I stayed at this Hotel after doing a search on line for hotels in Ambleside, the reviews seemed quite good. I didn't book ahead but called the hotel directly on the day of arrival and was offered a lake view room for 115 pounds based on single occupancy, including breakfast, this equated to approx $220 Australian. Having never been to this area before I thought this was what was around the general price I would be expected to pay for a room in this area, so I booked the room for 2 nights. On arrival the reception area was a little chaotic, the staff were friendly but I had to wait for the person that took my booking to get off the phone as the staff member that greeted my tried to put me in a room that wasn't lake view. I was eventually checked into room 7, it was a small room with a double bed, ensuite, clean, and had nice views of the Lake. The room however, directly faced onto a main road with street lighting, I am a light sleeper and the light and the noise from the traffic during the night did wake me a number of times. Previously that evening I ventured accross the road to an absolute direct Lake front Hotel called the Wateredge Inn(see my review), I enquired as to what accommodation they had and was shown a single bed ensuite room with direct lake views at a cost of 50pounds, approx $100 Australian. Their room was great, very clean and comfortable, that lead me to believe I was paying too much for my room at the Regent. I had breakfast at the Regent which was very good and again the staff were friendly. However after considering the price I was paying for the room and the disturbed sleep I had, I decided to cancel the second nights accommodation. I then ventured across the road and booked into the Wateredge Hotel for 50 pounds. In summary the hotel is fine but considering the room I was offered directly across the road in an absolute Lakeside Hotel as a substantially better price I felt I paid too much for my single occupancy room at the Regent.
- 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
- The Regent Hotel Ambleside, Lake District