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“Lovely hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Riverside
Ranked #1 of 105 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

All too short stay with my son at this lovely hotel. Beautiful setting and only a short pleasant walk to the centre of Ambleside. As has been said the breakfast is superb with many locally sourced ingredients and David and Brenda could not have been more welcoming or helpful. .They obviously work very hard to ensure their guests have an enjoyable stay. I certainly agree with the other reviewers.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Just got home after another stay at Riverside and again, everything was perfect. Beautiful setting, so tranquil and relaxing. After a long walk through stunning scenery, then a warm, cosy nights sleep, it's a joy to come down to one of Dave and Brenda's superb breakfasts. Riverside and it's delightful hosts are perfect in every way, we're already planning our next stay. Cannot be beaten.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

A most idyllic setting, brilliant hosts and fantastic breakfasts. Anything we needed was provided by Brenda & David - advice on walks and the provision of excellent and informative maps was very much appreciated. The room had everything we needed and after long days exploring the Spa Bath was very welcoming.

The little things always make a difference and after returning soaking wet David was there to retrieve our wet clothing and boots and the next morning they were dry ready for us to go out once more. David's knowledge of the area is outstanding and his recommendations for walks were
superb.

All in all excellent 4 day break which was enhanced by our hosts. The standards we encountered were superb - breakfasts were wonderful. Writing this review following our break in February and the little touches on Valentine's day still make us smile - Chocolate hearts, heart shaped lights and more....

We came away fully refreshed and with many pleasant memories - Thank You.

Room Tip: The room with the Spa Bath and riverside view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is a very special hotel, run by very special people. All the people giving this a 5* review aren't wrong. David and Brenda work very hard to ensure that everything is just right, the breakfasts are superb and the location is perfect. Ambleside it just a short pleasant stroll away through the park and we would really recommend Room 2 as it is beautifully decorated and the sounds of the river opposite make it very tranquil.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a very special place run by two very special people. This was our seventh visit and it was as wonderful as all our previous visits. Breakfasts divine, attention to detail superb, but subtle. Our black lab is very welcome in the garden which at this time of year is full of colour and even some sunshine! I don't know know how anyone could find fault with Riverside, we just adore it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lichfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We have been going to Riverside for 5 years now and it is just perfect. We went again for 2 nights last weekend and received the usual warm welcome from Brenda and David. We were more than delighted with our stay the whole care and attention to detail is wonderful. I'm sure their breakfast can't be beaten and we would gladly recommend a stay here to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Dave is very helpful with his wealth of local information and so very caring. Brenda's breakfasts, homemade breads etc, are to die for, try the yoghurt granola one day and then for fun the boiled eggs and soldiers the next. You cannot improve on perfection.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riverside

Property: Riverside
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 #1 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside 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 and BT Fusion enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 
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Riverside Ambleside, Lake District

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