BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel
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... doggy treats kindly left by the hotel for Murray, it was time to bed down for the night. The alarm was set for eight hours later and we were determined to make the most of every single hour of comfortable, unbroken sleep...unfortunately however Murray had other ideas. It started with a jump on the bed and lick on the face at 1am, followed by a whimper at 2.30am, another lick at 4am, a very solid kick at 5.30am, and finally, to add insult to injury, a bark ...
... had let up so the visibility was better and we could actually see across the lake. We drove up and down a couple of high points to try and get a good view of the lake. We stopped at a hilltop pull off to see the area. The parking lots were full of slush which made our walking limited, especially after Logan fell trying to get a good view of the lake. Even with soaking wet jeans, he was able to score a couple of pretty awesome photos of the hill side ...
We set off early Friday morning since I had the day off from work with the plan of heading up to lake district, grabbing a bite to eat, going for a four mile hike in lake district that is supposed to be beautiful and then going to Carlisle that night to sleep. We were going to Edinburgh this weekend and thought it would be a nice way to break up the five to six hour drive.
In typical UK fashion, the weather looked like ...
Its amazing how time has gone so fast. We can assure all of you that work has been going on really well everyday. Danielle and Michael left yesterday. They both had a fabulous time and they have really contributed towards development at the community centre. They donated $550 to Nyakudya primary school to complete the borehole water project ,bought $100 worth equipment for mothers of disabled children and they have left $300 to be used on encasing the well for ...
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel
Second stay within the last few months. Echo comments in other posts in that the staff deserve special mention. Without exception found all staff very friendly.
Pool area an excellent addition. Having stayed in family room overlooking Lake Road with no noticable traffic noise. Excellent breakfast. Looking forward to staying again.
Just returned from a birthday weekend at this hotel. The hotel is spotless from the rooms to the public and eating areas. We had upgraded to a club room, we staid in the Fairfield suite which was wonderful. We had excellent views, our own balcony, relaxing jacuzzi and bathrobes /slippers which were very welcome.
The breakfasts are great, lots of choice and beautifully served by very helpful staff.
The spa area was great,Very relaxing and it's lovely having towels provided.
We would definitely visit here again.
How anybody can criticise the service at this hotel is beyond me. The staff (particularly Anna) are the friendliest and most helpful I've ever come across. It should be kept in mind that this is a small hotel and the staff operate reception, bookings, the bar and serve the meals so they are busy. However, they still find time to make you feel welcome. The last time we were there they were (Valentines weekend) they were even ringing round local restaurants trying to get a last minute booking for a guest. Considering they have their own restaurant to fill I'd say that's excellent service!
The room we were allocated on arrival was tiny, overheated and in exceptionally poor condition, with mouldy sealant round the bath and illfitting doors. After an appalling night (tha majority of rooms in the hotel overlook Lake Road, which has heavy traffic all night and the hotel hosts a lot of functions at weekends), I complained and was upgraded to a club room in Stock Ghyll Lodge. The Lodge is a misnomer as it is located over shops across the carpark from the hotel itself. This room, which cost an additional £20 per night, was nothing special, simply of the standard I would expect from a hotel of this calibre. The only areas I can comment positively on are the pool and spa area, the central location of the hotel and the breakfasts, which were excellent. However I would not recommend this hotel or stay here again.
A trip to the Lakes is one of life's highlights.
Excellent FIRST visit
From the moment we arrived at the Salutation to the moment we left an excellent time was had at this hotel. Easy parking, un-obtrusive helpful staff from the receptionist to the waiters at breakfast, the fantastic (if not a little to filling!!!) breakfast, the spotlessly clean bedroom and the peace and tranquillity of the bar. I think the only grumble would be the lack of local ales in the bar, but hey not everything can be perfect ! We didn't eat evening meals due to plenty of choice in Ambleside but if the breakfast was anything to go by the food served up would be of a high standard. The Glass House and Lucy 4s in the village are two places highly recommended for places to eat. We would recommend a stay at this hotel and if you do we hope you enjoy it as much as us.
This is a nice hotel the bedrooms are ok - our bathroom was a little old. Go for a club room or a room on the front. Breakfasts are adequate. I did eat here but wouldnt recommend it as there are so many lovely places to eat in the centre. Location & parking are fantastic - no need to use the car - walks and ambleside village on the doorstep. The lack of a lift does impede if you have breathing or leg troubles! The lounge is very comfortable and relaxed - staff dont make you feel hurried.
I have just returned from my second enjoyable stay at this hotel. The hotel staff are very helpful, and was good to see a few familiar faces from my first stay two years ago.
I stayed here 3 nights recently. All staff was very friendly and helpful. The room, especially the bathroom was spotless on arrival and upon my return each day. It is very obvious that this is a very well managed hotel. It's location right in the center of town is a plus--lots of shops, restaurants, pubs, etc literally on the doorstep. Food in the hotel was also excellent. I would most definately recommend. Only downside was lack of a lift.