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New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
cumbria uk
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lovely Langdale hotel”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Friendly staff, home made food, wood burning stoves and fabulous views make this a must stay hotel in the lakes. The hotel rooms have been recently refurbished so everything is fresh and clean. The residents lounge has lots of reading material and board games, and s a lovely place to sit and relax after a days walking on the fells. Lots of walks straight from the door. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Thanks for the great comments, our new log burners are being used to there full potential this wet and windy winter. I have passed your lovely comments on to all as they are greatly appreciated. Hope to see you soon.
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed here on valentines night in room 10 which has been recently refurbished. Great views from both windows across to the fells and up the valley. Comfortable four poster bed which in my opinion is too big for the room. No bath but large powerful shower with plenty hot water. Friendly staff and lovely residents lounge with log burning stove and views. Dinner in the restaurant was homemade and tasty. Wine was reasonably priced and I particularly enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc. We had a special offer deal at £140 per couple DB&B and to be honest I wouldn't want to pay any more than that, but I would definitely return to this hotel. Bear in mind that these are winter sun to thurs rates so will be more in the summer and weekends.

Room Tip: There are only 4 rooms with a bath so you will need to request it on booking if you want a long soak...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, room 10 has just been refurbished and is proving very popular. Hope to see you soon.
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Humberside
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We stayed for 3 nights B&B at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel for the first time. Very friendly and efficient staff. We had Room 5 on the first floor with a good view across the Dale. The room was adequately equipped, the double bed a bit softer than we are used to but we slept OK. Excellent bathroom and particularly the shower. Large sitting room with wood stove, pleasant dining room which we used both for breakfast and one evening meal. The adjoining Walkers Bar was lively with a good choice of bar food.
Walks are possible direct from the hotel which has a good choice of local guide books. It was very wet and windy and snowy during our stay and the facilities in the drying room ( a wooden shed at the back of the hotel) were just adequate but perhaps could be on the to-do list.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Thanks for your lovely comments, we have a constant to do list!!. we have just refurbished our public bathrooms and had a new bar floor fitted. Hope to see you later in the year when not so wet and windy.
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

well we have just come back and we had a very nice stay.the staff were very nice meals spot on you just cant fault it. we stayed for two nights bed breakfast evening meal the five course meal was very nice.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we have had some great january deals on at the hotel.
Hope to see you later in the year.
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had a truly memorable New Year 2 night stay at this Hotel. Checked in on New Years Eve after a fantastic visit to the South Lakes Wild Animal Park to see the latest and most beautiful animal in the collection, the Snow Leopard.

We were met and greeted by the lovely Sheena, who seemed to be everywhere at once, Reception, waiting on at Dinner and then at breakfast. But no matter what time it was, she had a smile and a polite way with everyone,

We cleaned up & dressed up & then went down for canapés & Champagne in the lounge whilst we decided what we wanted to eat from the sumptuous 5 course dinner menu.

The dinner was absolutely superb, although they do err on the side of caution in the seasoning department. This was good for me, but my Partner did need to add salt & pepper to his taste. Agree with the cautious approach though - easier to add seasoning than take it away!

Next up was the evening entertainment - Bodgers Mate, and we enjoyed hours of live music from an extremely talented trio of musicians! Even broken strings didn't deter them from delivering a top class night of musical entertainment!

And then, to top it all, a firework display at midnight that was probably the best I have ever seen, The lack of background lighting gave us a velvety black backdrop, sprinkled with stars even before the firework's exploded across the sky, And oh boy, what fireworks!!

Back in the bar later and a huge big thanks to Jon & Anton for keeping the drinks coming into the wee small hours with a smile all the time in spite of constant demands at the bar.

Eventually off to bed in the newly refurbished four poster room (10) and an exceptionally comfy bed with lovely squidgy pillows.

Morning came too soon!!

Thanks again to the fantastic team at this Hotel who combined to make this such a Magical New Year.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Once again happy new year, and what a fab time we had. Thanks for your lovely comments, I have told Sheena about your praise of her and it was greatly appreciated.
We are just planning new year 2014/15 so hope to see you then if not before. Keep well!!
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Hungerford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We booked last minute and got a good discount with the New Years promotion which was a good start. And when we arrived we were shown to our room, number 10 and it was just lovely. It had recently been refurbished and was so lovely and clean and smelt new! The bathroom was immaculate and had an amazing shower! The room had a four poster bed which was so comfy and amazing views of the valley! After a good walk it was lovely to chill out in that room and at night it was so peaceful!
The only reason we haven't scored this with a 5 is that the breakfast was a bit poor. Despite a sign saying outside that it was the best breakfast, it really wasnt. The staff were nice and efficient but the food let the breakfast down. It was a bit cold and the smallest sausage ever, where was the good old cumberland sausages?!
Despite this we would visit again as the room was so lovely and my husband loves the beer in the bar!

Room Tip: Room 10 - beautiful!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Happy new year and thanks for your lovely comments, we are really happy with the new look 4 poster room and are getting some great feed back from our customers.
I have passed your comments onto our kitchen team about your breakfast being not very hot. We do not serve Cumberland sausages for breakfast as they are a little spicy, but they are served on our bar food menu. Our breakfast sausages are from our local butcher in Ambleside, on your next visit with us just ask for 2 if on the small size, its no problem.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We've been to the NDG four times now and (with one trivial exception!) it just gets better.

We booked for the last weekend before Christmas and the manageress (Rebecca) warned us that there would be no food on Friday since the staff were off on their own Christmas meal in Ambleside. We went across to the Sticklebarn for some pub grub. That was OK. It was rather curious having the hotel almost to ourselves - but it was all fine. No problems and exactly as described.

The room (No 8) was small but comfortable and seemed to be newly redecorated: a perfect room with nice view out over the lawn, and Great Langdale.

Food on Saturday evening was - as always - excellent. Four courses of fine dining and coffee in the lounge for £30 is one of the bargains of the Lake District.

The beer is excellent.

The staff - as always - are friendly, helpful: always keen to deal with any issues (we didn't have any but at reception a lady asked for something and it was dealt with instantly to her full satisfaction).

My only grumble - the open fire in the lounge has gone: replaced by a stove. I'm sure it's safer, easier to maintain, less trouble, less dirty etc etc but the old fire gave the room a real glow in a winter's evening. But hey! I'm being hyper sensitive here - the hotel and food is great. Stay there!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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rebeccamanleyone, Manager at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Hi, thanks once again for your great comments. Room 8 has just been refurbished and we are really pleased with it and getting some lovely feedback.
The fires!! We have not replaced the fires since we moved here over 20 years ago and we needed new bits and pieces for each of the 3 fires for them to burn safely, they are not made any more so we opted for 3 new log burners, I must admit they no not have the looks of the open fires but are toasty warm and if the doors are open on them they still look lovely.
Your lovely comments have been passed onto the kitchen.
Have a great New year and hope to see you in 2014.
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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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