BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel
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Denise at Gates travel said she'd get back to me with potential deals for hotel and flights. that was on Saturday, it is now Tuesday and she's not got back to me yet. I so want to get this holiday booked so that I can start planning. I'll ring her tomorrow. In the meantime, I've spoken to three other travel agents, all of whom are checking hotel prices and ...
... They were leaving the Lakes that day so somewhat of a coincidence - again. Turns out another of the congregation has a niece in Remuera - a small world indeed! We got our walking gear together and headed off to park up (you pay for all parking here) and walk past Grasmere lake (our favourite spot in the world) and up Loughrigg fell. Guy and Sam scampered off at the front of the party and he only went on a lead (Sam that is!) when sheep or cows were around ...
I've just spoken to a lady called Denise at Gates Travel in Kendal. She is looking for hotels and flights for us, for our trip to New York. Our main requirement is that we have a hotel that looks like a hotel, with a canopy at the front, and is ...
Steve : 6 days of riding together and it could last on longer!!! Three wanted to see the Tour De France and three wanted a lie in. Three riders set off at 6am to be in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales by 11am to be part of the TDF experience. Three others took the opportunity of a short day to prove that it is possible not to be ready before 10am, alledgely. The town of Hawes had made an amazing effort to decorate itself and the surrounding peaks, and the atmosphere ...
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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.