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Riverside B&B
Ranked #3 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
“Faultless”
Reviewed 5 November 2009

Lovely stay at the riverside. Having stayed at a nearby hotel last time this B&B knocked spots off it! Brenda and Dave are very friendly and always on hand to help us out/give advice on good places to visit. Lovely homemade breakfast. Clean, large room will all the amenities we would need. Affordable prices and a great location - just a nice tree lined walk into town (10 mins max). Would definately go back :-)

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findmeahiddengem1985
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

Everything about Riverside is charming, from the setting, the welcome from the hosts to the finish of the wonderfully appointed guest rooms.

Nothing is too much trouble for hosts David and Brenda who make you feel welcome from the minute you walk in. They are a mine of local information, their tips on where to eat, where to walk and where to shop did not disappoint.

We are already planning another visit in the new year. Definitely a hidden gem.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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North Wales
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

Without doubt Riverside is the only place we now stay in mid/south Lakeland, we don't even consider anywhere else. Nothing is too much trouble for Dave & Brenda, the breakfasts are wonderful (Brenda had even made gluten-free bread for me). All the rooms are comfortable and absolutely spotless. The 10 minute walk into Ambleside by the river and through the park is lovely (torches provided for darker evenings by Dave & Brenda, of course!) - lots of good places to eat when you get there without need of the car, and there are many walks to be taken from right outside the gate to suit all abilities. We can't praise Riverside highly enough, they fully deserve their Gold Standard award.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Anglesey
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

Riverside is set in a quiet location where the only sound is that of the river flowing by. Dave and Brenda are excellent hosts who have thought of every little detail to make their guests feel at home. The bedrooms are havens of comfort and tranquility, and the breakfasts are a treat.

I and E, Anglesey

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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wirral
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

We stayed for the first time as a wedding party, there were 6 of us.From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a roaring fire and candles everywhere! We knew from the off this was going to be a wonderful experience.David and Brenda met us with big welcomes nothing was too much trouble.We stayed for 3 nights and left with hugs all round, without a doubt we would recomend this experience to one and all.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 October 2009

We have been staying with Brenda and David at Riverside for about 5 years now, usually twice or three times per year. It is a bed and breakfast hotel situated about 10 minutes walk away from the centre of Ambleside, next to a river. It is the most wonderful place to stay - the hosts are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble for them, from advising where to eat in the evening to providing special food for my gluten free diet, to providing instructions for walks. The rooms are fitted with everything you could possibly need, one has a four poster bed. There is a welcoming lounge with a log fire, very comfortable. Everything is spotlessly clean, the huge gardens are available to use (lovely to be able to sit in during the clement weather), and the breakfasts are delicious. We come away feeling extremely relaxed and it is all due to Brenda and David. I can wholeheartedly recommend Riverside Hotel to anyone.

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Bromsgrove
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Reviewed 23 October 2009

We stayed at Riverside after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, and can say that everything said about this fantastic Bed and Breakfast is true.
David and Brenda are so friendly and very attentive to your every need, the location is superb and the house itself is very traditional and homely, however it still manages to keep up with the times with flat screen televisions in your room, and wi fi internet access if you feel inclined to use it.
The location of the house is ideal, both for Ambleside only a 10 minute walk to the centre, and also an abundance of walks in and around the area, and It has ample parking at the front of the house so you never need to worry about finding a parking space.
Breakfast at Riverside is a real treat and comes with a choice of cereal, mixed toast including home made bread, porridge fruit etc, and thats before you have your cooked breakfast which i hasten to add is always cooked to perfection by Brenda.
But inspite of all the above its the little things that really makes Riverside stand out from other B and B's such as David and Brenda's hospitallity, the fact that no matter where you are in the house it always feels like home, the lit fire of a night in the cosy lounge, the candles around the house and the lanterns leading down the steps that are lit of a night i could go on..........But why not try it for yourselves i promise you will not regret a stay at Riverside.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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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 #3 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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