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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great Hotel in a brilliant prime position in Ambleside, close to many of the better restaurants and shops. At the rear of the Hotel there is private parking which is rare in Ambleside. To top it all, the owners are both very helpful and friendly with loads of local knowledge. If you don't fancy a evening stroll, you can...

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Oh you say the nicest things. Thank you very much. it is always a pleasure to see returning guests and catching up with them again. See you soon

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed another long weekend break at Smallwood and hadn’t been for a couple of years yet it was still like coming home. We have visited Ambleside for over 30 years for a week or long weekend and it just ticks all the boxes – Genuine village feeling, great pubs and restaurants, lots of great walks from the doorstep...

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, it so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay once again. We hope its not long until we see you again.

Chester, UK
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Wonderful B and B right in the centre of Ambleside - stayed with another couple over New Year's Eve for 3 nights and our hosts couldn't have done more for us! There's even a small car park at the back which is brilliant for a B and B so close to town! Pubs and restaurants are literally on your doorstep....

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. thank you for telling everyone else as well.....although they might all want a special chocolate now

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This hotel is the best I've stayed in in Ambleside. I've stayed in a few but none ever come close to the service and hosts of this superb hotel. Each year I go to the Lakes and Ambleside is like a hub from which you can get anywhere! Quality of Breakfast is second to none and you can choose from...

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Oh thank you. You say the nicest things. We love seeing our regular guests and catching up on their news. And then we lovel meeting new ones all are appreciated. See you again soon

Durham
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Well located in the centre of Ambleside with loads of eateries nearby. Had car parking as well which is a bonus for the centre of Ambleside. Had large double room with bath but only a shower attachment on the bath taps....an overhead shower would have been better. Friendly enough owners and breakfast was good, better...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Just back from a week in Ambleside and the Smallwood House had a fantastic time. Lovely Hotel right in center of town. Room very nice one in picture lol. Great breakfast staff very helpful of things to do and places to visit and eat. On site parking and passes to spa hotel up the road a bonus. Will definitely stay...

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, it is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your holiday which is of course the main thing. We hope to see you again soon.

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Had a few days here, great place to stay. Very friendly and extremely helpful. Right in the centre so we had a great selection of places to eat in the evening. The free car park comes a a bonus. The room was well appointed clean and everything you could wish for. Breakfast out of this world. Having stayed once we...

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for saying such nice things. See you soon.

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay! Came due to access to local swimming pool being included. Our room was great! Large bed and reasonable bathroom. Quiet. But son's room had very small bathroom. Good breakfast. Good choices! Well situated in town. Would return.

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Bexhill on Sea
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Last-minute booking in peak period. Warm and friendly welcome. Small but pleasant room. Comfortable bed and good night's sleep. Excellent breakfast. Everything that I was looking for. Can highly recommend. Bonus – own parking!

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, please we could accommodate you

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Smallwood is a cracking place to stay in the heart of Ambleside. Perfect location and extremely clean and modern inside. Our room was at the very top of the hotel which afforded beautiful views of the town and surrounding hills. It's also dog friendly which is a massive bonus for us. The owners and staff were extremely polite,friendly and...

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Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words. We do our best to make sure you enjoy your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smallwood House Hotel is a family run bed & breakfast, offering quality 4 star accommodation and award winning Cumbrian breakfasts in Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District.Being slightly larger than your average Cumbrian B&B, our guest house provides the perfect place to enjoy short breaks or longer holidays in one of our 12 comfortable, individually furnished bedrooms.Our relaxed and friendly B&B team will help you make the most of your stay, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, family holiday, activity break or group vacation.Ambleside is the perfect choice for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria. Leave the car behind and take a bus trip to some of our lovely nearby towns and villages, such as Grasmere, Hawkshead & Keswick. If the weather is less than kind during your visit, there are plenty of indoor visitor attractions nearby, including the homes of famous Lakeland literary figures like William Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter. From the pier at Waterhead in Ambleside you can take a boat trip or cruise on Windermere to Bowness or Lakeside at the opposite end of the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises sail all year and their boats offer you lots of protection from the elements. Remember, our B&B guests also have use of the luxury spa and swimming pool at a hotel just a few minutes walk away - a great way to relax during your break. We are in the centre of Ambleside, a bustling and vibrant small market town offering a good selection of specialist shops and great quality restaurants, bars and cafes. The town is great for shopping, with lots of independent shops that are a bit different to the norm, and some recognised brand names you'll know and love. Smallwood House Hotel has a private car park and offers complimentary WiFi access for our B&B guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smallwood House Hotel

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $132 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smallwood House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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