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    Waterhead Hotel

    Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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          Overview
          • Excellent79%
          • Very good16%
          • Average3%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Pets Allowed
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          4.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 1,649 reviews

          Reviewed 5 days ago

          We booked a lakeside view and stayed in room 15 which was very comfortable. All the little touches were much appreciated, Complimentary newspaper of choice, gin and tonic in the room with ice along with a bowl of fruit, all topped up every day. Staff...More

          Thank wendymcq
          Reviewed 6 days ago

          On our arrival for a 6-night stay we were allocated one of their 'upgraded luxury rooms' (£228/night B&B) on the ground floor with a view out over the lake. Spacious, with settee and armchair + desk and chair. The problem with the room was that...More

          Thank mab33
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          My wife and I have stayed here on 3 occasions and have never been disappointed. The hotel is very well appointed and the attention to detail is commendable. Touches such as Grasmere gingerbread and a cafetiere for making fresh coffee in the room, as well...More

          Thank Richard H
          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          What a gem. Stunning views across the lake. Beautiful room. I can see why this won hotel of the year as it's been the most delightful weekend. The breakfast was nice and the outdoor eating area was great as the weather was lovely. Food arrived...More

          Thank make-it-count1
          Response from EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 1 week ago

          Dear make-it-count1 Thank you for posting such a great review of your stay! We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          We stayed here for four nights as part of an extended holiday. Ambleside is a central but less congested part of the western shore of Lake Windermere. The hotel fronts the lake and our room had a view on to the lake. There is a...More

          Thank Robynne M
          Response from EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 1 week ago

          Dear Robynne M Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at Waterhead. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at some point in the future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

          Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection
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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Banquet Room
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Conference Facilities
          • Breakfast Available
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$197 - US$343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
          • #1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
          • #1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
          • #1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 41
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          • Location
          • United Kingdom >
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          • Cumbria >
          • Lake District >
          • Ambleside
          • Also Known As
          • Ambleside Hotel Waterhead ,
          • Hotel Waterhead ,
          • Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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          Traveller (464)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Lisa V
          does the hotel have any storage facilities for our bicycles?
          19 February 2017|
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          Response from StephenArundel | Reviewed this property |
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          suzymar
          Do you have any accessible rooms? I understand that there are a lot of stairs ,but is there a lift. Thankyou
          6 January 2017|
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          Response from EnglishLakesManager | Property representative |
          Please can I ask that you contact my colleagues at Waterhead so that they can discuss your particular requirements (015934 32566). As an aside, Tripadvisor is not our primary or official online presence and, as such, we... More
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          Barry W
          Hi Could you recommend the best walks either directly from Ambleside or by taking a drive and setting off elsewhere? We are a reasonably fit couple and 4-6 hours walking would be no trouble. Also is it possible to reserve rooms where dogs aren't allowed?
          27 September 2016|
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          Response from EnglishLakesManager | Property representative |
          Hi Barry W There are numerous walks around Ambleside and we would be more than pleased to email you details/scans - if you could contact our Reception team on 015394 32566. With regards to room allocation we do not have any... More
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          Room Tips
          "There are a lot of stairs in the hotel so bare that in mind when booking your room."
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          "Rooms looking out to the lake on the second floor I feel would be the best."
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          "Rooms facing the rear are quieter and scenic."
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          "Lovely rooms with the lake view"
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