just came back from a 2 night stay lovely room excellent breakfast and very friendly staff we also got access passes free of charge for the hotel up the road which had swimming pool and gym
and as it rained we were grateful for the passes we would go again only problem was phone lines when ringing to book which is getting sorted no sitting room available but porch area if weather good
We booked a 2 night stay from an internet offer and were very surprised to receive an upgrade on arrival to a fourposter room with jacuzzi bath. The room was large and comfortable and the location was excellent for exploring the local area. The breakfast was very substantial and tasty. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The only fault was no hand towels each and lack of toiletries in the bathroom. It was really good to have access to the lovely swimming pool at the Salutation hotel too.We would definately return.
We arrived to a warm welcome from Paul, our room was pleasant and clean, bed comfortable. Location wise, perfect spot a 5-10 minute walk into the main town, plenty of restaurants and shops :-). Breakfast - we were offered a full english, they do have cereals too but would have been nice to been given a little menu as it was only on the last day I found out they did porridge too. Shame they don't have a bar as it would have been nice to have a cold beer before setting off for dinner. Shower was good, powerful, just what we needed after going on "Crags Adventure" day out. They also have passes to the gym at the Ambleside Saluatation which has a pool, gym, steam room, sauna and hot tube. Would have also been good to have more than one towel each, but I'm sure if we had asked they would have given us another, all staff were warm friendly and very helpful.
My husband & I have stayed at Ambleside Lodge before & had enjoyed fabulous holidays & so chose this as the venue for a joint holiday with our grown up children & partners.
We all enjoy outdoor activities & it is great to be able to stay in such lovely surroundings (including jacussi bath & large rooms suitable for all family to gather with take aways & wine!) which accommodate drying of outdoor wear as well as space for climbing/ canoe kit to be sorted in the room.
Penny & Paul extremy helpful & offer expert advice re local area including walks etc. Penny is qualified therapist & teaches at local college- so fabulous to have access to some very good sports massage skills to keep an aging body going in order to keep up with the younger family members.
An aditional perk is the free access to the local spa hotels pool & gym resources if the cumbrian fells aren't enough for you.
Feels like a comfortable home from home- thoroughly recommended.
My fiancé and I have just returned from a week long stay at Ambleside Lodge - and it is exactly the sort of place you would want to stay while in the Lake District. Penny and Paul are welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as being very accommodating. Breakfast consists of a full English and cereal, however as i am not a fan of a cooked breakfast they kindly went to the trouble of soaking oats overnight so I could have porridge - my favourite! We stayed in room 11 which had a double bed, sofa and lovely big bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. The building is quirky so the bathroom door didn't close fully but this didn't bother us. There is also a cupboard downstairs with plates, cutlery and glasses so you can bring in takeaway and wine and eat it in your room. In addition, you have access to nearby facilities with a pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi - great after a long day on the fells! Ambleside Lodge is a family run B&B owned by people that love walking, cycling etc and this is exactly why we enjoyed our stay so much. It was great to chat to people who enjoyed doing the same things we did and unlike other hotels we weren't terrified of accidentally dropping mud after a long walk (though we tried not to!) or leaving kit all over the room. Overall, this felt like a home away from home and I would stay there again.