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The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel should not be confused with the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, which is about a mile away and has a small concentration of tourist attractions in front.  The rooms at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel are small (and clean) but it has a lovely and spacious lounge area on the first floor and friendly service.  In addition to the hotel restaurant, there is a delightful small pub dining room.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Review is for the Hikers bar only. Great place for relaxing after walking langdale valley. Had fish and chips and pint of Jennings Cumberland ale. Both excellent. There was a great choice on offer, about 6 real ales and scrumpy at reasonable prices. Packed night due to country music festival which added to the rustic atmosphere. Will definitely be back in the future.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The old dungeon ghyll hotel is a very cosy and comforting hotel. It is extremely affordable and include a free breakfast. Engulfed by the fabulous views of the valley the hotel is perfect for a good rest after a long day of exploring and walking. In the lounge there is a great selection of board games, to play after a lovely tea at the adjoined pub

I would completely recommend

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Everybit as good as last time. Location picturesque. Food marvellous ( even got free poached toast and haggis late one night in the hotel bar). Rooms cosy...Nice place to relax after a long days walking. Staff very friendly and helpful. Limited technology no tvs weak wifi etc...but not a problem as theres plenty of socialising to be done...

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This review is just of the bar, I haven't visited the hotel as we were staying in the campsite across the road.

A very traditional walker's pub at the remotest end of a valley, which is fine if thats your thing.

Our kids were disappointed that there were no power sockets anywhere to recharge their phones from, or wifi to speak of. These are both vital commodities when you are camping without a mobile signal or mains power, and its one reason we go to bars in the lakes.

(A password is posted above the bar, but a few of us tried and could not even get a single page to load. I was told this is because its a long way from the exchange I returned the morning after and tried from outside and it did at least work, but despite a strong radio signal, it was VERY slow, far worse than mobile in a decent signal area.

The Sticklebarn, only a mile or two up the road has both ample sockets and a decent wifi, so is a better bet for families and we spent many hours there as a result.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#11 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: €89 - €144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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