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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic two nights at the Waterhead Hotel. Gorgeous room (9) overlooking the lake, captivating views, just sitting and watching the lake so peaceful and tranquil. Room well kept, clean and tidy, loved the turn-down service with facial cream and relaxing spray and of course the chocolates. The restaurant was very pleasant, the food excellent and the service very good. All...

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

Dear Jennyag2001 Thank you for such a wonderful review - great to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Barnstaple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not fault this experience for my mum's 80th birthday and a short break for me and my family. My mum was overawed and we felt that there was nothing that the staff wouldn't do for us if we needed it. Food was cooked to perfection. The Classic Lake View Room lived up to expectations! Just take care with...

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

Dear Kay S Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay and please pass on our congratulations once again to your mum. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 1 night en-route to another destination. Really nice hotel. The room had views of the lake. Room itself nice and clean and superbly comfortable bed. Bathroom was really nice as well. Thoroughly recommended. We had room 33 which not only had great views was also near the stairs down to the car park. Good selection of food for breakfast...

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

Dear SlurpMore Thank you for such a positive review of your stay. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the hotel,just had late lunch on Sunday afternoon in the bar.The food and service was very good. It was pretty quiet but very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere .Will be coming back when visiting Lake District

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

Dear tom222ee Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit to Waterhead. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. best regards Matt Stanaway

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a two night spring break with two other adult family members, and chose the Water head as our usual venue, their sister hotel was undergoing refurbishment. Our anxieties over it being of equal standard was immediately dispelled. The rooms were well appointed,, with lovely views. They were well equipped, with all the amenities you would need, were spotlessly...

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

Dear StevieBee48 Thank you for a great review and I was delighted to read that, after choosing Waterhead due to the redevelopment of Low Wood Bay, we will hopefully have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend with my wife. Lovely hotel, nice room, excellent breakfast. Nice bar area, plenty of seating outside with uninterrupted views of the lake. It's a short walk into the town centre where there are lots of bars and places to eat. Shame about the weather!

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

Dear Mike186394 Thank you for a great review, despite the weather! We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 10 of us staying in 5 twin rooms for 2 nights. The staff welcomed us and carried our bags to our rooms. The rooms were very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The highlight for me was the superb dining room, the delicious food and the helpful staff. We will definitely be back again.

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

Dear LisaFairhurst Many thanks for such a positive review of your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed by the wonderful views and colourful spring foliage. Friendly staff...dining in this hotel proved to be a good choice..the menu and cuisine was second to none.. service in the dining room was excellent...especially by the young waiter from liverpool who was a pleasure to chat to and very well mannered. I recommend the duck partridge and pork..the flavours on...

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

Dear Jacqui C Thank you for such a great review of your stay here at Waterhead - we are of course very lucky to enjoy such wonderful surroundings and we do hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

bowral
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a fabulous experience....our two Australian spaniels were accepted wherever we went in the hotel.....and absolutely spoiled rotten with lots of special treats in our room, two lovely soft doggie beds, two bowls, a water bowl, two towels, doggie treats. We flew our dogs from Australia two years ago and it is so appreciated by us when hoteliers accommodate our...

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

Dear robynkirkham Many thanks for a great review of your stay. We do hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had eaten here ten years ago and thought at that time it was lovely, so on our visit this weekend we thought we would have Sunday lunch there. We reserved a table for Sunday lunch. On arrival we were shown to a table in the bar area and then just left there! There were five staff members milling around...

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

Dear Sue B Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Whilst we do of course take table reservations on Sundays we do not serve a traditional Sunday Lunch and would of course have been more than happy to clarify this should you have asked. I am sorry that you felt the members of our team on duty...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
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