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“A luxurious welcome to the Lakes”
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Riverside B&B
Ranked #3 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2009

We have stayed five times at Brenda and Dave's hotel situated by the River Rothay under Lough Rigg. You have to experience one of their extensive but healthy cooked breakfasts including Dave's smoothies and fruit cup, and Brenda's home made specialty breads, while looking out at the river rushing by between the trees. The welcome, comfort, facilities, and cleanliness there are unsurpassed in our opinion, and we have travelled widely in the UK and abroad. Walkers will appreciate Dave's knowledge of the fells and their collection of walking books and guides. These can be photocopied, and along with the daily news sheet and weather forecasts really help you enjoy the Lakes to the utmost.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Dave and Brenda are marvellous hosts. They have an outstanding house with all the little things that bring out the charm factor. The breakfasts were superb and teh access to Ambleside was very convenient while retaining a real country feel. Looking forward to visiting again and again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

Thank you Dave and Brenda for another lovely stay. We have now visited Riverside a number of times and will definitely be back again. The rooms are always clean and tidy, the breakfasts great, particularly if you are vegetarian and the service exceptional. The hotel is very convenient for Ambleside centre and other areas of the Lake District with numerous walks on the door-step. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2009

From the welcoming greeting of Brenda and Dave to the fond farewell this was a perfect trip and place to stay. The rooms were very comfortable and the little added touches,tealights on the front steps when you return in the evening, the superb breakfast and not least the always willing help of Dave to provide any information to make your visit to the area more enjoyable.. We will definately return. I can not imagine staying anywhere else in the Lakes. Thank you so much for a lovely holiday!
Wayne and Joan Meadows, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2009

This was our second stay and the standards were just as we found 5 years ago but everything was fresh and to a very high grade. Brenda and David are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are light, airy and spotlessly clean. The breakfast menu is extensive and just what one needs for a good days walk. The position of the hotel is superb -it is an easy walk into Ambleside and one can do many good walks from the house. To us it is a real home from home

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Reviewed 26 August 2009

We have recently returned from our third trip to Riverside and as always, it was fantastic. We were met with such a warm welcome from Brenda and Dave and soon settled into our room.
We love all the personal touches and the use of local produce.
Breakfast was up to the usual high standard and set us up nicely for the day.
Riverside is perfectly situated and is just a short walk into the centre of Ambleside.
If you are looking for information on walk or eating out, Dave and Brenda are experts and will soon tell you the name of their favourite restaurant which we can highly recommend.
We had a fantastic time and you will too, so just go!

Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

We have recently returned from a 3 night break at Riverside. Dave and Brenda are perfect hosts - their welcome and the manner in which they look after their guests is a credit to them both.Nothing is too much trouble and the little extras that are provided make for a very relaxing break.
Breakfasts are made from high quality products and the Muesli Fruit Bowl and Homemade Breads are superb and not to be forgotten in a hurry!
Our room was spotlessly clean and the lounge has sufficient information about walks and places to visit to keep anyone entertained for months!
We highly recommend Riverside. Well done Dave and Brenda

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Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £99 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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