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Hillsdale in Ambleside

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Another very enjoyable stay at Hillsdale. George and Lindsey are lovely hosts who get all the important things right: attractive decor, very comfy bed, good bathroom and fine breakfasts with plenty of choice. A really convenient location in the centre of Ambleside but calm and quiet, especially at night.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely welcome upon arrival. Nothing too much trouble. Spotless cosy room. Breakfast great. Parking off site not too far away. Perfect location in a perfect place. Evening meal at Tarrentellos food was delicious.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for 2 night's it's a a really lovely b/b a very clean beautifull room. The breakfast was scrumy. George and Lindsey were lovely and very helpfull recomending places too eat and visit. The area is is within easy reach of places of interest, we ate at the Lily bar which is only 50yds away, also the White Lion...

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Sussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hillsdale is very conveniently and centrally situated for the restaurants and bars of Ambleside and a great starting point for many Lakeland walks. We stayed for three nights in early spring and were blessed with good weather. Our room and en-suite were immaculately clean and the bed linen and towels were of very good quality. The room was of good...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say, I have stayed in several Guest Houses and B&B's in the lakes over several years and this has been the best!! A wonderful, genuinely kind and friendly couple George and Lindsey the proprietor's. They make you feel very welcome from the second you step foot in the door. Fabulous rooms and extremely clean. Very nicely...

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

WOW Olivia, what a glowing review this is! Thank you so very much for all the brilliant compliments you have paid us on here. As you could probably tell, we really loved having you two to stay with us and hearing your "story", and of little Eden too. She looks gorgeous and we are so pleased that she liked her...

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here Friday and Saturday night, of site parking. centrally located. room was spotless, everything you need and more. breakfast was delicious. perfect in every way. hosts had thought of everything, and couldn't have been more helpful. would highly recommend. and we will definitely be visiting again.

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

We are really pleased to read your super comments on here and to know that you found everything to your liking at Hillsdale. Thank you for "highly recommending" us to other prospective visitors to Ambleside. We do hope that you manage to visit us again some time - don't forget to book direct for the best rates :0) - G...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Lakes and try to get a couple of visits in a year. We returned to George and Lindsey's b&b for the 2nd time and were not disappointed. Lovely rooms, great hospitality. Lots of local knowledge to share. We got the rain (again) but who cares when you're in such a lovely place. Still managed to get out...

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Aww, we are sorry that you got the rain, yet again - it doesn't always pour down - we promise!! We know that you still made the very most of your time away and didnt mind the rain as much as you could have! We are so glad to know that you had a super time here, that you loved...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was a weekend away for my husband's birthday. Excellent b@b. Brilliant hosts. Room was lovely, spotlessly clean . The b@b was so conveniently placed for restaurants and bars and cinemas. Also great walks from Ambleside.

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Such brilliant comments from a lovely couple. It was a pleasure to have you staying here at Hillsdale - we are so pleased to see that you found ours to be an excellent B&B - Thank you very much for posting this review for us - G&L

Catania, Italy
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed over new year weekend. Lovely cosy atmosphere in the b&b. Owners are very friendly and full of all sort of helpful advices,from recommended walks to where best to eat. Nice rooms, provided with everything you may need (hairdryer, kettle, etc). In the centre of Ambleside. Well kept and clean. And as a plus great breakfast included. Will definitely go...

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

"Perfect"..what a lovely thing to say. We are very flattered that you found Hillsdale to be just that, and are so pleased to see that you will definitely make a return visit some time. Don't forget to call/book direct to get the best price - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - George and Lindsey

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Every year we try to go to the Lake District for our anniversary and have gotten to know George and Lindsey, who are wonderful hosts and extremely accommodating. This year they even managed to find vegan butter just for us!! What more can I say?? But I do love the breakfasts and the views aren't bad either! You won't find...

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Hi Natalie and Aqil, We know its taken a while but we just wanted to thank you so much for posting such a brilliant review for us on here. We love that you love staying at Hillsdale. We hope you manage to get back to see us this year...go on, you know you want to - those views!!!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This charming Visit Britain 4*Bed and Breakfast property, with free off-road parking for each room, is conveniently situated in Ambleside town centre in the very heart of the English Lake District, Wainwright's Walking Country. The beautiful waters of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere are within easy walking distance as are the historic homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Each room has been individually styled - as the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but we hope that each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next! All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. Hospitality trays, hairdryers, wine glasses and corkscrew come as standard. Free wi-fi is available. Prices include a selection of breakfast choices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillsdale in Ambleside

Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $129 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillsdale in Ambleside 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms vary in size but we found even the smaller ones comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Chris217, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we had bay room at front, very little traffic noise”
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“Choose the bay room”
 of 5 bubbles GizmoGreen, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had rooms 2 and 3, both were quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ThelmaAnthony, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 had a smashing view! This is a B and B not a hotel!”
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