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“Overpriced and overhyped”
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Langdale Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed at the hotel for a week which dished up one disappointment after the other. The first and main problem was the position of our room (no. 137. Never stay in it!) which overlooked the service yard where laundry was delivered and the staff park their cars. This was our only view and we were constantly disturbed by noisy trucks making deliveries and staff leaving, presumably after a late shift, at about 2.30am.
The food in Purdy's resturant we thought was overpriced and after experiencing the breakfast buffet we decided not to bother. We did eat once in the Terrace resturant and the food was O.K. but the resturant is above the swimming pool, is sceamingly hot and stinks of chlorine!
The breakfasts were about average for a 2 star hotel but the Langdale is supposed to be 4star!
The estate has lodges used as time-shares and the owners of the time-shares own the hotel so no doubt they think it is acceptable to exclude hotel guests from some areas of the estate, however the advertising blurb says nothing about the signs proclaiming "no hotel guests beyond this point" which are scattered about the grounds. The saving grace of the hotel is the staff who are great, helpful,friendly and well informed. The grounds are beautiful but restricted and we did not stay around the estate during the day. We did have a good time driving around in the "Twizy" one day, hired from reception, well worth a try!
Overall I would not recommend the hotel and I only gave it 3 stars because of the staff.
A final gripe, the rooms are nicely decorated but beginning to look tired and our wardrobe was woefully inadequate. About 50cms wide and housing the iron, ironing board, safe and luggage stand we had no room for clothes! we had three shelves and a couple of small drawers. This may be fine for a week-end but no good for a week. We ended up keeping our walking gear in our luggage! Not 4 star in any way!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I felt as though this hotel was a little overpriced. £185 a night. For that price I expected a little more I suppose. For me it lacked that little something extra I just couldn't put my finger on. Room average. Restaurant average. Pool area nice but very busy.

A nice enough place but not special enough for a second trip.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

slayed in one of the 'waterfall' rooms a few days ago. The room cast was nearly £200 per night and I was bewildered how this could be justified. The room had a good view of the river but felt tired and the balcony and its furniture was very dirty indeed. The balconies of the adjacent rooms were really close and there was no privacy and we had to be careful to be sure that we were not overlooked even in the room itself. I complained to reception but the reply was ' I am sorry you feel the room is not up to standard' etc. They did send 2 people to clean who spent a few minutes doing so. In my opinion this hotel is not worth half the price. I wont be returning

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1  Thank TimBLeeds
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We chose the Langdale as a luxury break after our wedding and we were not disappointed. The staff were helpful and courteous to a fault and the facilities exceeded our expectations. We had a warm greeting from the staff waiting in our room ( a welcome newly weds card ) and they helped me plan a surprise delivery for my wife. The buffet breakfast at Purdeys restaurant was a great start to the day and the local brew's at Wainwrights bar in the evening a great end. loads to do and a plan to return already being hatched.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gavin L
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

For nearly Ten years we drove past the Langdale Hotel and Spa on our way to camp at the National Trust Campsite in the valley. So on our first return to the UK after 6 years in Australia what better way to spend some quality US time without the children....an early 20th wedding anniversary.

So First impressions......stunning drive in, the usual twisty tight country lanes...
The reception is welcoming and the staff helpful.

The room could of done with a deep clean as it had quite a few stains and a bit of wear and tear on the furniture but the bed was lovely, the bathroom sparkling and the views gorgeous.

We chose to dine at Purdeys on the first night.. the food lovely although took an eternity for the desserts to arrive which spoilt an otherwise perfect meal....

Must mention our waitress Dianella who made the evening flow beautifully.

My wife had a lovely relaxing spa experience the next afternoon whilst i went walking with an old friend and we then followed it up with a night of drinking, good conversation with an old friend in the Wainwrights Inn on the Wednesday night complete with a Pub quiz and a hearty meal....

Breakfast on both days was excellent complete with black pudding......nom nom

All in all, one of the highlights of our trip back to Old Blighty.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bluesmartyboy
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Great stay at The Langdale (27th may), the room was very clean and stylish with a massive, comfortable bed! All the staff were very helpful and the facilities and location were excellent! A must go! No faults at all

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Sarahlatham2
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My partner and I stayed at this hotel during the half term and we were not disappointed, the hotel is well equipped and the food is very good especially the Pizza's. The hotel has its own pub which is a few minutes walk away which is very nice and also has good food on offer at reasonable prices.

Our room had a spa bath very was a very nice touch, the bed was a disappointed, it felt like two singles put together on a slope, I think the hotel should invest in some new beds, although this did not detract from our stay, The breakfast was first class, and the hotel staff were brilliant, couldn't have done more for you.

The swimming pool was good, however I believe that this could benefit from an adult only session at a set time as it was loud with children, however this is to be expected on half term, so this would be a suggestion only.

we hired an electric car from the hotel £10 for one hour, which was great fun, its not fast it was just something fun to do.

In conclusion, it was a lovely hotel, improved beds would be a god send, the rooms are well served and very clean.

Would recommend this hotel,

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank alan b
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Additional Information about Langdale Hotel

Address: Langdale Estate, Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#7 Family Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: £126 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Langdale Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Langdale Hotel offers a choice of high quality 4-star bedrooms in a variety of styles. All the 56 rooms include Sealy beds manufactured locally in Wigton, Cumbria made up with the finest Egyptian cotton linen, down filled duvets and luxurious finishing touches. Unfortunately no pets on site. ... more   less 
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