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Waterhead Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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cumbria
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“get away from it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

We have just returned from a short break at the Waterhead hotel. We requested a luxury double room DBB included. The room was very spacious and a lovely view of the lake. Thoughtful touches were a bowl of fresh fruit, cafietiere and the toiletries were plentiful. Turndown was available but we refused. Next morning we had chocolates left on our pillow.
The food was delicious and served promptly. There was a separate bar with grill if you didn't book full board. The staff were very unobtrusive but willing to help if anything was required.
We were very satisfied with the whole package. Nearby spa at low wood hotel is a good place to go. We have used it in the past.
Ambleside is a short walk away for places to eat.

Room Tip: Room 8 was a luxury room on the ground floor overlooking the lake. Excellent value
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

Our third visit for dinner bed and breakfast, staying in a lake view room and I am pleased to report that as expected the service, quality of room and dining experience were all excellent. Well done Waterhead we shall be back again.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a lake view if you are to spend any daylight hours there.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
Dear ukstayer,

Thank you once again for taking the time post another glowing review of your recent stay with us. Your continued business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcome you back soon.

Best regards

Mark Needham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

The Waterhead hosted our wedding. It was brilliant from beginning to end. The rooms were well equipped and spotless. The food was excellent and the service provided by the staff was outstanding. They were friendly and very accommodating.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Stayed for one night in October. We had a lakeside room which gave us gorgeous views of the lake. Room was clean and very comfortable. Location is great, few minutes drive to Ambleside and Bowness. Can get a boat to Bowness from right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

Attended a wedding on fri12 th oct , cannot praise the hotel and staff enough , food and service fantastic , rooms beautiful and full of nice little extras , filter coffee wonderful gingerbread and top notch toiletries , hotel full for sat night had to stay at another hotel in Windermere more expensive but not a patch on waterhead .

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whmanager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
Dear Khow,

Many thanks for your feedback, great to hear you enjoyed the wedding and all the other aspects of your stay with us. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Best regards

Mark Needham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

Exceptional service made our weekend - fantastic room and food did absolutely nothing to spoil the experience either - not cheap but you would not expect it to be. We left a bottle of our own champagne in the room when we went out. When we returned it had been placed in an ice bucket with two glasses beside it - unique!

Room Tip: Lakeside view recommended
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

stayed at the waterhead for 1 night,hotel really good,rooms boutique style. we got our room at a reduced rate and was a standard room,our friend paid £70.00 more for there room and the only difference was a lake view and a basket of fruit.never had any problems parking.the breakfast was excellent,and a really large choice.would stay again if got a reduced rate. also you get a pass to a leisure centre 200yds away.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Waterhead Hotel
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 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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