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    Waterhead Hotel

    Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent79%
    • Very good16%
    • Average3%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 1 August 2014

    We have stayed at all of the English Lakes hotels and all of the hotels are first class. The Waterhead is however outstanding. Room, facilities, food and service could not be faulted. The hotel is on a pretty busy road at the north end of...More

    1  Thank Glynn W
    Reviewed 29 July 2014

    When walking into the hotel , first impressions were looking good, this was until we got into the room. The room was nice but the cleanliness was awful. There was cobwebs everywhere and spiders covering the ceiling, on the curtains,on the lamp, pretty much everywhere....More

    7  Thank Mohammed121091
    Response from Waterheadmanager, General Manager at Waterhead HotelResponded 6 August 2014

    Dear Mohammed 121091, I was sorry to read your disappointing review and sorry that you did not bring this matter to our attention at the time as I assure you it would have been dealt with immediately. I can only apologise that the housekeeping was...More

    Reviewed 28 July 2014

    Really nice hotel. Complementary drinks and snacks on arrival. Friendly but discreet staff. Very nice restaurant. Very comfortable room. The only reason sleep quality below loses a mark is because it was uncharacteristically hot and there's no air con.

    1  Thank Martin S
    Reviewed 25 July 2014

    Sat outside looking at the lake and the 3000 Japanese people :) walking up and down we had the Burgers on a log or something and they where beautiful. service was great and the cost was good . beautiful hot day love it plus they...More

    1  Thank Alex T
    Reviewed 25 July 2014

    We had a lake-view superior room at this hotel and it was worth paying extra for. Our view of Windermere was pretty (although the ducks did wake us up every morning). The room was spacious and comfortable, with a large bed, superbly soft bedding and...More

    2  Thank Bob M
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
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    • Price range
    • US$187 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
    • #1 Family Hotel in Ambleside
    • #1 Green Hotel in Ambleside
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 41
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    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
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    • Cumbria >
    • Lake District >
    • Ambleside
    • Also Known As
    • Ambleside Hotel Waterhead ,
    • Hotel Waterhead ,
    • Waterhead Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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    Lisa V
    19 February 2017|
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    suzymar
    7 January 2017|
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    Response from EnglishLakesManager | Property representative |
    Please can I ask that you contact my colleagues at Waterhead so that they can discuss your particular requirements (015934 32566). As an aside, Tripadvisor is not our primary or official online presence and, as such, we... More
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    Barry W
    28 September 2016|
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    Response from EnglishLakesManager | Property representative |
    Hi Barry W There are numerous walks around Ambleside and we would be more than pleased to email you details/scans - if you could contact our Reception team on 015394 32566. With regards to room allocation we do not have any... More
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