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Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.7/10! (score from 169 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Melrose Guesthouse.
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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
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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.
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Based on 169 reviews
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This family-run hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and has free parking, free Wi-Fi and fine food. The shops of Ambleside are a 10-minute stroll away.
Score from 437 reviews Superb
With wonderful views across Waterhead Bay and Windermere, the family-run Lake House offers cooked breakfasts and leafy gardens. The 4-star bedrooms have DVD players.
Score from 406 reviews Fabulous
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 472 reviews Good
The family-run Lakes Lodge guest house is situated in Ambleside, 800 metres from Lake Windermere. It offers en suite rooms and a full English breakfast in the morning.
Score from 285 reviews Superb
Excellent location, very welcoming, very clean & warm. bedroom was a nice size so was the bed. Mattress & blankets were of a high quality, bathroom was very nice & compact. Good choice of breakfasts. Felt more at home than at a Hotel, didn't want to leave the place :).
Friendly staff, Large room with huge comfy bed, Great location, Very clean
I really don't know where to start with this review. Its a 5 Star B&B! 1) At the offset both Lynn and Alan were very responsive prior to my arrival responding to the queries I had over both email and telephone. They continued to be that way even after I arrived and stayed for the 8nights! 2) The room is a reasonable size as with other properties in the area and it had a nice view of the area around it and the Cathedral. 3) Room cleanliness was top notch, spotless carpets and clean linen, sheets and mattress! 4) The toilet was very nice. Warm flooring and a shower cabin too! 5) Breakfast on the house was another highlight. Home cooked fresh food served to me everyday with a smile. They even customized the different options according to our requirements as we stayed longer and did not want to get fed up with eating the best items too many times. 6) We were given total freedom to come and go as we pleased and this was great as we were out late nights some days. 7) Excellent and high speed wifi in the rooms as well as lobby downstairs 8) At the end of it all, we had a quickest checkout ever - 3mins flat! As I type this, I know I'm just covering a little of what I really experienced - I could not recommend the place enough. Its great value for money. If you go elsewhere, as several of my friends did for a cheaper price, remember you will compromise on one or more of the items above. Its a great value for money and we enjoyed their company and hospitality!
Nothing I can think off!
Comfort, Cleanliness, and Food
Parking Lack of.
Great accommodation and breakfast, very convenient in centre of town. Very friendly and helpful owners.
We have stayed here twice now & love the personable feel about it. Great location, nice addition having access to the nearby Salutation hotel spa, breakfast is wonderful, fresh homemade cooking. The only small negative is the comfort of the bed, it was too hard and short so our legs were squashed against the metal frame. The rooms were a little too hot as well but that's just personal preference. Overall great place to stay
We enjoyed everything about The Melrose. The staff were brilliant, the rooms spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated. The Bed was very comfy, and the room catered for our every need. The location is excellent and central to all amenities. A fantastic place.
There wasn't anything at all that we didn't like. It was completely faultless.
Location and full english breakfast!
Early slot for breakfast
Great, central location. Friendly, welcoming owners for whom nothing was too much trouble. Great breakfast and fantastic room. I will return!
Friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts, nice breakfast. Located right in the middle of Ambleside so lots of restaurants only a short walk away.
Great location, tasty breakfasts and lovely owners.
Comfortable beds, filling breakfasts, pleasant decor, location, access to spa
Located within a short walk to all shops, pubs and restaurants, owners and staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate to go back!
This was our first visit to Melrose but it certainly won't be our last. The room we stayed in was excellent and incredibly clean and the bathroom was pristine (it looked brand new). Breakfasts were delicious and the proprietors were really friendly. Secure parking is offered (about 2-3 minutes walk) for a small fee.
The Melrose is situated perfectly immaculate comfortable welcoming and helpful couldnt ask for more and will be returning no doubt .
Superb guest house very friendly owners who went out of their way to make sure our stay was excellent, room was out of this world, food was excellent very highly recommended x
Location was great and the service was terrific and friendly.
The bed was uncomfortable, but the room was very appealing. A must to know parking is not free or onsite.
Very clean. Nice big room with en suite. Great cooked breakfast. Close to shops and restaurants. Close to lake and boat. Not far to nearby towns. Helpful owners. Peaceful. Secure parking.
Great facilities service was great nothing to much trouble so friendly and polite. Food was great the breakfasts were all you could wish for we will certainly go again and recommend it to our friends.
Spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfast; friendly proprietors! An absolutely perfect location as a base to visit all of the lakes! Without any hesitation at all would recommend to others, n will be definitely staying again in the future, in fact taking other members of the family!
Excellent location.Hosts friendly and welcoming.quality and variety of breakfast excellent.will be returning.
The breakfast,cleanliness,comfort and welcome was first class that made for a very nice short break.
Parking was rather awkward
The room I stayed in was high end for a B&B - more like a 4/5 star hotel. This is reflected in the price of the room. The host was very friendly and welcoming and breakfast excellent. Parking is difficult in the area and the B&B did offer overnight free street parking which was helpful. Overall the cost was pricey for a B&B but still reflected reasonable value.
The locality. The choice and size of the breakfasts. The quality of the room. The quiet street very close to the town centre and restaurants
While help was given re parking, there is no dedicated parking for the hotel itself
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