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Filey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Visited on January 31st - February 2nd 2014 for a Family wedding, The rooms are great and very clean, staff were fantastic and would go that extra mile for anything we asked for, food was delicious. I would recommend The Waterhead.

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

Dear Tracey R, Many thanks for your review of your stay for your family wedding. It really was a pleasure to plan and host and I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We do hope you come back to visit us soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to this hotel for 10 years and it has not 'tired' in any way. The staff are lovely and courteous from start to end. The beds are really comfy and big with quality bed linen. Rooms are tasteful and full of everything you need. Brought our parents along as part if their Xmas pressie - they... More 

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

Dear diane c, Many thanks for your great review of your most recent stay with us. It is so rewarding to read feedback from guests who have been staying with us for so long, and to hear that we have maintained our standards all that time is all we could wish for. We have taken onboard your suggestions regarding the... More 

Frodsham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Stayed in room 33 on 20th January,2014; great view from window over the lake; décor and furnishings were absolutely first class, could have used a hairdryer for my partner. I found the staff very courteous and helpful. This hotel is excellently situated by the lake and is only a ten minute walk into Ambleside. Had dinner on first night only... More 

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

Dear Robert J, Many thanks for your review of your stay with us. It was great to read how much you rnejoyed your dinner in our Bar & Grill, and also room 33. Just as a note all our bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers and reception would have been able to help you locate it in the dresser, sometimes it... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Waterhead hotel for 1 night and were pleasantly surprised by the high standards. A spacious, clean room with all possible amenities , real ground coffee to make a brew, and a nice, spacious bathroom. As requested, a travel cot was ready in our room for our 7 month old baby. Free entry... More 

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

Dear B_Selekt, Many thanks for your great feedback, we always do our best to make families feel welcome as we know it can be stressful to travel especially with babies. It was great you got to make use of the complimentary facilities at our sister hotel Low Wood. We hope to welcome you and your family back to Waterhead in... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night. Excellent service, very friendly staff, spotless clean, cosy and food great too. Hotel location is ideal too. Its in the middle of lake distirct, so you can access most places easily

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

Dear galaxycluster, I was pleased to read you enjoyed your recent one night stay with us, hopefully we can tempt you back for longer next time! Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at The Waterhead Hotel as Wedding Guests on January 25th 2014 and can I say it really was a pleasure! From the moment we arrived at the hotel until the following day that we left the staff were amazing. Our room was spacious, very comfortable and had a wonderful view of Lake Windermere. The... More 

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

Dear Garymills21, Many thanks for your fantastic review of your stay as a wedding guest. It is always a pleasure for us to host weddings, and rewarding to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the big day and your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Waterhead soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We love the Waterhead! The service is warm, friendly and professional, the rooms exceptionally well furnished and maintained and the restaurant of a high standard. It's just been voted into TripAdvisors top 25 hotels in the UK - I'm delighted that their diligence and hard work has been appreciated; it's well deserved.

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Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights between Christmas and New Year. The reception area is very nice and welcoming, and the rooms did not disappoint either. We had room 33 which had the bonus of a view of the end of the lake as a bonus. Room was clean and pleasent, not overly large but sufficient.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Brilliant hotel, brilliant staff, brilliant room, brilliant for kids. Think you know where I'm going with this. Just a brilliant hotel, full stop. One of the best hotels I've stayed in, ever!!! My wife booked this hotel by accident as I had requested a similar sounding one nearby. However I wasn't disappointed. The staff were lovely and my son received... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We have just had our third, very enjoyable Christmas at the Waterhead, this time we brought friends as well; it is a long drive from South Bucks but well worth it! We first discovered it in 2007 when we realised that both daughters were taking the grandchildren off to the in-laws for Chistmas and we had the opportunity to try... More 

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

Dear Mike W Many thanks for your wonderful review of your Christmas stay with us. It is so rewarding to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the Christmas package, it was great to have a full hotel this year and everyone was in great spirits. We do hope to welcome you back to Waterhead in the near future and... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $159 - $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
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
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#1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
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“Try for a room over looking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles PaulineF245, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Excellent position for lakeside with good nearby places to eat in evening that are walking distance eg Wateredge Inn.”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaNE3, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 32 was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles daveyh87, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views are the rooms at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles bec011, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Even the cheapest rooms that they describe as "house" are better than many executive rooms we have paid supplements for.”
 of 5 bubbles petersU3818HH, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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