A Wonderful Hotel!
07/05/2018 planeteer, Manchester
We had booked a classic double room, so did not expect bells and whistles. Although fairly small with a limited outlook, the room itself was very well appointed with everything you would expect from a... more
We had booked a classic double room, so did not expect bells and whistles. Although fairly small with a limited outlook, the room itself was very well appointed with everything you would expect from a quality establishment. It was clear that attention to detail had been lavished on the small space, with modern decoration and good quality furniture. The bathroom was equally well appointed and very modern with a jacuzzi bath for those that like that sort of thing. It was clear that a lot of thought had been put into making it a comfortable environment and it was appreciated. The public areas of the hotel are equally modern but extremely comfortable. We found the staff to be very helpful, pleasant and efficient everywhere.
We had booked on a bed and breakfast basis, but returned for dinner each of the three nights of our stay. Why would you not? The menu is not massively extensive, focusing on comfort food and pub classics, but you will be pushed to find better value anywhere else in Ambleside and the quality is outstanding. Breakfasts are the same. The choice was excellent and the cooked breakfasts were well presented and delicious. The dining area is comfortable and modern and a very relaxing place to eat.
We used the pool and spa during our stay and found it to be one of the best of any we have used in the smaller hotels we have stayed in around the world. Pool towels are provided in your rooms and replaced by housekeeping as necessary. You need to exchange your room keys at reception for fob bracelets to gain access to the leisure centre. There seemed to be some issues with the technology as many lockers were out of use. I left my belongings in one that the fob would not activate, but it wasn't an issue as there is a room safe for storing valuables. The outdoor spa area was very pleasant and a bonus.
This was a first stay for us and it was extremely enjoyable. Lots of other people must feel the same, as the hotel was very busy - always a good sign. This is a great place to stay and we would love to return in the near future. less
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your review- 'A Wonderful Hotel!' what a fantastic compliment, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your feedback is excellent looks like we ticked all the boxes. Apologies about the locker keys/ fobs we did have some programming issues with them but hopefully that has been rectified. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay at the hotel soon - many thanks.