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Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We stayed here for 1 night in November and can't wait to go back.

Having read the reviews on here we took the plunge and booked a superior cottage room - upon check-in we were told we had been upgraded to a suite. This was across the car park and was a lovely standalone apartments (all it was missing was a kitchen). As our room was not ready when we arrived we took advantage of the leisure facilities on offer in the hotel which were superb.

Obtaining a key fob and towel we went downstairs to use the pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and outside hot tub. It was a freezing day but the outdoor hot tub was lovely and warm under the water and this is situated at the back of the hotel in their enclosed garden area. With a stream running at the back of the hedge this was a relaxing soak.

We decided to dine in the restaurant having read positive reviews and the food was lovely.

Breakfast the following morning was also a treat with an array of choice from watermelon to porridge to a cooked breakfast of pastries. Everything was lovely during our stay and our suite was stunning.

can't wait to go back...

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Thanks for a great review, so pleased you had a good stay with us. The lodge rooms are great and as you say with the addition of a kitchen could pass for an apartment .... now there's a thought!The lesuire has been a great bonus and the hot tub a big hit with our guest's, a great way to relax even if it's chilly outside. So pleased you dined with us and that you enjoyed our fab breakfast's they really set you up for the day. Many thanks for such great feed back.Look forward to you next visit.

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Reviewed 2 December 2012

We booked a 4 day break at this hotel via the best western web site and then 2 days later i spotted they had a better deal just released direct from the hotel ! i contacted the hotel direct and they immediately swapped me to the better deal even though i had a pay before deal with them refunding the difference, they were helpful and polite and we were well impressed with the excellent customer service . The hotel is very clean (a credit to the cleaning staff) and warm with a good pool and a great gym and the sauna and steam rooms are excellent as is the outdoor hot tub with good sized towels provided. Breakfast is good with options for every taste and the evening meals are good value , we ate in the restaurant and the bistro and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the bistro but both serve good tasting and good value food ,the lounge area has loads of comfy chairs and sofa's to relax in. This is a excellent base for touring the lakes and we will definitely be staying at this hotel again as they appreciate your custom and show it ,even when booking out they said we could leave our car in the private car park while we had a stroll round the shops , a great place to stay with great staff.

Room Tip: for the price we paid any room is ok
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Many thanks for your review, so pleased you had a great 4 day break with us and that our reception team were helpfull with your booking. we are lucky with our location so central glad you were able to see all the sights from our door step. We have a great friendly helpful team off staff and credit indeed goes to our housekeepers for keeping everything in order. Pleased you enjoyed our Bistro food and breakfast and had a chance to use our lesuire facilities. Look forward to you returning soon , many thanks.

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Just spent 4 nights here in the woodlands room. The room is beautiful very spacious with a sitting area, Jacuzzi bath plus a shower. Two tvs and best of all underfloor heating which was great for the cold weather we had whilst there, the room was always toastie warm. As all other reviews say its a great breakfast and you can ask for double portions if you want it, there is so much on offer you are spoilt for choice. The pool was nice after a long days walking so was the sauna. The out door hot tub was fab for aches and pains. There was an indoor jacuzzi and a steam room by the pool aswell. There was also a small gym but we never used this. We never ate any other meals at the hotel, we tried the local pubs which were all fine and quite cheap for the food. The hotel is in a great location lots of walks from the hotel. Would stay here again for sure, all staff were great. Would defiantly recommend the Ambleside salutation.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Thank you for your review, pleased you enjoyed your stay in Woodlands it's a great room one of my favourites! Your comments about our staff, location, lesuire are much apprecaited. We are very proud of our breakfast's and I hope you tried a double gril! Your feed back is important thanks for taking the tiem to write and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 20 November 2012

We arrived to a very pleasant welcome from reception.We were upgraded to a club room free of charge. Room was a good size with sitting area and coffee table. Breakfasts are superb with excellent cold buffet and cooked breakfast served at table. Ate in bistro one night, food was excellent but was very quiet and lacked atmosphere. Leisure facilities are very clean and relaxing way to pass a wet afternoon. Had a manicure in beauty salon which added to overall enjoyment of hotel. Would definitely stay here again. Best location in town centre.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Thank you for your review so pleased you had a good break with us and that you enjoyed our room upgrade to a Club room . We are really pleased with our breakfast set up so pleased you enjoyed it. We are really lucky to have such a great location right in the village centre with everything on hand. Glad you enjoyed your Bistro meal, but sorry you felt the room lacked atmosphere.I hope you will stay with us agian soon, many thanks.

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

All the reviews here are right. On arrival we were upgraded to a suite which was a pleasant surprise. The rooms had everything you could ask for. They were large rooms and very clean. The hot breakfast was extremely tasty with great service and lots of choice especially for us vegetarians. The leisure facilities were in great condition and again very clean. We loved the Canadian spa outdoors. You won't be able to find a hotel with a more central location to the town than this one. All the restaurants and shops are within walking distance.
Overall a great stay and we would love to return again. Defiantly recommend it to everyone

  • Stayed: November 2012
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cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Many thanks for your review and great comments about our rooms (pleased you enjoyed the upgrade!). We are very lucky with our location so central, the lesuire facilities are a great bonus and the hot tub is very popular come rain or shine! We have worked hard on the breakfast set up and think we have something for everyone glad you enjoyed it a great way to start the day. Look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 13 November 2012 via mobile

Room was a little small to what i was expecting for a superior room.

The champaign in my room come without any glasses, soon as i mentioned it was sorted so it was soon forgotten about.

The food was nothing special!

The staff seemed friendly enough and i throughly enjoyed my stay

Great location!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2012

Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. I was a little dissapointed that you did not enjoy our food we have just introduced a new menu and I think our breakfast selection is really quite impressive but I'm sorry that we didi not come up the mark during your stay.Our rooms do vary in size the original building being a 16 th Centuary coaching inn, Fairfield has the benefit of a balcony with fabulous view up to the Horseshoe and is one of our popular rooms. I would be happy to show you our other Club rooms when you next stay especially our latest room Helvellyn. Iam pleased that on the whole you enjoyed your stay with us, your feedback is important and I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We had a great stay at the hotel. The staff were friendly, there is FREE Wifi, the food in the Bistro was excellent and the breakfasts were brilliant.

The lounge is very good the standard of accommodation was very high. The Highest quality Best Western I have stayed in.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Paulcookson, Front Office Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2012

Thank you so much for your great review we are really pleased you think we are one of the Best Best Western Hotels you have stayed in ! Pleased you enjoyed our food both breakfast and Bstro, hope to welcome you back soon.

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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
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: £116 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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