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“Simply fantastic”
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Ferndale Lodge
Ranked #71 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Glasgow
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5 reviews
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“Simply fantastic”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

For a couple looking for a warm welcome and somewhere great to stay that is also dog friendly ...Ferndale Lodge should be your first choice. Great location only a few minutes walk from all the key locations in Ambleside as well !

Very accomodating and flexible - we had to leave around 5am on the morning to get back to London and Glasgow and a generous contintental breakfast was delivered to our room the evening before. Fanstatic value for money as well.

In short, highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Spent three very comfortable nights here on a trip to the lakes. The room was compact but very clean and well equipped. The staff are welcoming and friendly. There is free parking at the rear of the guest house which is useful (although can be a tight fit!). There are a good selection of breakfasts to choose from, including traditional lakes breakfast with some very tasty Cumberland sausages. As the location is so close to the centre of town it's just a two minute walk to the shops, banks, pubs and restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

It is what it is, basic clean accommodation. It's cheap and that's all you get. I come to the lakes to be out and about and just need somewhere to sleep. This place has no frills, just a clean place to sleep.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

An excellent location, just a few minutes from the centre of town, the bus station and the start of several walks. Rooms are small but clean, comfortable and perfectly well equipped. Breakfasts are tasty and nicely presented in the front lounge. The owner is friendly and very helpful.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

I stayed here to attend my University (of Cumbria) residency: I was looking for a cozy and friendly place to spend my week and I have to say that I was satisfied.
The location is close to the campus (5 minutes on foot) and to the city center; people are really amazing and friendly and whatever good you can need by your stay.
Even the room, despite being small, is comfortable and clean.
Resuming: a good (and cheap) shot if you want to spend some days at the lakes...

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

Good for the price, we stayed in the annexe which was ideal with a dog. Nice breakfast with a veggie option and a decent sized room. Excellent location and free parking is helpful. Lots of lovely restaurants and shops nearby. We hoe to return soon.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012 via mobile

Excellent position. Ideal for local restaurants etc. comfortable room which was spotlessly clean. As others have said, the parking is a bit tight, not helped by turning up in a Land Rover. We had to leave it in the public car park next door for two out of four nights, but at the cost of £1 per night it just wasn't a problem.
We would go back if we went back to Ambleside.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Ferndale Lodge
Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #71 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ferndale Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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