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4.9 out of 5

"Excellent location. Stafff very courteous. Room spacious and comfortable. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 22 May 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Armitt Museum and Gallery. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a full-service spa.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the 2 spa tubs
  • Indulge with reflexology, manicures and pedicures or aromatherapy at The Waterfall Spa
  • Amenities include a meeting room, conference space and a lift
  • On-site recreation includes a gym, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the central location
  • Just a 5-minute walk from Armitt Museum and Gallery and 9 minutes on foot from Stock Ghyll Force

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Everyone (8) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Jun 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Aug 2019 by Sandra Guinehut, Duty Manager

Thank you very much for your rating. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Excellent location. Stafff very courteous. Room spacious and comfortable.

Posted by on 22 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jun 2019 by Paul Cookson General Manager

Thak you so much

5 out of 5
Great hotel. Had a great 2 night stay the weekend before Christmas. We are usually in Ambleside during the summer when it is very busy. At this time of year it was a lot quieter and we were able to enjoy it even more because of that. The hotel itself was busy though which was also good. Can't fault the hotel at all, very smart and clean, friendly staff, great breakfast, you could pretty much have whatever you wanted and there was a great selection, good spa facilities. Our room was great, we were in Langdale, big room with kitchen facilities if needed, good bathroom with heated floor and spa bath and separate shower and rainshower, balcony with hot tub overlooking the stream, room had all the facilities that you would require. Will be staying here again and we never usually return anywhere. Excellent.

Posted by on 24 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Lovely food very nice staff. Lovely pool and sauna

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5

Short trip to the Lakes

Pros: See the above
Cons: The lift
Location: Ambleside is a busy place.
Convenient location - but too far to walk to the boat cruises Small car parking and tight fit but just about adequate Very friendly and helpful staff Breakfast - very good Rooms - first one shown to us was small and dark. Second one was better - but it was an upgrade. Lift temperamental Old building with creaky floors but modern facilities in the bathroom

Posted by on 8 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5

Comfortable central location

Pros: Very well organised and spotless
Cons: Dinner menu
Location: Lovely walks, central for lakes and fells.
Everything you would expect from a top class hotel. Food and wine menu could be a little more ambitious.

Posted by , from sheffield on 17 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

A comfortable spa hotel in the Lake District

Pros: Spa facilities. Friendly staff. Nice and clean. Big room. Secure parking.
Cons: The waste water pipe from the room above was noisy in our room (402) and the room was a bit too warm. Apart from that the hotel was great.
Location: We were there for the Festival of the Fells. Live music, Shops, Restaurants and other attractions. We went fell walking.
I took my wife for her 50th birthday. We had a relaxing weekend and were made to feel welcome. There was plenty to see and do in Ambleside. The hotel is right in the centre and we never had to use the car whilst we were there. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from. The spa facilities in the hotel were great.

Posted by , from Ambleside. English Lakes on 25 Sep 2017

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About the Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Location Lake Road, Ambleside, England LA22 9BX

Property Features

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 hot tubs, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A sauna, a library, and vending machine are also featured at the eco-friendly Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Ambleside hotel is smoke free.

  • 54 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1657
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Windermere Station (7.8 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection offers 54 accommodations with iPod docking stations and a safe. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Ambleside hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout curtains
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

No1 Lake Road – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

2 hot tubs are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Spa Services

The Waterfall Spa has 3 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, JCB International, Barclaycard, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Debit cards
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ambleside Salutation
  • Ambleside Salutation Best Western
  • Best Western Ambleside
  • Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection Hotel
  • Best Western Salutation
  • Best Western Salutation Ambleside
  • Best Western Salutation Hotel
  • Best Western Salutation Hotel Ambleside
  • Salutation Ambleside
  • Salutation Ambleside Best Western
  • BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel Lake District
  • Ambleside Best Western
  • Salutation Hotel BW Premier Collection
  • Ambleside Salutation BW Premier Collection
  • Salutation BW Premier Collection

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme
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