The Waterhead Hotel

A Hotel in Ambleside, Cumbria (Lake District)

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Lake Road
LA22 0ER

The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

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For six months from November 2003, the Waterhead Hotel underwent a £2.7 million refurbishment and extension to become the Lake Districts 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 CDDVD players and flat screen TVs. Whilst the Waterheads 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.

4 star rating

From: £106.00


  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • Disabled Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Cots available
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Restaurant
  • Video/DVD Player
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • 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
  • In-room Broadband
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
  • Business Centre
  • Bar
  • Video/DVD Library
  • Radio

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