Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside

Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER  show map
 4 stars
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Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Overview

The 4-star Waterhead Hotel boasts prime location not far from Lake District National Park, Lake Windermere and Rydal Water.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. A museum and a gallery lie a short distance away.

Waterhead Hotel offers a captivating view to its guests.

Blackpool airport can be reached in 75 minutes by car from Waterhead Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are classic and come with wireless internet, a storage space, climate control, flat-screen TV and a personal computer. The rooms look on to the lake. Decorated in fresh design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The hotel serves a buffet breakfast from 07:30 till 10:00. There is a restaurant serving contemporary dishes on site. Guests can dine at Bar & Grill at Waterhead and Wateredge Inn located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

There are a safety deposit box, free parking and a storage room provided on-site.

Relax

An indoor swimming pool, a leisure club and an outdoor swimming pool are offered for the use of guests. Guests may choose from a gym and a fitness centre as well as canoeing, hiking and squash to spend their time actively.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   41.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Lake view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay at the price of GBP 7 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside Ambleside location
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Hotel Address:

Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

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City Center
  • Ambleside
    900 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1.1 km
Restaurants
  • Bar & Grill at Waterhead
    10 m
  • Wateredge Inn (cuisine: British)
    130 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    41

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Rooms and availability

Waterhead Hotel photos Room
Twin Room
Mountain view
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double Room - With Breakfast. Standard-Bed & Breakfast-Standard

Waterhead Hotel photos Room
Luxury Room
Lake view
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio

Waterhead Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cookhouse Gallery1.0 km
  • Hobbs Gallery1.0 km
  • Kentmere Gallery1.0 km
  • Tarn Hows7.7 km

Popular areas

  • City Center800 m
  • Rydal Water3.6 km

Amusement

  • Zeffirellis Cinema1.1 km
  • Zeffirellis Cinema and Jazz Bar1.2 km

Museums

  • The Homes Of Football At Ambleside1.0 km

Local attractions

  • Brockhole Visitor Centre2.4 km
    Ecclerigg, Windermere
  • Dora's Field3.7 km
    A591 Rydal Church, Rydal
  • Helm Crag4.2 km
    Grasmere, Grasmere
  • Skelwith Force3.3 km
    Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside
  • Rydal Mount & Gardens3.8 km
    A591, Rydal

Near the hotel

  • Bridge House970 m
    Rydal Road, Ambleside

    Restaurants nearby

    • Bar & Grill at Waterhead10 m

      Address: Lake Road
      Phone: +44 (0)1539 432566

      81% likes this, based on 101 reviews
      Price Range: GBP 48 - GBP 48

    • Regent Hotel Restaurant120 m

      Address: Borrans Rd, Waterhead Bay
      Phone: +44 1539432254

      83% likes this, based on 75 reviews

    • Cafe Altitude250 m

      Address: 101 Lake Road
      Phone: 07527226096

      79% likes this, based on 40 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Swiss

    • Wateredge Inn130 m

      Address: Borrans Road, Waterhead
      Phone: +44 (0)15394 32332

      68% likes this, based on 262 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: GBP 48 - GBP 48

    • Waterhead Coffee Shop220 m

      Address: Borrans Rd., A5095

      62% likes this, based on 50 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      41

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideWaterhead Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Waterhead Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Waterhead Hotel

    Average guest rating

    8.4out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 166 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The location was superb with wonderful views of Lake Windermere (despite the rather rainy weather we had !). Our room was of a good size and reasonably well furnished.

      Whilst on the whole the stay was just about satisfactory it was spoilt somewhat by the inconsistency of the quality of food we ate during the evenings, some of which had to be returned.There was also one breakfast time where the service (in terms of receiving the food following the order) was extremely slow and there was a general atmosphere of a number of disgruntled customers.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      We found Wateredge Inn very comfortable and ideally situated as a base for a Lake District holiday. The staff were very helpful, efficient and friendly. The wonderful view from the dining area and waterfront was very special. Although very well patronised, especially at weekends, noise was never a problem.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Being on the lakeside was superb! The weather co-operated beautifully! Close to Ambleside meant we could wander there if we wanted. Very close to the tourist boat trips.

      Would have preferred a proper restaurant - we were celebrating our Pearl Wedding Anniversary and would've liked a special meal - bar meal was ok.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The very best stay it was my 60th Birthday and it was great, and all the staff were great. Thank you.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      The location was excellent, the food and service was very good staff were pleasant.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      The location on the edge of Lake Windermere and the views from the hotel. The studio room was spacious and comfortable and although bordering the main road, the traffic noise did not disturb unduly. The public rooms were attractive and clean and the restaurant meals were good, if a little expensive. The proximity of boat services on the lake was extemely good and there was plentiful information available about local activities. The staff were generally friendly and helpful.

      We had intended to use buses to travel around the area rather than use our car. Unfortunately, the duty manager was unable to give us much information and did not know where the nearest bus stop to the hotel was (it was 50 yards away)! The bus services were unreliable and expensive but good when they did turn up. Space was extremely tight in the hotel car park and we didn't dare to use our car in case there was no space when we returned. The policy of allowing non-residents to use the hotel services, particularly the restaurant, meant that the hotel became uncomfortably full at times, although some facility was made for residents. The mess left by the geese on the lawns in front of the hotel by the lakeside was revolting and required great care when walking there.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      the wateredge inn, has been the best hotel i have stayed in for ages. the staff was very polite and very helpfull, the room we had was clean and very comfortable, and beautifully decorated. we could not find any faults with this hotel at all. the scenery was great the hotel was right on the water front. we would stay there again.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Clean comfortable room with view over the lake. Ideal base for fell walking. Easy stroll into Ambleside.

      Bar/restaurant packed with day trippers on fine days. Food was (Wetherspoons) standard bar meals, and vastly over-priced for the quality on offer.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      The view was spectacular. Good choice for breakfast and dinner menu. Also good beer . very handy for the cruise boats on the lake. Very enjoyable weekend.

      The wicker settee in the room was not very comfortable .not sure about allowing dogs in bedrooms?

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      The location and setting were great.

      It is so popular with visitors that residents have to compete for choice locations by the water edge service in the restaurant is impacted by how busy the staff are. The food was simple but tasty. It's not a venue for quiet getaway, the idealic setting is spoilt by the crowds.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Very comfortable bright room. View overlooking lake windemere. Food was excellent with lovely dining room again overlooking lake and garden. Plenty of other rooms to relax in with fires.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The location is excellent, the room with balcony had views of the lake, perfect, the outside sitting area is very well maintained & again overlooks the lake, food is good.

      food was'nt very hot, evening waiters were useless, but the morning waitresses were excellent

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      We relaxing and chilled out for a couple of days. Visted the area by taking a cruise down to Bowness. Strolled into Ambleside for a meal and a drink looked around the shops. We enjoyed the hospitality the Watersedge had to offer and look forward to our next visit in the future.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      We loved the room, it was clean, quiet, very comfortable with plenty of room, great view of the lake.. all in all it was almost a chore getting up in the morning!

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      The hotel in general and the view

      the two steps from the bed in room 27

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside Ambleside location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Lake Road, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Ambleside
      900 m
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      1.1 km
    Restaurants
    • Bar & Grill at Waterhead
      10 m
    • Wateredge Inn (cuisine: British)
      130 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      41

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideWaterhead Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

    Use Badge