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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

On our arrival we had not booked a specific room, just a 1 night stay. We were shown an attic room, initially with a small window and lots of stairs to go up, it was clean and adequate for 1 night, but then we were shown a massive room with a superb ensuite and an enormous bay window with good...

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

Dear Mike W Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your stay at Waterhead. We do have rooms on 3 floors differing in size and view, and I was pleased to read you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We booked into The Waterhead on for a short two day break mainly to celebrate my wife's birthday and to do some walks with our dog. On arrival at the hotel we were welcomed by a Lovely Birthday Card and some Balloons in the room for my Wife. There was also a lovely dog bed with some pet treats in...

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

Dear Garymills21 Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay with us for your wife's birthday. We are very popular with dog owners and I think all the staff fell in love with Bracken. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2014

My friend and I stayed on a Sat evening in March : we arrived early and were able to park the car, and leave our bags in the hotel : by the time we returned much later, our bags were in our room, nice touch! The bedroom was lovely, modern, great bathroom, and extras like iPod dock, cafeteria,ice bucket etc...

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

Dear Mytakeonthings Many thanks for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. I was so pleased to read you enjoyed the little extras in our rooms, our service and our food! We certainly hope to welcome you back to Waterhead in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014

stayed here one night 28/3/2014. ordered flowers and chocs for room as it was our wedding anniversary which were great. Room 8 had view over lake, was well appointed, comfy bed, hairdrier, tea making facilities, and had a strange fitting over bath which we could not figure out. Otherwise great bath but no shower(unless it was the strange fitting? lol...

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

Dear 518dkb, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The 'strange fitting' over your bath was indeed your shower! A few of our luxury rooms have 'waterfall' effect showers of which room 8 is one. Having received your feedback we have checked our chiller and discovered it was not working as efficiently as it...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Me and my better half have just stayed for 2 nights bed and breakfast with a dinner on second night. Had a lovely stay as usual at the Waterhead food and staff where amazing and rooms really clean love this hotel Thanks to Stephen and the bar and restaurant staff for looking after us. Can't wait to stay again Dean...

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

Dear Dean L Many thanks for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us. I have passed your comments on to Stephen, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a short break and we were delighted with all aspects of this hotel. Extremely comfortable bedroom, excellent food and attentive friendly staff made our stay one to remember and we will definitely return.

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

Dear nitramrg, Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stopped off here for a drink only, so cant comment on the hotel. We had taken the boat trip up from Bowness and were waiting for the return boat so popped in here for a quick drink. Its a bit pretentious so if you are in the usual Brasher walking boat and big coat attire, prepare to be gawped...

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

Dear GazBouch, Thank you for taking the time to review our bar area. I am sorry you felt a little self-conscious, we happily welcome muddy boots, wet dogs and any non-residents so please do not let this stop you visiting us again. I was very pleased to read you enjoyed our cocktail offering. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We have just returned from my sisters birthday celebration ,there we booked 9 rooms for our party and each room was beautiful. We experienced the most attentive service anyone could possibly want . Food was excellent and as we ate as a party of 20 that is no easy matter. The staff were pleaseant and worked tirelessly to ensure a...

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

Dear karen11111111, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us for your sister's birthday. It was so rewarding to read every aspect of the celebration went to plan and you were all happy with your stay with us. We hope to see you all again soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2014

we stayed here (20 of us) for my mum's 60th. We ranged from 1.5 to 83 years and a dog (7 years). Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were kind and attentive the whole stay. I know we were a pain in the bum sometimes, with two little ones and endless requests, but they kept smiling. The...

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

Dear kirstylou1, Thank you for your review of you recent stay with us with your family. These things can be very challenging for families to organise so I am glad you all could relax and enjoy yourselves. We hope to welcome you all back soon. Lindsay Price Deputy General Manager

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The hotel was as lovely as the photos on the website, even the ongoing garden work did not detract from its beauty. It is in a perfect location for the lake and town centre. We could not check in to our room until 3pm which we thought was a little late when we wanted to unpack and freshen up. The...

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

Dear Alison C Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. Our check in time is 3pm which is typical of most hotels, but we will happily store luggage if guests wish to arrive early and go out for the day. I am sorry about the mix up with your breakfast, I have discussed this with my...

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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
Bar & Grill at Waterhead
Cuisines: British, Bar
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $248 - $425 (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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