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In Kendal town centre, the Riverside Hotel is a 17th-century building with a state-of-the-art leisure club. Rooms have river views, and Windermere and the Yorkshire Dales are 15 minutes' drive away.

Most of the rooms have views of the River Kent. Features include satellite TV, tea and coffee, a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. Free parking is also provided.

The Riverview Restaurant uses local produce, some of which comes from the hotel’s own Victorian kitchen garden.

The leisure club includes a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym and exercise studio.

Kendal Railway Station is 250 yards away, and guests are 10 minutes’ drive from the M6 motorway.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The Riverside has been welcoming guests since 24 Jul 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free parking available at the hotel


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  • The staff speak English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Kendal Castle
    0.4 miles
  • Killington Lake Services M6
    4.4 miles
  • World of Beatrix Potter
    7.5 miles
  • Lake Windermere
    8.3 miles
  • Hill Top
    9.3 miles
  • Lakes Aqaurium
    9.4 miles
  • J38 Truckstop M6
    9.6 miles
  • Tebay Services Southbound M6
    9.8 miles
  • Tebay Services Northbound M6
    9.8 miles
Top attractions
  • Grizedale Forest
    10.7 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Kent
    0 miles
  • Sea/ocean Morecambe Bay
    12 miles
  • Lake windermere
    13 miles
Public transport
  • Train Oxenholme Lake District Station
    1.9 miles
Closest airports
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    54 miles
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    54.3 miles
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Facilities of The Riverside
  • Sun terrace
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
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15:00 - 22:00


07:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night
2 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Riverside accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Sauna is closed from Sun 05 Jul 2020 until Mon 31 Aug 2020

FAQs about The Riverside

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Riverside on this page.

  • Guests staying at The Riverside can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The Riverside is 650 yards from the centre of Kendal.

  • The Riverside has 1 restaurant:

    • Riverview

  • The prices at The Riverside may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Riverside is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Room options at The Riverside include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite
    • unknown

  • The Riverside offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Fitness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Hammam
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Fitness

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.