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Rothay Manor Hotel

Ambleside, United Kingdom
  • Welcoming hotel in the heart of the Lake District
  • "Perfectly located" (The AA), with Lake Windermere, the World of Beatrix Potter & other Lake District attractions nearby
  • The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant & there's a swimming pool & a gym nearby

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Rothay Bridge
Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EH
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The award-winning Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside was built in 1823, and is a 10-minute walk from Lake Windermere and key scenic spots in England's Lake District. Its exemplary service, location and comfort have made it a consistent Good Hotel Guide Gold Award winner for 35 years.

Famous for its scenery and Romantic literary associations (Wordsworth proclaimed it "the loveliest spot that man hath found", which sums up the sentiments of other famous authors such as Keats, Sir Walter Scott, Austen, Tennyson, Agatha Christie and Beatrix Potter, who lived in the area) -- the Lake District is a must-see for nature lovers. There are plenty of outdoor activities and nearby attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter -- within a 15-minute drive of the hotel -- and Grizedale Forest and Visitor Centre, as well as Brantwood (John Ruskin's House), which are a 20-minute drive away.

The 2-AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant offers a "range of imaginative dishes" (The AA), and also serves afternoon tea and Sunday lunch. The 19 bedrooms are spacious and have Egyptian cotton bed sheets, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Some rooms are wheelchair accessible. Classic rooms are at the side or rear of the hotel with views over the River Rothay towards Loughrigg Fell, or over Ambleside towards Wansfell Pike; front-facing Superior rooms have a balcony or terrace with views across the garden. There are also three large suites, which are perfect for families or those who like a little more space.

Guests have free use of the swimming pool and gym at the Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm


  • Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib and extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The nearest railway station is Windermere, which has direct services to Oxenholme Lake District, from where trains run to London Euston, Glasgow, Manchester Aiport, Birmingham and Edinburgh. A taxi from Windermere to the hotel takes nine minutes and costs roughly £15-£18, or take the Bus Rail to the Hayes garden centre in Ambleside, a 6-minute walk from the hotel.


  • Rothay Bridge
  • Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EH
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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