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Rothay Manor Hotel

Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EH

Rothay Manor Hotel, Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria
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Ambleside has always been a great holiday destination, combining a bustling pretty town centre with great little cafes and shops, and it is surrounded by simply beautiful countryside. Pretty Rothay Manor is just a ten minute walk from the action but surrounded by landscaped gardens. There’s a country house feel to the place with just 16 bedrooms and three suites while the restaurant specialises in local food so expect breakfasts of bacon and Cumberland sausage from a producer in Ambleside, evening supper fish from Morecombe and Fleetwood and game from the fields of Cartmel and Holker Hall. The hotel is well-geared up for families, offering kids’ teatimes and baby listening services to make parents’ lives that bit easier. If it’s sunny, don’t miss tea on the lawn or a game of croquet. Guests get free use of Salutation Health Club and Spa which is just ten minutes' walk from the hotel.

Rothay Manor Hotel is part of the following Editors' Picks:

Ten Historic Hotels in the Lake District by Adrian Mourby

"This country house takes its name from the River Rothay, which was named the Red River by Viking settlers. The manor was built in 1823 as a private residence for a successful Liverpool merchant who wanted somewhere healthy and impressive to lodge his family. Much of the original Regency design can still be discerned. Since the 1960s the hotel has been owned and managed by the Nixon family."

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Information on Rothay Manor Hotel , Rothay Bridge , Ambleside

No. of bedrooms: Total: 19        
Types of room: 1 Single, 5 Twin, 6 Double, 4 Family rooms, 3 Suite
Room rates guide: Single:  £90.00-£125.00
Double/Twin:  £130.00-£200.00
Suites:  £180.00-£290.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, JCB, Visa
When Closed:  2nd to 18th January
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome (dining restrictions apply)
Dog Friendly:  No
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: Level entry via ramp or wheelchair entrance to restaurant, bar, lounges and reception
Accreditation: AA 3 Star (83%), AA Rosette
Room facilities: DVD player, Flat screen TV with FreeSat, Telephone, radio, iPod dock (in most rooms), Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, Hairdryer. Bathrobes, trouser press & mini fridge in Suites, Two Accessible Rooms available, Luxury toiletries, Room Service Available, Tea & coffee making facilities
General facilities: Landscaped gardens, 1 AA rosette restaurant, Lounges, 1 meeting room, Conference facilities available, For up to 22 delegates, Free Wi-Fi internet access, Baby Listening, Baby sitting, Childcare available by prior arrangement, Private dining available
Indoor activities: Board games available and small residents book library, DVDs available from Reception
Outdoor activities on site: Boules, Croquet lawn, Great Mountain Biking and Cycling from the door, Walking
Activities nearby: Golf (5 miles), Cinema in central Ambleside, Canoes & Kayaks available to rent locally, Cruises available on Windermere, Sailing (1 mile), Climbing / Abseiling, Fishing available with free permit from Hotel, Free access to nearby Spa / Health Club, Horse riding (5 miles), Wildlife & Bird Watching
Local directions: Follow the A591 through to Ambleside, then turn left at the traffic lights following signs for Coniston. Turn left after quarter of a mile. Rothay Manor is on the right hand side, with the drive just around the bend.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Lancaster (40 miles) (45 mins)
Manchester (100 miles) (1 hour, 30 mins)
Windermere (4 miles) (15 mins)

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March 2015 (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Mon 08 Dec 2014 – Tue 31 Mar 2015

The arrival of spring heralds longer days and the perfect opportunity to explore the Lake District, with an early Eater this year escape to the lakes before the crowds.
We have rooms starting from £120 B&B and £175 Dinner, B&B. Stay 3 nights DBB and receive complimentary Afternoon tea for 2 on one day of your stay.

3 Night Easter Break 2015 (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Sun 01 Feb 2015 – Mon 06 Apr 2015

Enjoy a relaxing 3 night Easter Break, 3 to 6 april 2015

3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £690 or Bed & Breakfast £495 for 2 adults sharing a classic double or twin.

Superior rooms, Suites & Family Rooms of all types available

Traditional Sunday Lunch (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Mon 08 Dec 2014 – Thu 31 Dec 2015

2 Course traditional Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings, just £16.50 per person.
3 course Sunday Lunch £19.50 per person.
Reservation recommended, please call.

Afternoon Tea for Two (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Mon 08 Dec 2014 – Thu 31 Dec 2015

Join us for our fantastic Buffet Style Afternoon Tea, just £30 for two.
Or add some sparle with 2 glasses of house Champagne included for £42.
Served every day between 1530 & 1700.
Call us to make a reservation.
Please mention "Britains Finest" at the time of Booking.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Limited Availability

5 Night Residential Special Interest Holiday (send email about this offer)  (telephone about this offer)

Mon 08 Dec 2014 – Sat 31 Dec 2016

5 night residential special interest holidays, try Gardening, Walking, Duplicate Bridge, Chess, Water Colour Painting, Photography, Antiques or Music Appreciation.
Available throughout the Autumn and Spring Months.
Running Sunday to Friday on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfastr basis, prices included excursions, lectures, visits, tution as appropriate.
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Review of Rothay Manor Hotel

Posted on by Pamela JCustomer stayed on Jun 2014

An excellent buffet style afternoon tea. There was a large selection of sandwiches on both brown and white bread full of tasty fillings. Cakes were aplenty, delicious and mouth-watering. The house tea was smooth and thirst-quenching. All this set in such a relaxing surroundings.

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Posted on by Angela WCustomer stayed on May 2014

Friendly staff, wonderful food, attention to detail that makes you feel like an individual not just one of many. Interest holidays very good.

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Posted on by Vivienne LCustomer stayed on Jun 2014

We really enjoy staying at this hotel. The staff make you feel welcome and at ease. Nothing is too much trouble. Bedrooms are comfortable and attractive if not at the cutting edge of interior design! The food served in the restaurant is excellent. It is beautifully presented and full of flavour. It is a relaxing and comfortable place to take a break.

Review of Rothay Manor Hotel

Posted on by Peter CCustomer stayed on Nov 2013

We visited the hotel for afternoon tea on November 2nd. Excellent range of sandwiches/savouries followed by cakes and scones. Wide range of teas. Courteous and polite service in a very comfortable drawing room. A safe haven in the thunderstorm.

Review of Rothay Manor Hotel

Posted on by Pamela BCustomer stayed on Sep 2013

Warm, comfy, wonderful food, friendly and family run. Rothay Manor Hotel is still a firm favourite of ours. There is good disabled access and facilities. Also their superb afternoon high tea, which is a must at £15.00 per head. This hotel, although quite near to the town of Ambleside, is quiet, relaxing and welcoming. We shall be back!
The Fairfield Suite has an additional small bedroom for families, and is spacious and comfortable.

Response posted on 24 Sep 2013 by Peter Sinclair

Thank you for your kind review, we look forwarding to welcoming you to Rothay Manor again.

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Posted on by Wendy WCustomer stayed on Aug 2013

Staff very attentive, nothing left to chance. Delicious food, hot, varied. Breakfast all you could wish for, very well cooked, all catered for. Excellent home made marmalade, jam, petit fours and canapés served at dinner. Beds very comfortable, en-suite very good.

Review of Rothay Manor Hotel

Posted on by Janet TCustomer stayed on Jul 2012

This is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. Our bedroom was large and comfortable and better than we expected. The staff not only go out of their way to make sure that you have everything you need but they do it with a smile. We booked for dinner, bed and breakfast and we were not disappointed, the choice and quality of the food is consistently high. Lovely touches, for example, canapés in the lounge before dinner and coffee with a plate of chocolates and fudge served afterwards, make this hotel stand out.

Response posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Peter Sinclair

Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay, please do visit us again

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Posted on by Colin WCustomer stayed on Jul 2012

Great, smiling, friendly, staff. Lovely afternoon tea.

Response posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Peter Sinclair

Many thanks for your review.

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Posted on by Jean DCustomer stayed on Jun 2012

Staff were friendly and attentive (without being fawning). Food was out of this world. We weren't served anything we didn't enjoy. The shower in the room was the best out of all the hotels we've stayed in. The room was clean, comfortable and well furnished.

Response posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Peter Sinclair

Thanks for your review, it is very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.

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