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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

This place was on top form, with great rooms, superb service and top quality food. Its a lovely spot for a break being very close to the waters edge for great views and access to the boat rides. A high level of service did make it though......thanks team!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Excellent location - within walking distance of town centre Friendly, interested, helpful staff Great room (number 20) overlooking the lake Comfortable, smart, non-fussy hotel Will definitely be back in the summer

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3 Thank StoneColdTricky
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We have just returned from this hotel after a 2 night D/B/B break, this is the first time we have stayed here and we were not dissapointed. The hotel and staff were amazing nothing is too much trouble. Lovely hospitality tray in the bedroom and nice bathroom treats also, we stayed in a basic room as this had a walk... More 

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2 Thank deeray83
Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The room was lovely - extremely comfy bed and lovely view of the lake. The hotel is just a 10 min stroll from Ambleside and is across the road from Ambleside pier, which makes it a great location. We loved the peace and tranquility of this hotel. We got a special DBB rate and were delighted with the superb 3... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

First time in a wheelchair accessible room... Shower no good as in the bath. not a lot of room round toilet either, as hubby has to transfer as no feet. No internal access into hotel either so when its raining - get wet going to the restaurant. Everything else was great as usual. Food, and service we couldn't fault. Hubby... More 

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1 Thank EdwinaA
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Was looking for a place to stay for valentines weekend with my girlfriend for our first trip away. Could not have picked a nicer place. Lovely location, close to the lake and within walking distance of the centre of Ambleside. All staff we spoke to and met we're very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The breakfast in bed only added to... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed here for a special birthday celebration with friends, again a great stay the hotel is ideally located to walk into Ambleside with a lakeside view. We love this hotel, lovely decorated comfy rooms great location with service provided by a helpful friendly team, thank you. The only negative comment I have is the pillows, not the best a... More 

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1 Thank Janet C
Perthshire
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed two nights last weekend as a family of four, there is nothing we could fault nor nothing we would change about the Waterhead. The children probably best summed up our visit, they said it was like "staying with friends". A measure of good staff is how they deal with grumbles: we had a slight grumble with the children's... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed here for a 1 night bed,breakfast and dinner deal.Enjoyed the warm welcome and stayed in room 7 which had been recently refurbished and was very comfortable.We brought our dog and enjoyed the little touches provided for her(dog bed,water bowl and some doggy godies).Found the breakfast first class but dinner was a little uninspiring.

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AndrewS186346, Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us. I was so pleased to read you and your pooch enjoyed your stay with us and she enjoyed her little extras. The bedrooms were actually refurbished 10 years ago now but it is rewarding to read that our maintenance is being kept to a standard that they... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have just returned from a weekend at the Waterhead. The bedrooms are much more modern than the other lake district hotels i've stayed at. Fully equipped, warm and clean. I had requested we have a small fridge in our room, and this was organised for our arrival. Heated bathroom tiles after being in the mud all day is a... More 

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ameliabeee, Many thanks for your great review of your stay with us, I am glad we managed to help with your requests such as a fridge in your room and the storage of your bikes. The underfloor heating feels lovely on cold feet! We hope to see you again soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: British, Bar
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  • 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: $162 - $469 (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:
Hotel Waterhead
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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“The lower the number the better. I think the budget hotel are around 30 plus.”
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“Excellent position for lakeside with good nearby places to eat in evening that are walking distance eg Wateredge Inn.”
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