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Waterhead Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

What a lovely hotel!
Staff are so friendly and professional, the room (with lake view) was lovely and the food was out of this world! Breakfast was excellent with lots of variety and dinner was supperb!

- We have booked to go back again in October!

Room Tip: Lake view is a bonus
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Lovely relaxing break in Ambleside. Perfect hotel in a great location. The breakfast was really good too, there was an impressive range of cold and cooked breakfast. The room wasn't by any means dirty but it wasn't spotless, that was the only thing which let the place down.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

We've just returned from a second visit to The Waterhead Hotel. We were not disappointed as once again we felt pampered, and generally extremely well looked after. The hotel just seems to get everything right! I often return home from a hotel visit looking forward to my own bed and home comforts, but I haven't felt like that on either visit to this hotel. Can't wait to go back and will miss kippers, and whiskey in my porridge at breakfast tomorrow.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

We are getting married at the Waterhead later this year, so we decided to sample it's facilities beforehand. Everything about our two night visit was perfect. All the staff were friendly and attentive, we had a fabulous room with lake view, the food in the restaurant was varied and great quality. Breakfast was excellent especially the vegetarian sausages and bacon. We really enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning with friends and family for our wedding day.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Beautiful hotel. Rooms very modern, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Lovely and warm. Great views of the lake from the window. Breakfast was lovely, great choice and made fresh when ordered. Staff very polite and helpful. Nice touch that the manager helped with breakfast. Will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: Lovely views of the lake, we stayed in Room 6 which was at the end, perfect if you are worried about...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Stayed at the Waterhead on the 14th March. The room was stunning. Fabulous super king sized bed, luxurious bathroom with fluffy bathrobes and excellent supply of quality toiletries with which to pamper yourself. Loved the choices on the beverage tray complete with locally sourced Gingerbread.
Would definitely recommend this hotel as a relaxed luxury destination for couples.
Thanks to the staff for their attentive service. We had a wonderful time and would love to visit again soon.

Room Tip: Room 21 has a fabulous view of the lake
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

It's hard to add anything new to the rave reviews already on this site. We have just returned from our second visit, accompanied by friends who were on their fourth visit. We were all, once again, delighted with our experience of this wonderful hotel. Even though on this occasion we were on a 'deal' and didn't have a lake view room, the rooms we had were still lovely and the public areas are so welcoming that it didn't matter that the room wasn't lake front, we could still relax and enjoy the views from the lounge/bar areas. Also, and in my opinion, this is the mark of a really good hotel, regardless of what sort of deal you are on, your are treated as very valued guests by all the staff, which goes some way to account for the high number of return visitors to this lovely hotel.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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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 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury 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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Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District

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