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    Waterhead Hotel

    Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
    011 44 845 850 4503
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    Free Wifi
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    This hotel is just by the road, and is just separated by the water by a narrow road. The room was very nice and comfortable, with a high number of teddy bears that you can buy if you want to take them home. Only problem...More

    Thank J.P.Hernes
    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 27 September 2017

    We stayed at the Waterhead for 2 nights from 24th September to celebrate my husband's birthday. First impression on walking in was very good - the Receptionist was very smiley and helpful. I had booked a luxury lake view room as a surprise for my...More

    Thank Cath54Huddersfield
    Response from EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 7 October 2017

    Dear Cath54Huddersfiled Thanks for such a great review of your most recent stay and I was pleased to read that you particularly enjoyed the little extras that we believe are so important in ensuring that each and every guest we welcome enjoys the very best...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a lovely three night stay here. Our lake view room was comfortable and well appointed, just needed better lighting and a stronger shower. Staff were all excellent and friendly. We ate in two nights and enjoyed the food although it wasn't stunning, just...More

    Thank DJG_KAG
    Response from EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Dear DJG_KAG Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay which I was pleased to read was, overall, enjoyable. We do hope to welcome you back in 2018 and, in the meantime, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Best...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Upgraded to a lake view room a few days before arrived. Lovely room, beautiful view. Our one night stay was made more memorable by the friendly, polite, helpful and professional staff. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Breakfast -the best ever!More

    Thank kimischenks
    Response from EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Dear kimischenks Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Waterhead! We hope to welcome you back very soon, but in the meantime may I wish you a very Merry Christmas...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I got the impression that this hotel was run like I run my business. Staff were engaging and nothing was too much trouble. I got the distinct impression everyone enjoyed working there. This came across at every touching point during our stay. Will deffo return....More

    Thank FingersPhil
    Response from EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Dear FingersPhil Thank you for such a positive review of your stay - the team here are of course our biggest asset and I will be sure to share your kind words with them! We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • USD 180 - USD 271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 41
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    • Ambleside
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    Lisa V
    19 February 2017|
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    Response from StephenArundel | Reviewed this property |
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    Response from EnglishLakesManager | Property representative |
    Please can I ask that you contact my colleagues at Waterhead so that they can discuss your particular requirements (015934 32566). As an aside, Tripadvisor is not our primary or official online presence and, as such, we... More
    Barry W
    28 September 2016|
    Response from EnglishLakesManager | Property representative |
    Hi Barry W There are numerous walks around Ambleside and we would be more than pleased to email you details/scans - if you could contact our Reception team on 015394 32566. With regards to room allocation we do not have any... More
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    "Ask for a room with a lake view, then you avoid sounds from the main road on the other side of the hotel."
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    "Lake view room 5 very nice"
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    "Lake views are amazing but some occasional traffic noise at night. Rooms at the back are quieter but no real..."
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    "Splurge on a lake view room!"
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