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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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 01539 432244
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.
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: 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.



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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1555 traveller reviews
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Chilled Home from Home

20/05/2019 Gary D, Leicester, United Kingdom

Just enjoyed a super-chilled weekend at The Salutation. Most staff have been at the hotel for years and are super-efficient whilst extremely welcoming. The ever-improving décor and facilities keep thi... more



16/05/2019 gadabout216, Northumberland, United Kingdom

This hotel is always a pleasure. Ratio of staff to guest numbers is high and consequently the service is consistently prompt, helpful and friendly. Facilities and rooms are constantly being upgraded... more


Midweek break

15/05/2019 Companion15753294185,

Second time we have stayed at this hotel great location in ambleside ,plesent staff all very friendly and polite, we did bed and breakfast also ate in the hotel which was very nice and reasonable ... more

Owner Response
cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for posting your review and I was pleased to read you had enjoyed your stay with us and fot your kind comments anout the staff, food & facilities glad you used the Spa apologies for the rain sadly it's beyoind our control, we look forward to welcoming you back for a third stay soon.

Ambleside Salutation Hotel

15/05/2019 Roam06677821076,

excellent hotel, rooms were clean and tidy, lovely view from the window, excellent lounge area with lots of different area to sit in. great big chairs to relax in. all staff were friendly and helpful.... more

Owner Response
cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thankyou for your kind coments about the hotel , rooms and staff glad you enjoyed your stay with us we hope to welcome you back agian soon.

Great couples weekend

13/05/2019 gandvedinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Spent a great couple of nights making the most of the spa and enjoying the town. Good base for biking and swimming in the lakes. Are in the local restaurants but breakfast was excellent. Room was mo... more

Owner Response
cookson1342, General Manager at Ambleside Salutation Hotel, BW Premier Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for posting your review and for your kind comments, delighted ro read you enjoyed your weekend and made the most of our Spa facilities lokk forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon.


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