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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hillsdale in Ambleside is an excellent B&B. There is a very warm welcome, excellent service and breakfasts. The rooms are very comfortable and well equipped. The free parking is a bonus. Also, very sensibly, there's a sofa in the hallway where you can sit to remove muddy boots and a hall rack where the boots can dry out. The B&B... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our fifth stay in Ambleside and we weren't disappointed with our last minute choice. George looked after us mostly ie. serving breakfast and enquiring where we were thinking of eating in the evening etc. George thoughtfully even arranged for a toasted bacon and sausage sandwich for my husband the first morning of our stay due to him having... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome from George and Lyndsey, perfect place to stay, delicious breakfast, comfortable spotless rooms, and lots of very useful information from George about local walks and places to eat. Hillsdale has a lovely ambience and we will most definitely be back!! Thank you for your hospitality

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third stay at Hillsdale, a perfect B & B set in the heart of Ambleside ideal for eating out in town. What is not to like? Friendly welcoming hosts, rooms which although aren't all large have been thoughtfully fitted out with everything you might require, (many top end hotels could do better than take a lesson from... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Such an amazing review - Thank you so much for such huge compliments - now we really do have something to live up to! We do love having you both to stay with us and really look forward to the next time, and hearing more of your fine dining experiences - George and Lindsey More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our first trip to the Lake District and we could not have bettered this. Hillsdale is a fabulous B&B with modern furnished rooms complete with en-suite facilities, fluffy towels and lovely toiletries. There is a welcome tray with tea, coffee, chocolate and biccies plus water and a kettle in your room too. George and Lindsey are the perfect hosts, nothing... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Gosh, how lovely is this?! We really appreciate you taking the time to post such lovely words on here about your stay at Hillsdale. We really do try our best to make sure that each and every one of our guests have as good a time as possible whilst staying with us and it is always a treat to receive... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hillsdale B&B for two nights. George and Lindsey were fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome. The B&B is right in the centre of Ambleside surrounded by lovely restaurants and great walks from the doorstep. Breakfasts were great and our room was spacious and comfortable. When we head back to the Lakes we... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

It is lovely to read this review and to know that you both had a great time staying with us at Hillsdale. The weather was brilliant for you too which is always an added bonus! It is good to know that you would not hesitate to stay with us again the next time you are in The Lakes and that... More 

Anlaby
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit and proof that last time wasn't any flash in the pan. George and Lindsey were there to warmly welcome us when we arrived at 1pm. George gave me directions to the secure car park, which is a two minute walk away. Our room was ready so we settled in before going for a wander around... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

WOWWW! Loving this review Kevin! Thank you for the detailed account of your stay and your appreciation of all that we do at Hillsdale. You know that it was a complete pleasure to have you both to stay with us again and especially lovely to then be presented with a bottle of our favourite red as a "thank you"! What... More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely warm welcome. George and Lindsey where both very helpful. Helped us with planning our walks and ride around in our car. Nothing was any trouble. Even fresh milk for tea or coffee in rooms instead of the little carton ones if you required it. The breakfast was lovely lots choice. It was lovely having free parking... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Just a quick thank you to you for posting this lovely review on here for us. We are pleased that you had such a good time staying at Hillsdale and that we were able to help you with walks and rides out etc. We are always happy to provide fresh milk for a cuppa in your room if preferred, and... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed for two nights. What a fantastic place. Wonderful welcome, great parking facilities, beautiful room ( en suite with top notch accessories) and a stunning menu for breakfast. Well done to George and Lindsey for making our visit so enjoyable. We will be back!

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

We do have lovely guests to stay at Hillsdale :0) What amazing compliments you have paid us on here. We loved having you to stay and are really pleased that you managed to get some brilliant photographs of the autumn colours - the weather was great for photographers, wasn't it? We are very flattered that you found our breakfast menu... More 

Aubonne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Hillsdale but will certainly be returning. George and Lindsay are great hosts. Their home is warm and welcoming. Comfortable room with good en-suite shower room - lots of hot water. Delicious breakfasts served with a smile. George has lots of local knowledge. He gave us good tips for eating out and suggested some wonderful walks. Would... More 

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HillsdaleAmbleside, Owner at Hillsdale in Ambleside, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation to stay at Hillsdale for anyone searching to stay in Ambleside. We are so pleased to know that you found our home to be warm and welcoming and the breakfasts delicious too. It would be lovely to see you again some time if ever you are back in The Lakes - Thanks again - G... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This charming Visit Britain 4*Bed and Breakfast property, with free off-road parking for each room, is conveniently situated in Ambleside town centre in the very heart of the English Lake District, Wainwright's Walking Country. The beautiful waters of Windermere, Rydal and Grasmere are within easy walking distance as are the historic homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Each room has been individually styled - as the B&B has been created from an original Lakeland Stone townhouse, so typical of Ambleside, no room is the same shape or size, but we hope that each one is as comfortable, attractive and pleasing as the next! All rooms have either a double or king sized bed, newly refurbished en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. Hospitality trays, hairdryers, wine glasses and corkscrew come as standard. Free wi-fi is available. Prices include a selection of breakfast choices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillsdale in Ambleside

Address: Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $149 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose the bay room”
 of 5 bubbles GizmoGreen, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had rooms 2 and 3, both were quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles ThelmaAnthony, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 had a smashing view! This is a B and B not a hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles Marysim338, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room one is the best in the house although all the others look good too”
 of 5 bubbles mccombphyllis, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 3 which was at the back of the property which was good”
 of 5 bubbles 903jackiea, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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