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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*


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 Pets not accepted.
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 Oxleys Blue Fish Spa. Here we can provide various massages, facial treatments, body wraps, manicures & pedicures, as well as tanning treatments. We use only the finest natural and organic spa products combined with unique treatment techniques to achieve incredible results, so you'll 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 at all times

Opening times

Monday: 09:00- 17:30
Tuesday: 09:00- 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00- 17:30
Thursday: 09:00- 19:30
Friday: 09:00- 17:30
Saturday: 10:00- 17:30
Sunday: 10:00- 17:30

Leisure Facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool (12 m)

  • Latest Technogym equipment

  • Sauna & steam room

  • Outdoor hot tub

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

If you still have plenty of energy left, you can enjoy a state-of-the-art workout here at the Ambleside Salutation Hotel. We've 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 hot tub. It makes for the perfect end to the day.



We use only the finest natural and where possible, organic spa products including Declor and Li'Tya. Declor is a world renowned spa brand that uses a combination of concentrated active ingredients and unique treatment techniques to produce face and body rituals with incredible results. Li'Tya is a sumptuous range of organic skin products based on ancient Aboriginal healing principles and blended from powerful plant extracts, oils and minerals from Australia.

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Aroma Expert Lift 75 £60.00
Beginnings 60 £90.00
Body Wrap 60 £65.00
Earthly Pleasures 120 £110.00
Facial 30 £36.00
Madagascan Dream 180 £160.00
Manicure 60 £36.00
Pedicure 30 £20.00
Tanning 20 £25.00
Vital Eyes 30 £15.00
Waxing 15 £8.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 90 £65.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 30 £40.00
Head Massage 45 £45.00
Hot Stone Massage 60 £55.00
Swedish Massage 60 £50.00
Tranquility Scalp Massage 30 £36.00
Walkers' Leg Massage 30 £36.00
Mind & Body Personal Fitness Consultation 60 £45.00
Reflexology 60 £45.00


What better place to celebrate getting married than in a magnificent Lake District wedding hotel?

Wedding service and reception venue

For an intimate wedding venue, they don't come more perfect than the Ambleside Salutation Hotel. Whether it's your big day or an anniversary to celebrate many years of marriage, we'll treat you and your guests to a warm welcome in the Lake District. Plus our dedicated weddings team will assist you in the planning of your event ensuring you have the day you've always dreamed about.


We aim to be as flexible as we can with our wedding services. So whether you want a full, sit-down three-course menu or a more informal buffet option, we can accommodate your requirements. We listen to your needs first. When you choose to get married or hold a reception at this lovely Lake District wedding venue, we'll ensure that it all goes smoothly.


Registry office:

Get in touch with our wedding team on 01539 432244

For any enquiries please call on 01539 432244

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type LA22 9BX

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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 1383 traveller reviews
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Comfortable, well located hotel

16/03/2018 UKaren, Huddersfield

Very pleasant stay and delighted with upgrade to Helvellyn Room. Staff excellent and facilities very good. Perfect location for Ambleside. Parking could be a little difficult to negotiate but we found... more


Mr Adam gill

15/03/2018 Adam G,

Pop in on Tuesday for lunch and it was lovey like always and the staff really friendly and care and look after us look ford visit again later in the year always a home from home hotel high recommend t... more



08/03/2018 Tez A, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Grossly expensive for what we got. The hot tub was cold and the steps up to it a death trap -icy and dark. You couldn’t get out of 1side of the bed because of a pole against it that looked like an acr... more


Still class

05/03/2018 TheWhittlesxx, Preston, United Kingdom

I last visited this hotel nearly ten years ago and did so regularly at that time but I realised that it has been too long, this hotel has just got better, the hotel is nice the breakfast is lovely es... more


Still our favourite hotel

05/03/2018 essexgirl23, nr. Colchester

After the stresses of moving house and winter bugs we needed a few nights r and r. Where better than the Sally! You are made to feel welcome the minute you walk through the door and it really is home ... more


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