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Ideal for anyone who wants to live rural life to the full!

The BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel is a unique village centre hotel in the heart of the English Lake District.

Picturesque surroundings await both inside and out, with the vast beauty of this part of the world to enjoy by day, and cosy lounge areas to relax in on an evening. Our state-of-the-art leisure club means you can take a break from taking a break, while local attractions in and around Ambleside provide more than enough places to explore during your stay at this delightful hotel.

The hotel is close to local shops in Ambleside itself, but there are plenty of shops to browse in a little further away, should you venture out to Kendal or other places of interest.

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Lake Road
LA22 9BX


Please note there will be a £2.50 charge for anyone wishing to pay by credit card online or direct with the hotel. 2015 dinner inclusive rates offer a £28 à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £20 per dog per stay
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Our Chef, Mike & Sous Chef, Roy have both been at the hotel for over 20 years and have taken the quality of the food served here to the highest of standards.

Chef Mike Durkin



Our Bistro is a more informal dining experience with a 3 course menu featuring the finest local ingredients and a wide variety of dishes.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Dinner: 17.30 - 21.00
Weekend times may vary

Breakfast Room

Our Garden Room serves our award winning breakfast where you can choose from a vast array of starters and cold items, and then be served our full Lakeland breakfast.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:00
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

Enjoy a warm welcome and a cold drink here in the lounge, with comfortable seating, cosy fires and local ale.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary



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


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

You can choose from a range of treatments in Oxleys Blue Fish Spa.


Spa Facilities

Oxleys Blue Fish Spa can provide various massages, facial treatments, body wraps, manicures & pedicures, as well as tanning treatments.

No. of treatment rooms: 5
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 10

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

With the latest Technogym equipment, you'll enjoy a state-of-the-art workout here at the BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel. Our indoor pool provides a more relaxing way to exercise, while the sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub are all available for pure relaxation!



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


With a reputation for smaller weddings, our focus is always on your needs!

Wedding service and reception venue

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.


We offer full three course menus or buffet options depending on your requirements. So, what can we get for you?


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

We cater for dinner dances, conferences, small weddings and more. Free WiFi is also available in all rooms.

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


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Comfortable and relaxiing.

12/10/2015 Anonytravel, England

Just returned from a 2 night weekend stay at the salutation at Ambleside. we paid extra for a very spacious club room and bathroom. It had a very comfortable huge bed.The size of the TV matched the ro... more


Really nice hotel in centre of Ambleside

09/10/2015 Lamarinapete, Carlisle

We stayed here for one night and it is a great hotel. The staff are really friendly and the breakfast is very good with plenty of choice fresh bread and fresh fruit options as well as the usual cooked... more


Great hotel - classy touches

06/10/2015 Stuart A, Cheshire, UK

We've just had a lovely two night stay at the hotel and would strongly recommend it to anyone else visiting the area. The hotel is nicely located right among the shops, bars and restaurants of Ambles... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for posting such a great review. Your comments about the hotel, facilities, décor, breakfast and our attention to detail really are very welcomed. We have a great team here both front of house and behind the scenes bit of a family atmosphere and I'm pleased that you liked the little extra touches. I'm also pleased your only complaint was you couldn't stay longer - will have to rectify that next stay look forward to welcoming you back .

Amazing staff

05/10/2015 Millmen, North Yorkshire

Wonderful the staff of the bistro at the Salutation. On Saturday evening, my future daughter in law's hen party of 12 were let down at the very last second by the restaurant where we due to eat. We po... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review
Thanking so much for your review- 'amazing staff' thank you we were only too pleased to help out the damsels in distress and are really pleased you had a great hen night meal with us, hope the rest of the night went to plan. Congratulations and best wishes for the big day, we look forward to welcoming you back to see us again soon.

very comfortable and personable

02/10/2015 Karen C, Richmond, North Yorkshire

staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make the stay pleasant. My room was lovely, well equipped, good decor & furnishings and scrupulously clean. The ambience in the dining area is char... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for posting your review and for your kind compliments about the hotel our staff and cleanliness (we have a great housekeeping team!) . Your kind comments are really what we want to hear and of course that you will be back - look forward to it.