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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

We made a last minute dash to visit Rydal Water, Ambleside with our namesake Lakeland Terrier puppy, aged 11 months, Rydal.
Her colours matched the Autumnal colours so vibrant at this time of year in our favourite National Park.

We stayed in the dog-friendly Otter Room, not only warm and cosy but perfect for our planned 3 mile walk around Rydal Water.

Wendy, assistant manager, responded to our last minute request with all the welcome we could have wanted. She even acted as an unpaid guide during our night time, darkness stroll through Dora’s Field which is next door to the hotel and maintained by the National Trust [Named by William Wordsworth for his sister and the place to view a host of daffodils in Spring]. Wendy, accompanied by her faithful border collie, led us on into walk aside the churchyard.

Staff at the hotel made sure were were suitably imbibed with drink and good food and always with a smile. We just wished we could stay longer. Dinner and breakfast was perfect and our stay ended with lunch and a stroll along Lake Windermere before the drive home. We cannot wait to return! 5*

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank DrDavidS_13
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Reviewed 17 October 2020

The hotel enjoys lovely views across Rydal Water. We received a warm welcome from the friendly and helpful staff. We stayed for three nights in a comfortable and spacious room with a modern bathroom. The food was very good, especially the large breakfast! The conscience staff were very Covid-19 aware and social distancing was observed throughout the hotel. We will definitely stay there again.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely four day holiday here. The staff were amazing & made our stay very enjoyable despite the restrictions & the extra work it caused them. The food was excellent & we would love to come back & stay here again. Not forgetting the opportunity to watch the badgers feeding each night was very special. Thank you.

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank upfhc
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

The room was huge with a standalone bath and comfortable four poster bed. Good wi-fi. Location is perfect, easy to access many walks straight from the door. The food is fairly standard pub grub and variable depending on who's cooking. Our first day's breakfast was stone cold and the dinner took 40 minutes to arrive, but on the second day everything was good. Staff were friendly and accommodating. My only niggle is the fact that on the sunny days, people from the beer garden were queuing in the Badger Bar to use the toilets without social distancing and not wearing face coverings. There are hardly any signs asking them to do so, and no sanitizer by the main entrance.

Date of stay: September 2020
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Thank hyacinth_bucket2
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Reviewed 17 September 2020

We enjoyed a wonderful 4 night stay at the lovely Glen Rothay hotel at Rydal. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the room was perfect for us. We were going to eat out in Ambleside a couple of nights but the food at the hotel was good so we decided to just eat there every night.

We are regular visitors to the Lake District and the Glen Rothay is perfectly located for many walks for all abilities. You just need to cross the road and it is a short walk to the lake.

Date of stay: September 2020
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