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4.8 out of 5

"Fantastic little gem in the middle of the Lake District, the Daffodil Hotel benefits from an amazing view. The staff is incredibly helpful and friend ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 13 May 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the spacious rooms at The Daffodil Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Dove Cottage. Enjoy features like free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. Built in 1855, this 4-star hotel has 78 rooms over 3 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, room service (during limited hours) and Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at The Dinning Room
  • Indulge with body wraps, hydrotherapy or facials at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and a porter
  • Guests like the accommodation for the spaciousness, overall comfort and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Dove Cottage and 3 minutes on foot from Wordsworth Museum

Accessible Double (without view)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£111* Per night/room 21 Nov - 22 Nov

Standard Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Valley View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room (without view)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Daffodil Hotel ratings based on 10 verified reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Daffodil Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Perfect holiday at a perfect hotel. Location was brilliant,clean very good breakfast.

Posted by on 1 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
The gluten free options for coealics are just fantastic, and the staff are super friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 13 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely hotel and lovely facilities and staff. The md treatment was great and the food was delicious

Posted by on 3 Feb 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jan 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely stay and lovely staff. Walking distance to grasmere village. Restaurant expensive so only used once, but felt like luxury. All in all a great stay would defiantly recommend

Posted by on 13 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Fantastic little gem in the middle of the Lake District, the Daffodil Hotel benefits from an amazing view. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, and the spa facility is nothing to sneeze at. The breakfast consists of a buffet full English Breakfast, a choice of pastries and cereals/juices. A few more options are available "a la carte". Taste-wise, the breakfast is great, however on the 4 breakfasts we had there, the plates and cups were slightly dirty, with leftover food. Could be wise to invest in a new dishwasher system.

Posted by , from London on 13 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Very good

Staff were great without exception, the small issues that we had were dealt with politely and promptly. Dinner and lunch were good but on the expensive side, staff in the dining room were very efficient. Loved the room and the shower was amazing, nice to stay somewhere where everything worked as it should have and décor was pristine. Spa facilities included in price which was great, would definitely stay again - what a location!

Posted by on 26 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice, clean, modern hotel but lacks character

We had booked a Junior Suite at the Dafodil burn it was nothing like the one in the photos. Essentially it was a large room with a very large bed - there was no bath. We asked to swap and they offered us a Senior Suite, larger stilla and with both a bath and shower but we were charged extra for it. The room was clean, beds were comfy and hotel as quiet so we had a great nights sleep. Reception staff were friendly but no offer of help with bags etc. Staff at breakfast were not friendly (albeit a couple) or informative, it was a bit of a strange set-up in terms of ordering from the kitchen as nobody bothered them taking our orders for both mornings. Breakfast buffet was fine, not a huge choice but good quality of what was there. Didn't try the cooked breakfast but it did look very good. In summary, the hotel was sound but we felt overpriced. It didn't yet feel properly established and lacked a 'cosiness' but did have great views of the lake etc. Didn't seem set up for walkers (no info about packed lunches/flasks etc) but more for international visitors.

Posted by , from Knaresborough on 4 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel but not perfect, are room was next to the road so there was a bit of road noise that could be heard but I know this can't be helped and other rooms are available at the opposite side of the hotel which you pay more for. At dinner we noticed some food left on the chair from the previous guests and my fork was dirty. Also which was quite supprising for a hotel in this location was how many foreign staff they have, I don't have a problem with this but you find you have to repeat yourself a few times for them to understand you and they can come across rude sometimes even though they don't mean to be, but overall it is a nice hotel in a great location with the added bonus of the spa.

Posted by on 5 Sep 2017

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Property Features

The Daffodil Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly The Daffodil Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Ambleside hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 78 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1855
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) (162.7 km / 101.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Daffodil Hotel offers 78 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Dinning Room – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

The on-site spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Guests travelling with animals must contact the property prior to arrival. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Online Penalty Collection

Hotel Names

  • Daffodil Ambleside
  • Daffodil Hotel
  • Daffodil Hotel Ambleside
  • Hotel Daffodil
  • The Daffodil Hotel Hotel
  • The Daffodil Hotel Ambleside
  • The Daffodil Hotel Hotel Ambleside

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.