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“Guests feel like members of a happy family” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amboseli Lodge
Ranked #14 of 105 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wisbech, United Kingdom
1 review
“Guests feel like members of a happy family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2010

We found this small but glorious B&B by accident in 2006, and have been back every year since.

It is difficult to talk about Amboseli Lodge in anything but superlatives, such is the impact it has - not just on us but on all other guests, judging by the conversations we have had with many of them.

Bedrooms are tastefully and generously furnished, bright, airy and spotlessly clean. The food and service are excellent.

But what sets Amboseli Lodge head and shoulders above its competitors is that it is such a a friendly and helpful place. That, of course, is down to Gwen and Reg Gibson, who go out of their way to look after their guests and for whom nothing seems to be too much trouble. They make all their guests feel like one of the family - and a very happy family at that.

It is also worth noting that Amboseli Lodge is just a short stroll from Ambleside's shops, pubs and restaurants.

We will be returning to Amboseli Lodge next year and, hopefully, for many years to come. We cannot conceive of visiting the Lakes and staying anywhere else.

Brian and Carol Asplin

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2010

Location on the edge of town but within walking distance,with brilliant views and off road parking.
Rooms were the spotless and confortable, enjoyable breakfast, I can not reccomend this hotel highly enough its simply the best.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2010

Gwen & Reg made us feel like a part of their family with their warmth and friendliness and helpfulness. Their B & B is in the heart of Ambleside, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable and well-appointed. We loved their sunny breakfast room and the delicious breakfasts Gwen served.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

Gwen and Reg really know how to make you feel at home. A cup of tea on arrival & some fantastic breakfasts to start off each day. Easy parking arrangements, good facilities and a location that offers quick access to the centre of Ambleside and nearby walks. Will certainly be returning soon!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Co Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2010

Have just returned from Amboseli Lodge and had a fantastic time. Great welcome, excellent room and wonderful breakfasts. Arrived as guests and left as friends. Will definately return.

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Evesham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

Great location with friendly service, what more could you want? Private parking was a bonus, the rooms clean and modern with good ensuite facilities. The owners really enjoy running the B&B, and made you feel part of their family.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2010

This was the first time we had stayed in Amboseli Lodge and it certainly won't be the last. Gwen & Reg made us feel very welcome, like home from home. Our room was clean, modern and had exactly what we needed.
B&B situated near to Ambleside centre, great for restaurants and shops. Also parking at the rear was a bonus.
We thought it was an ideal base for our stay in Ambleside.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Amboseli Lodge
Address: Rothay Road, Ambleside LA22 0EE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Amboseli Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside, the Amboseli Lodge Bed and Breakfast Guest House is ideal for either that short getaway, or the longer holiday when you want the extra time to take in more of what the beautiful lake District has to offer.It is a great place to site yourself for visiting any area of the Lakes, whether you're walking, cycling, using public transport or your own car. Amboseli Lodge is an affordable bed and breakfast location at all times of the yearOffering Parking close to the centre of Ambleside make the Amboseli Lodge a favourite with walkers and shoppers alike. ... more   less 
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