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Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 158 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 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)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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 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.
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Based on 158 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 470 reviews Wonderful
Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside center.
Score from 522 reviews Wonderful
The Daffodil Hotel and Spa features contemporary luxury on the shores of Grasmere water, in the heart of The Lake District and just a short walk from Grasmere village.
Score from 590 reviews Excellent
With wonderful views out over Waterhead Bay and Windermere, the family-run Lake House offers cooked breakfasts and leafy grounds. The 4-star bedrooms have free Wi-Fi and DVD players.
Score from 453 reviews Wonderful
Loved the location of this hotel, plus there are only about 40 bedrooms, so it still feels very personal. My dogs were beautifully welcomed, with lovely Joules dog beds provided by the hotel, along with food dish and water dishes in our bedroom.
The wi-fi was virtually non-existent in our room, mobile phone signal is poor in the Lake District in general.
The staff were very attentive, nothing was too much trouble, the room was excellent, high quality and very comfortable bed. Breakfast was fantastic.
The free wifi connection was poor.
Lovely rooms, lovely food. Dog welcome, area of room set up for him with free treats. Great walks.
We were under impression leisure centre was under same roof, it was 1mile down the road. Wifi strength poor.
Everything high standards with good staff.
Incredibly comfortable bed Room stocked well with complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate/biscuits Heated floor in the bathroom Dvd collection which you can borrow from Pool and spa access down the road Close to Ambleside town centre Beautiful views of the lake
Poor wifi connection Room got very hot in the night despite thermostat being low, had to sleep with covers off and windows wide open Food at the bar/grill slightly pricey
Everything! The friendly staff, the great food, terrific room (room 52 with a super king size), super relaxed atmosphere. We had a wonderful, wonderful weekend & will certainly recommend & return.
Only small criticism was the difficulty in finding a parking space, but that is being too picky really.
The comfortable room with great views of the Lake! We had two great days with sunshine! We walked into Ambleside, before leaving on our 3rd day, which just finished our weekend off nicely!!!
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful from arrival to departure. The hotel is in an excellent location, just 10 minutes walk into Ambleside and looks out onto Lake Windermere. The breakfast is also great.
Wi-Fi seemed to drop in and out but not a major issue.
Excellent location, hotel really nice, would def return! Had a couple of problems but mgr dealt with personally
The hotel had problems with the wifi, our room had problems with hot water and heating but mgr gave discount and offered a free nights stay!
Lovely hotel with good staff. Couldn't do enough for our dog. Great to stay in a lovely hotel with our dog rather than shoved into a dingy room away from everything.
Excellent room with a lovely view of the lake the breakfast was perfect and the hosptality was very good
The location right next to the pier and easy access to everywhere else was great. It was the best pet friendly accommodation we've stayed in, very accommodating. Breakfast was very nice with a good vegetarian option.
The outdoor music being heard in the room. The road outside can get busy throughout the day taking away from the ambience of the views, but it does die down later.
Staff , food and facilities are excellent.
The hotel needs a lift for the use of guests as most areas can be difficult to access if they have walking issues.
Almost everything about the hotel was fantastic, especially the setting on the lake side. On arrival we were informed that we had received a free room upgrade and as soon as we entered our room we were delighted, the view out of the window was amazing. Another great part of our stay was the use of the leisure facilities in a local hotel which were better than we had imagined. We made use of the swimming pool and outdoor hot tub (with lake view) as well as other facilities.
The only negativity I can think of was the parking. Although we always managed to get a space,the car park area was quite tight and always full with some cars having to park outside of the marked bays.
Staff were fantastic. Room service was brilliant. Extra touches made by staff for our anniversary were perfect. 10/10 would definitely stay again
Everyone was helpful and friendly.
we didnt stay long enough
Fantastic room with a beautiful room, great restaurant
My husband and I booked a classic sea view room, ours was on ground floor(room3). The room was lovely, very spacious and quite luxurious. I slept really well(and ł am a light sleeper), though the hotel is on a busy road ł wasn't disturbed too much by traffic outside. We had a lovely view From our room but ł think it would have been better if we had been upstairs. In our room we had complimentary drinks(still &sparkling bottled water, gin&tonic, with ice), napresso coffee making machine, nuts, jelly beans, crisps, a bowl of fruits.....plus motorn brown toiletries and gowns& slippers to use during our stay. We opted for B&B, ł must say their breakfast was the best ever yet ! On top of the continental they offer full English breakfast on menu, America &vegetarian as well as other which ł can't remember. Their egg benedict was scrumpicious! We ordered room service for dinner on one night, we had a fish platter to share, it was lovely, very filling and quite reasonable! Their menu caters for everyone. Wifi is free and it's quite good as well. They offer DVDs to watch in your rooms as they have collection to borrow during your stay. Overally we enjoyed our stay and we would definitely go back again. I strongly recommend this hotel, staff are friendly, and helpful plus atmosphere is homely and quite relaxed.
They allow pets in the hotel so don't be shocked to see dogs in bar area or lounge! The fact that you have to go to another hotel to use the swimming pool.
The room, the staff, the real coffee, heated bathroom floor!!!
It was all excellent!
The location, the staff and resturant were good.
I am not sure it was value for money, our room altough was on the lakeside, it was cramped and no comforatble chairs to sit in. The costs were equivalent to 4* hotels in London and I wouldnot expect it to be so expebsive in the Lakes. I ma mnot sure we would return to the hotel . Some parts of the hotel were not as clean as they might have been,the handrails were especially sticky and grubby! Parking was also very awkward for a large car such as ours (DISCO 4).
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
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