Ambleside, United Kingdom

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining

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Why We Love It

  • This Cumbrian hideaway is "perfectly located for touring the Lakes" (The AA), & is near Lake Windermere
  • Dinner in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is preceeded by drinks & canapés, & followed by coffee & petits fours
  • The recently refurbished hotel is set in the picturesque, fell-ringed town of Ambleside

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Map & Directions

The nearest station is Windermere, which has direct services to Oxenholme Lake District. From here trains run to London, Glasgow, Manchester Aiport, Birmingham and Edinburgh. A taxi from Windermere to the hotel takes 10 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. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining is a country-house hotel set in Ambleside, a pretty Lakeland town with remnants of a surprisingly industrial past. A quaint water mill, a 17th-century stone bridge and cosy, slate-roofed pubs are a few of the quirks you'll find in this fell-encircled town.

There is an abundance of things to do in the surrounding area. You can join a launch cruise from Waterhead (within a 15-minute walk of the hotel), and Lakeland Pony Treks operates from Troutbeck (12 minutes' drive away), and provides another way to see the undulating terrain. Alternatively, drive 20 minutes and hike trails lined with ancient beech trees at Grizedale Forest, or explore the personal treasures of John Ruskin at his home Brantwood (open daily; Wed-Sun in winter).

The Grade II-listed hotel, built in 1823, holds 2 AA Rosettes for its fine-dining cuisine. As well as Sunday lunch and afternoon tea, the restaurant serves a menu of gourmet dishes; we like the sound of the Cumbrian partridge soaked in Madeira and flavoured with star anise, or the cauliflower cheese made with truffled camembert.

Bedrooms have Egyptian cotton sheets and feather-down duvets and pillows. 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 garden views, and Suites are great for those who like a little more space.

Guests get free use of the swimming pool and gym at the Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa (subject to availability), which is a 10-minute walk away. Wi-Fi is free. Dogs can stay in some rooms for £15 per dog, per stay (enquire on booking).

Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in The Lake District.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £20 per person, per night for children aged 11 and under. Extra bed on request in limited rooms only, please enquire directly with the hotel for availability before booking. This includes breakfast, and other meals are charged as taken. There are no extra beds available for adults.
Infant's cot/cribs available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. This includes breakfast, and other meals are charged as taken.
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 levels.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and in limited rooms: £15 per dog, per stay. Please enquire directly with the hotel for availability before booking. 

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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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