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Rothay Manor Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
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Indiana
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

We received a very friendly welcome here and the staff were pleasant and efficient in all areas of the hotel. The 2 bedroom Fairfield Suite was well designed and spacious, although the 2nd bedroom is really only suitable for children. Some things are a little tired around the edges, but not enough to spoil the stay. 4 free bottles of water was a nice touch. Breakfast was ample and good, and it was nice to have it included in the room rate.

We walked the 5-10 minutes into Ambleside for dinner rather than eat in the hotel, where one course was £23.50. I would stay here again, although I did consider it expensive at £195 for the room.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Just returned from a wonderful 2 day special offer break from one of the deal companies. My wife and I have never enjoyed such a nice hotel before. Our roomdid enjoy a view of a wall BUT it was a beautifully appointed room with king size bed all the usual trappings but done to a very high standard and as I was getting a good deal price wise I certainly didn't expect a view of the hills!. Downstairs there are two very comfortable lounges with very comfy sofas and armchairs, one lounge also had a roaring fire - lovely to sit in if the weather had been bad (we had two glorious days of cloudless skies) The meals were absolutely first class as was the service from the excellent waiters (no I'm not being paid by the management) The grounds around the hotel are lovely and all in all I honestly can't think of anything bad to say about our whole stay It's just a short walk into Ambleside but I noted that if you needed to park there (not easy) then the hotel have a special pass you can request. Summing up, this hotel was the nicest one I've stayed in and special offers permitting we'll be back !

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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RMHotel, Manager at Rothay Manor Hotel, responded to this review, 29 January 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Rothay Manor, glad you enjoyed it, please do come again soon
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Cumbria
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105 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

We were looking for a venue for a family celebration the party consisting of myself, husband, daughter, son-in-law and nine moth old granddaughter.We wanted somewhere where we could enjoy a relaxing meal whilst our granddaughter slept in her own room close by. A friend of my daughter recommended we try Rothay Manor as she had stayed with her young daughter and family too.I contacted the hotel, the reception were wonderful in organising us to have the 2 adjoining suites Wansfell and Loughrigg and we could have dinner served in the larger suite.We had the most marvellous time, our granddaughter went to bed and slept peacefully whilst we enjoyed a private party served perfectly by the excellent staff. We were totally relaxed and the great thing was we could eat at our own pace and just rang when we were ready for the next course.We took breakfast in the main dining room in the morning and this again was very enjoyable. The suites are very well appointed and comfortable,a travel cot had been provided and a request for a high chair was dealt with immediately.They are only a few steps away from the main hotel and have their own private parking outside. A big thank you must go to all the staff especially the guys who served the dinner for making this a memorable occasion for us.We don't live very far away so hope to be back again in the future and would certainly recommend to all.

Room Tip: We thought the suites well worth the extra and ideal for families
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012 via mobile

In every way the people at Rothay Manor go out of their way to make the hotel warm, friendly,immaculately presented and with an excellent restaurant. Well positioned 5 mins walk from the lovely town of Ambleside and the north shore of stunning Lake Windermere.

Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Belfast, N. Ireland
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96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Afternoon tea was just the best. Super sandwiches, tasty little canape type things, Cumberland sausage and sweet stuff too (which doesn't interest me so much). The setting is a classy but classic hotel, comfy sofas and the papers to peruse. The service was attentive (almost but, but not quite to the point of being intrusive).
A typically English experience which I would put on a par with breakfast in Fortnums and Masons. Both heartily recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Billiam99
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I stayed with my Wife in the Wansfell suite in the hotel grounds. The suites are worth the extra i mwould say with their own parking for easy un/loading. Its self contained with a seperate sitting room which is most welcome after a hard days hiking (tea, fridge and biscuits provided as well fluffy bathrobes). The location is 5 minutes walk into Ambleside if you want to visit a restaurant or pub (there are a few good ones). Also you can walk straight out the hotel into a number of well known fell walks......so location is great and peaceful. Now onto the breakfasts......Oh My word, if you are a big english breakfast fan you are not going to be disapointed here. The staff, service and quality is just fantastic. We stayed three nights so sampled the Full English, Salmon and scrambled eggs and also the smoked kippers.....fantastic and well fueled for a good days hiking! can't think of a downside to this hotel apart from the other residents tend to be in their senior years, but really the pubs/ambleside are just up the road to give you a little life!. Don't let that put you off though, it really is good.

Room Tip: The Wansfell Suite
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

We were looking for a family friendly hotel for a short stay in the Lakes and Rothay Manor was a great choice. We took our own travelcot but they also provide them, with plenty of space in the rooms for all that goes with travelling with a baby! Lots of variety on offer at breakfast, although strangely we only ever got one person worth of toast despite asking clearly for two portions. Coffee refills were never offered. All in all, a good choice for a comfortable stay in the Lakes.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Rothay Manor Hotel

Property: Rothay Manor Hotel
Address: Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Rothay Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting, with large individually designed en-suite bedrooms, spacious comfortable lounges, delicious fresh food and outstanding service.We continue to maintain the standards and traditions that have kept the hotel a popular destination for over 45 years. Open for Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner every day. ... more   less 
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