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Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

However the gym is very very compact
And excellent food however not having proper chips is a big let down for us
And make sure you pre book for a massage ect
Very close to the main town so easy walking
The staff was outstanding
And helpful


  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank peter c
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you for your review and kind comments about the hotel, our helpful staff, location and excellent food despite the lack of proper chips - we will look into that for you and perhaps make some changes. So pleased you describe us as 'Top Notch' that says a lot and I hope I will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We have been staying in the Lake District for many years now, and now seem to be using hotels, rather than pubs. This hotel has everything we need. Comfortable room, friendly, efficient staff, good breakfast with gluten free bread on offer and a well kept cask ale in the bar. This is our first stay, but it won't be the last. Thanks everyone

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nigel J
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
'Best hotel we've used in the Lakes' - WOW ! Thank you very much for the compliment . So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to look after you and provide all you needed. I Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel to stay again soon.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely weekend in a very comfortable and stylish room. The staff were polite and helpful. I would recommend this hotel and hope to stay again soon. It's a little bit of luxury in a delightful setting.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Thank Dorothy J
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you and your partner enjoyed your weekend with us. Glad you liked your room and that you felt like you experienced a little luxury with us, we do hope you can come back to stay soon and that we can look after you again.
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great location, close to everything .Helpful fun staff, good rooms and leisure centre. I stayed with a couple of friends to go climbing around scarfell pike.the hotel was a spot of luxury after a day on the fells.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Colin H
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thanks for the review, so pleased we were able to provide a little luxury for you and your climbing friends after a hard day on the fells. I hope you managed to chill out in the hot tub after conquering Scarfell Pike - look forward towelcoming you back soon.
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is our third visit to the salutation and will not be our last. Yet again a fantastic stay with the politest, helpful staff you could wish to see. We ate in the bistro and certainly left feeling full and satisfied. The bedroom was as expected spotless and tastefully decorated.The breakfast can only be described as the best , with a great choice of starters from the buffet selection before the main event which can only be described as fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will be back for sure.

Room Tip: We stayed in 219 which was tastefully decorated probably better than the one our friends stayed in a...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank familypet44
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Paulcookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
'Simply the best' - well it doesn't get much better than that!- thank you so much for such a fantastic review, look forward to your return.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

An average tourist class hotel. Did what it said on the tin, almost. Pokey room but good view and clean bathroom with great shower. Food was tasty but very basic. Two things would stop me going back. 1. The wifi was painfully slow, so slow that I gave up. 2. It really annoys me that hotels allow staff to work out front who can't speak or understand basic English. It's unfair to them and unfair to guests. My breakfast waiter needed an interpreter when I asked for sweetener for my tea. Even with the mimes and pointing at the sugar bowl. That's about all I got to say about that!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection

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 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#2 Family 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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