We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Riverside Hotel

Show Prices
#4 of 15 Hotels in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Riverside Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

939 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Riverside Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 929: English reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly, helpful and pleasant. There was a welcoming atmosphere to the whole hotel. Rooms were of a good clean standard. Restaurant in the evening was warm and welcoming, food was good and portion size was large. Staff were attentive but not overly. Did not use leisure facilities so can not comment on them. Would stay there again,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mumdon
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and for your stay on your milestone birthday. We appreciate your nice comments about our staff and food as well. Thank you for recommending us to the others and we hope to welcome you back again. Thank you.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a good hotel for the value. we enjoyed or stay the meals were very good and the rooms comfortable with all the amenity's . we both found the staff friendly and helpful we also had a meal in the hotel which was very good could not fault the hotel during our stay there.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jimsmith347
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Hotel situated central location in Kendal. The reception was very helpful and provided good information about the hotel and the town in general. The room on the ground floor was clean and tidy and could not fault it. There was undercover car parking. the Spa was also excellent It was only a short walk from the hotel into the town...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jimsmith347
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and for taking the time to post your nice review. I'm very pleased that you had such an enjoyable time and that you will visit us again. Thank you as well for mentioning our reception staff. We'll look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's right on the riverside on the opposite side of the A6 bridge that leads you right into town. Has a small covered car park that is not big enough for the hotel and the next parking is quite a way from the place. Rooms next to the bridge are very noisy due to people coming and going from the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TarlCaboto
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and posting your 4 star review. We appreciate the feedback and we are pleased you had such an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Thank you.

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Would recommend everything about this hotel, location very close to centre, nice view of river, good food, nice pool & spa facilities and very friendly staff. Room a little hot but easily solved by switching radiators off.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Steve W
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review and that 5 star rating. All of your comments are so important for us and I'm sure others on tripadvisor will find them helpful as well. I hope to welcome you back again. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 December 2016

Efficient check in ( we'd already booked and paid so it was a signature and a car registration number). Good sized room (302) overlooking the river. Car parked 30 yards down the road in the hotel's covered car park. Well organised buffet breakfast (with good scrambled eggs). Every member of staff we spoke to was friendly and enthusiastic. The best...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ian D
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. Even better, it was 5 stars! I particularly appreciate your lovely comments about our staff. I hope you'll consider staying again the next time you are in the area. Thank you.

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Brought my partner here for a 2 day break prior to his birthday. Room was spotless, fabulous views of the river from our room where we spotted a heron, cormorant and kingfisher. I booked the winter getaway deal which really was excellent value. Both the food and service was excellent, staff were very professional and friendly. The hotel is well...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Rhianna A
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Delicious food, superb service, great value and frequent bird sightings! Thanks so much for these comments and for staying with us. We appreciate that all-important 5 star rating as well and thank you for recommending us to others. We hope to welcome you back again too. Thank you.

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed here for a 60th wedding anniversary. We were all very happy with our very comfortable rooms. The breakfast and evening food was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful . Very good value for money.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Derek P
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for spending such a momentous occasion with us and for posting your nice review. Everyone is so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay and hope to see you again. Thank you.

Billingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I booked a short break at this hotel and was really happy with my choice. The hotel facilities are very good and the staff are all very helpful & polite. The leisure facilities are excellent, with a well equipped gym along with a good swimming pool, which also has a sauna and steam room. The location is absolutely ideal as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Colin S
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your nice review. I certainly appreciate all of your nice comments about your stay about our staff, food, and location. We always aim to offer great value for money and we hope the next time you are in need of such a relaxing break you will visit us again. Thank you.

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights recently. After a long 5 hour drive we finally made it to the hotel at 21:30. Check in was quick and easy. Rooms clean and well furnished as was the hotel throughout actually. Not a 5 rating from me though due to the following. 1) food is only served until 9pm, could be until 10pm surely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rob b
The_ManagerSLH, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback on areas you feel we can improve as well; always helpful for us. We'll certainly look to do so on the back of them. We're happy you had such an enjoyable stay and certainly hope you will visit us again. Thank you.

369 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (174)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (86)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (188)
Viewed
Amenities (15)
Viewed
Dining (33)
Viewed
Standard Room (21)
Viewed
Suite (26)
Viewed
The Hotel (75)
Viewed
Twin Room (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kendal
1.2 km away
Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection
2.0 km away
Stonecross Manor Hotel
Stonecross Manor Hotel
#6 of 15 in Kendal
620 reviews
0.4 km away
Premier Inn Kendal Central Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
36.5 km away
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
#5 of 13 in Penrith
918 reviews
9.4 km away
Damson Dene Hotel
Damson Dene Hotel
#1 of 1 in Crosthwaite
1,998 reviews
12.0 km away
Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: Stramongate Bridge | Beezon Road, Kendal LA9 6FS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range: ₹ 6,553 - ₹ 12,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline and SpeedyBooker.com so you can book your Riverside Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Riverside Hotel Kendal, Lake District
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kendal
#5 Business Hotel in Kendal
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Riverside Hotel staff and other travellers.
15 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Riverside Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“A view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles 2349Mel, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms next to the bridge are very noisy due to people coming and going from the railway station and passing cars”
 of 5 bubbles TarlCaboto, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check you're getting a river view”
 of 5 bubbles iandX7565DQ, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Riverside rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 802derekp, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The river view rooms have a lovely outlook and are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinS345, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay