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Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Rothay Manor Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Ambleside at the heart of the Lake District, just ten minutes walk from lake Windermere. The Regency building oozes charm and character, boasting a 3 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant, newly renovated guestrooms and beautiful grounds.

What makes a stay at Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant unique?

Rothay Manor is known for it warm, relaxing atmosphere, a home from home with log fires, cozy modern bedrooms, relaxing lounges and excellent fine dining. Friendly and attentive staff are on hand to enhance your stay. Rothay Manor is the ideal location for a relxing Lake District break.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant?

Rothay Manor has undergone an extensive modernisation and renovation program in the last few years, bringing modern standards and facilities to the country house feel, All rooms offer SKY TV, free wifi, minibars, Nespresso machines, bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Superior and superior plus rooms located in the Regency building offer balconies, The Red-Screes garden suite offers a private outdoor hot tub, feature fireplace and small conservatory seating area.

May 2022 heralds a new era for Rothay Manor with the arrival of 8 new luxurious Pavilion suites.. The two storey Pavilion building offer groundfloor suites with private patio, 1st floor rooms with Juliet style balcony, a private hot tub suite and stunning balcony suite.

Access to the hotel is now from Rothay Road, with a new large car park with electric vehicle charging points and driveway to a dedicated drop off point outside the new Reception building.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Ambleside area?

Ambleside is the very heart of the Lake District, with direct access to the lake land fells, Windermere and the villages beyond, whether you are here for sightseeing, fell walking, mountain biking or even more extreme activities. Ambleside is the perfect location for all, not forgetting Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and many more famous lake district residents.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Rothay Manor serves an extensive cooked to order breakfast every day, try the full Cumbrian breakfast with local bacon and sausages. Homemade preserves grace the breakfast tables and there is an extensive continental breakfast selection. Of an evening the 3 AA rosette fine dining restaurant serves modern British cuisine, with a 7 course tasting menu and a la carte menu served on a nightly basis.

Dog friendly dining is available in the brathay room, along with a relaxed bistro style menu.

Other Information

Rothay Manor welcomes well behaved dog and is available for exclusive use parties. Open for Christmas and New Year.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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,...

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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, r...

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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...

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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.

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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.

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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.

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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.

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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

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Facilities & information


18th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

4 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Electric Vehicle Charging

Shared gardens

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry


Luggage storage

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Room Service & Food/Drink

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Central heating

Open log fire


Bicycling, Cycling

Bowls, Boules, Petanque


Climbing, Abseiling



Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Water sports

Other games & sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)


Golf course (a short drive)



Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Extra info

Closed Times: 02/01/2023 - 20/01/2023

Nearest Airport: Manchester

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 100

Nearest Train Station: Windermere

Nearest Railway Time: 15 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 4

Dinner Available: Yes

Dinner Price From: £75.00

Star Rating: 4

Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Silver Star (87%)

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

JCB: Yes

Number of rooms: 23

Single room price from: £200.00

Single room price to: £350.00

Double twin room price from: £240.00

Double twin room price to: £400.00

Suite room price from: £400.00

Suite room price to: £650.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, AmblesideLA22 0EH, United Kingdom

On arrival into Ambleside from the north or south follow signs to Coniston, Hawkshead & Langdale.  The hotel is located close to the Rugby club and Rothay bridge. Please note the entrance to the hotel is now from Rothay Road with the Rothay Bridge entrance now closed to vehicles.

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