Regent By The Lake Ambleside  3 stars

Waterhead Bay, Ambleside, United Kingdom, LA22 0ES  show mapSave
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The excellent 3-star Regent By The Lake offers classic rooms with views of Lake Windermere. An example of contemporary architecture, this hotel opened in 1850 and was fully restored in 2006.

The hotel is located in a shopping of Ambleside, close to Skelwith Force, Stock Ghyll Force and Dora's Field. 10 minutes away from Ambleside city center.

Fast access to Blackpool airport within 75km is provided.


Regent By The Lake offers 30 rooms fitted with a telephone, air conditioning, a private terrace, a seating area and hi-fi for a comfortable stay in Ambleside. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a Jacuzzi and a shower.


A hearty breakfast is served every morning. The modern restaurant offers fine British meals.


Guests will benefit from an ironing service, a wake up service and room service along with a lift, free parking and a safe deposit box.


The on-site spa center offers a sauna and Jacuzzi. Guests can choose from fishing, golf and hiking available on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   30.

City Center Ambleside - 2700 ft
Airports Blackpool Airport (BLK) - 45.0 mi
Bus stop - 3300 ft
Restaurants Wateredge Inn (cuisine: British) - 100 ft, Regent Hotel Restaurant - 0 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Golf
  • Fishing
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • CD player



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Kentmere Gallery
      3000 ft
    • Hobbs Gallery
      3000 ft
    • Cookhouse Gallery
      3000 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2300 ft
    • Rydal Water
      2.2 mi
    • Zeffirellis Cinema
      3300 ft
    • Zeffirellis Cinema and Jazz Bar
      3700 ft
    • The Homes Of Football At Ambleside
      3000 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Brockhole Visitor Centre
      1.6 mi
      Ecclerigg, Windermere
    • Skelwith Force
      2.0 mi
      Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside
    • Dora's Field
      2.2 mi
      A591 Rydal Church, Rydal
    • Rydal Mount & Gardens
      2.3 mi
      A591, Rydal
    • Helm Crag
      2.5 mi
      Grasmere, Grasmere

    Near the hotel

    • Bridge House
      2900 ft
      Rydal Road, Ambleside

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Wateredge Inn

      71% likes this, based on 268 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: USD 66 - USD 66

      100 ft
      Borrans Road, Waterhead

      Phone: +44 (0)15394 32332

    • Regent Hotel Restaurant

      73% likes this, based on 68 reviews

      0 ft
      Borrans Rd, Waterhead Bay

      Phone: +44 1539432254

    • Waterhead Coffee Shop

      70% likes this, based on 48 reviews
      Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      400 ft
      Borrans Rd., A5095
    • Bar & Grill at Waterhead

      75% likes this, based on 72 reviews
      Price Range: USD 67 - USD 67

      500 ft
      Lake Road

      Phone: +44 (0)1539 432566

    • Cafe Altitude

      76% likes this, based on 27 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Swiss

      600 ft
      101 Lake Road

      Phone: 07527226096

    Regent By The Lake Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Regent By The Lake

    Average guest rating

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    Based on 373 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      The food and service was excellent. Staff were very helpful and courteous without going over the top.

      I would have preferred a shower rather than a bath and the wi-fi didn't extend as far as our room

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      the quality of the rooms and the service,the breakfast was fantastic

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      The restaurant staff were particularly helpful, heating up baby food/filling bottles of milk for me etc, which made my stay much less stressful as my baby daughter was unwell and very grumpy for the majority of my stay. I was also very grateful to the reception staff on my return home when I realised I had left my little girls favourite pillow at the hotel. They arranged for the pillow to be sent back to me which saved me a lot of tears from my daughter.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Good food, pleasant atmosphere, helpful staff. Returning guests. Lakeside and country walks from the hotel. Easy parking. Family run.

      Decore ok but could preferably be lightened up.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      I liked the location of the hotel being very close to lake Windemere. The food in the hotel was excellent. The breakfast was very good. All the staff were very helpful. The selection of wines to accompany meals was also very good. The hotel was within comfortable walking distance of Ambleside.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      the suite was lovely and liked how it was positioned outside the hotel itself.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The location was everything we wanted, the scenery was excellent, the staff were very good and nothing was too much trouble and the food which was sourced locally was excellent. A most enjoyable and relaxing weekend, just what the doctor ordered!!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      This was our second visit to the Regent and not our last.We love the position of the hotel, close to the water but also easy access to Ambleside and Bowness. A short drive gets you anywhere else in the Lakes and Cumbria. Also the foods great.

      Racked my brain, but cannot think of anything.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      A Functional Hotel with small but adequate rooms, excellent shower room newly refurbished. Very good breakfast and an excellent position for exploring the Lakes, expensive for what it offers but this is common in this area from my research.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      great breakfast staff helpful

      new tv system not easy for elderly

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The impact of excellent Management was evident. When I complimented a member of staff she said it was due to their management. The wholly pleasant ambience was I believe due to excellent management and excellent staff working together for each other; a rarity in my experience. ( I have a Masters degree in Management).

      We did not really like the menu for the evening meal. That is more a matter of our taste than anything critical of the hotel, assuming that the menu meets other tastes. We like well presented but simple, traditional choices which are not easy to find nowadays!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      A pleasant friendly atmosphere in a good location. Good food, nicely presented and served. Would consider a further stay.

      Our room - No 6 - was very small with very little storage space. The bed needs replacing as the edges give no support.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      It was merely for an overnight stop, so the hotel facilities weren't important. It suited our needs, though.

      It was a bit of a walk into Ambleside.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The late breakfast, which was very substantive with lots of choices and served up to 12 noon, meant that there was no worry about getting up late, after a day in the fresh air. The Evening Meal was excellent and the appetizers in the bar, before the meal, followed by petit-fours and coffee afterwards made for a very relaxing evening. The facilities in the room were excellent, the bed was very comfortable, and the view of Lake Windermere from the window was lovely. We heard no noises from other guests.

      There was nothing we disliked.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      The breakfast was excellent. The room was clean, but a little cramped for the price. Good location by the lakeside and not far to Ambleside.

      High chairs were in short supply and the evening menu was inapproriate for small children (as well as them bot being welcome after 7). The cleaners threw away our packet of clean nappies. So all in all not as family friendly as we'd have liked, although the receptionist went out of her way to give us some of her own child's nappies to cover us.

      • Average rating
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    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAmblesideRegent By The Lake

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