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Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection

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

The Ambleside Salutation Hotel 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 too. Explore the famous mountains and waterways of the region, enjoying the fresh air and knowing that the warmest welcome awaits you back at this excellent spa hotel in the Lake District.

When it's time for rest and relaxation, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel offers a top quality wining and dining experience to replenish those energy reserves. Even if you still happen to have energy to burn, we have a high-tech gym and swimming pool on-site too. If that all sounds too much like hard work, enjoy a massage or beauty treatment in our luxurious spa instead.

If you want to explore shops as well as spectacular landscapes, the local attractions in and around Ambleside provide more than enough places to wander around during your stay at this delightful hotel. Or why not venture a little further afield to Kendal (home of the mint cake), Keswick or Grasmere?

If you're looking for a place to stay in the Lake District, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has it all.

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Lake Road
LA22 9BX
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6189*


Dinner will not be available Wednesday 16th January 2019 7th - 21st December - restricted dinning, please check with hotel before booking. On the 7th and 8th October, we have an annual Jazz festival taking place at the hotel. We will have a limited menu on these evenings. If guests would like to join, they can purchase tickets by calling the hotel
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

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.

Chef Mike Durkin



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

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

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



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.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 65
Distance: 5132 Yards
Handicap required


5.00 miles away in Windermere


9 holes Yes


Enjoy a round of golf with breathtaking views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells - including Blencathra, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn Range.
A little further away at 15 miles from the hotel, this parkland terrain, 6200-yard course has 18 holes and a par of 71.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6200 Yards
No handicap required


15.00 miles away in Keswick


9 holes Yes
18 holes £40.00

Spa & Leisure

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

To help ease away those stresses and strains, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has the on-site Waterfall Spa. Here we can provide various massages, facial treatments, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures. We use only the finest natural and holistic treatments combined with unique treatment techniques to achieve incredible results, so youll leave feeling renewed and revitalised.

No. of treatment rooms: 2
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 4

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted in the fitness rooms or pool area unless they are staying with us. Hair Salon available at the Waterfall Spa open Tuesday - Saturday 9. 00am - 5.30pm. Spa Open Daily 10.00am - 6.30pm.

Opening times

Monday: 10:00- 18:30
Tuesday: 09:00- 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00- 17:30
Thursday: 09:00- 17:30
Friday: 09:00- 17:30
Saturday: 09:00- 17:30

Leisure Facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool (12 m)

  • Latest Technogym equipment

  • Sauna & steam room

  • Outdoor hot tub

  • Outdoor Fountain Spa

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

If you still have plenty of energy left, you can enjoy a state-of-the-art work out here at the Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa. Weve installed the latest Technogym equipment to keep you toned and our 12m indoor pool also provides a pleasant way to exercise. Afterwards, ease your cares away in the sauna and steam room or enjoy pure relaxation in our outdoor fountain spa, it makes a perfect end to the day.



We only use the finest natural spa products which include Bespoke Aroma and Ila.

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Body Wrap 75 £80.00
Cascade Spa Day 120 £130.00
Facial 30 £40.00
Fountain Spa Day 60 £99.00
Half Day Package 30 £59.00
Hot Seaweed Wrap 75 £80.00
Manicure 30 £20.00
Mens Treatments 30 £20.00
Pedicure 30 £20.00
Salt Scrub 45 £50.00
Waterfall Spa Day 30 £80.00
Waxing 15 £10.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 90 £65.00
Face & Scalp Massage 30 £40.00
Head Massage 45 £50.00
Hot Stone Massage 60 £65.00
Lava Shell Massage 30 £50.00
Sports Massage 30 £55.00
Waterfall Spa Signature Body Treatment 90 £85.00
Mind & Body Personal Fitness Consultation 60 £45.00
Reflexology 45 £49.00

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6, J36, 15.00 miles
Nearest train station: Windermere, 4.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 95.00 miles
Free parking on site (50 spaces)

Lake Road
LA22 9BX

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Lake Windermere (1 miles)

  • Dove Cottage (4 miles)

  • Brockhole (2 miles)

  • Hill Top (8 miles)

  • Grizedale Forest (12 miles)


  • Local shops (0.5 miles)

  • Kendal (12 miles)

  • Keswick (15 miles)

  • Grasmere (4 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and 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

U shape

Garden Room 1

A smaller meeting room with natural light.

Garden Room 1&2 together

This room will accommodate up to 80 people and is ideal for small weddings or meetings, with lots of natural light.

Room 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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1449 traveller reviews
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Lake District break

17/09/2018 Carol B, Leeds, United Kingdom

Spent four days at the Salutation with my hubby. Hotel was fantastic, friendly, helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Room was great, we had a balcony room at the back with stunning views. Ev... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for posting your review and for your great comments about the room, breakfast, service and the team. The balcony rooms are great even if I do say so myself a great place to relax and enjoy the views and just relax on your Lakeland break. We really do look forward to welcoming you back to stay agian soon.

Another lovely stay

10/09/2018 lewisevan,

Stayed for 6 nights beginning of September we returned as had a lovely time last year Again the hotel lived up to our expectations we also had one of the top rooms albeit a different one from last yea... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for posting your review I'm deligted to read that we lived up to your expectations and that you enjoyed your hot tub room - I agtee the tubs are great when you have been out walking on the fells. Thank you too for your kind comments about our staff - they are a great bunch. As a member of of Westmorland Club you will recieve our best offers all times so we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us for a third visit very soon.

Summer Holiday

08/09/2018 Tireejuniors,

Clearly a venue that’s been a part of Ambleside for a lot of years. Seems a nice place inside. Sat outside looking down the road which was new to us. Drinks good, service good. Place just didn’t giv... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for posting your review and I'm glad you enjoyed our service and drinks. Having just sampled our outside seatung in the garden I do wish you had ventured inside to see first hand our comfy lounges and decor and gteat facilities. We have a fabulous team of staff all happy friendly and effiecent and I do hope that neaxt time you are in Ambleside you do call inside and have a proper look round and let us look after you and enjoy a true cutomer experience with us Our business is largly based on repeat custom with many guest's returning time after time and I am sorry that on this occasion you did not feel this, I do hope you will give us another try.

comfortable and very convenient

29/08/2018 Kate W,

Very comfortable hotel. The breakfasts were first class. The service was ok but when I was there the lift was out of order and had been for several days. Although I might accept that it was not the ho... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thankyou for posting your review and for your feedback from your stay and kind comments about the hotel and our breakfast.Please accept my sincere apologies regarding the breakdown of the lift we were waiting for a part from Germany and were at the hands of the lift company. We did facilitate the lift for use for guests and luggage by manually operating it and sending a member of staff in the lift with guest's incase of a break down. We had to minimize the use of the lift in case it got stuck between floors which would have been very distressing for all concerned. I'm sorry we did to communicate this as effectivley as we should have and that we let ourselves down on the porterage front during your stay. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel again in the future and benefit from a fully functional lift.

Good value.

29/08/2018 richardjill2018, Kendal, United Kingdom

Typical pub grub - consistent with expectations of good menu, cooked well and presented simply. No phone reservations taken beforehand. Very popular, had to wait to find a seat. . Good atmosphere and ... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for posting your view, I'm pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Yhank you too for your comments about our staff they are a great friendly hard working bunch and we are very lucky to have them. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon.


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