Rothay Manor Hotel
3 3 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
To view our full selection of accommodation in Windermere & South Lakes, view our hotels in Windermere & South Lakes page.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 512 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
An unexpected and brilliant culinary experience
Stay Date: 02/2017, 19Ruthie19 wrote this review.
We booked this hotel by chance. What a memorable few days we spent there.Everything we ate and especially the dishes on the evening menu was literally a wonderful experience. We ordered our 3 courses from the menu each evening but each meal had surpr… See more
We booked this hotel by chance. What a memorable few days we spent there.Everything we ate and especially the dishes on the evening menu was literally a wonderful experience. We ordered our 3 courses from the menu each evening but each meal had surprise culinary treats all along the way. Each evening started with delicious, intense but light delicacies while we relaxed in the bar before entering the dining room, Between each course was another small highly flavoured delight. Everything was well timed in the dining room. The tables are well arranged so that each table feels private and special, conversations don't carry across the room. The details such as the care and attention from all the dining staff added to our very special time spent at Rothay Manor. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. The hotel is an old building which allowed for the refreshing change of having a sensible temperature within rooms and bedrooms with windows one could open rather than the drying air conditioning of more modern hotels. The dining room was much warmer allowing one to 'dress for dinner' rather than wear suitable 'February in the Lake District' attire. However the real fire in the bar area was a luxury we enjoyed before our evening meals. Collapse
Wonderful country house hotel
Stay Date: 02/2017, Helena F wrote this review.
Have had a lovely relaxing mini break at this hotel. Very attentive and friendly staff, lovely ambience and very comfortable. The prosecco on arrival was a lovely welcome. We enjoyed a game of Scrabble in the lounge with drinks and complimentary c… See more
Have had a lovely relaxing mini break at this hotel. Very attentive and friendly staff, lovely ambience and very comfortable. The prosecco on arrival was a lovely welcome. We enjoyed a game of Scrabble in the lounge with drinks and complimentary crisps and nuts. Will definitely return - thank you. Collapse
Excellent service and wonderful food
Stay Date: 02/2017, laurenconway1986 wrote this review.
If you are a foodie/ wine lover look no further - this is the Lake District hotel for you. The restaurant was amazing - a real experience, and the tasting menu is well worth a try, so many different courses and all so, so good! We had smoked mackerel… See more
If you are a foodie/ wine lover look no further - this is the Lake District hotel for you. The restaurant was amazing - a real experience, and the tasting menu is well worth a try, so many different courses and all so, so good! We had smoked mackerel served in a cloche with hickory smoke inside. Everything was delicious, particularly the chocolate dome which tasted just like Turkish delight. Breakfast didn't disappoint either with the most elegant version of an English breakfast I think I'll ever see. I could rave on and on about the food... but the cocktails were just as good. All the staff were so friendly, and the service was excellent. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, very clean, big fluffy towels and robes. We'll definitely stay again and would recommend to anyone. Collapse
Superb tasting menu
Stay Date: 02/2017, Wendy S wrote this review.
The hotel was a 3 star for the room and a 5 star for food and service. Our room, whilst of a really good size, was very 1980s in style and beginning to show its age. The bathroom was also rather dated and poorly lit. The shower was little more than … See more
The hotel was a 3 star for the room and a 5 star for food and service. Our room, whilst of a really good size, was very 1980s in style and beginning to show its age. The bathroom was also rather dated and poorly lit. The shower was little more than a dribble. The room had a large balcony and the bed was comfortable. The only other negative was that we were woken at 7am by vacuuming on the stairs outside our room. The hotel downstairs has been recently renovated and is much more stylish than the bedroom we stayed in. I understand that the rooms are also being renewed and should be much improved. One area not in need of improvement is the dining. Our meal was fantastic - some of the best cooking I have experienced. The tasting menu was excellent value and every course a delight. Service was friendly and extremely professional. The wine list was very reasonably priced. The hotel gets the balance just right - dining here really feels like a special occasion without being stuffy or pretentious. We would definitely return but would ask for a refurbished room next time. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, lindalikesdislikes wrote this review.
Very nice location, no problem parking in hotel car park, hotel areas we saw were beautifully decorated and very comfortable having been recently refurbished. Afternoon tea was absolutely delicious and well balanced. I won't go into too much detail … See more
Very nice location, no problem parking in hotel car park, hotel areas we saw were beautifully decorated and very comfortable having been recently refurbished. Afternoon tea was absolutely delicious and well balanced. I won't go into too much detail as it might spoil it for others but you have a choice of many types of tea and the savoury selection was unusual and absolutly delicious! Would certainly like to return for an overnight stay next time to sample the restaurant! Collapse
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