My wife and I stayed here for a short notice break in the Lakes at the end of February. We wanted to be in Ambleside and choose "Riverside' entirely on the basis of the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. So let me say straight away that the 9.9 rating is entirely justified. Set in a quiet location by Loughrigg, but only 12 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside, it provided a perfect base for a few days walking (and with so many walks right from the hotel, the car stayed in the car park). Much has already been said in other reviews about the very warm welcome, the well appointed and very comfortable rooms, and the fantastic breakfasts (so I won't add anything here except to say all of those reviews are true), but I would like to add a comment about the guest lounge. A log fire, comfortable chairs (I fell asleep in one beside the fire after one walk), books, maps, guides and DVDs, and a licence which allows David to bring you a glass of local ale after a long walk just made 'Riverside' a very special place. Thank you David and Brenda - Sue and I look forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverside B&B Ambleside, Lake District