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Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 138 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Waterhead Hotel.
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Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Cycling
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, 24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Tour desk, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Business centre, Fax/photocopying
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
From 15:00 hours
07:00 - 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 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 15 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 2.
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.
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Based on 138 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 416 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 472 reviews Good
On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, luxury beauty spa and scenic views. Windermere centre is a 20-minute walk away.
Score from 371 reviews Very good
Set on the banks of the River Leven, 4-star Whitewater Hotel is just a mile from Lake Windermere.
Score from 485 reviews Very good
We loved the location, the rooms, the food.
Waiting staff in the dining rooms were so professional it was a bit characterless and 'cold'. They seemed rather anxious about getting everything right rather than engaging with their customers in any sort of friendly or warm way. I guess this is just a product of the way they are trained?
Room quality Location
Too many small things which didn't quite match the 4 star rating
All of it. Modern decor, the bathroom is stunning and fully equipped with all the necessary things women like and need. Naming the rooms of areas on the Lake District and the Do Not Disturb cuddly toy dog.
Can't think of a thing!
Location Quality of accommodation and meals
The restaurant bar had a lovely garden over looking the lake. The food was excellent and service too. The staff turned down the bed in the evening and placed a chocolate on the pillow. I have not experienced this in a long time. Such a simple gesture that makes your stay feel extra special.
Had no complaints
Great room with modern bath fixtures. Luxurious bath products. Very attentive and friendly staff. Beautiful location.
Not all the meals we had were worth the money.
Position and style of the hotel,
After paying a premium for a lake view room, it was a bit disappointing that the view of the lake was obstructed by the residents, visitors etc. sitting drinking and eating in the garden outside our window (floor level) making it impossible to leave the curtains open to enjoy the view.
Bed was very comfortable and there were some nice little extras in the room (coffee machine, locally-made gingerbread, dressjng gowns)
We paid for the most expensive room (£260 for a lake view)... But the view was really of the external seating area for the restaurant below, the view of the is only the very edge of the lake as there are 3 massive trees in the way!
The location was excellent with wonderful views over Lake Windermere. Couldn't fault the service and staff and the food was first rate. We had an all too short but very enjoyable stay. Hope to return soon, and as dogs are welcome would definitely take the pooch, and stay for longer.
The location is amazing right by the lake ,this was our second visit and we were not disappointed . The restaurant team and the household guys were 1st class ,nothing was a problem. We have in fact booked another break in January ,it's great.
The only fault was the reception team were rather cold !!
The location is the best aspect of this establishment; across the road from the lake, large room for an English hotel. Staff very polite and courteous.
Pricey for a low season stay, some refurbishment needs to take place in the common areas dinning room carpets very dirty and shoddy, paintwork on common landings quite worn and fire doors filthy with hand and finger marks, found a dirty mop in the bathroom on arrival, bath and washbasin looked newish but had worn terribly, cobwebs in wardrobe and under the vanity units.
FOOD QUITE REASONABLE
NO LIFT LONG WALK DOWN BUSY ROAD TO LEISURE FACILITIES AT LOW WOOD
Beautiful setting, small boutique hotel - food excellent and fab restaurant. Head waiter really friendly & helpful.
great position , lovely lake view room ,friendly helpful staff , great breakfast
some road noise
Wonderful staff.Professional as well as friendly.Fantastic position on lake side.
Room 14: I can't believe this was sold to us as a double room.
Modern look & feel large room
Hotel location. Just off the lake. Its food and excellent service at their only restaurant. Luxury rooms are excellent and large enough.
Thier reception is fairly a small one.
location, room was stunning room 18 with a Lake View
dogs in the bar, and to know that they do not allocate certain rooms for people travelling with dogs its outrageous
A quiet location near town, a good place to see the bay scenery
have a little distance to the town, and no life facilities arounded
Location. Comfort. Food. Afternoon tea. Bathroom.
Dogs in dining areas.
We could take our dog for nice walks and the hotel catered for him aswell ie dog bed bowlbwith treats and could Haverhill in the bar area for meals etc great friendly staff would definitely visit again
The hotel and staff were perfect. Due to not have a vehicle we had problems with taxis so the manager took us to lakeland plastics.
Booking.com omitted to tell us the spa was on a separate site and as my husband has mobility problems this was an issue.
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