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Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Quality Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

We stayed for 4 days at the end of June 2012. The hotel location and staff were excellent. We used the resteraunt and it was of a high standard and there is nothing negative to say other than the car parking was somewhat tight

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Many thanks for your review and your comments about our great central location, great staff and our high standard of food in the Restaurant. We do have a car parking space for each room and at times the car park can be a bit busy I'm sorry you felt it to be a little tight, myself or our front of house team are always on hand to help with car parking to facilitate more space for guest's, we are always happy to help. Tha nk you once again for your comments your feedback is very important and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

My family and I were put up here after I completed the 24 Peak Challenge in June.

We were given a fantastic family room, which was huge and more than adequately accommodated a 2 year old (travel cot) , 5 year old and two weary parents.

There was no fuss when turning up caked in many miles worth of mud and other lake district lovelies, but rather a warm welcome given.

Breakfast was good, with the nippers well catered for and even given colouring pencils and activities by the staff to make the parents breakfast more enjoyable still.

Would love to stay here as a family again.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Firstly congratulations on the 24 Peak challenge and thank you so much for a great review.So pleased that you enjoyed our spacious family room, leisure facilities and our breakfast.I'm so glad you had an enjoyable stay with us as a family and our friendly staff looked after you even after a hard day's walking mud and all! Hope you can come back soon for a relaxing stay, once again congratulations on the 24 peaks it's some going!
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Boksburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Absolutely loved this hotel. Real old world style and right in the centre of Ambleside. We had a lovely big room upstairs overlooking the entrance to the hotel. The kids loved the indoor pool and outdoor jacuzzi which we made use of the first night there. The breakfasts were great with lots of choice of cereals, fruit, and baked goods and then a cooked breakfast to follow. The service in the Restaurant was rather slow for breakfast though, so go prepared for a relaxed lengthy breakfast. Definately a must for anyone wanting to spend time in the Lake District, and we'll definately be back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review , thank you for your kind comments about our rooms, lesuire facilities, breakfast and our old world charm, it's nice to be able to compliment that will all our modern facilities, I'm pleased you liked the feel to the hotel.Apologies for the slow service during breakfast, it';s one of our busiest times and all our breakfast's are cooked to order, I will look into that but I'm so pleased you enjoyed the actual breakfast. Look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us soon.
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Second stay at this hotel. We are fell walkers so this is perfect. It is also brilliant for people wanting to stay in Ambleside to tour or see the sights.
The pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub are excellent. There is even a supply of crushed ice to ease your bruises.
The staff are great. Very friendly and great English language speakers - even the locals!
The breakfasts are amazing. A wide choice of healthy fruit to a full English and all stations in between. Service was efficient and friendly. The staff are real pros.
There is a free ice machine near the bar! Excellent if you have bruised your knee on the fells or wish to consume chilled "lemonade" in your own room.
Forget the rather jaded exterior appearance and enjoy the lovely public rooms, fantastic health club and super staff.
There is a private car park but some of the spaces are a tight fit. Access is free but you need a token to exit.
We forgot a bag on leaving but the staff saved it for us. Staff are the tops. I will be bringing my wife in the near future.
Have a meal at the Thai opposite - superb. Not tried the hotel restaurant yet.
WORST POINTS. The weather here is rather damp. The clue is in the name of the place, "The Lake District". Even in September it was freezing. Wrap up warm. Remember, you can always take clothing off but you can't put it on if you have left it at home. The weather is not the fault of the hotel.
Give this hotel a go at any time of year. In my opinion, the only statistics you can rely on in this part of the world are sunrise and sunset. Temperature, windspeed and rainfall are all in the lap of the gods.

Room Tip: I have had a room on the second floor on two occasions and the lift is excellent. All our rooms have...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Many thanks for your great review about our location, leisure, 'top' staff, breakfast public areas, rooms and facilities. We are so lucky to have such a central location within minutes you can be up on the fells and we are also so lucky to have great staff many of them have been with us for quite a lot of years! So pleased you enjoyed our brekfast we have worked very hard to get it right , and of course the leisure is a must after a hard day on the fells! we do have ample car parking one space for each room at times it may appear tight but the boys and girls on reception are always on hand to help out to facilitate more space.We do run a rollinf refurbishment programme we are always doing something and the exterior of the building is on the list we like to keep our full time painter, joiner and handy man busy! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, if only we could sort the weather, we will work on that one!
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We had a club room in one of the outbuildings which was large, modern and comfortable. Combined with the well-equipped spa and good breakfast, this made for a good holiday, and we would certainly return.

Less good was the barely-sufficient parking stuck in odd corners. We were also disappointed in the evening meal which did not live up to the expectations set by the menu.

Room Tip: Go for one of the outbuildings to get a modern room
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your kind conments about our Club rooms, Spa and breakfast.We are alays on hand to help out with car parking and we do have enough spaces for every room . I was dissapointed to read your cooments about our food and menu we have launched a new evening menu and I am so sorry that it didn't come up to the mark during your stay, I will look into that.Many thanks your feedback is most important to us I look forward to welcoming you back to stay again soon.
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Really surprised this is only a 3 star.

We had a room in the Wansfell Lodge annexe.
Modern and comfortable.

The pool, sauna and hot tub are great.
The restaurant serves good food. Hotel prices obviously.

The room was cleaned promptly while we were at breakfast every day.

good central location in the town

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
Many thanks for your great comments so pleased you enjoyed our Wansfell room it s a great room with a great view over the town.Thank you for your comments about our breakfast, lesuire facilities, food and central location. So pleased you will be back to visit us, and thanks for the better than a 3 star title, made my day!
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Just stayed here on our first wedding anniversary! Really friendly hotel in a great location, a great base for a lake district stay. We stayed in the Helvellyn room, which is a new addition....What a room! I thought this room was very thoughtfully designed and decorated, with an amazing bathroom.

Staff were very friendly and attentive and we would stay again. I must also add that the spa and gym facilities are worth the visit alone!

Happy.

Room Tip: Helvellyn room all the way.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Firstly congratulations on your first wedding anniversary, so pleased you were able to stay with us to celebrate. Thank you for your great review, I agree Helvellyn is an amazing new room withn lots of added features and a fabulous bathroom, we have to thank Geoff the owner of the hotel for this one, his desgins skills were on overdrive creating this room! Pleased you enjoyd the Spa facilities and many thanks for the comments about our staff, they are a great team, look forward to welcoming you back to stay in Helvellyn again soon.
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Property: Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX, England (Formerly Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village centre location with breathtaking fell views from the doorstep. Award winning breakfast, luxury rooms some with private hot tub, great food, fabulous leisure facilities and spa, free onsite parking friendly attentive staff. ... more   less 
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