Regent by the Lake Hotel, Ambleside

Waterhead Ambleside Cumbria
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Overview

On the shores of Lake Windermere, personally managed by the Hewitt family, traditional service, modern comforts and superb food combine to produce the perfect balance between quality and hospitality in this three star hotel. Relax in the heated indoor pool or outside in our flower filled courtyard with a reviving drink and contemplate the events of the day and evening menu. Dining is a vital part at The Regent Hotel and the head chef combines fresh local produce with traditional Cumbrian influences into a modern British style. All this is complimented by the extensive wine list. There is plenty to see and do in and around the Lakes, such as The Beatrix Potter Museum, Cruises on Lake Windermere, shopping in Ambleside and nearby Bowness, and for the ramblers many pleasant walks around the Fells.All 30 bedrooms are ensuite and beautifully appointed. Some rooms have a country feel while others are contemporary in style. Whatever your tastes the rooms appeal to all. The superior rooms are situated in the courtyard or overlooking the gardens and The Sail Loft is in particular a room with its own quaintness. Please note this hotel is completely non-smoking. If guests smoke in the bedrooms a charge of up to 1 night accommodation may apply.The restaurant is designed to create a tranquil setting for a pleasant relaxing meal and once again is guaranteed to suit all from the vast range of dishes available. The menu changes seasonally and is complimented with a specials board. Three courses and coffee costs from a mere £27.50 per person. The indoor pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of either walking, shopping or sightseeing, and is open all year round. The Lake is right outside the front door from which you can catch a boat across to Bowness on Windermere further down the Lake. The shops of Ambleside are a ten minute stroll away.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming pool - indoor

Activities

  • Golf course on site
  • Children's club

Food & Drink

  • Room service
  • Half board rates available
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar/lounge

Services & Shops

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • Patio
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Photocopy machines
  • Number of floors 3
  • Check-in time ends 11:00 PM
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Number of buildings/towers 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Pets accepted
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Check-out from 8:00 AM
  • Eurocard
  • Garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms 25
  • Suitable for children

Parking

  • Free parking nearby
  • Free self-parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Self-parking
  • Free guest parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Flat-panel television
  • Satellite television service
  • CD player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Phone
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Yard
  • Window opens
  • Individually furnished
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Individually decorated
  • Non-smoking only
  • Wake-up calls
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bath & Shower

  • Bathtub only
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Armitt Museum and Gallery 0.96 miles
  • Wray Castle 1.43 miles
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre 1.68 miles
  • Dora's Field 1.92 miles
  • Wansfell Pike 1.99 miles
  • Rydal Mount 2.03 miles
  • Townend 2.04 miles
  • Skelwith Force 2.17 miles
  • Alcock Tarn 2.91 miles
  • Dove Cottage 3.13 miles
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6/10 Good

02 January 2010

Overpriced

I suppose I was expecting a little more for what we paid. However most people think nothing of paying £100 plus per night for the Lake District. Breakfast was poor and cold! Rooms musty and bath (although Jacuzzi) was just grotty. Have since stayed at the Crow How guest house the other side of Ambelside and had a much better stay. I won't be going back.