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“"A very special place"”
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Riverside B&B
Ranked #2 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucestershire
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19 reviews
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“"A very special place"”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

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.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We were able to stay at Riverside again last weekend at short notice due to a cancellation, after a lovely warm welcome from Brenda & Dave, as always, we were shown to a very comfortable and cosy room. Breakfast was delicious, the home made bread and fruit muesli bowl are especially recommended!
A nightcap in the lounge in front of the lovely log fire rounded off the evening after our meal out. By far the best place to stay in the area, we are looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel sets the standard, Brenda and David work exceptionally hard to ensure that all needs are met, even to having bird recognition books in the window at breakfast to help identify the many birds on the feeders.

The breakfast was excellent that included homemade bread and preserves. The room was clean and comfortable.

The hotel deserves its 5 star status

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Just returned from another weekend with David and Brenda, just keeps getting better, if that is possible. Nothing is too much trouble for them, breakfast is just fantastic, hope to return very soon. Thank you David and Brenda.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Just spent two days here at this lovely hotel it was warm and cosy and that location is perfect Brenda and dave made us very welcome and the breakfasts are superb we are looking forward to staying again

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Lovely hosts. Lovely room (room 2). Lovely experience. We can not rave enough about how wonderful riverside is. I would recommend to anyone. Incredibly friendly and welcoming. We are definitely returning!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I was treated to a surprise weekend here for Valentines.

It was lovely from the minute we arrived. Brenda had made gorgeous valentines cupcakes ready for our arrival. David was very welcoming and the house was warm and cosy. Room 3 was very comfortable with a lovely view.

Breakfast was first class with locally produced sausages, jams and marmalades. Homemade banana & pecan bread was a real treat.

We can't wait to return :-)

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Riverside B&B
Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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