booked but one group were somewhat late arriving, as the spot was busy I was pleased they gave us no angst about the latecomers. Once we ordered the food was efficiently served and everyone seemed to enjoy it. After lunch we spread into a bar... More 

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GRHManager, Owner at Glen Rothay Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Veron We have a lovely big restaurant room that is ideal for groups, and I am so pleased that this suited your needs. Our food is gaining a good reputation and to satisfy everyone in a group is a very good sign. And you can see from many of the comments that the staff really enjoy working here as... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Famous Lakeland hotel perfectly located between Ambleside and Grasmere. Huge rooms with 4-poster beds. Woodland and mountain views all around, and a 2 minute walk to the lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glen Rothay Hotel

Address: Glen Rothay Hotel Grasmere Road, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Rydal
Price Range: £61 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glen Rothay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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