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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

My wife, 1 year old baby, and I stayed here for three nights recently and absolutely loved it. The hotel itself appears very new and well decorated. The staff were all very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Wifi was full operational. Dinner included on the fist night was a 3 course feast. Breakfast was also included and was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

On the positive side, the location is lovely, not far from where the ferries dock for the Lake Windermere cruises and an easy walk to Ambleside. The breakfast is very good, with a range of hot meals (including the intriguing Mexican breakfast!), juices, cereals, fruit (fresh and tinned), and pastries. The coffee was really good on the second morning and... More 

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Thank cindylou45
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Just got back 12th july stayed there for our 10th wedding anniversary. The first thinng was the staff who where lovely couldnt do enough for you.Our room no 8 was lovely hada huge bay window and the view was to die for we overlooked the lake what a view . We had a table booked for dinner I had salom... More 

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Westminster, London
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Driving from East Anglian to Glencoe in Scotland which we did not relish as a one day journey. So we chose our overnight stay at Waterhead in Ambleside. What a delightful one-night stand! First class ground floor room overlooking the gardens and Lake Windemere beyond. Afternoon tea on the lawn. An elegant delight. Pre dinner drinks in the bar were... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Hi stayed here on the 05/07/13 with my wife for two nights for our 10yr wedding anniversary and read all the reviews before going and all the rave reviews, but at best for me this hotel is ok "nothing special" a bit overpriced for what you are getting especially at £135 a night for a car park view there are... More 

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Glasgow
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This hotel has a great location and the food is really brilliant. Staff were all really friendly and helpful. However, the rooms were nothing special and we did feel that on the whole it was over-priced for what you get. There is nothing particularly luxurious about the rooms (which we had slightly expected going by the price and 4 star... More 

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Malpas, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Have visited The Waterhead several times and as always we had a great stay. The location is ideal, the rooms - even the standard rooms are well equipped and comfortable The housekeeping standards are high so rooms are spotless. The fact that it is dog friendly makes it ideal for us. Food at both dinner and breakfast was good. Despite... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed for two nights b&b and dinner on the first night .The staff were very attentive and extremely hard working .Always happy to help ..the food was very nice and a large selection to choose from . Also noted the hotel was dog friendly so i will keep that in mind for my next visit . Fab weekend .just what... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is a lovely hotel to take a break, and have a restful stay with wonderful views of the Lake. We have stayed before, and was delighted to see that it was still as lovely as before. We were staying as an anniversary treat, and had planned to do loads of things, but when we got there just decided to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Stayed hear before and the previous reviews say it all.Lovely hotel by the lake, pleasant walk into Ambleside,the set up could not be better.Rooms are spotlessly clean,ask for a lake view room,worth the extra.Food is top class as is the service.Highly recommended!!

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  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $160 - $464 (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
#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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