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Hillsdale in Ambleside
Ranked #9 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights from 20 July 2014. We wish we'd stayed longer. This Guest House is brilliant. Dorothy, who was in charge whilst the Proprietors were away, was brilliant. Well organised, informative, friendly - everything you'd look for. The room was lovely, the bed very comfortable and spotless. Breakfast was great - you left your choice the evening before for the cooked part of your breakfast, then you had all the other bits when you went down. We can't remember the name of the young lad helping at breakfast but he was super too, thanks a lot from both of us. Would we stay here again - you bet we would. Wifi available free, but not in bedrooms.

Room Tip: Rather than book online, phone direct 015394 33174 and you'll get discount on the web price.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

What a super Review you have posted on here for us! We are delighted to see that you were well looked after in our absence and will make sure that Dorothy and Alasdair (my youngest son) see your comments and realise how much they were appreciated!
We would love you to come back to Hillsdale some time. If you do, please remember to call us direct or book through our own website for the best price possible! - Lindsey and George

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We recently spent 2 nights in Ambleside. We enjoyed our stay at Hillsdale - albeit we were out from morning till late, there is so much to see in the Lake Districts! The room was comfortable, clean and quiet and the location fantastic right in the heart of the village and a short walk from the lake. Secure parking also available for guests which was a bonus. Breakfast was very good made with lovely fresh produce. The staff very friendly making it a very pleasant stay, thank you!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Such kind positive comments - thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review for us on here. We are pleased that you had such a good time here and in Ambleside and hope you might return to stay some time in the future. - Lindsey and George

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The b&b is located ideally. At night it is very quiet which is important for me. Breakfast was very good. Rooms were clean and tidy, beds were comfortable.
However what really set this place apart is Dorothy, she was fantastic offering great advice on where to visit and where to eat

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ian K
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Just an appreciation of the time you have taken to post such a good review on here for us. Dorothy is lovely isn't she? We will be sure to pass on your comments to her when we next see her and are of course delighted to know that you had a lovely stay here at Hillsdale in Ambleside - Thank you!

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

You're always a bit anxious about your choice of B&B and especially if you're taking friends along. This choice could not have turned out better, made all the more wonderful by the sparkling and cheery Dorothy who looked after us like family. Excellent breakfasts, lovely clean and comfortable rooms and ideal location. Many thanks Dorothy - we'll be back! The Grahams

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

This is a BRILLIANT review - thank you so much. We are delighted to read that you had such a positive experience whilst staying here in our absence. We always know that Dorothy will do her best to make our guests feel happy and comfortable whilst we are away at any time!
We hope that you may come to stay another time and we will meet you too. - G and L

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

What a great B & B with comfortable clean rooms and, as the owners were way, the excellent Dorothy looking after everything; ensuring my stay was a pleasant one and providing truly scrumptious breakfasts for the 3 days I was there.
Will definitely want to stay at Hillsdale when I next stay in Ambleside.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Many thanks for this lovely Review - we are so pleased to know that you had a good time staying here at Hillsdale!
Remember to book direct with us if you make a return visit at any time so ensure the best possible price!

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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here for 4 nights recently. The owners were very friendly and offered advice on walks, restaurants and nothing was too much trouble. The room was modern, clean and nicely decorated, as was the rest of the accommodation. There was a choice for breakfast, and as any hot food was ordered the night before, service was quick. The accommodation was value for money, very good location as central. This did mean it could be a little noisy at times early in the morning as the weather was hot and we had to have the window open, but took earplugs anyway so didnt affect sleep. We would recommend this b & b to friends and stay again in the future.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here for two nights and really enjoyed it, excellent location to explore the lakes. Parking provided free of charge which is very handy as Ambleside can get extremely busy. The room we had was on second floor, it was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast was lovely and made fresh as you arrived in the dining room.

Room Tip: All rooms looked lovely but am sure they would try and accommodate any special requests.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillsdale in Ambleside

Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £87 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillsdale in Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming Visit Britain 4*Bed and Breakfast property, with free off-road parking for each room, is conveniently situated in Ambleside town centre in the very heart of the English Lake District, Wainwright's Walking Country. The beautiful waters of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere are within easy walking distance as are the historic homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Each room has been individually styled - as the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but we hope that each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next! All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. Hospitality trays, hairdryers, wine glasses and corkscrew come as standard. Free wi-fi is available. Prices include a selection of breakfast choices. ... more   less 
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