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South Yorkshire
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is our second stay at the Waterhead hotel and it was just as wonderful as the first! The staff are so welcoming and very attentive and accommodating. The room was beautiful (we had a House double) and very clean and well equipped. We stayed for two nights (which really isn't enough!) and had dinner on both nights. The food...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Can't praise this hotel enough, great food, great room and great location !!! Nothing else to be said. I would recommend to anyone wanting a chill out short break or a longer holiday away ... Lovely :-) the staff are very helpful and nothing is to much trouble

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had a ground floor room with a view of the lake across the garden and the road. The room was large, comfortable and well decorated. Bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean and good quality toiletries were provided. There was a trouser press (why?), ironing board, iron and hair dryer and complementary gin and tonic. Breakfast was excellent, with a...

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2Thank sollerbeen
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was my first visit to the Lake District and I am glad I picked waterhead as my base. Lovely hotel situated directly on lake windermere. My room was spacious and nicely decorated. Good selection available at breakfast and consistent service. The terrace was a wonderful spot for dinner or just for coffee. I was always lucky to get a...

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1Thank ruby1971
scotland
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Apart from the car parking arrangements (which are fine if you are not the last one trying to park!) the hotel again didn't disappoint and the evening meal was superb. The hotel was very busy but the staff tried hard to accommodate cheerfully.

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2Thank freddielola
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was our first visit to the Waterhead Hotel and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting the lakes. A superb location next to Lake Windemere, we paid a bit extra for a room with a lake view and it was worth it. Clean, comfortable rooms with complimentary drinks and snacks and a very comfortable bed. The major asset...

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1Thank djkelly46
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This was our third visit to the Waterhead and it didn't disappoint. The setting is amazing, right on the lakeside with a fantastic view. The location is perfect, just one mile from Ambleside but with a shuttlebus leaving every half hour for those who don't fancy the walk, The hotel is not the cheapest in town but is well worth...

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2Thank MM K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Just back from 4 nights' dbb at this superbly positioned hotel overlooking the lake. We had requested room 16 as it is the only room with a balcony and what a good choice this proved to be. The weather was exceptional and we were able to sit on the balcony each evening until dusk. This was further enhanced by the...

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2Thank traveller481
sheffield
Reviewed 22 June 2014

stayed in the waterhead for two nights 6/7 june, where to start,the room no 21 amazing lovely view of the lake and the most comfortable bed in the world.we were dbb and the food was excellent.everything in the room was top quality and it was spotlessly clean.its about a ten miute walk into ambleside which is a lovely little town...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SheffieldFlyfisher, Many thanks for your fantastic review of your recent stay at Waterhead. We really could not ask for a better recommendation, I was so pleased to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This hotel has a superb position at the head of the Lake. The car park is small and you wind your way to reception via a small corridor. Check-in was perfunctionary, I wasn't offered a morning paper though. My room was well appointed, narrow, a large old room split in two. The bed was very comfy and the shower worked...

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Waterheadmanager, Deputy General Manager at Waterhead Hotel, responded to this review

Dear machinmad, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, although I am sorry you were not offered a morning paper as this is a standard check in offering. Although we do say, if you would like anything - just ask! And we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Bar & Grill at Waterhead
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: ₹ 12,766 - ₹ 17,905 (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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