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Waterhead Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend break 9/10/11 March in room 16 (the one with the balcony looking over the lake)

Beautiful room with lots of unusual touches, underfloor heating, a fire in the room, lots of lovely toiletries, yummy gingerbread from Grasmere plus lots and lots more too many to mention we were delighted :-)

We had a wonderful stay, really attentive service from all the staff, fabulous choice for breakfast (Eggs benedict was to die for) and the location for Ambleside and more importantly the boats was great, relaxing and quiet just what we needed. The view from our room was stunning and to wake up to the sound of ducks on the lake quacking as an early morning alarm was really unique.
Well worth paying the little bit extra for the room - will not disappoint

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

we stayed for 2 nights and from walking in to leaving the service was excellent. everyone greeted you with a smile and nothing was any trouble. We had breakfast which was also very good but had dinner at the Wateredge across the road.Really liked the extras available eg packed lunch. Overall really good stay and would recommend to all

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We stayed here recently for 2 nights on a kgb deal and it was lovely. Georgous location and we were given a lake view room, even though we didn't pay for one. The room was nice and had little extras like an ice bucket and dvd player. I LOVED the 'Sam the Dog' idea! The staff were really friendly, so helpful, from the minute we checked in, even to the point of helping to carry my heavy bag to the room! (that was the lady receptionist), I was really impressed. Breakfast was good, and we had a nice view of the lake again. We will hopefully stay here again.

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Stayed for one night with my partner and we had a lovely stay!

Our room no 55 was really nice and modern.

We ate in the restaurant, the food was excellent and the service was 10/10.
Going to visit again in summer..

Thanks for a lovely stay!

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Rooms really great, staff helpful and friendly, Breakfasts very good choice,the spa at the low wood idle after a days walk. this was how second stay and will be going again

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed for 2 nights on a KGB deal and had a lovely stay! We had a view over the lake and the room was modern, nicely furnished and very clean.

We ate in the restaurant on our first night and the food was very good. If we have one criticism its that the portions were too big... but thats always a good complaint.

We would definately stay again!

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Booked a 2 night stay through KGB and upgraded to lake view room. Fantastic hotel, room very high standrd. Particularly liked Sam the "do not disturb dog", original fun idea. Staff very attentative and caring, they even put an ice bucket full of ice in our room on both evenings all part of their amazing service. Food superb standard. Excellent location. Would definitely recommend.

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Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: £116 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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