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“Amazing restaurant with delicious food!”
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Waterhead Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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“Amazing restaurant with delicious food!”
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

I ate in the restaurant on 09/11/13 with family in the evening. From the second we arrived the lady on reception was warm and welcoming and directed us to the restaurant. As we went down into the restaurant we were greeted straight away and were taken to our table, and they offered to take our coats.
The choice on the menu is wide and prices good. I ordered the trio of burgers which were freshly cooked and full of flavour, I didnt have any room left for desert! The overall service from the staff couldnt be better- they were very helpful and friendly which is what you like to see in a restaurant.
I will definitely be returning as it was a lovely relaxing evening here.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

A return visit for us to the Waterhead and as always, we received a warm and informative welcome from the elegant, friendly receptionists. The hotel is wonderfully situated, all of the staff are amazing - really helpful and professional yet polite and friendly. The bedrooms are modern, clean, spacious and comfortable, food excellent and and service spectacular. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and look forward to returning soon. If you planning a trip to the Lakes, then visit the Waterhead, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

What a wonderfull hotel. Right on the shore of Lake Windermere and just a few minutes walk into Ambleside. Bus stops right outside too if you want to venture further without the car. The standard of appointment is extremely high throughout and the staff are so helpfull and friendly. At breakfast on our first morning I was greeted by name! How do they do that? Wonderfull food. A perfect few days break.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

As owners of 2 labs it is so hard to find a nice hotel that will let them stay and feel comfortable. Well we found it right on the shores of Lake Windermere. Fab hotel totally dog friendly. Rooms well set out and they put dog beds and treats for the important guests! Food excellent and staff cannot do enough for you. Location great and you cannot beat seeing the dawn come up over the lake

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Four trips to the Waterhead now, and four great reviews. We're so comfortable here that we sometimes just stay in the room and unwind. Staff all excellent, very professional. Food is delicious, access to Low Wood pool, sauna, hot tub etc is a brucie bonus too. Can't recommend it enough.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

My family stayed for two nights, dinner, bed and breakfast. We enjoyed every part of our stay as the hotel was lovely, the food was good and the staff were friendly and attentive. The room was very comfortable and there was even a little bed for our dog. We will definitely become regulars now we have discovered this little gem.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

My wife and I stayed for a belated birthday treat for her. We arrived before the check in time so had a spot of lunch in the bar and a drink and then went to use the Leisure facilities at the waterheads sister hotel the low wood bay.

Once we arrived back we checked into room 9 a large room with stunning views over lake Windermere. The room was spotlessly clean and has plenty of extra little treats like ginger bread, decent coffee, selection of tea and a selection of good quality toiletries.

We dined in the restaurant which was quiet, I had duck sprig rolls for starters which were cooked to perfection, rack of lamb which came pink as ordered and i chose a half portion of sticky toffee pudding for desserts. All of which were washed down with a couple of pints of the excellent local lager. My wife chose scollops, duck for mains and had the cheese board which she finished in the room with what was left of the decent riojca (bin 49)

We had breakfast in the room which was very good although we thought the £7.50 per person surcharge was a little steep.

Check out was quick and efficient and topped off what was another excellent stay. The staff all go the extra mile and are a credit to the management team. A special mention to the bar man on Sunday night who was very pleasant and couldn't do enough for the customers.

  • Stayed November 2013
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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 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green 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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Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
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