Rothay Manor Hotel
(Ambleside) 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 627 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 12/2017, flowerpot6059 wrote this review.
It can be really difficult to find accessible accommodation with fully adapted bathrooms. This hotel has done really well. We had two nights in Loughrigg Lodge, a two bedroom suite in the grounds. There was plenty of room to get around with the wheel… See more
It can be really difficult to find accessible accommodation with fully adapted bathrooms. This hotel has done really well. We had two nights in Loughrigg Lodge, a two bedroom suite in the grounds. There was plenty of room to get around with the wheelchair. Walk in/wheel in shower and a seat was provided on request. Lower level light switches too. Well done Rothay Manor. We received a warm welcome. The staff, without exception were friendly, polite and efficient. The dinner menu was unusual and interesting, and my first impression was that much of it wouldn’t appeal to me. How wrong I was! The food was delicious. Our compliments to the chef! Collapse
Nice hotel with convenient location
Stay Date: 12/2017, Jessica R wrote this review.
We stayed for a weekend at this hotel and it was very good with large spacious rooms and set in a very pretty surrounding. The room has plenty of space and storage with power points in the right places. You get nice biscuits and molten brown freebies… See more
We stayed for a weekend at this hotel and it was very good with large spacious rooms and set in a very pretty surrounding. The room has plenty of space and storage with power points in the right places. You get nice biscuits and molten brown freebies to use. The breakfast is great with a wide selection of made to order options which is ideal if you stay a while. The location is perfect with just a short 5/10 minute walk into the centre of ambleside. We had a lovely meal in their restaurant too which was part of a champagne tasting evening with plenty of wine and champagne flowing. The steak was phenomenal. You can use the spa at the salutation hotel for free if you book directly. Although it is a small spa and so you are at the mercy of the other users so for us it wasn't as relaxing as hoped but there is a very nice thermal outdoor hot tub/pool which is great and is thankfully adults only. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Collapse
Very good, but a little disappointing
Stay Date: 11/2017, C J wrote this review.
Our expectations were high as this hotel has a good reputation going back a long way. It was very pleasant, though I would not describe the rooms as four star. The food was excellent. The staff were all professional, but not particularly friendly. No… See more
Our expectations were high as this hotel has a good reputation going back a long way. It was very pleasant, though I would not describe the rooms as four star. The food was excellent. The staff were all professional, but not particularly friendly. No small talk or checking if everything was ok. This is a shame as the Lake District is rightly well known for its hospitality. Collapse
Good service but poor menu choices
Stay Date: 11/2017, Gordon M wrote this review.
We stayed here recently and the staff were amazing. They moved us to another room immediately when we had a problem because of road construction noise outside our room at night. However, although what we ate was delicious the choice was so limited a… See more
We stayed here recently and the staff were amazing. They moved us to another room immediately when we had a problem because of road construction noise outside our room at night. However, although what we ate was delicious the choice was so limited and never changed in the main restaurant that we ate in the bar where equally it was limited but did match our taste better. Also the breakfast hot meal part was very spartan and I would have been angry had we had to pay the £16+ suggested price if we took a guest in. I was still hungry when I left each day - a VERY unusual occurrence in all my many years visiting the Lakes The rooms were a tired but I understand a refurbish is planned soon. That aside, I can't fault the staff Collapse
A fantastic dining experience
Stay Date: 11/2017, william w wrote this review.
The hotel is a 5 mins walk from either the town centre in one direction, or the lake in another. There is plenty of free parking in the hotel grounds. The hotel has a very warm and freindly feel, with every member of staff contributing to this ambi… See more
The hotel is a 5 mins walk from either the town centre in one direction, or the lake in another. There is plenty of free parking in the hotel grounds. The hotel has a very warm and freindly feel, with every member of staff contributing to this ambience. Both the public rooms and the bedrooms are vey well presented, and provide a feel both of the heritage that was the original, and the smart, modern feel that has been subsequently introduced - creaking floor-boards in the bedroom was the only strange part of the hotel "attributes". Possibly the best part of our experience was the food; both breakfast and dinner - both beautifully cooked and presented, with service to match. A truly magical experience! Collapse
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