The Waterhead Hotel


Lake Road,Waterhead, Ambleside, LA22 0ER

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About the hotel

For six months from November 2003, the Waterhead Hotel underwent a £2. 7 million refurbishment and extension to become the Lake District's first four star Townhouse Hotel. You are now invited to experience the most contemporary and luxurious surroundings, staying in bedrooms with the most modern, yet user friendly, equipment, including CD/DVD players and flat screen TVs.

Whilst the Waterhead's facilities have been transformed, what has remained is the relaxing Lakeside setting and superlative views over Waterhead Bay with its backdrop of Wetherlam Fell and Coniston Old Man. Probably the most spectacular time to appreciate the view is as the sun sets behind the fells, the sky turns crimson and the lake reflects this beauty. Now picture yourself admiring this majestic natural spectacle from the comfortable surroundings of the Bay Bar and Lounge whilst being presented with a glass of your favourite tipple. Or allow yourself to be pampered with our courteous, friendly, anticipatory and professional service in the Bay Restaurant. The menu features local produce imaginatively prepared and presented. Lessening the number of 'food miles' (distance from producer to plate) is an important consideration for Chef Michael Weston-Cole. Should you fancy something more energetic, then the fells beckon from our doorstep, or you can utilise the complimentary membership of the Low Wood Leisure Club, which is located less than a mile from the Waterhead. Facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, solarium, gym and beauty treatments.

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Showing Tuesday 6 October 2015 to Wednesday 7 October 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception , 24 Hour Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Cots available , Pets Allowed
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available , In-room Broadband , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Business Centre
Restaurant , Bar
In room entertainment
Video/DVD Player , TV , Satellite TV , Video/DVD Library , Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Trouser press in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room
Ground floor bedrooms
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces

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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (8)

88% would recommend it to a friend


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  • G Mulkeen

  • February 2015

Lovely place.

Very nice hotel and staff, food nice hotel spotless would definitely stay again.

  • J Whiteley

  • January 2015

Fabulous room, fabulous food!

We've eaten at the restaurant here before but never stayed at the hotel and decided to try it for a night before our week away.

We were not disappointed. Situated across from the lake, the location is ideal both for walking into ambleside or driving to Windermere and Bowness or taking the boat from the pier just a few yards away. Our room was clean, modern, spacious and had everything we needed and more. The meal we had was excellent, the service was great and our table overlooked the lake which was lovely. We will definitely be returning soon.

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