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Riverside Hotel

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Manchester
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Husband booked this lovely hotel for a surprise to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The hotel was lovely and clean although we found the bed a little small - I think it was a small double. The restaurant was bright and looked over the river. Breakfast was buffet style but the variety on offer was excellent. Dinner in the evening...

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and for posting your lovely, 5* review. We are delighted with your comments about our location and dining experience. Scout Scar is definitely a lovely walk, so hopefully people will take you up on your recommendation! Thanks again.

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We come to eat here a fair bit. Best is the luxury sofas and chairs to chill out on before and after your meal. Nice food at standard prices and good professional staff. Plus it's dog friendly and in a nice location in Kendal.

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely to get a review from someone who lives nearby, so thank you. We really appreciate you coming in so often. Long may it continue, thank you!

Darwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Had another great stay at this hotel. A warm friendly welcome, a clean room and great food what more could anyone want all at a reasonable cost. The staff can't do enough for you we will definitely go back yet again.

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your short and sweet review and 5* rating as well. We thank you for your comments about our staff hope to see you again. Thank you.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Like many others, I stayed here as part of a groupon deal for two nights in March. The hotel was easy to find and has a big (free) car park attached which was useful as parking can be tricky in the lakes. The room was huge, think it was a family room and had clearly been recently renovated. The bathroom...

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and posting your wonderful review. We really appreciate all of your comments about breakfast, location, accommodation, etc. We hope others find your thorough recounting of your stay helpful and that you'd consider visiting us again if you were in the area. Thank you.

Bacup, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We booked a 2 night stay with Groupon. Two nights for 2 people with breakfast. I am disabled. The staff were most helpful and courteous at all times. Our room was well set out and easily accessed down 5 steps by a stair lift it overlooked the river. We ate in the Tannery the bars restaurant for lunch when we...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Loved this hotel. Rooms well set out with large bed, ample wardrobe space. Very clean with quality bedding and towels. Really friendly staff. Good location too. We will definitely go back ! Dog friendly rooms for those of us that like to take our best friend with us.

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay and review. We really appreciate your 5* rating and comments about your accommodation with us and our staff. Thanks for bringing your dog with you and for saying you will visit again. We hope you do. Thanks.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Bought this two night break on the Groupon site. Wanted a break where I could take the dog. Had not been to Kendal although have spent many happy times in the Lake District. The Riverside Hotel is literally on the River Kent, a very fast flowing wide river which runs through the town centre. The town is typical of an...

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It reads less as a review, actually and more as a travelogue/history guide! We definitely think others will find your tips of places to visit in the area as helpful as you certainly highlight some good ones. We're pleased everyone (including your dog) had a nice stay. Thanks again.

Reviewed 17 March 2015

Could not fault this hotel, it exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return. Welcoming, friendly staff, clean, spacious room, excellent location, with superb views over the river, to the castle. We even watched a kingfisher fly across the river, from the restaurant. Hotel and bar meals were good value and Kendal is a great base.

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely review thank you. Everyone will be pleased to see that 5-star rating as well so thank you for that. We hope your review is helpful to others as it highlights exactly what we are all about, friendly staff, great location and excellent value. Thanks!

Sunderland
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Spent two nights here on a Living Social deal. The hotel is in a good location, convenient for all amenities in Kendal. Plenty of car parking space, which is free, although nothing to make it secure. The corridors and bar areas looked a little dated and dingy and upstairs smelled of food. (Maybe due to dining room being on second...

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We appreciate your constructive review on the areas you enjoyed and also on the areas you feel we can improve. We will certainly use your comments to help us improve which is always our goal. Thanks again.

Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My wife and I spend three nights at the hotel and had one of our best breaks in a long time. The hotel was situated right on the rivers edge with views from the room window that were tranquil and serene. The room was a good size and included a small table for two which was a pleasant addition. We...

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The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for posting such a lovely, 5-star review. We're very happy to read your comments about our staff and are further pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are in a great little spot in Kendal and hope if you are in the area again, you'll stop in again. Thank you.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: Stramongate Bridge | Beezon Road, Kendal LA9 6FS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range: €99 - €181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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Riverside Hotel Kendal, Lake District
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Kendal
#5 Business Hotel in Kendal
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“Ask for a room in the new part of the building”
 of 5 bubbles ssbaby, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet rooms are opposite the river but the rooms also on the front side of the hotel are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles paulcJ4310PR, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for riverside room. 004 is right on the water”
 of 5 bubbles Gael01, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles 2349Mel, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms next to the bridge are very noisy due to people coming and going from the railway station and passing cars”
 of 5 bubbles TarlCaboto, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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