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Riverside Hotel

Beezon Road Stramongate Bridge, Kendal LA9 6FS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 13 hotels in Kendal
The Riverside Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal only a short walk from the famous Lake District market town centre. The hotel is conveniently situated for all the Lake District attractions and is only a ten- minute drive from Lake Windermere.The hotel has 56 en-suite bedrooms plus two suites one of which has a four poster bed. All the bedrooms have river view and include hospitality tray, freeview television, free wifi, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Free parking is available to residents.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
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Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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TheUBoatcommander wrote a review 15 Jan
Nuneaton, United Kingdom421 contributions225 helpful votes
This pretends to be a 4 star hotel. A small group of us stayed overnight for a meeting the following day. We were asked to chose our breakfast on arrival ! I booked for dinner. I asked for a blue rump steak.It arrived medium rare and as dry as a desert. At no time did anyone enquire during our meal whether everything was all right. When clearing the plates I told the waiter it was rubbish. His response was to offer me free cheese and biscuits but left the steak on the bill. I then wanted an irish coffee. They were unable to make one as "we turn the coffee machine off at 8 and we don't have any cream anyway". My room was OK but the bathroom was TINY. Sitting on the toilet my knees were touching the sink AND the bath. Never again
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Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kirsty H wrote a review 8 Jan
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So we are on the last day of the holiday at the riverside hotel and we are so gutted we have to leave. We’ve booked to come again in a few months. The service from the bar tenders where fantastic they made us feel very welcome and made sure we had a good time while dinning in the hotel bar. The man at reception couldn’t do enough for us and we were well looked after by the staff. We were amazed by how clean the rooms are in the riverside and anything extra we needed we got, the food was really nice the first night we stayed we had a steak it was cooked to perfection. We got a riverside room so having breakfast in the morning by the river was incredible. The pool was really relaxing we enjoyed some time in the hot tub which is situated next to the pool. Every time we came back from an adventure in the lakes we were welcomed with a warm and friendly attitude I feel like I have known the staff for a long time because they have made us feel very welcome. You can see these people have a passion for their job and love to help customers enjoy their time in Kendal. Nothing was ever too much trouble and we always received the service with a smile and a conversation about our day. I will be staying here again it was one of the most friendly hotels we’ve stayed at. Thank you to the riverside for giving us such a perfect holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
David Y wrote a review 6 Jan
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Had a one night stay and couldn't fault anything. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had 3 family rooms which were spotlessly clean. Enjoyed the pool although a little small sauna and steam good. We ate in the hotel restaurant and everyone enjoyed their meal. The bar prices were cheaper than a lot of other hotels. All in all a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Ryan_and_Charlotte wrote a review 4 Jan
Birmingham, United Kingdom52 contributions85 helpful votes
We had a fabulous 3 night stay at the Riverside just after Christmas. Reception team were all very friendly and helped out with towels and lockers in the included spa area of the hotel (definitely recommend popping down during your stay -the jaccuzzi and steam room are a real treat after a day out walking in the lakes!) We ate dinner at the hotel one night and the food was really tasty and portion sizes were very generous. We stayed in the Kendal castle suite and it was huge! We had our own lounge with beautiful big windows overlooking the castle area on one side and the river on the other. Definitely recommend this hotel for friendly staff and location close to the centre of Kendal and for accessing walks in the Lake District.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michael B wrote a review 1 Jan
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My wife and I enjoyed a 4 night stay over Christmas here. We had expectations and we are delighted to report that they were exceeded. The room was well placed with a good river overview. It was spacious and clean. The first night's dinner service was a little chaotic but the meal was good and plentiful. The staff were friendly, willing and helpful as they were throughout the stay. Christmas lunch was truly excellent and the evening buffet was also first rate(with no turkey in sight!). Breakfasts were buffet and, again first rate - oh yes, please put milk jugs for tea on the table and salt and pepper. There was no problem in providing these items when requested. All meals were excellent. The only detrimental observations were that, due to Covid, the rooms were not serviced nor was there porterage. Service stations were well placed to provide waste disposal and clean linen. We would be pleased to return in happier times.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$85 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKendal
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Quaker Tapestry Museum (0.2 km), Kendal Museum (0.1 km), and Bootleggers Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's Casa, Cafe Olive Kendal, and Yard 46 Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Riverside Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kendal.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Riverside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Levens Hall (7.9 km), Lakeland Museum (0.8 km), and Kendal Parish Church (0.9 km).