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Waterhead Hotel

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived a member of staff immediately offered to carry our bags; having stayed at very many hotels round the country we find this is getting less and less a feature of the business, except sometimes for a perfunctory, 'Need any help with your luggage?' This is a very stylish hotel but not one of these 'over-the-top' boutique hotels...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chris0rm Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and it's great to read that you enjoyed you time with us. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a family celebration, hotel placed all 3 rooms next to each other. Food was lovely, service throughout the hotel exceptional. View from room was great. Bed very comfortable. Hotel very clean. Would have liked a towel rail for the hand towel but that's a small niggle! Would stay again.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vicki H Thank you for such a positive review of your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not surprised it won cumbrian hotel of the year 2016 and this is despite not having a spa or leisure centre Lovely rooms,great food and service. I have been to this hotel many times and it never fails to impress

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 801Carol Many thanks for taking the time to post a great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Waterhead in the not too distant future. best regards Matt Stanaway

Dalbeattie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed the hotel on Sunday 26th, checked out the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to stay if accommodation was available. We were met by a very friendly and helpful young man who showed us a number of rooms, we opted for Room 2 as I have a walking disability and it was near to the bar and restaurant. The...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ian B Thank you for posting such a positive review of your recent stay here at Waterhead - great to read that will will have the pleasure of welcoming you back at some point in the future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Appletreewick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always look forward to visiting this Hotel, having stayed there previously on several occasions now during the recent year or so. It has a sort of comforting, quality, 'boutique' feel about it. It is situated in a slightly elevated position overlooking the head of the Lake, over which many of the rooms have good views. It is a convenient...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John L Many thanks for such a comprehensive review! I was pleased to read that your various stays here at Waterhead have proved enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably our fourth or fifth visit to this absolute gem of a hotel. Location, decor, comfort, staff, all just about perfect. We only stayed one night this time, deciding to move on to a swankier hotel in Grasmere for our wedding anniversary weekend, for a change. Oh how I wished we hadn't! Next time we return (& I hope it's...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sindy7 Many thanks for posting a review of your latest stay and I was delighted to read that this was as enjoyable as previous visits. Whilst admittedly unaware of any ongoing negative feedback relating to our breakfast orange juice, I will of course continue to monitor all guest comments and address this as necessary. We hope to wlecome you...

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most perfect birthday weekend stay at The Waterhead Hotel. The attention to detail is fabulous, the staff - wonderful, so attentive and helpful and always so very very pleasant. Our evening meal and breakfast where delicious and served in the lovely dining area. The decor and furnishings are beautiful and our room was just pure luxury, with the added...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jklm68 Thank you for such a positive review of your birthday weekend - great to read that you enjoyed your time here at Waterhead and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Me,my partner and our little dog stayed last night. We loved it! Never been to that dog friendly hotel before. When we checked in to our room ,we found bowls for or dog with some really nice treats.our bed was massive and very comfy .or dog also very enjoyed the dog bed what was in our room . All the...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Petrinka Many thanks for a very positive review. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Lytham St Annes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had room 11 with double aspect windows, and, as the weather turned bright, we had fabulous views. The food was very good. We had dinner and breakfasts. All well prepared and pleasantly served. We walked into Ambleside. It took about 15 mins, but there is a bus stop outside the front of the hotel. You can visit many of...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kathy L Thank you for a great review of your recent stay - pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Excellent hotel in every way. Food excellent. All staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient. All the accomodation throughout was to a very high standard. We had a lake and mountain view from our bedroom. Would reccomend a stay at this hotel to anyone. Excellent bus service outside the hotel and only a short walk into Ambleside.

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Dear row152 Thank you for taking the time to post a great review of your stay. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Bar & Grill at Waterhead
The Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: Bar, British
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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4 star town house hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere near Ambleside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterhead Hotel

Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: €180 - €257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
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#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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