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Waterhead Bay, Ambleside, LA22 0ES, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 468 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Regent Hotel By The Lake.
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Golf course (within 3 km), Fishing, Hiking, Cycling
Food & Drink
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Express check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Ironing service, Fax/photocopying
Non-smoking rooms, Heating
15:00 - 23:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 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
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 25 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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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 452 reviews Fabulous
Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside centre.
Score from 522 reviews Superb
In the heart of the Lake District, this 4-star woodland estate offers a luxury spa, award-winning dining and 35 acres of scenic grounds. Langdale Hotel & Spa is a 10-minute drive from Ambleside.
Score from 570 reviews Fabulous
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 312 reviews Superb
The garden rooms were excellent
The bar area was very quite! You were almost scared to talk, building working ongoing not mentioned when booking
Lovely room food was really good had a very nice stay
Last minute booking to this lovely hotel in Ambleside. Turned up earlier than planned and was able to check-into the room early. Staff were helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly. The room was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Decided to eat in the hotel restaurant on the first evening and the food was delicious. Breakfast was equally appetising and plenty of choice.
Despite the bathroom being cleaned and the bed bring made I was surprised that a full linen change wasn't automatically provided even though our stay was for only for 2 nights, however, when I requested fresh towels and linen - the hotel staff readily obliged and this was brought to the room within 15 minutes. It was a shame that there are no fridges or corkscrews in the room although the staff were accommodating and brought these to us upon request. My only real criticism was being overcharged on the bill. I had signed a hotel restaurant chit for £44.95 yet upon getting home I realised that I had been charged £50 for the restaurant and the bar bill was added separate however once home realised been overcharged by approx £10 - certainly not worth the 2 hour drive back to sort out n kind of our fault also for simply paying without checking.
The hotel was situated right next to the Lake which was fabulous. The staff especially Julie were lovely and friendly.
We didn't have any complaints about our stay. we did think that it was over priced. £135 per night seemeda little excessive.We wouldn't stay again for that price however if they're was to be a special offer on then we wouldn't hesitate.
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From checking in to checking out everything about this great hotel was wonderful. All the staff are so helpful and you get the feeling that they actually do enjoy providing great service. All the facilities were spot on.
Staff were lovley; helpful, polite and enthusiastic. Breakfast menu offered every possible option and the Manx kippers were absolutely delicious. Steak evening such good value...Everything was perfect.
Location was great as it was opposite the lake. Loved the fact the rooms were clean, really comfortable and cosy. Food was also excellent. Would definitely stay there again.
Staff extremely pleasant. Surrounding of bar and restaurant excellent. Excellent location.
Bed was too small for two people.
We have stayed here several times over 12 years and watched the hotel grow. Each time we stayed the service has improved and food has been excellent. This time the food exceeded even our expectations. Try the Morecambe Bay Prawns, on crumpet topped with a poached egg. Perfect!
We stayed in a garden room and we were totally happy. The only comment we have is that the wall pictures were a bit tired and damaged.
Gorgeous garden room - spacious and compfy. Beautiful location ideal for long walks in the fells. Wonderful food in the hotel restaurant.
The rooms, the staff, the location it was just beautiful
I didn't have a bad experience
Loved that it was pet friendly, location to the lake and walks was perfect. We were there for Steak night so enjoyed diner for 2 and bottle wine for £28. rooms were modern and comfy. Power shower was great. Easy access to the outside from our courtyard room for the dogs. Near to pubs and cafés and 1 min across the road to Lake Windermere.
Wifi didn't work in the room. Breakfast was nice but I prefer freshly main coffee rather than from a pot! Cafetiere would have been a lot nicer.
Superior room spacious, bed comfortable. Great food
Homely feel with great relaxed atmosphere. Very good quality of both breakfast and evening meals fair price for evening meals and ended up both nights eating at hotel. very nice setting at waterhead and only 15 min walk into ambleside. room very clean and comfy bed.
Bar lounge quite small and at peak season might struggle to get a seat
Loved are room,had a balcony over looking the garden.
Was very disappointed with are evening meal,we both asked for are stakes doing medium,but both were well done,the waiter did say he would change them,by this point we had both eaten a fair percentage of are food,didn't think this was worth £21,even if are stakes had been cook correctly,and the side order of Caesar salad Was very poor.
A very nice hotel to stay in a Beautiful part of the world, looked after by friendly helpful staff
The hotel is extremely well looked after and the room we had was perfect. The staff were really helpful and were more than happy to go out of their way to make sure you get the best experience. Made it to be one of the best trips we've ever had.
Everything about the place.
We had no problems what so ever ...
wonderful breakfast catering really well for vegetarians. Really helpful and very friendly staff.
The size of room and not a good view no view of the lake
Location The breakfasts Choice of bar or al la carte in the evenings
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