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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Classic double room overlooking the lake. Perfect location you don't have to move the car, walks, town, lake cruises are all walking distance from the hotel. We have stayed at this hotel on most of our mini breaks in the lakes. Very friendly staff, great breakfast all cooked fresh to order. The rooms are all furnished nicely,...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of an early January price reduction and enjoyed an upgraded room. It was a good size with several windows - great views over the lake. There were lots of little extras - fresh fruit, coffee machine, complementary gin and tonic - great after a day's walking. The breakfast was excellent but the evening meal food was not...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just popped in for a drink at lunchtime. The hotel itself is well appointed and the bar, on the ground floor, has a good view of the lake. The decor is original with a waterfall over a large chunk of slate in the mezzanine above the bar. There was a good selection of gins and a variable selection of...

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Barnby Dun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paying £280 a night for a four night break, one does not expect to be woken up at 6 am on a Saturday and Sunday morning by really heavy bass and music from an empty bar / restaurant area. When we rung and left a message at reception, we received no reply. This went on both mornings. We could have...

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Bampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into reception we felt welcomed and valued as guests. Good size well appointed room with view across Lake Windermere. Nice touches such as fresh milk brought to room. Service always pleasant. Dinner well presented and breakfast plentiful and varied. Only down was the espresso coffees, watery and the blonde draft beer, Many of the staff...

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just come back from an amazing weekend at the waterhead hotel. Matt and his team made everybody welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The wedding day itself was perfect, great food and great service. Bedrooms were spot on aswell with lovely choice of tea and fresh coffee. Will definitely be returning

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the weekend of 28th Jan 2017, we visited the Waterhead Hotel for the first time, the venue being chosen to host our friends wedding celebration. From arrival to departure attention to detail was exceptional & paramount by all staff, who were meticulous in every way, to ensure all wedding guests were not disappointed & really enjoyed the occasion. Rooms...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel - our luxury room was amazing! The staff were extremely helpful before and during our stay. It was the perfect place for my sister's wedding - we all had a wonderful day and evening. Thank you very much for making our stay so special. My son was very reluctant to leave and would like to return for...

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Thank Janemu2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted a night away after the busy festive season. I can honestly say what a fantastic hotel and location, right on the edge of the lake. We had a Lake View Room (Room 10) it was very clean and comfortable. All the hotel was very clean and comfortable. The bar area is very relaxed and has a great selection of...

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Leyland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My wife & I booked a 2 night stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary, this was our 2nd visit and it will not be our last, our room had a fantastic lake view and the staff we very helpful and nothing was too much trouble, we had our Westie Whisky Bob with us and he was provided with bed,feeding bowls...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Bar & Grill at Waterhead
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Cuisines: British, Bar
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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: ₹ 11,758 - ₹ 19,763 (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:
Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
Hotel Waterhead
Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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“We had room 38, no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles 699carac, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 is great, lake view and only 29 footsteps to the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles robclark1977, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lake view room with big window is worth the little extra”
 of 5 bubbles KTaylor2014, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with westerly outlook”
 of 5 bubbles goonermad2013, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a Lake view are quieter, sightly more expensive as you would expect”
 of 5 bubbles brianmortelmans, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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