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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed here for a 1 night bed,breakfast and dinner deal.Enjoyed the warm welcome and stayed in room 7 which had been recently refurbished and was very comfortable.We brought our dog and enjoyed the little touches provided for her(dog bed,water bowl and some doggy godies).Found the breakfast first class but dinner was a little uninspiring.

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AndrewS186346, Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us. I was so pleased to read you and your pooch enjoyed your stay with us and she enjoyed her little extras. The bedrooms were actually refurbished 10 years ago now but it is rewarding to read that our maintenance is being kept to a standard that they...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have just returned from a weekend at the Waterhead. The bedrooms are much more modern than the other lake district hotels i've stayed at. Fully equipped, warm and clean. I had requested we have a small fridge in our room, and this was organised for our arrival. Heated bathroom tiles after being in the mud all day is a...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ameliabeee, Many thanks for your great review of your stay with us, I am glad we managed to help with your requests such as a fridge in your room and the storage of your bikes. The underfloor heating feels lovely on cold feet! We hope to see you again soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Was looking a for a short break for my boyfriends birthday and found this little gem. the hotel is fabulous! authentic from outside however inside modernly decorated. the room was lovely, the bathroom was modern and the room was spacious. The room was equipped with a dvd player and you could take a dvd from reception to watch which they...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lauren7474, I was pleased to read your enjoyed your stay with us for your boyfriend's birthday, and that you enjoyed the levels of service you received from our staff. The DVD library is especially popular at this time of year! We do offer different pillow types if you prefer something different, hopefully we will welcome you back soon and...

Birmingham
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Stayed in Room 10 at the Waterhead last weekened, the hotel and staff are amazing. We had a lovely time and would return in a heartbeat! The rooms are beautiful and the views of the lake are amazing too.

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simon M, Many thanks for your concise yet fantastic review! We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Filey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Visited on January 31st - February 2nd 2014 for a Family wedding, The rooms are great and very clean, staff were fantastic and would go that extra mile for anything we asked for, food was delicious. I would recommend The Waterhead.

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tracey R, Many thanks for your review of your stay for your family wedding. It really was a pleasure to plan and host and I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We do hope you come back to visit us soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to this hotel for 10 years and it has not 'tired' in any way. The staff are lovely and courteous from start to end. The beds are really comfy and big with quality bed linen. Rooms are tasteful and full of everything you need. Brought our parents along as part if their Xmas pressie - they...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear diane c, Many thanks for your great review of your most recent stay with us. It is so rewarding to read feedback from guests who have been staying with us for so long, and to hear that we have maintained our standards all that time is all we could wish for. We have taken onboard your suggestions regarding the...

Frodsham
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Stayed in room 33 on 20th January,2014; great view from window over the lake; décor and furnishings were absolutely first class, could have used a hairdryer for my partner. I found the staff very courteous and helpful. This hotel is excellently situated by the lake and is only a ten minute walk into Ambleside. Had dinner on first night only...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robert J, Many thanks for your review of your stay with us. It was great to read how much you rnejoyed your dinner in our Bar & Grill, and also room 33. Just as a note all our bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers and reception would have been able to help you locate it in the dresser, sometimes it...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Waterhead hotel for 1 night and were pleasantly surprised by the high standards. A spacious, clean room with all possible amenities , real ground coffee to make a brew, and a nice, spacious bathroom. As requested, a travel cot was ready in our room for our 7 month old baby. Free entry...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear B_Selekt, Many thanks for your great feedback, we always do our best to make families feel welcome as we know it can be stressful to travel especially with babies. It was great you got to make use of the complimentary facilities at our sister hotel Low Wood. We hope to welcome you and your family back to Waterhead in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night. Excellent service, very friendly staff, spotless clean, cosy and food great too. Hotel location is ideal too. Its in the middle of lake distirct, so you can access most places easily

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear galaxycluster, I was pleased to read you enjoyed your recent one night stay with us, hopefully we can tempt you back for longer next time! Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at The Waterhead Hotel as Wedding Guests on January 25th 2014 and can I say it really was a pleasure! From the moment we arrived at the hotel until the following day that we left the staff were amazing. Our room was spacious, very comfortable and had a wonderful view of Lake Windermere. The...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Garymills21, Many thanks for your fantastic review of your stay as a wedding guest. It is always a pleasure for us to host weddings, and rewarding to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the big day and your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: British, Bar
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  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €121 - €328 (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:
Hotel Waterhead
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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“All rooms are of a good standard”
 of 5 bubbles christinerY4683BB, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The lower the number the better. I think the budget hotel are around 30 plus.”
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“Try for a room over looking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles PaulineF245, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Excellent position for lakeside with good nearby places to eat in evening that are walking distance eg Wateredge Inn.”
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“room 32 was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles daveyh87, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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