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Waterhead Hotel

PricelineUSD 272*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 282*
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location, excellent accommodation and food, especially for dinner in restaurant.Luxury room with lake view and nespresso coffee machine made the holiday. Comfy lounge and restful atmosphere. Easy to walk into Ambleside and staying at the lake is easy for boat trips and cafes.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyable meal we were shown to a seat by a window with a lovely view over the lake the service was excellent the platter starter was the best I've had and the sea back main course was very nice

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear richard k Many thanks for such a positive review of your evening meal. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Beverly, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently spent 7 days at the Waterhead Hotel and enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is perfectly situated, about a 15 minute walk from Ambleside, in the Waterhead village. The hotel is directly across the street from Lake Windermere, and it is a short walk to Jenkin's Field and Borrans Park. It is an easy drive to all...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lirwin13 Thank you for a very positive review - I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here at Waterhead and we do hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

prenton
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stayed mon 24th to 26th april ,first of all a big thank you to the superb staff ,had a evening meal in hotel first night what a great choice compliments to the chef,breakfast was possibly the best we have had in our years of traveling ,the rooms are so spacious massive king size bed ,smart tv,underfloor heating in the bathroom,lake...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear prentonputter Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and I was pleased to read that this proved so enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked on a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. Happy to accommodate more than one dog per room. Provided the dogs with bowls, beds and treats. Dog's allowed in the bar but not the mainstay restaurant where the food is stunning. Situated right on Lake Windermere and close to a park to give the dogs a run. 50 meters from the...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tigermax Thank you for such a great review of your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

stockport
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fabulous trip to The Waterhead Hotel, staff are fantastic, helpful but unobtrusive, we were upgraded to a Lakeview room as we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary (thank you) breakfasts are fabulous,recommend this hotel if you want a lovely experience of the lakes! We have stayed here 3 times and loved every visit. Now our go to hotel for...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sukeStockport Many thanks for taking the time to review your most recent stay here at Waterhead. Great to read that you enjoyed this third visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful building with chandeliers and a waterfall within, we thought we would feel slightly out of place but no.... the staff were so warm and welcoming! We had a fantastic meal with lovely staff in beautiful surroundings, we really couldn't have asked for more ... and the desert menu was to die for ! We would definitely go back...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeanie_elite Thank you for your review - I will of course share your kind comments with the team. Should you be planning an overnight stay, it's always best to contact us direct or, alternatively, the very best rates will always be available via our English Lakes website. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like good food, helpful and friendly staff, a prime location then this is the place - stayed 2 nights and everything was very excellent - from coffee through to lunch and then dinner everything was of a high standard - would definitely recommend - a good walk into town and you will find some good shops

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Suestonic Thank you for posting such a positive review of your recent stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location over looking the Windermere lake, Hotel rooms were immaculate, breakfast and dinner were scrumptious with a good variety of foods offered, had a lovely stay and would visit again with family.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kashmira M Many thanks for a great review. Should you be planning a return trip with your family and need any information relating to suitable rooms, please not hesitate to contact a member of the Reception team who will be delighted to assist. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here just for one night but would have liked longer. The rooms are nicely equipped, fairly standard rooms, but it's the little details that make this place good. Nice coffee provided in the room, local gingerbread and fresh milk provided if required. The children had sachets of squash and a fudge bar put into the room, a little detail...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Teash18 Thank you for posting a very positive review of your recent stay. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead in the not too distant future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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
The Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: Bar, British
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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: $263 - $375 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
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“Luxury room with lake view best”
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“All beautiful”
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