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The Waterhead Hotel
Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 118 reviews)
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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 available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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 in a crib.
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 cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
The Waterhead Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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dogs in the bar, and to know that they do not allocate certain rooms for people travelling with dogs its outrageous
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
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
LOTS OF STAIRS, NO LIFT
The location of the hotel is fantastic. The rooms are well furnished and are of a good size.
Our room had a bit of an odor from their cleaning supplies (I assume) and the air conditioning didn't work very well.
Great location. Lovely food and excellent rooms.
Rooms very warm at night. Could have done with a sheet and thin blanket.
The restaurant was excellent with beautifully presented food.
Room 6 was small and dingy & the wifi was poor
Nice rooms, good quality comforts in rooms, friendly staff, nothing too much trouble.
Meal service felt a bit rushed
position of hotel, food lovely and staff helpful
car parking, although understand space limited and a few stairs to negotiate.
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