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Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection

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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 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, BW Premier Collection by Best Western 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, BW Premier Collection by Best Western has it all.

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Lake Road
LA22 9BX
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 03330 031841
AASilver CSR award from Green Tourism.


On the 6th,7th, 13th and 14th December 2019 Christmas party nights will be taking place. Dinner is only available if attending a party and tickets need to be pre-booked. On 15th January 2020, the property will have a private function taking place. This means there will be no dinner available on this night.
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

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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
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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
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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?

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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: 3
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 6

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.

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

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Body Wrap 65 £80.00
Cascade Spa Day 65 £155.00
Facial 50 £60.00
Fountain Spa Day 30 £125.00
Half Day Package 60 £65.00
Manicure 50 £40.00
Mini Facial 25 £40.00
Pedicure 50 £40.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 25 £45.00
Head Massage 40 £50.00
Hot Stone Massage 25 £55.00
Lava Shell Massage 25 £55.00
Sports Massage 50 £75.00
Waterfall Spa Signature Treatment 80 £85.00
Mind & Body Personal Fitness Consultation 60 £30.00
Reflexology 50 £55.00

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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1674 traveller reviews
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Great location for exploring.

16/09/2019 mgunton45, Chichester, United Kingdom

Good central location, excellent food with good and efficient waiting staff. Car parking on site but very tight. Room was small with no mirror over the dressing table. Room was very warm with no airco... more


Returning visitors

16/09/2019 nstandbridge, Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

We keep coming back because the hotel offers what we require to a very good standard and the staff are very friendly. We were not entirely happy with the cost for the room we were allocated, but that... more


Jewel of ambleside

15/09/2019 Tinadalleyjones1,

Special place tried many others and non compare,cant praise this hotel enough. food truly fantastic, room beautiful and staff so friendly, welcoming and eager to make your stay perfect in every way. F... 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 lovely comments about the hotel our staff, food and rooms. So nice to read you have been staying with us for 15 and made lots of memories I hope we can help you make lots more and look forwaed ro welcoming you back to stay with us again really soon - many thanks.

Brasserie with mediocre service

14/09/2019 Anna G, Zurich, Switzerland

The reception was friendly enough till we had our food. Then they forgot us. We managed to order cheese which came with mouldy grapes and then the waiters did not take any notice of us anymore. The Fo... more


Another lovely stay

14/09/2019 craggy01, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Myself and my husband have being coming here for years. Just returned from a four days stay. Can't vault it. Langdale was a excellent room, staff welcoming and food lovely. Hope to be back in November... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for your great comments delighted to read that you had another lovely stay with us and look fotward to welcoming you back ro stay in November.


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