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Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 168 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hillsdale B&B in Ambleside.
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Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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A 5-minute walk from Ambleside and a mile from Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, this charming guest house was originally 2 separate Victorian cottages.
Score from 88 reviews Wonderful
Just a short walk from central Ambleside, this beautiful Victorian house has excellent breakfasts and boutique-style rooms, many with views of the fells. Wi-Fi is free.
Score from 183 reviews Wonderful
Set in a traditional Victorian house, Annisgarth Bed and Breakfast offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and Lake Windermere is just a 10-minute walk away.
Score from 135 reviews Wonderful
Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Riverside offers free private parking.
Score from 95 reviews Exceptional
Everything. One of the few places we've stayed that we couldn't fault.
Friendly and welcoming owners , clean , great breakfast and secure parking . Central location in Ambleside . Nice comfy bed would definitely go again..
Small bathroom in our room but well appointed and new with nice toiletries.
Close to bus,walks,town. Knowledgeable hosts. Good breakfast and helpful instructions for parking.
Room was quite small and outdoor wrought iron table and chairs placed in the room were not comfortable. Could easily be replaced with more comfortable alternative.
pleasant host, central location for getting about. secure parking
Owners were very welcoming & knew the area well. They were only to happy to honour our extra requests & breakfast was tasty!
Ensuite was very compact but still clean & functioned well. No wifi in the room which was would have been useful.
Lovely hosts, lovely room it was a lovely stay
No mini fridge in room
Very friendly and helpful. George always willing to make suggestions for things to do and places to go. Lindsey's breakfasts keep you going for the whole day. Delicious. Rooms spotless and very comfortable. Located on one of Amblesides quieter one way roads but centrally located and has secure parking available, just a short walk across the park. Thanks for a great weekend. Paul and Anchy
Cannot think of anything negative to say - other than regret not finding this place sooner...!
Had a fab 2 night stay here with my partner. There's lots of restaurants and pubs withing walking distance. And just a 10 min drive to the beautiful Bowness on Windermere. Hillsdale owners were so friendly and helpful and the cooked breakfast was a dream! Room is spotlessly clean and has everything you need! For the ladies, the most important hair dryer is also provided! As well as tea and coffee facilities, ironing board/iron. Bed was really comfortable too. Will definitely return here in our next trip to Ambleside.
Stayed 2 nights. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Location was very good with lots of restaurants close-by Breakfasts were excellent. Would definately go again and would recommend friends.
Friendliness of staff, good breakfast. Good local restaurant
Rooms a bit cramped.
We went as a group of 4 people and from the very start till the very end everything was perfect (except the weather !) George was very helpful and answered all our enquiries, the breakfast was lovely and was made to order. The rooms were very cosy & clean and it was really nice to get biscuits and free coffee/tea/hot chocolate in the room. Overall I recommend this little place. The owner is very helpful and made our stay pleasant & comfortable.
Our toilet was a little bit small for my boyfriend who was 6'2 tall, other than that no complaints at all.
Wonderful stay and really comfortable and easy. Huge thanks to the wonderful Dorothy! Ken G
My husband and I stayed here with our daughter and her fiancé, our room was lovely and a very spacious bathroom although our daughter said their room had quite a small bathroom, very clean and fantastic breakfast and hosts very helpful.
With the exception of our daughters rather small bathroom everything else was superb
Stayed for two nights for my girlfriends birthday, George was super friendly and helpful with local advice and recommendations plus the location was in the heart of Ambleside. Definitely visit again.
George and Lindsay made us so welcome, and the Accomodation was immaculate. Breakfast was delicious and the owners were very knowledgeable about the area. Would definitely reccomend.
Cooked breakfast, type of soap in shower, tidying of the room during the day, warm welcome, little extras like providing weather report and drying boots
Wifi not working unfortunately
Excellent filling breakfast with a wide range of choice. Comfortable bed. Great location and staff.
VERY small bathroom. Shower plug hole was blocked and looked like it had been for some time. This made the basin slippy and dangerous. I informed the owner upon checkout and he said he would see to it straight away. In fairness, he had just returned that day from 3 weeks holiday so he would've been completely unaware of the problem, the cleaners should've picked up on it though
Stayed for a weekend and staff were very friendly and breakfast was lovely and made fresh, the hillsdale is also very near the bus stop as well.
Loved the cleanliness and comfortable feel. Excellent breakfast.
Shower function was a bit poor in the top room, however this is being picky.
The hotel is very central, with easy access to all amenities in Ambleside. Despite this, Church Street seems very quiet, with little or no noise to disturb us during the night. Breakfast was very good too. Dorothy, our hostess, was very friendly and helpful. There are countless walks in and around Ambleside, to suit all ages and abilities. We stayed local, managing three walks in the two days we were there. Wonderful views, and you never know what is around the next corner. We visited Matthews Bistro on one evening, and the food and wine were very good. The waiter appeared very knowledgeable about the wine list, and his choice for us was excellent, rounding off an excellent meal. If the red cabbage is on the menu, ORDER IT!!
The bathroom was very small, a tight squeeze when showering or using the toilet! We would have liked two packets of biscuits in the room (one each), not just one.
Excellent breakfast. Room and en suite spotless.
More drawer space would have been useful. En suite was very small.
Great Location. Great Breakfasts Friendly staff ( 12th to 19th July 2014 )
1.Attic accommodation. 2.Very narrow staircase to access the 2nd floor attic room with suitcases. 3.Dissapointing restricted ceiling height in attic room #7 4.Very restricted ventilation due to small attic window. 5.Lack of private parking immediately adjacent to B & B
Location and helpfulness of staff
We enjoyed our too brief stay at Hillsdale which is perfectly situated and has it's own parking very close by - a big bonus! Very comfortable facilities and great choice at breakfast. Dorothy, who was in charge during our stay while the owners were away, is a great hostess, welcoming and friendly.
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