Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining
Why We Love This Hotel
- This Cumbrian hideaway is "perfectly located for touring the Lakes" (The AA Hotel Guide 2018), and is 10 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere
- The hotel is set in the picturesque, fell-ringed town of Ambleside and has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant
- Grizedale Forest and John Ruskin's home of Brantwood are 20 minutes' drive away
Rothay Manor Hotel is a country-house retreat in Ambleside, a pretty Lakeland town just to the north of Lake Windermere. A quaint watermill, 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 area. You can join a launch cruise from Waterhead (within a 15-minute walk of the hotel), while Lakeland Pony Treks is a 20-minute drive away near Troutbeck. You can also drive 20 minutes and hike trails lined with sculptures and ancient beech trees at Grizedale Forest, or explore the personal treasures of John Ruskin at his home Brantwood (open daily; Wednesday-Sunday in winter).
The Grade II-listed hotel was built in 1823 and holds two AA Rosettes for its fine-dining cuisine. As well as traditional Sunday lunch and afternoon tea, the restaurant serves a variety of gourmet dishes created using locally sourced produce.
Bedrooms have Egyptian cotton sheets and feather-down bedding. Classic Plus 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.
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.
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- Newspaper / magazines
- 100% smoke-free
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception
- 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
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Roll-in shower
Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. Dogs are allowed on request and in limited rooms: £15 per dog, per stay. Please enquire directly with the hotel for availability before booking.
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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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET
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