Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside

ex. Waterhead

Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER  show map
 4 stars
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Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Laundry

Overview

Waterhead Hotel welcomes guests in the center of Ambleside meters away from a museum, a gallery and a castle.

This elegant property is 25 minutes' walk to Wray Castle. 10 minutes' walk from Ambleside city center.

Direct access to the local beach and lakes and a harbour is provided.

The property is ideally located next to Blackpool airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered classic guestrooms featuring satellite television, climate control, Wi-Fi, high-speed internet and a personal computer along with Victorian décor. Many rooms come with a captivating view over the garden. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Different dishes of European cuisine are served at the restaurant. There is an onsite Stylish Bay bar to relax in. Located in a shopping area, Wateredge Inn and Regent Hotel Restaurant serve a wide range of meals.

Services

Guests can make use of boat rentals available on site.

Relax

Waterhead Hotel pampers guests with a leisure club, an indoor swimming pool and squash courts. A gym and a fitness centre are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   41.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Lake view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

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City Centre
  • Ambleside
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Walney Island (BWF)
    23.4 mi
  • Carlisle (CAX)
    36.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    3700 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar & Grill at Waterhead
    100 ft
  • Wateredge Inn (cuisine: British)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire
    3900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    41

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Rooms and availability

Waterhead Hotel photos Room
Double Room
Lake view
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double Room - With Breakfast. Standard-Bed & Breakfast-Standard

Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite

Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room

Waterhead Hotel photos Room
Luxury Room
Lake view
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Large room with luxury bathroom and impressive views of Lake Windermere.

Waterhead Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cookhouse Gallery3300 ft
  • Hobbs Gallery3300 ft
  • Kentmere Gallery3300 ft
  • Tarn Hows4.8 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft
  • Rydal Water2.2 mi

Places of interest

  • Rydal Mount & Gardens2.1 mi

Amusement

  • Zeffirellis Cinema3700 ft
  • Zeffirellis Cinema and Jazz Bar4000 ft

Museums

  • The Homes Of Football At Ambleside3300 ft

Local attractions

  • Stock Ghyll Force1.0 mi
    Seathwaite, Ambleside
  • Allan Bank1.9 mi
    High Close
  • Skelwith Force2.1 mi
    Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside
  • Wray Castle1.4 mi
    Low Wray
  • Townend2.0 mi

Near the hotel

  • Galava Roman Fort Ambleside1600 ft
    Borrans Road
  • Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire3900 ft
    England
  • Bridge House4800 ft
    Bridge House Rydal Road
  • Jenkin Crag2400 ft
  • Ambleside Cowhides and Sheepskins4500 ft
    Bark Mill, Bridge Street

Restaurants nearby

  • Bar & Grill at Waterhead100 ft

    Address: Lake Road
    Phone: +44 (0)1539 432566

    81% likes this, based on 101 reviews
    Price Range: USD 66 - USD 66

  • Regent Hotel Restaurant400 ft

    Address: Borrans Rd, Waterhead Bay
    Phone: +44 1539432254

    83% likes this, based on 75 reviews

  • Cafe Altitude900 ft

    Address: 101 Lake Road
    Phone: 07527226096

    79% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Swiss

  • Wateredge Inn500 ft

    Address: Borrans Road, Waterhead
    Phone: +44 (0)15394 32332

    68% likes this, based on 262 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 65 - USD 65

  • Waterhead Coffee Shop800 ft

    Address: Borrans Rd., A5095

    62% likes this, based on 50 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    41

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideWaterhead Hotel

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Waterhead Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Waterhead Hotel

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 166 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The location was superb with wonderful views of Lake Windermere (despite the rather rainy weather we had !). Our room was of a good size and reasonably well furnished.

    Whilst on the whole the stay was just about satisfactory it was spoilt somewhat by the inconsistency of the quality of food we ate during the evenings, some of which had to be returned.There was also one breakfast time where the service (in terms of receiving the food following the order) was extremely slow and there was a general atmosphere of a number of disgruntled customers.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We found Wateredge Inn very comfortable and ideally situated as a base for a Lake District holiday. The staff were very helpful, efficient and friendly. The wonderful view from the dining area and waterfront was very special. Although very well patronised, especially at weekends, noise was never a problem.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Being on the lakeside was superb! The weather co-operated beautifully! Close to Ambleside meant we could wander there if we wanted. Very close to the tourist boat trips.

    Would have preferred a proper restaurant - we were celebrating our Pearl Wedding Anniversary and would've liked a special meal - bar meal was ok.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The very best stay it was my 60th Birthday and it was great, and all the staff were great. Thank you.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The location was excellent, the food and service was very good staff were pleasant.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The location on the edge of Lake Windermere and the views from the hotel. The studio room was spacious and comfortable and although bordering the main road, the traffic noise did not disturb unduly. The public rooms were attractive and clean and the restaurant meals were good, if a little expensive. The proximity of boat services on the lake was extemely good and there was plentiful information available about local activities. The staff were generally friendly and helpful.

    We had intended to use buses to travel around the area rather than use our car. Unfortunately, the duty manager was unable to give us much information and did not know where the nearest bus stop to the hotel was (it was 50 yards away)! The bus services were unreliable and expensive but good when they did turn up. Space was extremely tight in the hotel car park and we didn't dare to use our car in case there was no space when we returned. The policy of allowing non-residents to use the hotel services, particularly the restaurant, meant that the hotel became uncomfortably full at times, although some facility was made for residents. The mess left by the geese on the lawns in front of the hotel by the lakeside was revolting and required great care when walking there.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    the wateredge inn, has been the best hotel i have stayed in for ages. the staff was very polite and very helpfull, the room we had was clean and very comfortable, and beautifully decorated. we could not find any faults with this hotel at all. the scenery was great the hotel was right on the water front. we would stay there again.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Clean comfortable room with view over the lake. Ideal base for fell walking. Easy stroll into Ambleside.

    Bar/restaurant packed with day trippers on fine days. Food was (Wetherspoons) standard bar meals, and vastly over-priced for the quality on offer.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The view was spectacular. Good choice for breakfast and dinner menu. Also good beer . very handy for the cruise boats on the lake. Very enjoyable weekend.

    The wicker settee in the room was not very comfortable .not sure about allowing dogs in bedrooms?

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The location and setting were great.

    It is so popular with visitors that residents have to compete for choice locations by the water edge service in the restaurant is impacted by how busy the staff are. The food was simple but tasty. It's not a venue for quiet getaway, the idealic setting is spoilt by the crowds.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Very comfortable bright room. View overlooking lake windemere. Food was excellent with lovely dining room again overlooking lake and garden. Plenty of other rooms to relax in with fires.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The location is excellent, the room with balcony had views of the lake, perfect, the outside sitting area is very well maintained & again overlooks the lake, food is good.

    food was'nt very hot, evening waiters were useless, but the morning waitresses were excellent

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    We relaxing and chilled out for a couple of days. Visted the area by taking a cruise down to Bowness. Strolled into Ambleside for a meal and a drink looked around the shops. We enjoyed the hospitality the Watersedge had to offer and look forward to our next visit in the future.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We loved the room, it was clean, quiet, very comfortable with plenty of room, great view of the lake.. all in all it was almost a chore getting up in the morning!

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    The hotel in general and the view

    the two steps from the bed in room 27

How to reach hotel

hotel Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside Ambleside location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

Get directions
City Centre
  • Ambleside
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Walney Island (BWF)
    23.4 mi
  • Carlisle (CAX)
    36.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    3700 ft
Restaurants
  • Bar & Grill at Waterhead
    100 ft
  • Wateredge Inn (cuisine: British)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire
    3900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    41

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideWaterhead Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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