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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6189*


Please note there will be a £2.50 charge for anyone wishing to pay by credit card online or direct with the hotel.
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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Stopped for a drink while wandering around Ambleside

23/10/2016 Grant N, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Stopped off for a drink while we were checking out Ambleside - somewhat upmarket and we weren't exactly dressed appropriately but the lady behind the bar welcomed us cheerfully and chatted while we or... more


Great hotel in central Ambleside

21/10/2016 travellerO9136NI, Plymouth, United Kingdom

I have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Salutation and this hotel is everything a hotel should be, friendly, comfortable, clean and with great amenities. The staff are helpful and friendly and... more


Amazing hotel

20/10/2016 ChorleyNalf, Chorley

It wasnt a bargain break but it was an amazing quality hotel with the best breakfast. Our family room was class and newly refurbished with some nice touches. It has to be the best hotel in ambleside ... more


Could do much better with a little effort.

20/10/2016 Hiya_its_Topcat,

Weekend break in Ambleside and a Saturday night so popped in for a bar meal as have stayed here before. Dissapointed with the fairly limited choice on the menu and although the food was presented qu... more



17/10/2016 shirls115, Essex

Checked in on 14th Oct - booked on the phone and paid a deposit of £214 by phone - rather odd when the website said no deposit required but paid it Price quoted was for 3 nights £577 for a Club Doubl... more

Owner Response
PaulCookson, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, I believe that you have spoken to the Managing Director of the hotel personally regarding your recent stay with us. May I also add my sincere apologies that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations and our usual high standards. Thank you for speaking with us and bringing this matter to our attention and helping us to address the situation.