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4.5 out of 5

"We asked for an early checkin, and the staff were very helpful in arranging that on our arrival. We had a pram, as there is no lift in the building t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 09 Apr 2018

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Junior Suite Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cosy Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of The Waterhead Inn's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Ambleside Pier. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant.

  • 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
  • Services include luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the bathrooms
  • Steps from Ambleside Pier and 5 minutes on foot from Borrans Park
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

The Waterhead Inn ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Waterhead Inn

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Aug 2020

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5 out of 5

Very Helpful Staff & Awesome Breakfast

Pros: helpful staff Awesome Breakfast
We asked for an early checkin, and the staff were very helpful in arranging that on our arrival. We had a pram, as there is no lift in the building they allowed us to keep it in their reception office. The room was very clean and had a view of the lake, the under floor heating is a winner. We also accessed the swimming facility at the sister hotel which was also nice. The breakfast is really nice, with lots of hot food options from the kitchen and the buffet options are also good. The location is perfect for going for a stroll to the town centre or a dinner in one of the lake side restaurants.

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The Waterhead Inn also features a terrace and a garden. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Ambleside hotel is smoke free.

  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Windermere Station (6.5 km / 4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Waterhead Inn offers 41 accommodations with a safe and a hairdryer. 24-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily.

The Waterhead Inn has a restaurant on site.

Accessibility

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

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 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 - 11:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit 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

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 cash deposit, credit card or debit 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 accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Waterhead Boutique Hotel Ambleside
  • Waterhead Boutique Hotel
  • Waterhead Boutique Ambleside
  • Waterhead Boutique
  • Waterhead Hotel Ambleside
  • Waterhead Ambleside
  • Waterhead
  • Waterhead Hotel Ambleside Lake District
  • Ambleside Hotel Waterhead
  • Hotel Waterhead
  • Waterhead Hotel
  • The Waterhead Inn Hotel
  • The Waterhead Inn Ambleside
  • The Waterhead Inn Hotel Ambleside

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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