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Hillsdale in Ambleside
Ranked #9 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Our time at Hillsdale was excellent, we really enjoyed it, its a lovely place clean and well looked after. George and Lindsey couldn't do enough. We will be going back. There are no negatives about the Hillsdale. also the weather was good.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

a big THANK YOU to you for this brilliant review - we are very flattered to read all the lovely things you have said about us and Hillsdale. It is great to see that you intend to make a return trip to stay with us.

Remember to go direct to Hillsdale website to check availability and to call us direct for the best price!

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Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a two night stay at the Hills dale. Owners are great, really helpful and friendly. Location is perfect, lots of restaurants and put s to choose from within a couple minutes walk. Breakfast at the Hillsdale was gorgeous! Room was immaculate, and had everything we needed; kettle, tea, coffee, water, iron/board, hair dryer. We will definitely return to the Hillsdale when we visit Ambleside again. Thanks for a lovely stay, Kelly and Amy :)

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Simply LOVE the comments you have made on here…Breakfast gorgeous, room immaculate….you have no idea how happy that makes us!!
Thank you very much Kelly and Amy x

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My fiancé and I stayed here for 3 nights in august. We had a fantastic time in the Lake District and the owners of the b&b were very helpful and friendly. We had a lovely welcome, the room was well decorated, spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfy! Nothing was too much trouble for them and could recommend plenty of walks, drives and places to visit (George even lent us his road map and marked out a brilliant route-thanks again!) The breakfast was delicious and definitely set us up for the day!!! The location of the b&b was ideal and central with countless restaurants to choose from close by. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here and we will without doubt stay here again when we return to the Lake District! Thank you for your hospitality George and Linzi, hopefully see you again soon.

Room Tip: Room 8 was a tastefully decorated room at the top of the house and had good views of hill tops in th...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2014

A belated note of appreciation for taking the time to review Hillsdale here for us. We are so pleased to see that your experience was such a positive one and that we were able to help you with maps and directions to the lovely sights of The Lake District.

We love your comments about our Room 8 - with a king bed. You are so right - the views of the Fairfield Horseshoe Range from there are brilliant aren't they!

We would be really pleased if you were to come to stay with us again some time in the future. Don't forget to contact us direct to get the very best price!

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

I went there for 2 nights with my sister and friends. The place even though it was wet, had a wonderful time. George and Lindsey are fantastic. From the time we reached the hotel till the end they were very friendly. George always helped us and recommended where we should visit and which restaurants were good. The rooms were clean and fantastic. We stayed in rooms 5 and 6. The breakfast was served according to our prefrences. No complaints at all. We were made comfortable. I would strongly reccomend this place!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

we have just come back from Hillsdale and I must say I have stayed in quite a few b&bs in Ambleside &this was the best by far George & Lindsey made you feel very welcome though out our stay nothing was to much trouble food was lovely &rooms were very good defo go back

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

A Brilliant Review - thank you so much Jacquie. We are really pleased to read all the great things you have written on here and hope that you do manage to return some time - Cheers! George and Lindsey

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a very lovely B&B, we stayed here for a few days for our anniversary in August and the owners were very charming and helpful. Gave us great tips of local walks and restaurants. The location is great too, but the road can be a little noisy in the mornings if your in a room at the front. Despite this, the room we stayed in (room1) is the nicest room if you can get it. The bathroom is a little small but the rest of the room makes up for it with the lovely bay window and pretty table and chairs (which was nice for enjoying a bottle of wine in the light evenings). Breakfast was lovely, with a good selection and they even catered to my husbands fussy eating without complaint. All in all it made for a very enjoyable stay. Thanks George and Lindsey

Room Tip: I Would recommend room 1 if you can get it (the superior king). It seems to be the best according to...
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

This was our second visit to Hillsdale and it was just as perfect as the first time. George & Lindsey are fabulous hosts and nothing too much trouble for them. Whilst out walking, our evening restaurant rang & cancelled our reservation due to the proprietors wife going into labour. We were on top of the fells with only a little signal, so we called Lindsey, who very kindly arranged & booked another restaurant for us for the evening. Now that's what I call service!!
We had room 6 this time around, and it was lovely. Calm, relaxing decoration and we were even able to watch the star's at night looking straight above!! (those of you who have stayed in this room will understand what this means)
Lovely white fluffy towels, crisp bedlinen and lots of hot water in the shower. Tea & coffee tray with daily biscuits & a bottle of water.
Situated within a few minutes walk of all the restaurants/shops & bars that Ambleside has to offer, Hillsdale will always be our Number 1 place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

What a lovely Review this is. We are really grateful to you for all the brilliant comments you have made and the detail you have included is lovely!
We went to The Old Stamp House Restaurant last week and cannot recommend it highly enough. You really do need to make another booking there and come back for a third stay, just to try it!! :0)

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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: £89 - £106 (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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