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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 81%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 351 reviews

In a glorious lakeside setting and offering many leisure activities

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

Benefiting from a lakeside location, this hotel offers an excellent range of leisure and conference facilities. Bedrooms, many with panoramic lake views, are attractively furnished, and include a number of larger executive rooms and suites. There is a choice of bars, a spacious restaurant and the more informal Cafe del Lago. The poolside bar offers internet access.


  • En-suite rooms: 111
  • Family rooms: 13
  • Ground-floor rooms: 21
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces:: 200


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 3
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Squash
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Watersports centre offering water skiing & canoeing Marina Beauty salon
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum):340
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum):180
  • Boardroom-styleholds (maximum): 150


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 280

Getting here

M6 junct 36, A590, A591 to Windermere, then 3m towards Ambleside, hotel on right

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M6 junct 36
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