As it was a special occasion we decided to stay in the Lakeland Double. After a long drive we eventually arrived to find the hotel centrally located in Ambleside and as we parked in the car park, the reception staff came out to greet us and to tell us where we could park.
The reception staff were very welcoming and friendly and told us where our room was (which was just opposite the main building to the hotel). Our room was fantastic, it was very clean and warm, the bed was very comfy and the bathroom was beautiful. In fact the bathroom was the cleanest, most beautiful bathroom I've had when holidaying in the UK. The bath was a Jacuzzi bath and the shower was a very powerful rainfall shower with our toiletries provided and towels also. The towels were big, white and fluffy, very luxurious.
The hotel room provided us with tea making facilities which is an amazing bonus for myself, TV, slippers, robes, towels, hairdryer, and even little bottles of water.
With its central location, it makes the hotel very easy to find and also all other amenities close by. Which was fantastic. For anything forgotten (like toothpaste) there's a Tesco Express down the road also.
The staff within the hotel are very friendly and polite, helping whenever necessary. The breakfast provided is absolutely "out of this world." Virtually anything you want they have. For people heading out for a long day walking like ourselves they do the "big breakfast" I have never been over faced by food but this breakfast was so delicious and big that even I couldn't finish it. This breakfast menu caters for everyone, carnivores, vegetarians, kids, vegans. Its absolutely fantastic. The hotel also has its own bar and the prices there are pretty reasonable.
The hotel allows you access to their leisure facilities. Usually I'm not one for using these facilities however, we did and they were lovely. The pool is a reasonable size but not if your wanting an Olympic sized pool, there is a lovely steam room and sauna where ice is provided outside to cool down and the finishing touch is the hot tub outside. As a couple it was so lovely to relax after an intense walking day outside in the hot tub. The hotel provide you with a locker and towel to use within these facilities and there are changing rooms for you to change in so your not running round in your swimming things through the hotel.
I was very sad to leave this hotel, it is absolutely fantastic and I certainly would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of going to Ambleside. We will definitely be returning again.
- 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