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Tranquil, quiet location by the river, but still close to the town. Gorgeous, clean accommodation with a traditional cosy lounge area - even better with the real fire going in winter. Modern, airy dining room with views over the river; and friendly, welcoming hosts in Richard and Diney who were more than happy to advise on eating, drinking and walking;...

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Winslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again the Riverside has excelled in making our visit to the Lake Dixtrict brilliant. Richard & Diney are the most friendly of hosts and will do anything to make your stay memorable. That's from the warm welcome on arrival to the most English if English breakfasts....... If your there for relaxation or walking in the hills - Richard and...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It was great to catch up again and glad that the weather was better this November compared to last year. We look forward to seeing you both again next year.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at Riverside and unlikely to be the last, nice quiet location, welcoming hosts and a great breakfast. Lots of nice little touches such as tasty hand made treats made by Diney, and torches for night time walks down the lane, homely residents lounge area with a real fire and lots more.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It is always nice to welcome new guests at Riverside who are regular visitors to Ambleside. Thank you for reviewing us which is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the cakes and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent breakfast. Very friendly and helpful owners. Lots of extra thoughtful touches. Particularly enjoyed the home made cake. This was available every morning, to take away on our trip around the lakes. Owners went out of their way to help. Would love to return.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review on TripAdvisor. We do hope to see you again for a return visit and hope that you can stay for a little longer next time.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was delicious, highly recommend going for the Cumberland sausage special at least once! Lovely hosts with plenty of advice to offer on local trails. The room and bathroom were very clean and were cleaned daily. Nice touch with the teakettle and tea/hot chocolate selection, as well as some biscuits. The property is perfectly located...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed the "mighty beasts" for breakfast. Built by Tommy Watson Riverside celebrated 150 years this year. A house of this size does take a lot of heating and there are a few drafty bits but we are glad that the blankets were plentiful and that you slept well.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had truly wonderful stay in this lovely B&B a couple of weeks ago. Rooms beautifully clean, lovely beds and linen. Only a short walk away from from the centre of Ambleside. Richard and his wife couldn't do enough for us during our stay, advising on the local area. Breakfast was amazing! We will be back!

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for the photographic tips. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back at Riverside.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Riverside is ideal, just far enough away walking distance from the centre of Ambleside and right at the start of many spectacular walks alongside the fast flowing river. Our hosts Richard & Dinney could not have been more welcoming, they clearly take great pride in providing guests with a memorable experience. Some of the special touches...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review of your stay with us. Yes, the lane is dark and not to be tackled without a torch! Glad you enjoyed your time at riverside and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time! Friendly hosts, delicious breakfast and cakes. Terrific advice given and location convenient to all Lake District sites. We will always remember this wonderful place. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It was great that you managed to extend your stay by a day. Hope you had a good return trip to Houston and thank you for writing us up on TripAdvisor.

Ilchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights and the location of the B and B, the place is spotless , friendliness of the owners , the great breakfast which set us up for the day and the treat of delicious cake to take with us, makes it a place well worth visiting ..

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed the "mighty beasts" for breakfast! We hope to welcome you again to Riverside and thank you for your review.

Castleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit and I've already booked our next stay.lovely peaceful location only 10 mins walk in Ambleside and with plenty of car parking spaces where your not worried of knocking the car next to you. Immaculate rooms with extra touches and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.Breakfast was a real treat where you were given extras that had been...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad that you had a good time staying at Riverside. We look forward to seeing you both again next year.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet and BT Fusion enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside

Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: €105 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We've stayed in all the rooms over our numerous visits and can not pick between them - That's tonsaybthey are all first class and warmly and the beds yiu fall to sleep before your heads hit the pillows. ”
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“We love the four poster room ...but they are all nice.”
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“If you are not able to climb stairs request a room on the lower floors. River view rooms are lovely.”
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