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Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 126 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
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! 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.
Free! All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! 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.
Cards accepted at this property
The Waterhead Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Based on 126 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 408 reviews Superb
Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside centre.
Score from 464 reviews Superb
Built in 1845, The Laura Ashley - Belsfield Hotel stands in 6 acres of gardens with unparalleled views over Lake Windermere. The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna and putting green in the grounds.
Score from 413 reviews Very good
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 355 reviews Fabulous
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.
Great location, could not be any closer to lake.
The view from our room, and the 2 comfy chairs in front of the window to sip our G & T or watch the world go by.
My stay was too short by far.
Location was ideal for us, a short walk into town centre and the cruise line on the doorstep. Beautiful views over looking the lake. The hotel staff were warm and welcoming. Very good breakfast which set you up for the day. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Highly recommended.
Friendly and caring staff Pleasant and very clean room Good standard of food Great location
Lack of air conditioning in room meant an uncomfortably warm night's sleep
hotel is very nice, and great view close to the lake. but no air condition very hot at night even it is comfort outside but hot in the room
no lift and air condition
Felt very pampered and the atmosphere was so peaceful and tranquil especially in a area that is a tourist spot. Just what we wanted and enjoyed our stay immensely and will visit again. A very high standard maintained throughout and small touches of turning bed down with chocs on pillow. Food was excellent and could request out of the ordinary if needed. All round marvellous and high standards which are like diamonds to find these days. Again thank you.
Staff are really helpful Rooms are nice Great location Good food/bar
Bed was a bit too soft No vaping in the bar - what's all that about!
Convenient location for many places to visit.
Road traffic noise from the roads either side of this hotel.
Room Location Breakfast
Ice bucket and ice without asking! Breakfast excellent
The room appointments. The friendly attention to children. The menu.
The room was too warm at night. The pedal bin in the bathroom tipped up when you put your foot on the pedal.
Staff were really friendly, Hotel in great position but could do with lopping huge tree blocking view of the lake... Breakfast really good
there were some anomalies with the food ie no 100% maple syrup but good jams, food ideas good but only average in execution. great opportunity though. There was an upsell opportunity nearly missed, I had to ask for a better room and was willing to pay, this could have been done as soon as I arrived. No Milk in room, Wireless not great ( important).
Great location, good sized room, very comfortable. Lovely outdoor area to sit, relax and enjoy the view.
Good location, clean, friendly and nice surroundings
Everything except as right
NO Lift and access to the shower, but in fairness we knew about it before we confirmed our booking
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