Lake Road , Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England, LA22 0ER, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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We should have just driven through the night...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1


... a bit as you had now woken up, and then finally, finally starting to drift off again, she would then make it known in her own delightful way that she needed to go again. Needless to say, driving off in the morning, we were equally, if not more tired, then we would have been had we not just driven through the night. Still on the bright side, Murray slept all the way to Skye, and we got to see the amazing Scottish glens in all their snow-capped, mist-filled ...

Fun photography in Keswick

A travel blog entry by ldschaub


Heading toward Keswick was an adventure. He made the GPS take us through the scenic route. This in turn took us up the mountains and around the edge of the lakes. The views were beautiful, at least the ones we could see through the snow. The further we went, the more it snowed and it was making driving the 2 wheel drive Ford Focus a bit of a challenge. We stopped at a couple of over looks to try to get a better look but the visibility was pretty bad so ...

A snowey adventure

A travel blog entry by ldschaub


... nothing that would cause us to cancel our plans for the weekend, overcast during the day and showers in the evening. The weather looked promising when we left the apartment and were excited about the day. We drove up the M6 and managed to not hit any traffic on the way up (AMAZING). After a couple of hours, we took the exit to the lake district and headed down to Lake Windermere.

The lake was a beautiful sight. There was ...

A recent update

A travel blog entry by besomeone

... So much gratitude and love to you all from here in Zimbabwe.

The internet is too expensive to download photos, we have hundreds of great photos we will share when we get back, including the ones we have just taken of me and the children around the lap top as I write!

Love Samara (Love Zimbabwe trustee)

Now I have shaked hands with all the children and thanked them for their help with writing this letter and ideas for the ...


A travel blog entry by ewanrichardson

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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This 4 star hotel, located on Lake Road , Ambleside, is near Hill Top, Rydal Mount & Gardens, Bridge House, and Barngates Brewery.
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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.

    Fantastic Hotel in Glorious setting


    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.

    Wouldn't stay here again - I could have died!!!


    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.

    Fantastic hotel


    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.

    Great place to get away from everything


    Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Waterhead.

    Christmas 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

    Very pleasant


    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


    Loved it!

    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Waterhead Ambleside

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding