Rothay Manor Hotel
4 4 Star:
Per Person Per Night
- Settled in attractive landscaped gardens
- 10 minute drive from Ambleside
- Bar & restaurant in hotel
- Free onsite parking
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The award-winning Rothay Manor Hotel stands in its own grounds, just a short 10 minute walk and 2 minute drive from the centre of Ambleside and a quarter of a mile from the head of Lake Windermere. It is ideally situated for walking, cycling or sightseeing. Renowned for the comfortable, relaxed, friendly atmosphere it is one of only four hotels to have been listed in every edition of the Good Hotel Guide.
There are 16 spacious individually designed and decorated bedrooms in this grade II listed Regency building, and 3 luxury suites, 2 of which are separate from the main hotel building. The lounges are bright and airy with comfy sofas and chairs - the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink or afternoon tea.
Every room at Rothay Manor has been individually designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, with fully appointed en-suite facilities, comfortable seating in the form of either a sofa or armchairs, flat screen television with Sky TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, hospitality tray, clock radio and telephone. Rooms are spacious and airy, offering the perfect environment for a restful and relaxing break.
The hotel’s restaurant with its long standing reputation for excellent food currently holds two AA Rosettes under Head Chef Brandon Shepherd, offering modern fine dining with both an a la carte and 8 course tasting menu available very day.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Floors Number: 2
- Total Rooms Number: 19
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: WINDERMERE
- Distance: 4 miles
- Name: MANCHESTER
- Distance: 100 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: Yes
- Baby Listening
- Baby Sitting
- Interconnecting Rooms
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:00
- Monday to Friday: 08:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Highchairs available
- Types: Pets accepted on request with hotel
- Cost: £15.00 per stay
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Rail Name: Windermere Distance: 4 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Manchester Distance: 100 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 576 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Time to relax
Stay Date: 07/2017, Sheila M wrote this review.
We spent three nights here and loved every minute, lovely room with veranda and overlooking the garden. Food was excellent but would have liked a more extensive lounge menu. Staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Ideally situated for the village … See more
We spent three nights here and loved every minute, lovely room with veranda and overlooking the garden. Food was excellent but would have liked a more extensive lounge menu. Staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Ideally situated for the village and the lake with gentle walks if you are not too fit. Lovely big shower just a pity there isn't much force from the shower head. Bath was fine and the Molten Brown toiletries are a welcome touch. Lovely to see designated rooms for families with dogs, much nicer than having to leave them at home with friends or in kennels . Collapse
nice hotel with lovely grounds, but
Stay Date: 07/2017, maltynemouth wrote this review.
Staff very helpful and attentive, room pleasant although cold tap in bathroom very noisy when used. The cooked food was of a high standard, however, the cold buffet selection at breakfast was limited. The dinning arrangements were disappointing, unl… See more
Staff very helpful and attentive, room pleasant although cold tap in bathroom very noisy when used. The cooked food was of a high standard, however, the cold buffet selection at breakfast was limited. The dinning arrangements were disappointing, unless you were taking part in the " fine dinning" experience you were to take your evening meal in a separate room. Whilst this room was adequate you felt like the " poor relation". Although this review sounds negative the stay overall was very pleasant. Collapse
Nine Course Tasting Menu
Stay Date: 07/2017, BoydCJ wrote this review.
We had an absolutely excellent meal at Rothay, which it's impossible to fault. We went for the tasting menu with wine pairing and from the offset the food was beautiful - including the canapés we had whilst we were deciding! The staff were attentive … See more
We had an absolutely excellent meal at Rothay, which it's impossible to fault. We went for the tasting menu with wine pairing and from the offset the food was beautiful - including the canapés we had whilst we were deciding! The staff were attentive and really knowledgeable and it was clear how passionate they were about the food and wine they were serving. The menu was cleverly put together and balanced, with perfect and thoughtful drink pairing at each course. The hogget and the stonebass were particular highlights. We both agree that this was one of the (if not the, in fact) best meals we've had together. Collapse
A luxurious break
Stay Date: 07/2017, Caroline C wrote this review.
We spent two nights in Classic room 10 and there was nothing classic about the standard! It was a super room although little in the way of views (but how long do you spend in the room anyway?); very comfortable bed, loads of space and molton brown t… See more
We spent two nights in Classic room 10 and there was nothing classic about the standard! It was a super room although little in the way of views (but how long do you spend in the room anyway?); very comfortable bed, loads of space and molton brown toiletries. If there was a "fault" the shower was not powerful enough and felt as if it took ages to get wet but friends who had a Superior room also had the same issue. We had Dinner one night and all that can be said is WOW!! Presentation and quality of the food was excellent, as was breakfast. A 15 minute walk to the centre of Ambleside. Service was very good and plenty of parking. Collapse
Dog friendly with amazing food - what more could you ask for
Stay Date: 06/2017, nextgirl wrote this review.
We stayed here for one night to celebrate our anniversary recently and we chose it principally because it was advertised as dog friendly. We have stayed at many hotels who proclaim themselves to be dog friendly but in truth they are dog tolerant. We … See more
We stayed here for one night to celebrate our anniversary recently and we chose it principally because it was advertised as dog friendly. We have stayed at many hotels who proclaim themselves to be dog friendly but in truth they are dog tolerant. We were therefore delighted when we arrived at Rothay and found that our spaniel Oscar was very much welcomed in several parts of the hotel (rather than just banished to the bedroom) including being able to join us for breakfast and dinner in a separate drawing room. All the staff welcomed him and the drawing room was cosy and beautifully decorated so we didn't feel as if we'd been banished as dog owners. The room was spacious and well furnished, comfortable with a large bed and a personal note from the proprietor of the hotel (Bailey the springer spaniel) for our Oscar who felt very welcome. The food was gorgeous. We had the taster menu with matching wines. There is a lot of competition in the Lakes for good food with some hotels trying to be too sophisticated and coming across as pretentious without being able to deliver. Rothay though was definitely not in this category. Each course was was presented with thought, theatre (but not too much) and most importantly flavour. The wines were perfectly paired and the pace in which it was served was just right. I was more impressed by the effects than my husband (he doesn't get goat's cheese snow or Leek powder whereas I just enjoy the different flavours and textures) - the intensity of some of the dishes was perfect. Oscar has given his wuffle of approval and we will be returning again - he wants to meet Dave the Deer who was too shy to show an appearance this time round. Thank you to all of the staff for making our anniversary so memorable, even though our stay was so brief. Collapse
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