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Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 173 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Melrose Guesthouse.
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges are applicable.
Packed lunches, Luggage storage
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
14:00 - 19:00 hours
09:00 - 10:30 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
Children older than 6 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Melrose Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Based on 173 reviews
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Located in the pretty Lake District village of Ambleside, this 18th-century hotel is situated in the centre of this historic town, with all the amenities on your doorstep.
Score from 440 reviews Good
Just a short stroll from Ambleside’s village centre, this beautiful Victorian house has excellent breakfasts and boutique-style rooms, many with views of the fells. Wi-Fi is free.
Score from 174 reviews Superb
In the centre of Ambleside, close to all the amenities, Churchill Inn has modern, comfortable rooms, a good breakfast and free private parking.
Score from 456 reviews Good
In the English Lake District, Elder Grove offers award-winning breakfasts, and a quiet bar with free tea and coffee and free Wi-Fi. Ambleside town centre is a 5-minute walk away.
Score from 120 reviews Superb
Quite location, but convenient location for village amenities including Pubs, shops and walks in stunning surroundings. Friendly and warm welcome continued throughout our stay.
Lack of power from the on-suite shower.
My daughters loved staying at Melrose. One if them 14amd the other one 10yrs old. We enjoyed the use of swimming pool, had a lovely choice of different cooked breakfast every morning and to to pit up the owners really looked after us. Definitely will recommend to others.
The clean rooms
The bathroom bit too small
breakfast good ,host very pleasant
we were on the top floor and the shower was useless due to the lack of pressure.Not ideal after a day out walking
The owners are very welcoming and make the stay more pleasant.The rooms are very clean and cosy with extra little touches making your stay a lovely one.The position of the guest house is good with a ten minute walk to the lake but close to the shops.You can also access a nearby hotels spa and pool.
Nothing except having to leave
Room was very clean and comfortable. Our hosts are lovely and the whole experience was pleasant. Free spa access pass to the nearby Salutation Hotel was fantastic - swimming pool, outdoor wooden hot tub, sauna, steam room, gym and various treatments - absolutely perfect for relaxing after a day of hillwalking.
Our room was quite small and at the top of 2 flights of stairs.
Breakfast was good Room was well presented
No lounge to meet with other members of family with whom we were travelling. Felt that we could not meet comfortably in each other's room when we came in about 9 o'clock.
nothing (apart from the weather)
Great value, modern decor, clean, great breakfast. Owners were very helpful and polite. Our room was the smallest, but still quite roomy.
Limited parking and the spaces at the front of the guest house only enable 1 hour parking until 6pm. Driving around a one way system to find parking spaces during these times was a bit of a pain.
the breakfast was fantastic and the bed was very comfy
the family room is in the basement and there was little natural light and no views
Friendly staff, good food
Shower bit weak, we were on top floor.
location, breakfast, helpful owners suggeted walk routes, secure parking arrangements
excellent breakfast choice asked for porridge .... this was not a problem
the heat room at top of guest house vey warm next day but requested top sheet only this was replaced no problem
Location Breakfast Comfy room
Very clean guest house,lovely breakfast every day, owners were very pleasant and helpful, we would definitely go again.
Lovely accommodation and friendly staff. Great location in the Centre of the village and some parking available on request
You can't book the weather in the Lake District - but seriously, no criticism of Melrose at all.
The passes for the spa were a definite plus for us!
Prefer a room with windows rather than basement but it was handy for kids
Everything really good
Walking distance to centre and restaurants. central to Lake District. Parking ok.
This is a lovely B&B in Ambleside. I will certainly use this accomadation again
Wonderful stay. The owners are very accommodating.
The location of this hotel is fantastic. Well within walking distance of Lake Windermere. The town itself has a lot to offer. Great places to eat and some very unique shops. The staff were fab! Always on hand to offer advice on how to get around and offered some great local knowledge. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again!
The shower pressure wasn't very strong.
It was well situated and efficently run
There was little real warmth or consideration. the building was being renovated and we had someone working on a scaffold at window height one meter from where we were all day so had to avoid being in the room
The owners were absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them. They made us feel very welcome. The room was excellent and everything was clean and spotless. I enjoyed the breakfast which was plentiful. I would certainly recommend Melrose Guesthouse to my family and friends.
The only downside was the bed was too hard for me which meant I didn't sleep well at all but my arthritis properly contributed to this factor.
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