Travel Blogs from Ambleside
... Stonegarth in Keswick. It is a lovely B and B. The bathroom has a spa bath and walk in shower and the mirror becomes a TV - haven't seen this before. We had a cup of coffee and then went for a walk into Keswick. We found a map which showed it would take us a while to walk to the lake known as Derwent Water so we turned around and went to an Italian restaurant, Casa Bella, for a pizza. We walked back to the B and B and watched yet another Grand ...
Another early start so that we could enjoy an afternoon at Bowness after this nice short 10km half day walk to finish the Dales Way. We took a taxi from our B&B back to the Way, cheating ever so slightly by getting dropped 2 miles further along from where we left the track yesterday.
It was overcast but warm, even muggy with a very fine drizzle off and on, but patches of sun later. More blackberries of ...
... course, but we still managed to go slightly off course a couple of times. One of these we’re blaming on a herd of cattle we’re sure were deliberately hiding the gate we should have gone through.
Finally we saw Kendal in the distance. The Dales Way actually goes through Burnside, but our accommodation was in Kendal about 4km to the south. Being Sunday there were no buses, trains or taxis so after our 20km day we had this extra stretch before ...
... House or Anne Hathaway's as a result. However, we did glimpse the back view of the house as we walked back to the car. Now headed for Newport - on the M5 and scooting along at 120km. We commented this morning that we have not seen any hoons since we've been here and put this down to the fact that you can drive at a speed that's very reasonable. Major roads here are excellent. Just arrived at Newport and enjoying the scenery outside the window - cows. They exist here in ...
... We even struck up a conversation with local descendent Jack Sedgwick who was a typically friendly Yorkshireman.
Soon after Dent a fine drizzle developed, and this steadily increased as the afternoon went on so by the time we reached Sedbergh (England’s book capital) around 3pm we were in full rain gear.A visit to this lovely town would have been nicer in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Waterhead Ambleside
Good Boutique hotel
Excellent Hotel. Bedrooms fantastic, Bathrooms with heated under floor and large comfortable beds.
Food in restauarant very average with the service a little too quick.
Only complaint that the rooms were a little too warm. But probbly one of hte best hotels rooms we have stayed in for a while. Service excellent.
Overall excellent stay.
We stayed at the 'Waterhead' for a glorious two night stay to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. The hotel is beautiful & elegantly designed and we were very impressed. As we stayed in a 'Luxury' room, we overlooked Lake Windermere and were amazed by the stunning views. The room was fantastic, beautifully clean (as you would expect for 4 star), with a huge comfortable bed, plasma screen TV with DVD, stylish fire and very excellent bathroom facilities with a heated floor and again stunningly designed.
On arriving at the hotel, my husband I thought that it was lovely. Very well decorated and the Receptionist took us down to our room - where we could fill in our check-in card at our leisure. We were only in the room for 5 minutes when I decided to have a look in the bathroom - and the handle fell off! It had obviously fallen off before (by the state of what was behind the handle). I called reception and immediately the duty Manager was sent down to try and fix the problem. He couldn't fix the problem and told us that there had been many problems with the refurb in the hotel. The builders had not done a very good job and there had been things falling off left right and centre... anyway.. we were told that the bathroom handle would be fixed the next day.
We booked a two night break at this hotel and we were not disappointed! We stayed in a deluxe lake view room - which was wonderful. The decor is stunning and it's the small touches that make this hotel special. Under floor heating in the bathrooms, rooms with individual names and styles and luxury toiletries.
The food in the restaurant was of excellent quality (although the portion size is on the small side). My only small complaint was the price of a glass of wine - over £7 for a glass of white wine!
The location of this hotel is ideal, it is quiet but only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Ambleside.
We would highly recommend this hotel - especially for a romantic break!
Have just returned from this hotel and what a hotel it was.
Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Waterhead.
As a family of 7 (ranging from age 15 upwards), booking our first ever Christmas break away was a decidely risky thing to do. We did, however, strike gold with our choice of The Waterhead in Ambleside.
Superb food, great service, spacious rooms
We found this hotel through tripadvisor and it exceeded our xpectations. The recent refurbishment has created a very contemporary hotel right on the shore of the lake. Make sure you go for the luxury rooms with high celings and lake views. Bed was extremely comfortable with great LCD TV. Extra touches such as binoculars and quality toiletries in large bottles were much appreciated. Food was excellent with service to match. The breakfast was one of the best I've ever had.
Only downside was the relatively small size of the bathroom, but the underfloor heating made up for it! Great value for money, and well worth a visit
We came here last month and it was a very good stay. The rooms are nice, a little small but nothing really to complain about. The only dissapointment is the bar which is ok, but not a reflection on how nice the rest of the hotel is.
Also we booked through a third party and had agreed a price with the hotel. They later said the price was incorrect and needed to charge us an extra £40 a night. I agreed to this but did not think it was very good customer service.
Comfort and luxury
Right in the heart for things but quiet too. 10 to 15 minute walk into the centre.
Excellent, caring staff. Helpful and considerate.
Comfy, homely style and contemparary furnishings.
Bedrooms spotless and beautifully equipped.
Breakfast was an unhurried joy.
Dog walking field just along the road past the youth hostel - right on the waters edge. Great place for a picnic!
Stunning walks from the door. Ample car parking.
Will definately return.