About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- "Comfortable and spotless, with excellent service" -- Fodor's
- The hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and is a 15-minute stroll from the shops and pubs in the centre of Ambleside
- There's a "stylish" (The Daily Telegraph) restaurant offering regional dishes with a modern twist, made from locally produced ingredients
Waterhead Hotel offers "smart rooms, a snazzy restaurant and a lakeside position" (The Daily Telegraph), making it a great base from which to explore the Lake District's dramatic fells and pretty villages. The hotel is housed in a Victorian building that looks out over Lake Windermere, about a 15-minute walk from Ambleside town centre and Ambleside Roman Fort.
The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole is about a 30-minute walk away, while Grasmere is a 10-minute drive along the edge of Rydal Water; head there to visit two former homes of William Wordsworth: Dove Cottage and Allen Bank. Keswick, on the edge of Derwent Water, takes about 30 minutes to reach by car from the hotel.
Waterhead Hotel's interiors are "light and airy, with a bold, clutter-free style", says The Daily Telegraph, with bold wallpaper and art inspired by the local area. Guests can dine on brasserie-style dishes in the smart grill restaurant, sip cocktails on leather chairs in the bar with its floor-to-ceiling windows and relax on the lake-view terrace. Guests can use the facilities at the Health Club at Low Wood Bay Resort, the hotel's sister property, which is two minutes away by car or an easy 20-minute walk.
"Generous" (The Daily Telegraph) rooms are located in either the Victorian building or in the modern extension, built in a similar style, that adjoin and have indoor access to the main wing. Rooms feature splashes of colour and come with a TV, a DVD player, designer toiletries, locally made gingerbread and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Safe in reception
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 or under.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Breakfast is included.
Extra bed available upon request, for older children and adults: £25 per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. Two dogs maximum per room are allowed on request and will be charged at 20 GBP per night, per dog.
Two dogs maximum per room are allowed on request and will be charged at 20 GBP per night, per dog.
Cancellation: 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.
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