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“Guest House B&B”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake House

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Lake House
Ranked #15 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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533 reviews
139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Guest House B&B”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Centrally located above the Lake but not on the shore side, but you can see the lake! Simple B&B no frills but quite pleasant and priced accordingly. The greeting by an Eastern European lady was very matter of fact" breakfast vill be served from 8am to 10am, you understand"! From there on once we had received our orders we settled in and had a very pleasant nights sleep in a well appointed room, clean and serviced but like most old houses lacked ventilation and tiny windows!!!
When will British B&B 's and even hotels learn we WANT windows that can open and even in winter!!!!!

Room Tip: Lake view above trees.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Spithead
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, feedback is really important to us and we have noted your comments.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend four nights at this lovely hotel. We were assigned the best of the newly refurbished "Hideaway rooms", elegantly decorated, very comfortable and each day immaculately clean. The staff were most welcoming, efficient and clearly proud to be working there.
We will return...a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
What a lovely review, thank you we will pass on your comments to the staff they will be delighted!!

Regards Jason Hewitt
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We visitited here 5th-7th July for a special occasion, we were put into one of the hideaway rooms which are gorgeous and so peaceful they are very modern and spacious. The hotel is lovely to o but only went in there for breakfast which was delicious lots of choice to choose from and the staff are always asking if your ok and need anything else. In the reception there is also a large selection of dvds that you can borrow and take to your room. The location is great too just a walk over the road and your on the lake from with some little shops, cafes and pubs.I will definitely be staying here again and would recommend it.

Room Tip: Would definitely recommend staying in one of the hideaway rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lauren_B1992
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feedback, it sounds like you had a great time enjoying the peace and quiet in one of the Hideaway rooms.

Look forward to seeing you again.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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Watford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed in the hotel at the second week of June. Both enjoyed it a lot. Rooms have a good standard, clean, staff very friendly and helpful,especially team at the reception. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank jmk84
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for your excellent review, we will be delighted to welcome you back for a future visit.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have visited the Lake House before however on this occasion opted for one of the 'hideaway' rooms situated behind the main building. The room was spacious and well appointed, even including a large floor standing fan which was very welcome given the warm weather during our stay. Our room had an outside patio area with a table and two chairs which was a perfect place to relax with a drink after a long walk. There is an ice machine near the front door of the main building along with ice buckets, perfect to put your drink of choice 'on ice' ready when you return from your walk. The wrought iron table would have benefited from a little refurbishment to tidy it up however it did serve the purpose. Staying in the 'hideaway' room means that you only really see the staff at breakfast or if you need anything. Breakfast is taken in the main building, the self service food is replenished regularly and there are daily specials which are cooked to order. The staff are friendly, helpful and always greet you with a smile. The hotel is situated at Waterhead, only a two minute walk to the lake side or a ten minute walk to Ambleside town centre. We have stayed in several establishments in Ambleside and this is definitely one of the better one's providing you don't mind being a short walk from the town centre shops and restaurants. The drive leading up to the property is quite steep when walking in/out.

Room Tip: The 'hideaway' rooms are in a separate block at the rear of the main building and whilst the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank PeterGHD
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us in one of our popular Hideaway Rooms and we will pass on your kind comments to the staff.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I were driving throughout the UK, and Ambleside was a lovely place to stop for the night. We called in and booked a 'hideaway room' which is self contained and adjacent to the main building. It was a wonderful spot with a gorgeous view across to the lake. After travelling for a long time, it was nice to be able to unwind with a nice dinner down the road at the 'Wateredge Inn' and then come back to our room to watch a movie (which we hadn't done for quite some time). The reception desk has a reasonable collection of dvd's for guest to borrow (free of charge).

The Lake House was a nice getaway, because of having the 'hideaway room' we came in and out of the driveway, never saw other guests or staff. The room was well presented and when you did see the staff, they were always polite and friendly :)

Room Tip: Hideaway rooms are located away from the main building. Nice and quiet with great view across to the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jessica D
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate the feed back and it's great to hear that you had a relaxing getaway with us at Lake House.

Regards Jason Hewitt
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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights in room 5 (Superior Room).
ROOM: Our room was very spacious. It didn't feel like we were in a hotel or B & B, but rather a well appointed living room. The room and bathroom were immaculate. We had two chairs in front of a window which gave us a nice view of the lake and fells. The bed was very comfy.
BREAKFAST: The morning breakfast was always kept fresh and the staff always had a smile for you. They have plenty of tables to eat at, so no rush for breakfast.
NOTES: The Lake House is within walking distance to the town of Ambleside (10 minutes). It's a 1 minute walk to the boats and ice cream on the lake.
The Regent Hotel had Bar food at reasonable prices if you don't fancy a big meal. You get a 10% discount for staying at Lake House. It is about a 2 minute walk.
The staff are very friendly and are very helpful.
Bring your own alarm clock if your on a schedule, since one is not in the room.....or use your phone.
Well that's it......hope it helps.
Two happy Canadians!!!!!

Room Tip: Room 5 - Superior room is double the size of regular rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank TonyandTammy
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jasonhewitt, General Manager at Lake House, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
“Everything We Hoped For” it doesn't get much better than this thank you and we are delighted to hear that you are 'Two Happy Canadians'

Regards Andrew Hewitt
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Additional Information about Lake House

Property: Lake House
Address: Lake Rd | Waterhead Bay, Ambleside LA22 0HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake House 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family run country house has spectacular views across Waterhead Bay, Windermere Loughrigg Fell and the Langdale Peaks as well as offering stylish, modern and luxurious accommodation. With its country house atmosphere combined with stylish decor and modern luxury touches, not to mention its eighteen gorgeous bedrooms and wonderful raised vistas, Lake House is a perfect place to stay and make your own. Come together in the large, light dining and living area with stunning lake views, or find your own space to relax and escape on one of the lovely reading landings or from the privacy of your large bedroom. Lake House manages to combine grandeur and intimacy in private surroundings for all occasions. Please note, due to the relaxing nature of the building rooms are not suitable for children.Each of the 18 bedrooms are decorated and fitted to the highest standards, all en-suite with TV with DVD, CD players and tea/coffee making facilities. Some superior rooms feature four poster beds and have the best views over Lake Windermere.Traditional Lakeland breakfast is served in the dining room with an array of continental breads, cereals and fruit with wonderful lake and mountain views. Full English is set out for you to help yourself and there are trays for you to take it all up to your room if you so wish - breakfast in bed do it yourself style!! ... more   less 
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