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4.4 out of 5

"Good value for money, great location, beautiful view over the river, spa pool small and difficult to use when a child was having an external swimming ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 31 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the comfortable rooms at Riverside Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Kendal Museum. Features include free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. This 3-star hotel has 58 rooms over 5 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and digital TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer digital TV, room service (during limited hours) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Amenities include free newspapers in the lobby, a front-desk safe and a business centre
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests praise the central and quiet location
  • 11 minutes by car from Yorkshire Dales National Park and 14 minutes from Lake Windermere
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£59* Per night/room 4 Nov - 5 Nov

Standard Single Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Suite, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Riverside Hotel ratings based on 14 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riverside Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Lovely riverside views. Staff friendly and helpful. Very nice dinner in bar area.

Posted by on 30 Sep 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
Very comfortable. Great location overlooking the river and close to town centre

Posted by on 27 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Being able to hear people in the adjacent room through the interconnecting door was a disturbance. The hotel is well situated for access to the town. Breakfast was excellent.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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3 out of 5
room clean with everything you needed. not enough pet free rooms

Posted by on 11 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5
Very quick check in. Clean hotel and room. Close to centre. Would definately return.

Posted by on 13 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Family of five go walking

Good value for money, great location, beautiful view over the river, spa pool small and difficult to use when a child was having an external swimming lesson i.e. not a guest at the hotel.

Posted by , from Northamptonshire on 31 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Excellent location within Kendal

Pros: Comfortable rooms and beds ,Soft Towels , leisure facilities. Helpful staff.
Cons: Bar meal experience / service .
Location: Excellent location easy walking distance to town centre. You have the Lake District on your doorstep to explore
I recently visited Lakes for a short stay and found this Hotel to be in an excellent location with free parking on site.The leisure complex was a nice touch after a pleasant but tiring day walking or site seeing within the national park.. The only niggle I had was the intermittent service after ordering food in the Bar area. On the plus side the excellent breakfast more than compensated .I and particularly my teenage daughter liked the comfy beds and soft towels in the room and the fact you could pick one up at reception when you went to the leisure complex I would recommend a stay here before looking at Premior Inn and I will be returning in the not too distant future. A very enjoyable stay .

Posted by , from lincolnshire on 19 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5

Central location

Ideal location to explore Kendal and the surrounding areas. Excellent accommodation. The family room was large with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The view from the window of the river was fantastic. The breakfast was hearty, cooked well and hot with plenty of choice for everyone. Will definitely stay again and will recommend to friends.

Posted by , from cleveleys lancashire on 2 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel but a bit on the expensive side

Pros: Nice river view in our room. Nice breakfast.
Cons: The cost.
Location: Great location.
Stayed for the weekend chess tournament in Kendal.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 6 Jun 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Riverside Hotel, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness centre. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite business centre. Event space at this hotel measures 194 square feet (18 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A terrace, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Riverside Hotel. Self parking is free. This 3-star Kendal hotel is smoke free.

  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 194 sq ft of conference space
  • 18 sq. m of conference space
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Manchester (MAN) (131.2 km / 81.5 mi)
  • Train station: Kendal Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riverside Hotel offers 58 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

River View Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night


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.

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.


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Riverside Hotel Kendal
  • Riverside Kendal
  • Riverside Hotel Hotel
  • Riverside Hotel Kendal
  • Riverside Hotel Hotel Kendal

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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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.