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Waterhead Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Just returned from a birthday weekend with family. Lovely setting extremely comfortable rooms ( birthday card and ballon on bed) and great weather. Ambleside pier opposite for boat trips, Would certainly return and recommend,

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

Dear EssexMooley, Thank you for taking the time to review your birthday weekend with us. I was so pleased we helped to make this a special occasion, and we do hope we can welcome you all back in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Kilmarnock, Scotland
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We spent three nights here during Easter week. Great location, well appointed rooms, nice restaurant, excellent food, friendly, efficient staff. Only slight grumble is that the bar is a bit clinical and not really a cosy, relaxing environment for an an after-dinner drink; this is probably down to personal preference and the idea of 'cosy' perhaps doesn't fit with the...

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

Dear SP1jockey, Many thanks for your review of your Easter stay with us. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, and we do take on board all comments regarding the decor and layout of our public areas. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2014

What can I say. Everything was good. Room great size and lucky view of the Lake. Very stylish room and comfortable with good facilities. Nice bar, garden and top quality food in the restaurant. Not cheap but not over expensive, I was happy to pay good money for a very god hotel. Thanks to the friendly staff.

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

Dear ANW1301, Many thanks for your great review of your stay with us. I will certainly pass on your comments to our staff who will be delighted. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Just got back from a 2 night stay at this wonderful hotel. Sunday -Tuesday - Beautiful surroundings, amazing clean room's with lovely staff and Ladies and Gent's "THE FOOD WAS AMAZING" I have travelled around a bit but their food certainly was worth that extra mention. Mark the G.M,the staff are a credit to your team, and I have to...

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

Dear leye J, Many thanks for your very enthusiastic review of Waterhead! Mark and Patty both send thanks for their personal mentions, and we are delighted that you enjoyed our food offering so much. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2014

despite the wind and rain we had a relaxing break due to the quality of this hotel its the little touches that make it special Grasmere gingerbread on the tea tray chocolate mints on the pillow the food was excellent such a good choice at breakfast too we will definitely return good location for walking in to Ambleside

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

Dear Suzanne I, Many thanks for taking the time to review your very wet stay with us! Luckily we are used to the rain here so there is still plenty to do even when the weather is not favourable. We do hope to welcome you back soon and hope the sun shines for you next time! Lindsay Price Deputy General...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We have been to this hotel many times. Excellent rooms, warm welcome, great food. for information ice provided but no fridge. no safety deposit in room No spa but can use the spa in the sister hotel 5 mins drive away

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

Dear 801Carol, Many thanks for another lovely review of Waterhead. Guests do have complimentary use of the leisure facilities of our sister hotel Low Wood which is one mile along the lake. If you do have any special requests for your room in future stays please do not hesitate to discuss these with reservations. We look forward to welcoming you...

Tyne & Wear
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Another stay at the Waterhead at the beginning of April 2014. Two nights bed & breakfast with dinner on the first evening – always a good deal if it is available. Me and my husband have stayed here on a number of occasions and are happy to continue booking/staying/promoting it. The location is accessible for the vast surrounding area. The...

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

Dear sandrabj, Many thanks for yet another great review of Waterhead, it is always rewarding to hear feedback from our regular guests to know we are keeping our standards up. I was glad to read you enjoy some of our new landscaping and bedroom facilities, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is our second trip to the Waterhead. Travelling with a young child and dog it can be difficult to find accomodating accomodation. However, the Waterhead not only allows both dogs and children (in selected rooms), they welcome them with little touches like a goodie bag for my son and a doggy bed and biscuits provided for the four legged...

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

Dear BaggageIncluded, Thank you for your review of your recent trip to Waterhead. We are proud to be both family and dog friendly as we know it can be difficult to travel with either and especially both! So we try and ensure you have the most relaxing stay possible, and I am glad we succeeded on this occasion. We hope...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2014

It was 9 years since we stayed at the Waterhead , at that time we had thought it was very special but since then our standard of hotel has increased so would it be a mistake coming back? No, we still loved everything about the hotel. The rooms are good, the location is great, staff friendly and food of a...

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

Dear NicktheTaff, Many thanks for your wonderful review of your recent visit to Waterhead. How fantastic to know we still impressed you after 9 years away! Please do not wait that long to visit us again. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great hotel spotless rooms and great location. 1 mark against it can't get in your room until 3.0. A bit late in the afternoon. Food excellent. Breakfast great choice. Friendly staff and helpful . Well worth a visit.

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

Dear Milbo1857, Many thanks for your review. Our check in time is guaranteed from 3pm, this is an industry standard and does ensure that our rooms can be as spotless as your experienced! We do hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

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  • 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
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Cuisines: Bar, British
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: €181 - €307 (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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