Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside

Lake Road, Ambleside Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER  show map
 4 stars
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Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Golf course

Fishing

Canoeing

Cycling

Hiking

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The hotel Waterhead provides good lodging in Ambleside.

Waterhead is located just a short walk from the unspoiled local beach. Ambleside city center is 1km away.

The hotel is placed next to boutiques, restaurants and bars. You can make use of squash courts, an indoor swimming pool and a sun terrace on site as well.

Due to the hotel's ideal location, it will only take you a 75-minute drive to get to Blackpool airport.

Rooms

All 25 contemporary rooms at Waterhead feature satellite TV, a private balcony, an iPod dock, a patio and a DVD player. Most rooms offer captivating views, overlooking Lake Windermere. Guestrooms offer Victorian interior and carpet floor.

Eat

A generous breakfast is served every morning. At the restaurant European dishes are served. Guests can relax in the lounge bar serving complimentary drinks.

Services

Guests can take advantage of a business center, a conference room and conference facilities and make use of dry cleaning, 24-hour reception and room service provided on-site.

Relax

Guests are free to use a hot tub, a steam room and a Jacuzzi along with such sport activities as hiking, cycling and canoeing. The on-site fitness center features fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   41.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Lake view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • 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 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs 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 Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

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

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Waterhead Hotel - Ambleside Ambleside location
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    Hotel Address:

    Lake Road, Ambleside Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

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

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideWaterhead

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

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    Waterhead Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Kentmere Gallery - 1.0km
    • Hobbs Gallery - 1.0km
    • Cookhouse Gallery - 1.0km
    • Tarn Hows - 7.7km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 800 m
    • Rydal Water - 3.6km

    Amusement

    • Zeffirellis Cinema - 1.1km
    • Zeffirellis Cinema and Jazz Bar - 1.2km

    Museums

    • The Homes Of Football At Ambleside - 1.0km

    Local Attractions

    • Brockhole Visitor Centre - 2.4km
      Ecclerigg, Windermere
    • Dora's Field - 3.7km
      A591 Rydal Church, Rydal
    • Helm Crag - 4.2km
      Grasmere, Grasmere
    • Skelwith Force - 3.3km
      Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside
    • Rydal Mount & Gardens - 3.8km
      A591, Rydal

    Near the hotel

    • Bridge House - 960 m
      Rydal Road, Ambleside

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Bar & Grill at Waterhead - 20 m

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

        81% likes this, based on 101 reviews
        Price Range: GBP 44 - GBP 44

      • Regent Hotel Restaurant - 110 m

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

        83% likes this, based on 75 reviews

      • Cafe Altitude - 240 m

        Address: 101 Lake Road
        Phone: 07527226096

        79% likes this, based on 40 reviews
        Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Swiss

      • Wateredge Inn - 120 m

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

        68% likes this, based on 262 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: GBP 44 - GBP 44

      • Waterhead Coffee Shop - 210 m

        Address: Borrans Rd., A5095

        62% likes this, based on 50 reviews
        Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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

      Hotel Awards

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      Waterhead Reviews

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

      Individual 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 Cumbria La22 0Er, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ER

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

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideWaterhead

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

      Use Badge

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