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Lytham St Annes
Reviewed today NEW

We had room 11 with double aspect windows, and, as the weather turned bright, we had fabulous views. The food was very good. We had dinner and breakfasts. All well prepared and pleasantly served. We walked into Ambleside. It took about 15 mins, but there is a bus stop outside the front of the hotel. You can visit many of...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel in every way. Food excellent. All staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient. All the accomodation throughout was to a very high standard. We had a lake and mountain view from our bedroom. Would reccomend a stay at this hotel to anyone. Excellent bus service outside the hotel and only a short walk into Ambleside.

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

Dear row152 Thank you for taking the time to post a great review of your stay. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the Waterhead Hotel except for the weather, but the hotel was great g great very good helpful staff. Breakfast was lovely plenty of choice and the evening meal was excellent. The bar and grill area was a nice area to chill and take in the views across the lake stunning.

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

Dear tunhead Many thanks for a very positive review of your stay. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead in the not too distant future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've just spent a weekend at this hotel with my husband and the Hotel itself is lovely. Nice and modern, lovely, good sized room. Warm welcome at reception which you would expect. Having not been here before, the parking can cause a concern and you see cars parked outside and think thats it. And there's not a lot of space...

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

Dear blackfluffy_cat Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at Waterhead. I was pleased to read of the many positive aspects relating to this but, of course, concerned to discover that you felt let down due to both breakfast and Saturday evening. Our breakfast service is designed to offer a wide range of...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit here and we would highly recommend this hotel, it has a lovely modern feel, clean, bright and nice decor. All the staff are so welcoming and helpful. Our room was fabulous, we were really pleased, lots of little extra,s, nothing is too much trouble. We ate in the restaurant and food was excellent, plenty choice both for...

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

Dear kevinandmands1 Many thanks for taking the time to post a very positive review of your second stay here at Waterhead. We look forward to welcoming you back for a third stay very soon! Best regards Matt Stanaway

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a winter 2 days deal with breakfast and dinner on first night booked direct. From manager to housekeeper all very friendly and made time to have a chat, good size room with very large double bed spotless . Lots of different choices for breakfast served piping hot , evening meal couldn't falt only thing would have liked was...

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

Dear Top-oth-Gorses Thank you for a great review of your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully situated with grounds down to the lake, with a view of the Old man of Coniston from the front - this is a stunning location at any time of year, staff very helpful and make your stay long or short most rewarding.

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

Dear Steve W Many thanks for a great review of your stay. we hope to welcoem you back to Waterhead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Waterhead Hotel in Ambleside en route to our holiday cottage for lunch. I have to say we were not disappointed at all. Very nice hot food with a wide choice of drinks. Fantastic lakeside location and it was a perfect sunny day to have some fun near the beautiful Lake Windermere!!

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

Dear DocVishnu Many thanks for a very positive review of your recent visit . Great to read that you enjoyed your lunch and we hope to see you back at Waterehead very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to the Waterhead and have always found every member of staff to be extremely polite, friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is clean and modern with very comfortable beds. On this occasion the breakfast was very disappointing, the full english had been kept warm for some time and every item was dry....

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

Dear bigsis Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Waterhead and I was pleased to read that, overall, this most recent visit proved enjoyable. I will of course share your comments with the team and monitor any further feedback relating to breakfast - most unusual and please accept my apologies for your disappointment. Our bedroom...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived till the time we left everything was wonderful, the staff was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely and cosy with a wonderful view of the lake and the food was excellent, I would highly recommend this hotel to others.

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

Dear Dawn L Thank you for such a positive review. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $238 - $403 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
#1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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“Our mid priced room 11 was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 779kathyl, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a very relaxing holiday choose this hotel with a lake and mountain view.”
 of 5 bubbles row152, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lake views are great”
 of 5 bubbles tunhead, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a house room spotless no noise overlooked car park but could see lake”
 of 5 bubbles Top-oth-Gorses, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room that is not facing the rear of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles scwBuryStEds, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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