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New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Argentat, France
2 reviews
“New dungeon ghyll hotel”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Have just spent two nights here with my parents in their 90s.We really enjoyed the stay,the staff were all ,without exception, superb.Value for money is how I would describe our stay,food very good,way ,way ,above pub food as may be expected by the special deal tariff.I like the atmosphere of this hotel,yes ,as with many old buildings of this type,there are areas which need refurb,but this in my opinion,is immaterial ,this is an honest ,good value place to stay,which I will most certainly visit again.
David Beveridge

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments, as mentioned in previous comments we pride ourselves on our home cooked food and I will pass your comments onto the kitchen team.
We have now refurbished our last 3 bedrooms and the public toilets are our next project for jan 2014. It is a on going process.
Hope to see you in 2014.
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Indianapolis, IN
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a gorgeous hotel in a picturesque setting. We didn't realize that it was 20 minutes (of very twisty roads) outside of Ambleside. It was a beautiful drive, and therefore not really a drawback. The rooms were clean, there was a pub attached and others nearby, and the staff was lovely. It was very peaceful - the only noise was from the sheep nearby, the windows actually opened, and there were lots of trails nearby. If I had ti to do over again, I would've allotted several days to explore them!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Take a look on our web site for our Winter offers and come and explore some more.
Thanks for the great comments, have passed them onto our team.

See you soon.
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We booked a two night special deal stay through TravelZoo and we arrived to a very warm family welcome. The rooms are clean, cosy and comfortable. The service is fantastic and hotel staff extremely friendly and attentive. If you're looking for a hotel that serves Nouveau cuisine then don't book here. The food is extremely good value, and all home cooked. As someone who has previously worked and trained at Claridge's hotel, London I can say that it's a true delight to stay in a 'home' that still values the 'silver service tradition'. Yes the rooms could do with a revamp....but if you're looking for a comfortable clean bed and food/wine/service is more important to you then this place is a GEM....we will be returning!!! p.s the walk up to Pavey Ark from the cottage is one hell of a beautiful early morning climb!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
It was lovely meeting you and thank you for your lovely comments, I have passed them on to all of our team.
You will be please to know that rooms 8 9 and 10 are starting the big refurbishment next Monday , so on your next visit they will be all shiny and new!

See you soon
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Having won a meal for two in a raffle a few weeks earlier, we decided to book in for bed and breakfast to make an occasion of it. On arrival we were greeted by a pleasant young lady who checked our booking and showed us to our room. We then proceeded to the bar for an afternoon tipple, and although we had a bit of a wait for someone to serve us we were happy to just enjoy relaxing. In the evening we had a very nice meal, very small menu but we were happy with our selection. When we got back to our room I noticed cobwebs, every corner, light fittings, in the bathroom some were quite large and you could see that they had been there for quite a number of days. My husband the spent about 10 minutes having to get rid of them, I am terrified of spiders so you can imagine how I felt. The bed was very comfy and with a few glasses of wine we both had a good nights sleep. In the morning we went down for breakfast were there was a good choice on the menu, all in all we had a good time, but please make sure there are no cobwebs.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we gave Fiona a raffle prize of 2 free 5 course dinners in aid of raising money for her sons appeal.
Sorry about the cobwebs, they tend to appear from nowhere, I mentioned it to our housekeeping team and there were no signs, your husband must have done great job, ask him if he would like a job!!

Hope to see you soon.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

There were 17 of us lads for three nights at the NDG. We've been walking together every year, usually in the Lakes, for getting on 40 years. We're used to a different hotel but decided on a change. And I'm pretty confident we'll go back. The hotel was warm, comfortable and the staff were helpful and friendly. We ate all the smashing breakfasts and then we ate in the bar one night, the restaurant another and out on night three. The food at the hotel was lovely. They even offered us a special rate, which made it even better. Just go. It's great. They'll look after you.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
You are more than welcome to come back after giving us such nice reviews!!
We are just in the process of sorting out next years trip with your team leader.
See you soon.
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Glendale, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

My Husband and I spent one night at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel during our recent UK Road trip. I wish that we had spent an entire weekend, as it was very lovely and relaxing.

We were given a room on the second floor over looking the side garden and it was perfect. It was so quiet, with a long interior hall that set it back from the other rooms. The bathroom and hallway were a few steps above the main bedroom, make the bedroom feel like a separate space. There was lots of natural light, especially in the bathroom. The bathroom had the added bonus of a heated towel rack and heated floors. It was clean, spacious and modern. I loved the room!

I also really enjoyed the downstairs lounge area, where we sat and used the free-wifi, another big bonus. This hotel isn't close to a lot, so it feels like a big escape from outside life. It's relaxing!

I thought that the breakfast that was included was really nice. They served great locally made yogurt and a full cooked breakfast.

We has the Sunday Roast in the bar, which led to a funny story. On the written hotel survey, I wrote that the "beef was a little fatty". I'm sure that they think I'm a crazy American, because my English husband got a good laugh and informed me that I had been eating lamb, not beef. It was the joke of the trip.

The staff was nice, but a little overwhelmed. They had just hired a bunch of new employees from Australia and we were there on their first week, while they were still getting the hang of things. They were all very friendly and trying their best, but we had to wait a long time for things and there were a few mix-ups. Nothing that was a big deal though.

This is a wonderful hotel in a very beautiful location. I highly recommend staying here!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
What lovely comments, thanks very much.
We have had a few new staff arrive as our old ones are going traveling etc,,It sometimes takes a little time to get used to the hotel ways etc but are all bedded in and doing great now.
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Hadn't stayed in Langdale for years and had been looking forward to the trip for several months. Unfortunately the weather was dreadful so spent little time out in the hills. The hotel though was fine (two nights there), very friendly and helpful staff, good food, great location (right at the bottom of the path to Stickle Tarn etc), small and fairly quiet, though busy. Next door is another bar/restaurant if you fancy a change - we went for drinks but had dinner in the hotel each night (they also provide a packed lunch for those venturing out, as we did). Hotel car park is quite small but everyone managed to squeeze theirs in. Will stay again, hopefully when the weather is better. Definitely a place for those liking the hills, though Ambleside isn't too far away.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Replying to this review on a beautiful frosty winters day, shame it cannot be like this all the time.
Thanks for your great comments and hope to see you soon.
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Property: New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is located in the picturesque Langdale Valley, close to the bustling small town of Ambleside and is situated conveniently for visiting many intersting areas of the Lake District, such as Grasmere, Bowness on Windermere, Keswick and Kendal. The Hotel prides itself on the cuisine served, the relaxed and friendly service it offers, as well as the excellent standards provided.All bedrooms enjoy the most dramatic of views, whether over Stickle Beck as it tumbles down the fellside, to the Pikes themselves all dominant and brooding or Lingmoor as she forms the long south easterly side of the valley. Each of the extremely comfortable rooms are en-suite with colour television and tea and coffee making facilities and central heating.The bright restaurant overlooks the patio and to the lawn with the Lakeland fells beyond. Before dining take the opportunity to sample the hand pulled beers or the many malt whiskies available in the cosy lounge bar.Resident chef, Ian Manley, now in his 12th year at the hotel and his small and enthusiastic team have devised a style of cooking which is unique to The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Using only the finest seasonal local produce including game, meat and fish the hotel proudly claim an extremely high standard of cuisine that you will want to sample again and again. The excellent selection of dishes also extends to our range of vegetarian meals.The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is located in the very heart of the Lake District, one of the most beautiful and inspiring corners of England. This region of long ribbon lakes, green valleys and sweeping mountains was the home of the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge and greatly inspired their work. ... more   less 
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