Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BX, England
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Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

A fabulous hotel set in one of England's greatest beauty spots.

The Ambleside Salutation Hotel BW Premier Collection by Best Western, is a unique hotel in the heart of the English Lake District. Here you can enjoy the epic scenery of the great outdoors and then return to equally impressive surroundings indoors to show more

Bars, Electric Car Charge, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Lift to all floors, Restaurants, Spa Pool
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out15:00 | 11:00
Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BX, England
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Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

Chef Mike Durkin

Our Chef and Sous Chef, Mike and Roy have both been at the Ambleside Salutation Hotel for over 20 years. Thanks to their dedication, the quality of the food served here is of the highest of standard.

  • Breakfast Room
  • Brasserie
  • Lounge Bar

Breakfast Room

In the Garden room, you can choose from a vast array of delicious starters and cold items, then enjoy our award-winning full Lakeland breakfast. Not to worry if you're a late riser - we also offer a range of brunch options to satisfy your needs, including delicious home cooked snacks served throughout the ground floor of the hotel.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:00
Weekend times may vary


The Brasserie features lots of little nooks and crannies where you can feel cosy. The menu is based on a traditional flair for English food interspersed with dishes from around the world. Our Bistro is a more informal dining experience with a 3-course menu featuring the finest local ingredients and a wide variety of dishes. We specialise in home-cooked wholesome food and take pride in everything we create.

Opening hours
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Dinner: 17.30 - 21.00
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

At the Ambleside Salutation Hotel, you can enjoy a warm welcome and a cold drink in the lounge, with comfortable seating, cosy fires and local ale. Come in with a book or a newspaper (or electronic equivalent) and take time out in a relaxed atmosphere. After a long day exploring the wonders of the Lake District, theres no better place to while away the evening.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


In need of some long-overdue pampering at our state-of-the-art spa and leisure facilities? Maybe you're interested in a golf break? Or if you're making an overnight stop-off before a flight or ferry, stay with us and get breakfast, transfer and car parking for the duration of your holiday.

  • Seasonal Hotel Favourites


Ambleside Salutation 2 Night New Year Package
2 Nights
Our two-night New Year break arriving December 31st includes afternoon tea on arrival, gala New Year's Eve dinner, all entertainment, pipers, music, cabaret, firewor...
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Golf Off Site

Keen golfers are sure to relish a round of golf set against some of the finest scenery in England. There are two courses a short drive away from the Ambleside Salutation Hotel.

As you might expect, Windermere is one of the most scenic golf clubs in England and is sometimes referred to as a miniature Gleneagles.
Located 5 miles from the hotel, this parkland, 5132-yard course has 18 holes and a par of 65.

  • Windermere
  • Keswick


5.00 miles away in Windermere

Course type



Off Site






5132 Yards


Handicap required



15.00 miles away in Keswick

Course type



Off Site






6200 Yards


No handicap required


Spa & Leisure facilities

After a hard day exploring mountains, what could be better than to return to a lovely Lake District Spa hotel for some quality pampering?

  • Spa Facilities
  • Treatments

Spa Facilities

To help ease away those stresses and strains, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has the on-site Waterfall Spa. Here we can provide various massages, facials and body treatments.

We use only the finest natural and holistic treatments combined with unique treatment techniques to achieve incredible results, so you'll leave feeling renewed and revitalised.

  • No. of treatment rooms: 4
  • Minimum guests per booking: 1
  • Maximum guests per booking: 16
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00


We only use the finest natural spa products from Clarins.

Health & Beauty
From £40.00 / Treatment
From £45.00 / Treatment
Mind & Body
From £55.00 / Treatment
Clarins Body Shaper
70 mins
Clarins Discovery Facial
30 mins
Clarins Expert Facial
70 mins
Indulgence Spa Package
70 mins
Manicure or Pedicure
50 mins
Clarins Back, Neck and Scalp M
30 mins
Clarins Re Balancing Massage
70 mins
Hot Stone Massage
25 mins
Sports Massage
60 mins
Clarins Wellness Treatments
70 mins
50 mins

Make the most of our leisure facilities and enjoy some down time

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Meetings & Events

Set in the heart of the Lake District at a delightful location, The Ambleside Salutation Hotel is a wonderful place to hold a meeting or event.


With a location that includes free onsite parking, we have much to offer as an excellent conference venue. As well as fabulous rooms and on-site leisure facilities, you can expect good food and helpful staff who are dedicated to making your meeting a success. We endeavour to create a conference package that best accommodates your needs and budget.


We cater for dinner dances, conferences, small weddings and more. For a smaller meeting, choose Garden room 1 for plenty of natural light and a relaxed atmosphere. For events involving up to 80 people, book Garden rooms 1 & 2 together. This is ideal for meetings, banquets, classes or theatre-style events. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all rooms.


We'll provide all the basics, like pens and flip charts, as well as refreshments throughout the day. We've also designed a range of standard packages for day delegates to accommodate your needs from the standard Westmorland package of essentials to the more lavish Westmorland Plus and Premier. If you'd prefer something tailor-made, we offer bespoke solutions too. Why not call us to discuss your requirements?

Available Room Set Ups

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Garden Room 1 40 12 12 18 20
Garden Room 2 50 24 20 20 30
Garden Room 1&2 together 80 36 30 26 50

Reviews of Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

Traveller Overview:
4.5 Rating: 2078 reviews
Excellent 71%
Very Good 21%
Average 4%
Poor 1%
Terrible 0%

Jayne S, wrote review 06/12/2021


Fantastic position right in the centre of Ambleside so near all amenities. Caring and friendly staff Spa and pool excellent Breakfast exceptional Rooms spacious and well equipped.Already planning nex... more


eternal5, wrote review 06/12/2021

Excellent in every way

Lovely one night stay with my sister in room 202 - a great view and cosy room with a lovely jacuzzi bath. All the staff are amazing and friendly, the spa was set out well with a great outdoor jacuzzi... more


abell21070, wrote review 04/12/2021

The perfect place to stay in Ambleside

I soent 2 days there in Room 102. This is a luxury single room...I'd highly recommend this room for a solo traveller. The shower was powerful and the jacuzzi bath was unbelievable. The bed and bedding... more


Cube1195, wrote review 04/12/2021


I have stayed at The Salutation every December since 2014 (save for ‘the COVID years). Each visit sees improvements somewhere; the layout, facilities, new rooms… Paul (manager), Charlotte (reception) ... more


Carol B, wrote review 04/12/2021

One night stay

Great location to meet up with friends, walk and enjoy the restaurants. With the pool and spa for rainy days, it’s a lovely, friendly hotel with professional, helpful staff. Just wish I could have st... more