Hotel is located about 3/4 of a mile from Ambleside, right on the edge of Lake Windemere. It has parking, takes about 10/15 minutes to walk to Ambleside.
The Room, has a large very comfortable double bed, plasma screen tv, toiletries, tea/coffee facilities, DVD player, additional fire/heater, hair dryer, wi-fi access, hairdryer, iron/board, fruit, biscuits.
The hotel is modern and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was excellent, staff very quick, and efficient. Choice of fruits, cereals, cold hams, cheese, yoghurts, water, juices and cooked breakfast.
Reception staff, helpdful and efficient, we arrived at 10am and were allowed to check in as the room was ready.
Now, I have to say the negative, after reading all the reviews on this website I decided to book it as they were all excellent, so I can only imagine that my room was a slip and is not the norm, because my room was certainly not up to a great cleanliness standard. The towel rail had sticky dust on it the alove housing the flowers in the bathroom was splattered with something, there were hairs in the bath. Every high surface and the fire, phones, were covered in dust (not the white type that settles very quickly) but clearly had been there several days. The apples left looked very yellow and were soft and the orange was mouldy. (this was removed the next day when I left it out so the housekeeper could see it, but not replaced). The windows in the corridors had several cobwebs in them and small spiders were visible on the ceilings.
I paid £254 for two nights direct for their website, an apparent 40% reduction on their rack price, had I paid the rack price I would have been very dissapointed.
- 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