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Southport, United Kingdom
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
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....

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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...

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

We got married at the Waterhead on December 23rd and friends and family stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights. The days were the best ever made so perfect by everyone associated with the hotel, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and not one of our guests came away with anything other than praise for their personal...

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

Dear Joanned1984 Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your big day! It really was a pleasure to get to know you both and then to host your lovely wedding, and I am so pleased that you and your guests had a great day. We all wish you best for the future and hope that you will come...

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2014

My wife and I spent two wonderful days at the Waterhead in Ambleside in January 2014 to celebrate our "significant" birthdays. The room, the staff and the food were all excellent and helped make our celebration perfect. We were totally surprised to receive our desserts on the first night on plates with happy birthday written in chocolate, candles and the...

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

Dear Christopher D Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us to celebrate your birthdays. We always do what we can to recognise occasions, and I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed these small touches, especially the singing! We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

scotland
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Returning home from the south, we booked a mid-week package of dinner bed and breakfast in the normal (no lake view) room. Arrived early and were checked in and upgraded to a lake view room as they were quiet. Room was small but very comfortable, large bed, plenty of tea, coffee etc, fruit, nice bathroom. The dinner didn't disappoint -...

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

Dear freddielola, Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us. It was rewarding to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully we can tempt you back for a longer stay in the near future. Kind regards Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stayed 3/01/14 for only the one night but did have the evening meal and breakfast, both of excellent and plentiful quantity. A very nice hotel in a perfect setting with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Neil S Many thanks for your great review of your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read you found our staff exceptionally friendly, we are very proud of our staff and I will ensure your comments are passed on. Kind regards Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

lancs
Reviewed 7 January 2014

First time staying here as we usually stay elsewhere in Lakes but we will definitely be returning ! Perfect location overlooking the lake and only a ten minute walk into Ambleside town centre. Excellent courteous service from the moment we arrived, from all members of staff throughout the hotel. Room was spacious and immaculately clean, with a very comfortable bed....

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

Dear penjayd, Many thanks for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. It is always great to read when a first time guest enjoys all aspects of the hotel, location, food, service, and bedroom standards. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Manchester
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had a great one night stay here. Lots of nice touches such as the gingerbread in the room, chocolates appearing on the pillow, the cute (soft toy) dog on the bed when you arrive. I think we were staying in possibly the 'worst' room (55 overlooking the car park), maybe due to getting a really good deal on the...

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

Dear NorthernSky55, Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us. Your comments regarding the artwork in the hotel is actually something we are taking on board and currently changing. As well as the gallery of local artist Julie Ann Scott we have in our lounge, we also now feature changing residencies of local artists in our reception...

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  • Breakfast included
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Cuisines: British, Bar
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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: $216 - $454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterhead Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Hotel Waterhead
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