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    Smallwood House Hotel

    Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
    011 44 1539 234035
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    Traveller (15)
    Room & Suite (41)
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    • Excellent73%
    • Very good20%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible2%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

    Small minor issue, shower is hand held over bath which is tad awkward but lovely hosts and very clean hotel. Great location for all and private car park which is very rare in Ambleside Cost was fair and reasonable, would be more than happy to...More

    Thank Natalie M
    Reviewed 7 September 2017

    Just returned home from short stay at Smallwood House which my wife and I really enjoyed nice big room with big bed on suite bathroom was lovely breakfast good but could be bigger like big sausage loved the marmalade our hosts were very friendly with...More

    Thank Eryl B
    Reviewed 31 May 2017

    This is a large B and B which does what it should - lovely and efficient hosts, breakfast cooked for you with lots of options and our room was large, bright and airy. Although it wa on the main road, we slept very well. There...More

    Thank Tim J
    Response from Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House HotelResponded 1 June 2017

    Thank you very much for your review and positive words, it is appreciated. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here.

    Reviewed 4 May 2017

    Spent bank holiday at this bed and breakfast never again 4 star what a joke on arrival we were told we had to pay extra for breakfast at 97 pound a night we were lead to believe breakfast was included so that was a disappointment...More

    Thank marion037
    Response from Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House HotelResponded 7 May 2017

    Well, we are sorry that you didnt enjoy your weekend. HOWEVER, we cannot apologise for the fact that you booked online through a third party and DID NOT check what you had booked. We did not lead you to believe that you had booked breakfast,...More

    Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

    A motorcycle friendly hotel, it was easy to find with parking at the rear. The hotel is located in the heart of Ambleside so its a short walk from the shops, pubs, crazy golf and restaurants At night the car park is full,so tricky to...More

    Thank IamMrLee
    Response from Smallwoodhouse, Owner at Smallwood House HotelResponded 24 April 2017

    Great to hear that you had such a good nights sleep. You are right if you had asked for more of anything at breakfast you could have had it. It is difficult to cater for everyone's appetites. We have been asked twice in our time...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    "Pay the little extra for a front bay fronted room."
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    "If you have trouble climbing stairs ask the owners for a room in a lower floor."
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    "Just ask Christine for her best room :)"
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    "It's town centre, but there are views of the surrounding countryside. It is on one of the main roads..."
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