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“Revisiting our honeymoon memories” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melrose Guesthouse
Ranked #11 of 105 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“Revisiting our honeymoon memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

What a place and what lovely folk as owners. Myself and my wife stayed at the Melrose for our anniversary, staying in the red room. Just perfect in every way, the room was superb. Set in the perfect location in ambleside, right next door to some great eateries, within easy walking distance of lake Windermere and the start of some great walks in the hills. We will be coming back. Thank you Lynn and Alan xx

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

If you are looking for a B+B in Ambleside you'd be hard pushed to find a better option than Melrose House.

Just returned after 3 days there, very pretty from outside,spotlessly clean room (and I mean spotless) with an excellent choice for breakfast,using only the finest local ingredients. Secure overnight parking option 2 min walk for £3.00 per day is also available if you have a car.

Big,big plus for us is the ability to use the spa facilities at The Salutation Hotel at the top of the road for free (4 key passes available from reception).

Only one minor quibble was having to decide on what we wanted to eat for breakfast the night before. Not used to having to do this and usually not sure what we would like to eat until the time of eating it. Would have been 5 stars otherwise..dam you 4 in a Bed for making us such savvy customers! But that really was it.

Great value,excellent room,excellent breakfast if in Ambleside would stay again.

Room Tip: Had room 5 on second floor, was excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

The hotel was spotlessly clean and the room was just gorgeous! We had the luxury of staying in the 'Red Room' it was beautifully decorated by Lynne the owner, she also had a very keen eye for detail. Everything about the place was just perfect. Alan (the owner) was the perfect host and gentleman, making sure you had everything you could possibly need . Great holiday!! Cant wait to return in the not too distant future. Many Thanks

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

3 nights spent at this delightful B&B set in the heart of lovely and picturesque Ambleside. The rooms were newly decorated, spotlessly clean, plenty of drawer and wardrobe space and comfortable beds. Fluffy towels and wash products from a well known department store just added to the classy feel of the place. A range of options on the breakfast menu too - full English was cooked exactly as you would expect it. Mr and Mrs Salter were friendly and had lots of tips on places to visit and personal recommendations on the local eateries. If I go back to the Lake District, I'd have no hesitation booking a room at the Melrose. No parking outside, but ample parking just a short walk away. Plenty of activities within a short distance for young and old alike.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Sussex
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We received a very warm welcome from Alan, owner of this establishment. We were given lots of local information. Excellent and spacious room. Very well decorated throughout and clean. Delicious breakfast with a wide variety of choices. Room was made up everyday. Ambleside itself is a perfect place to see the fabulous countryside in The Lake District and our accommodation was perfect. Thank you Alan and Lynn. We highly recommend Melrose Guesthouse.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Had a really nice stay here- our location was perfect in the fact that you were on top of everything yet was out of the way enough to be peaceful and quiet.our room was immaculate,very cosy but spacious,good facilities, lovely breakfasts- very nice staff-Alan was very attentive at breakfast and Lynne very helpful on arrival and departure.The only bad thing I could say is that the wifi connection was temperamental .Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed in room 8 very clean and comfortable lots of room very nice people run the guest house would go back again will recommend to everyone great location to visit The Lakes and walking good value for money. Sandy & Trev from. Southampton

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Property: Melrose Guesthouse
Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Melrose Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melrose is a traditional Lakeland, Victorian guesthouse centrally located in Ambleside. Sumptuous breakfasts are included in the price of your stay as are complimentary passes for the Langdale Spa leisure complex a few miles away. There are a variety of rooms from a single through to luxury King sized double en-suites and family rooms, to accommodate all. ... more   less 
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