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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Riverside for our Mini Moon , we had a very warm welcome from Richard and Diney . They go the extra mile on every count , from the homemade Mince Pies on our arrival to the heart shaped homemade shortbread's in our room . Parking is free and walking into town is only a 5 to 10 min...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to spend your mini moon and glad you enjoyed the breakfast! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Richard and Diney are fully deserving of the numerous positive ratings, they are lovely hosts, and the food that Diney prepares for breakfast is excellent. The accommodation was very clean and the rooms spacious and comfortable. We will definitely return to Riverside whenever we stay in the Ambleside area, hopefully for a longer stay next time and we would definitely...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Riverside is in a perfect location beside the river Rothay on a quiet lane but within easy walking distance of the cafes, shops and restaurants of Ambleside. It also offers the opportunity to set off from the door to do some of the best walks in the area. Diney and Richard are lovely hosts and the accommodation very clean and...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay although it was a short one and it was great that the weather was ok for some walks. We hope to see you again at Riverside.

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic property and attentive owners. Set back from the river with free parking, a short walk into town. Every thought had been put into your experience, check in was a breeze, free homemade mince pies on arrival, a log burner in the living room for you to sit round and relax. Plenty of local information available and knowledge...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your extensive review which is really appreciated. You are right, the "beasts" are mighty ! Good luck with all your additions next year and look forward to seeing you back either at Riverside or in our holiday let next door (Gilbertscar)

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Tranquil, quiet location by the river, but still close to the town. Gorgeous, clean accommodation with a traditional cosy lounge area - even better with the real fire going in winter. Modern, airy dining room with views over the river; and friendly, welcoming hosts in Richard and Diney who were more than happy to advise on eating, drinking and walking;...

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Glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the walks and made the most of the great weather over the weekend. Thank you very much for writing a review and we look forward to welcoming you again at Riverside.

Winslow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Once again the Riverside has excelled in making our visit to the Lake Dixtrict brilliant. Richard & Diney are the most friendly of hosts and will do anything to make your stay memorable. That's from the warm welcome on arrival to the most English if English breakfasts....... If your there for relaxation or walking in the hills - Richard and...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It was great to catch up again and glad that the weather was better this November compared to last year. We look forward to seeing you both again next year.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

First time at Riverside and unlikely to be the last, nice quiet location, welcoming hosts and a great breakfast. Lots of nice little touches such as tasty hand made treats made by Diney, and torches for night time walks down the lane, homely residents lounge area with a real fire and lots more.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

It is always nice to welcome new guests at Riverside who are regular visitors to Ambleside. Thank you for reviewing us which is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the cakes and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Excellent breakfast. Very friendly and helpful owners. Lots of extra thoughtful touches. Particularly enjoyed the home made cake. This was available every morning, to take away on our trip around the lakes. Owners went out of their way to help. Would love to return.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review on TripAdvisor. We do hope to see you again for a return visit and hope that you can stay for a little longer next time.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was delicious, highly recommend going for the Cumberland sausage special at least once! Lovely hosts with plenty of advice to offer on local trails. The room and bathroom were very clean and were cleaned daily. Nice touch with the teakettle and tea/hot chocolate selection, as well as some biscuits. The property is perfectly located...

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Pleased you enjoyed the "mighty beasts" for breakfast. Built by Tommy Watson Riverside celebrated 150 years this year. A house of this size does take a lot of heating and there are a few drafty bits but we are glad that the blankets were plentiful and that you slept well.

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had truly wonderful stay in this lovely B&B a couple of weeks ago. Rooms beautifully clean, lovely beds and linen. Only a short walk away from from the centre of Ambleside. Richard and his wife couldn't do enough for us during our stay, advising on the local area. Breakfast was amazing! We will be back!

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Thank you very much for your review and for the photographic tips. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back at Riverside.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1866, Riverside provides award-winning B&B set in a beautiful rural riverside location, but within a 10 minutes scenic walk of the centre of Ambleside. Riverside provides an ideal location to explore many differentaspects of the National Park and we are only 15mins walk from Waterhead where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers. Riverside has been awarded both an VisitBritain Gold Award and an AA "Highly Commended" certificate,which recognizes both "exceptional quality"and "the very best ten percent of establishments in their category, in the UK" and in addition, Riverside has been recommended by the Guardian and other newspapers and is featured inprestigious publications such as the Michelin Travel Guide and is "author's choice" in the "Rough Guide to the Lakes". Wherever possible, Riverside sources local ingredients and in addition offers natural, organic, bathroom products, made in Ambleside. We have DVD players and a library of DVDs and Riverside is fully WiFi Internet and BT Fusion enabled. Our prices are per room per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside

Address: Under Loughrigg, Ambleside LA22 9LJ, England (Formerly Riverside Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: ₹ 9,150 - ₹ 10,241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The room with the four poster bed has armchairs and a lovely view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles joannegrant1962, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in Room 6 at the top of the house, a double with en suite shower room. Warm and comfortable but a little on the small size.”
 of 5 bubbles 2015Mar18Marie, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed in all the rooms over our numerous visits and can not pick between them - That's tonsaybthey are all first class and warmly and the beds yiu fall to sleep before your heads hit the pillows. ”
 of 5 bubbles stevea427, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 3,it looks amazing.”
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“All the rooms are of a high standard”
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