Every hotel appears to have at least one room which it should never, ever really let out and in the Salutation Hotel this is room 112. It is stuck in a corner of the hotel , very dark because the window is aright against a wall and over the kitchen with the kitchen air vent right outside the window. The extractor fans from the kitchen are going until about 9.30 p.m. in the evening and not only fill the room with noise but the vibration is tremendous. These fans come on again about 8 a.m. and nearly shake you out of bed as they do so. What was more, the hotel knew this was an awful room because when complaints were made the reply was "some guests don;t seem to mind it."
Good points, once the member of our party in 112 complained she was changed over to a very nice room the next day when the hotel had a room available. Otherwise, the hotel was in an excellent position in Ambleside but not far from the lake or t he fells, was clean and the public rooms were pleasant and comfortable. The staff were all very efficient and pleasant and the breakfast first class. The other food, however, was rather 1950 boarding houseish - the plainer food in the bistro being better generally than the food in the restaurant. Excellent range of local beers in the bar and the wine list is not bad, although could be improved without raising the prices which were a little high for the standard of the wine.
We would stay there again because it was good in so many ways but would probably east out for dinner.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Ambleside
- Ambleside Best Western
- Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa Lake District