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 527 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Divine Afternoon Tea
Stay Date: 03/2017, icebear1 wrote this review.
I happened to come across a Groupon deal for afternoon tea and decided to book for 8 people. We only had 1 person with a dietary restriction, which they catered for beautifully. The whole afternoon tea experience was a delight from the beginning to t… See more
I happened to come across a Groupon deal for afternoon tea and decided to book for 8 people. We only had 1 person with a dietary restriction, which they catered for beautifully. The whole afternoon tea experience was a delight from the beginning to the end. We all chose our tea from the Twinings sample's provided and then our 3 tier's of goodies arrived. The savoury offerings were slightly different from the normal sandwiches, which was a nice touch. The sweet options were all wonderful, from scones to the rum baba (the waiter spooning lit rum over the top was fun). We were really lucky with the weather as it was a lovely sunny day - it just added to a wonderful experience. I would not hesitate to recommend our afternoon tea experience to anyone, and would love to re-visit one day. Collapse
Great place to stay for a relaxing break in Ambleside and the Lakes
Stay Date: 03/2017, Ray B wrote this review.
Stayed for a couple of nights on 19th - 21st March. Booked a superior room (no.1) and dinner and breakfast. The location is excellent for a short walk into Ambleside, and there is a large car park to use if you arrive early before the room is ready… See more
Stayed for a couple of nights on 19th - 21st March. Booked a superior room (no.1) and dinner and breakfast. The location is excellent for a short walk into Ambleside, and there is a large car park to use if you arrive early before the room is ready. Just let them know you are there. The room was large, and the facilities were as expected, with a slight glitch in the housekeeping on the towels and toiletries provided (both solved quickly without issue) The food was indeed excellent, and the standard to which it is prepared is worthy of note. There were several options on the basic menu, and a special for alternative for each evening. Whilst they were all enjoyable, it should be pointed out that many of the dishes were (brilliantly) made to utilise ingredients which were "an integral part of the dish". This was great, but if you wanted something without a specific item in the dish, then that may leave the plate a little bare. Sometimes after a day in the hills, all you need is a really beautifully-cooked steak or similar, and that may be difficult on this type of menu. This is a picky point, but I think it would add to the already positive regard in which the chef is held. Breakfast (and other meals, which we did not have but saw others enjoying - such as afternoon tea) were first class. Drinks from the bar were suggested in a helpful way, and there are a myriad of gins to select from. The hotel looks as though it is undergoing a sympathetic classy makeover, and the public rooms are top-notch. Whilst our room was nice, it would greatly add to the style of the hotel if things such as bathrooms were done with tiles on the floor as opposed to albeit very nice lino coverings. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay for a pampered visit to the Lakes. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2017, Rachel T wrote this review.
We came here for afternoon tea on a Sunday in March. We'd been in the Lake District for a mini-break elsewhere, and booked our afternoon tea in advance to precede our journey home. On arrival, we were offered a choice of two rooms to be seated in - t… See more
We came here for afternoon tea on a Sunday in March. We'd been in the Lake District for a mini-break elsewhere, and booked our afternoon tea in advance to precede our journey home. On arrival, we were offered a choice of two rooms to be seated in - the drawing room or the bar-lounge - and our coats were taken. However, it was never made clear to us that this was where we would be taking the afternoon tea. We took a seat on a single arm chair and sofa with a small coffee table in front of us, which we would not have chosen if we had known we would be eating there. We would have chosen one of the two taller tables in the room. We were presented with a stunning range of teas and were offered a sample of one which we were unsure about, which was lovely. The tea was brought out promptly and the afternoon tea after that. It is an unusual selection of sandwiches and cakes, which again is not made clear in advertising. They would benefit from stating that this is not a traditional afternoon tea. (We were not alone in this - a neighbouring couple also agreed that they were not expecting such an unusual choice of food). We also contacted the hotel about my dietary requirements (no dairy) but this was only catered for in ONE sandwich so whilst my fiancé ate well, I was left with a small choice of only one sandwich, two scones and one slice of cake. This was particularly disappointing, given how much we had paid. This afternoon tea was good but the advertising needs to be more explicit in what you get and where you will be seated. Collapse
A HOTEL TRANSFORMED
Stay Date: 03/2017, NICHOLAS M wrote this review.
Rothay Manor is a Regency house situated close to the town centre of Ambleside and a short distance from the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere. Some 14 months ago the hotel changed hands, which is always an anxious moments for the patrons of a… See more
Rothay Manor is a Regency house situated close to the town centre of Ambleside and a short distance from the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere. Some 14 months ago the hotel changed hands, which is always an anxious moments for the patrons of any hotel. However in the short period that the new owners have been in possession, the place has been transformed, reinvigorated. There is a new spirit about the place, the staff have smart uniforms in the local tweed, the public rooms are being redecorated, soon to be followed by the bedrooms and above all a magic wand has been waved over the wine list and the dinner menu. Expect no longer the meat and two veg of the past but some delightful dishes to tempt and surprise the palate, not to mention the Afternoon teas which are sumptuous. So it is all positive at this celebrated Lakeland Hotel. Collapse
lovely location and service
Stay Date: 03/2017, NorthwichSteve wrote this review.
As a special offer this was undoubtedly one of the best. I have been looking for a new base in the lakes for the future and now have found it. Superb location lovely rooms and excellent food at dinner and breakfast. Staff helpful , well turned out an… See more
As a special offer this was undoubtedly one of the best. I have been looking for a new base in the lakes for the future and now have found it. Superb location lovely rooms and excellent food at dinner and breakfast. Staff helpful , well turned out and efficient In every way. Could not fault the stay in any respect whatsoever. Even a visit in the garden outside our room by a beautiful roe deer was an unexpected extra. Walking distance to the lake and to Ambleside makes the location brilliant in one of the best parts of the Lakes. Will definitely return for future visits in the area. Collapse
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