Ambleside, United Kingdom

Rothay Manor Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

100% (21 Member Ratings)

"a wonderful relaxing 2 days very friendly staff nothing was to much trouble amazing food could not fault anything"
Feb 26, 2016
Harrogate, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra beds are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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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21 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: a wonderful relaxing 2 days very friendly staff nothing was to much trouble amazing food could not fault anything
Other Comments: can not wait to go back
libby Feb 26, 2016 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The rooms are comfortable, beautiful and spotless. The staff are friendly and are approachable about any question you have but they also give you space to enjoy your stay. The food was delicious and the location very convenient.
clare Nov 15, 2015 Lichfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything! Nice room, excellent food and the service was tip top too. Also enjoyed being able to use leisure facilities at another hotel.
Other Comments: No
Shirley Mar 17, 2013 ,
Enjoyed Most: Quality ambience food accomodation-everything
Other Comments: Just needs a swimming pool
Nicola Mar 17, 2013 ,
Enjoyed Most: Food fantastic, such good value. Really enjoyed it.
Sally Mar 16, 2013 ,

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