BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • In the heart of the Lake District, near historic attractions
  • Attached to an upscale spa with treatments, sauna, pool & steam room
  • Cosy bistro & lounge with village views

Map & Directions

The nearest major airport is Manchester Airport, just under 100 miles away (one hour and 40 minutes by car). Windermere railway station is five miles from Ambleside Salutation Hotel. Change trains at Oxenholme Lake District station for West Coast Main Line services to Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester. The 599 bus from Windermere station towards Grasmere will take you within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel is in a 17th-century building in the centre of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Ambleside is a great base for walkers. There are two routes to Grasmere (famous for its Wordsworth connections). Both routes take 90 minutes to two hours, with the Coffin Route taking you past Wordsworth's former home, Dove Cottage. The beautiful Stock Ghyll Force waterfall is only 15 minutes' walk from the centre of the village (you do have to climb quite a steep hill, though).

The hotel's spa features a gym, an indoor pool, a sauna and a steam room, plus an outdoor Jacuzzi. Available treatments range from full-body massages to pedicures (supplements apply).

Full Cumbrian breakfast is served daily from 8-10am and is included in some rates. For lunch and dinner, the informal Brasserie restaurant offers a 3-course menu made with local ingredients. There's also a lounge bar with cosy fires and local ale. Parking is free.

Rooms have contemporary décor. All have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and free Wi-Fi. Many have views of the village, while upgraded rooms have iPod docks and special features such as private balconies or hot tubs.

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  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: GBP 20 per stay
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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