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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed today NEW

Have just spent a weekend staying at the Riverside in Ambleside and what a guesthouse! From the moment we arrived all our needs were catered for and we left on Sunday feeling thoroughly spoilt by our stay there. They really did think of everything - face wipes, shampoo, body lotion (proper sized bottles, locally produced) in the ensuite bathroom (gorgeous...

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Blueberry pancakes and cakes to die for. The added extras make this place so wonderful. Comfortable bed, slept like a dream. Lovely walk next to the river into Ambleside. Good knowledge by owners of area. Passionate, committed and enthusiastic owners who clearly love what they do. Well done!

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Ormskirk
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another great week end break at Riverside, as ever the welcome, breakfast (best ever) & service was amazing and Richard is always able to offer advice & recommend local retailers, restaurants & walks etc. The room was perfect & always love returning after a day on the fells to the peaceful location of this lovely hotel. Thanks for the info...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, it is always a pleasure to welcome you both at Riverside. Glad the walks were good and the boots a success. We look forward to your return visit.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts ensured that our stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The room was well appointed, clean and beautifully furnished. The breakfast was second to none with local sourced produce and our fellow guests appeared to appreciate the service as much as we did. This resulted in a cheerful,friendly atmosphere. Richard, our host could not do enough for...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. You certainly filled your days and pleased you enjoyed the various suggestions. We look forward to seeing you again in a couple of months.

Rheinfelden, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spotted this fantastic location last September and came to stay 6 months later - location was not the only fantastic thing. From the welcome to the farewell we were treated almost like family. Richard kept us updated on the weather front and suggested several possible hiking routes (including supplying print outs) as well as local restaurants and places of interest....

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the four poster room with the view of the river. It was great you managed some good fell walks. We hope to see you both again when you are next in the Lakes and we appreciate your comments and review.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay, very friendly and attentive hosts, quality breakfast, not the cheapest but well worth it, you can't go wrong here. Great location if you enjoy being in a tranquil riverside spot a few minutes walk from Ambleside centre.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

We really appreciate you writing a review of your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed your walks and also our location slightly outside the centre of Ambleside.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit for a while and so nice to see the quality was exactly the same. Thank you RIchard for suggesting the walk to Grasmere it was lovely and thanks Diney for probably the best breakfast we've had. Hope to return soon.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Great to welcome you both back and pleased you enjoyed the walk to Grasmere. Thank you very much for your review and hope to see you again when you manage to take some time off.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hospitality, Richard was extremely helpful in suggesting walks suitable for all abilities, even us!! Walk home from Ambleside was via an unlit park and quiet road. Although we were provided with torches it could be a bit unnerving for some at night.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Glad you managed to do a good walk and hope you did not get too lost on Loughrigg Fell. We appreciate your comments on the lane which is unlit and can be very dark. The torches we provide are not the most powerful so that they can be replaced relatively cheaply should they be left behind in restaurants or pubs...

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relaxing and comfortable stay in a wonderful property ideally placed to walk into the town along the river and through the park. The place is perfectly located to feel like a rural retreat and yet is close enough to the town and its many amenities.The hosts were always friendly and helpful and we hope to visit again.

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed the quiet setting and glad you liked the walk into town. We hope to see you both again when you are next in the Lakes

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean. Comfortable. Welcoming. Great Breakfast. Beautiful rural setting yet a very pleasant short walk from the centre of Ambleside (though perhaps not for the easily spooked at night). They even give you torches and umbrellas if necessary! The attention to detail is out of the very top drawer. B&B doesn't really do it justice. They even have me homemade porter...

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river393, Owner at Riverside, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your visit and it was a shame it was a short stay. Glad you managed a run along to Rydal Water and hope that you enjoyed driving your new car down to Bristol. We would certainly love to have your in-laws to stay. Pleased the torches spooked the ghosts away!

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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: $178 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We stayed in Room 2 (four poster) which was spacious but cosy with great view of the river from the bay window”
 of 5 bubbles peterb758032, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I imagine all the rooms are top notch”
 of 5 bubbles WaveyDaveSheffield, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Very big loads of space and a amazing bathroom to ”
 of 5 bubbles 997sum, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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