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Wanslea Guesthouse

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We decided upon staying at the Wanstead guest house after all the excellent reviews, and we weren't disappointed. The rooms are all themed and we stayed in the white star liner room. The bathroom was really nice with a lovely powerful shower, bedding was lovely quality and there was a flatscreen tv with free to air channels. The breakfast was...

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from our annual pilgrimage to Ambleside to celebrate New Year with friends and encouraged them to stay with us at Wanslea having stayed here previously and yet again would highly recommend this B & B for quality and terrific value ! Very friendly, very clean and comes with a terrific breakfast-stayed in the `Africa` room which was very...

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

me and the missus stayed here for our anniversary loved every minute of our stay the room was spotless and really nice (rock n roll room) and the breakfast was brilliant staff was very nice helpful and welcoming wish could have stayed longer will definetly be staying here again

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Thank YasserH0121
Preston, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We are regular visitors to both Ambleside and this lovely Guesthouse and they compliment each other beautifully. It's always a pleasure staying here. There is a private car park, it is situated right across from Hays and therefore a short walk into the centre. The rooms are clean and tidy, the host Richard is warm and friendly and the breakfasts...

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Thank Derek C
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We've stayed at the wanslea 4 times previously and are always impressed with the quality and value. Richard and his wife are great hosts without fuss. Our room this time was a large standard double and was as usual clean and comfortable with lovely touches.a newly refurbished shower room with powerful shower and loads of hot water was a blessing...

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Thank sueandbillsmithson
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Having visited Ambleside many times, as my son is in Uni' there, we have tended to book central B&B's. Wanslea is perfectly located for both the centre and our love being lake Windermere only a 6 minute walk either way. We found it a lot more peaceful than being central, even though situated on main road and sleeping with the...

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Thank JoErich1
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here this weekend and it was great. Ideal location for the lake and town. Just a few mins walk to both. Top breakfast both mornings. Lovely and warm and we even got parking. It's not as swanky as some but that's not what we were after. It's spotlessly clean and location means more to us. Coffee and tea in...

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Thank Joanne E
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have just spent two nights in the Wanslea in a standard room and cannot fault it for the money. We had a very clean and comfortable room. The breakfast was amazing and looked to be all local produce. Ideal location only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. Will definitely stay again. The only criticism is that the...

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Thank Elaine H
chester
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We have stayed at The Wanslea before for very good reasons: it offers clean and comfortable accommodation at a terrific price and the breakfast is perfectly cooked. Richard even gave us a sausage to take back to the dog in the room (Bonus! Dogs are welcome!). Regarding a recent correspondent's comment that the nets were shabby and there was no...

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Liverpool uk
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My friend and I booked a twin room at the wanslea for a walking weekend in the lakes on the last weekend of October 2016.We arrived on the Friday evening and parked in the small car park.We got a parking spec no problem but I can imagine at busy peiods this may be an issue.Were were greeted on arrival by...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Wanslea Guesthouse

Address: Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $84 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanslea Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose a themed room for something a little different”
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“I prefer a room at the back- no traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles mooseandchips, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a budget room so we were in the attic, however there are many rooms much bigger with views.”
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“The 4 poster bed in room 10 is exceptionally comfortable, however it is on the top floor.”
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“Our room was number 1. I am sure other rooms were as nice.”
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