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... the week, which I wish I would have met him a week before, but I must continue on to Manchester and meet my love who I have literally been counting down the days, if not hours.
I have been watching the Wimbledon and The World Cup religiously on the tube to keep busy, but miss the thrill of not knowing what is around the corner when traveling. I cannot wait to reunite with the beautiful girl who stole my heart.
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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 ...
... Central Park. Of course the flight and cost is important, but if we're staying in a hotel then it is important that it looks like a hotel because we will want to take photos of us standing outside the it - isn't that what you do when you're on ...
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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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.