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The Regent Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Just had the one night stay on a flying visit , but the staff made us feel very welcome .
The hotel is in a great spot and the lake is just across the road .
The bar and restaurant are very cosy and the food is very good and reasonably priced
The room was clean and tidy and plenty of space .
Big thanks to all the staff for looking after us

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

The staff will really appreciate this review, it makes all their hard work worthwhile.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back for a future visit and maybe a little longer next time.

Thank you Andrew Hewitt

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We first arrived at the Regent and were taken to our spacious, clean and tidy room. The bed was very big and comfortable and we had complimentary teas and coffees along with biscuits too! The bathroom was very clean and the shower/bath were great. Breakfast was very nice and offered a variety of foods such as full english breakfasts and ommletts. The staff were friendly and helpfull and ordered us a taxi into the town centre which arrived quickly. Very convenient :) a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

What a great review, thank you we really appreciate the feed back especially when it's good!!

We look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit.

Regards Andrew Hewitt

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

lovely hotel, situated a short stroll from the lake and about a 10 minute stroll into town
we upgraded to a garden room, we were in number 40, it is on the end and felt very private
it has a balcony and we started our break sitting outside sipping wine in the afternoon sun
bed was large and comfortable and the sleep quality was very good with no noise at all
the staff were all very friendly and attentive
I am normally an early riser but we had a bit of a late one on the first night so appreciated the fact
that they serve breakfast up until 12 o clock
the dining room felt a bit cramped but other than that we had a great stay

Room Tip: pay the extra £20 per night for a garden room
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Many thanks for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in one of our popular Garden Rooms. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back for a future visit.

Regards Andrew Hewitt

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Stayed for a weekend in a group of 12 family members to celebrate an 80th birthday.
From booking, arriving.dining,staying, we couldn't have been looked after better by all staff who couldn't have done any more for us.
We had a great table set for us in the dining room for all 12 of us on a large square set table so everyone could see each other which had a lovely atmosphere.
We covered most of the menu and all dishes were presented beautifully and very hot.The belly pork was the favourite dish of the weekend and the Diane sauce for the steaks was the best ever?Sticky toffee pudding was delicious.
One of our party is vegetarian and didn't like the options on the menu so the chef cooked another dish especially which was much appreciated and very tasty.
We had a variety of rooms all exceptionally clean,very comfortable beds and great shower pressure in bathrooms.
Would highly recommend the garden rooms especially room 44 which was huge and very private with a large sofa to relax on.Also it had a jacuzzi bath.All the garden rooms have sweet little balconies to sit out on and chill out.
Favourite room apart from room 44 is the Latterbarrow suite( stayed in this in jan)for only £10 a night more fantastic value with views of the lake and tons of space.
The bar areas are also very relaxing and comfortable with beautiful decor.
Great location for the boat trips on the lake.
All in all would highly recommend a stay at the Regent.A big thank you to all staff for our enjoyable stay- apart from the torrential rain on Saturday, but you can't do anything about that!!!!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Chrissys63
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable family weekend and your Mum had a great 80th Birthday, we enjoyed having you all to stay and look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future.

Regards Andrew Hewitt

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We've stayed in Ambleside many times but thought we would try the Regent after reading the reviews online. The hotel is sited right by the lake and about 10/ 15 min stroll into Ambleside and the bars, shops and restaurants.

The hotel decor is not super modern but the rooms are bright, airy and have high ceilings which adds to the feeling of space. The one thing to point out is that the cleanliness and maintenance of the rooms was second to none. I was very impressed and immediately felt relaxed.

The hotel seems to have good, old school, values when it comes to customer service and the staff are a key reason I will be returning. From the friendly receptionists who check you in with genuine warmth to the chap who took us to our room and explained how everything worked- they were all super and a real asset. Breakfast from 8-12pm is also a welcome touch!

Great value for money, will return

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

“Friendly, clean, great location, value for money!” well this says everything, thank you for taking the time to write this marvellous review.

Regards Andrew Hewitt

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

A long time family owned hotel. The public rooms are all very modern and create a welcoming atmosphere. We had dined here on a previous trip and decided to stay on our next visit. We had a courtyard room well equipped and spotless.Wonderful selection for breakfast, most ingredients locally sourced. Our dinner was too plentiful for our elderly appetites but delicious.The Feather Blade of Beef was particularly scrumptious, melting in the mouth. They also do a very light Sticky Toffee Pudding - if you do have room! The delightful staff were all attentive.

Room Tip: The courtyard is delightful and gives quick access to Bar and Dining room and also car park
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Regent and look forward to your return visit.

Regards Andrew Hewitt

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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

When we arrived the hotel had put the rooms in my deceased fathers name, we were 3 females and there was never a mention of a man with us. When asked for the reservation document to be changed the receptionist hand wrote and 's' at the end of Mr. We stayed in the dog friendly rooms adjacent to the courtyard. The walls were so thin we could hear everything through the walls until the early hours and then a couple having sex. The food was average to poor, 1 evening meal arrived with burnt naan bread and the ingredients were not as per the menu on most of the dishes, e.g. field mushroons replaced with tinned button mushrooms. The staff were pretty clueless, some barely speaking english. The experience was poor and I'd suggest you find somewhere else.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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RegentLakes, General Manager at The Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

No record of your stay are you sure you have the right hotel !!!

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Address: Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0ES, 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 Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: £93 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Regent Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, The Regent Hotel is one of the Lake District's premier hotels. Just minutes from all the picturesque villages of Ambleside, Grasmere,Windermere,Hawkshead and Coniston this family-run hotel is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area. The Regent Hotel offers a wide range of facilities for guests including cosy bar serving great bar food and local beers all day. An elegent restaurant serving fresh locally sourced food including Lamb, shrimps and Fellbred beef. Plus our superb Late Breakfast is served until 12noon everday! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Regent Ambleside
Ambleside Regent
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