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  • A fantastic return visit

    Bee, — February 2020

    This was my second visit to Brathay Lodge whilst visiting Ambleside for work. Great communication beforehand, very easy and accommodating check-in, free parking (when booking direct), clean, comfortable and light rooms, lovely breakfast and amazing hospitality. Highly recommend to others

  • Triple Room was Spot On

    Andy P, — January 2020

    Short walking trip to the Lakes for the weekend and booked via – three of us in a triple room which was more of a suite with two bedrooms and the bathroom. Spa Bath and shower both cracking -powerful and easy to get temperature right, and helped soothe aching muscles accordingly.
    Beds very comfortable, rooms nicely equipped and we had good views Northwest across the park to the nearby fells.
    Breakfast was buffet style with good choice and although not along the traditional ‘english cooked’ line was ideal for the needs of three hungry blokes with hills to climb.
    Staff were friendly and helpful.
    Location in the town was ideal and only a short walk to all the amenities.
    Only downside was finding out after I’d booked on that the parking was £10 on top of the room rate and would have been free if I’d booked directly with the hotel.
    Will definitely stay again and book directly instead.

  • Fantastic weekend in beautiful Ambleside

    William & Lisa, — January 2020

    I would just like to say a big thank you to all at Brathay Lodge for helping to make such a perfect weekend for me and my GF.

    We were so well looked after and the rooms were so cosy. Cleaned to perfection every day. and the jacuzzi bath was just brilliant.

    Fantastic value for money. We stayed in small double but this for us was just a standard double and there was plenty of space in both bedroom and bathroom

    Perfect location with some of the best walks in the UK right on your doorstep. Also right in the heart of Ambleside near all the lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. We were very sad to leave today but will be back for sure and we look forward to receiving the same warm welcome we did by all this time round at Brathay. We would highly recommend to family and friends.

    Thanks again,

    William and Lisa

  • Excellent bed and breakfast

    Peter W, — November 2019

    Spent a wonderful long weekend at this excellent establishment that started with a very warm welcome. Rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and we started each day with delicious healthy breakfasts in the breakfast room. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Brathay Lodge is well situated for strolling around Ambleside and within easy reach of Bowness, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere. Guest car parking is also provided on site. Thanks to all for making our first stay with you so enjoyable. We are already planning our next visit at a similar time next year. Pete and Joyx

  • Friendly and welcoming

    Gayle R, — December 2019
    We stayed on Sunday night as a last minute booking.
    What a lovely welcoming we received from Chill, she is so friendly, polite and warm.
    The B&B itself is spotlessly clean and we had a dog friendly room. Absolutely perfect for us, lovely and spacious. Great location in Ambleside, a short walk from some lovely cosy bars and cute little shops.
    The only thing I did miss was a cooked breakfast would have been nice, but it was a nice continental choice.
    Loved our stay, many thanks.
    Hope to see you again soon
    Gayle and Leon
  • Reliably friendly and comfortable

    Martin K, — December 2019
    I’ve visitied Brathay Lodge a number of times over the past few years and always found it friendly and welcoming. The staff are lovely and chatty, the rooms are always warm, well-appointed and comfortable, and the buffet breakfast is a great start to the day. It’s slightly more expensive than some of the places I use in Ambleside, but you get what you pay for, and Brathay Lodge always feels like a worthwhile treat.
  • Excellent New Year break

    Caroline M, — January 2020
    After a warm welcome we were shown to a spacious spotlessly clean dog friendly room. With access to both the breakfast room and outdoors via the two doors it was so convenient for getting our self service continental breakfast which we were able to bring back to the room and wash off our muddy dog and boots after our walks. The room was well equipped with wardrobe, drawers and a dressing table. Particularly important for us there was an area with a table and chairs so we didn’t have to put our dog in the car while we ate breakfast. As the room was so spacious the only request we would make is for a couple of coat hooks. When we return from walks more than likely wet it would be good to have somewhere to hang them to dry. Free parking was also a big bonus. When we return to Ambleside we will definitely book here again and would try to request the same room.
  • Very friendly, well run guest House

    Anne G, — September 2019

    The owner and staff were all very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast Buffet a lot. There is a big choice of everything a continental could wish for and everything was quickly replenished. The car Park is a plus and the Location of the Hotel ideal. The room was very nice and quiet. It was our own fault that we did not check how big an English King size bed is: only 1.56m. We would come again.

  • A very pleasant stay.

    Doris, — September 2019

    This was a most pleasant 3 night stay. Our large room on the second floor had a good view of the fells in the distance. On arrival, our heavy suitcases were carried up the stairs by the proprietor! The room was clean, with good amenities. The continental breakfast buffet was quite varied and was constantly topped up.
    The overall value for money was fairly good. We booked direct, so had free parking. Ambleside is a beautiful little town and Brathay Lodge is a short walk from many shops and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the two hikes we completed. We intend to return!

  • Lovely Weekend

    Titch22, — September 2019

    Excellent location for Ambleside and the surrounding area. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and the staff extremely friendly. Very nice continental breakfast with plenty to choose from. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, would definitely return.

  • Great location & service, clean, good breakfast!

    Leah Turner, — October 2019

    Me and my partner stayed at Brathay Lodge this October and it was our first time to the Lake District. It’s located a really short walk away from Ambleside centre, and about a 15 min drive from Windermere. Both have a great variety of Restaurants, bars and shops!

    Staff are really friendly. Breakfast is really good to say it’s continental! Fresh fruit, toast, coffee machine, waffles, pancakes.

    Rooms are clean and a good size. Rooms cleaned every day. You get free shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.

    Jacuzzi bath is a little disappointing and doesn’t create many bubbles, but still a really nice bath!!!

  • Late birthday weekend away

    Sharon W, — October 2019

    Excellent location, great base for walking and close to both town centre and lake. Owner and staff extremely helpful and friendly and really made us feel welcome. We stayed in a small double room but found it was spacious and comfortable , the Jacuzzi bath came in handy after a long day on the fells. Continental breakfast was excellent ,great choice of cereals ,fruit, yoghurt, bread , croissants , waffles the list goes on. Needless to say that we intend to return .

  • Fantastic stay

    Robson, — October 2019
    A warm welcome awaits you at this lovely B&B, and our room was perfect for us. The view was breathtaking and we had everything we could ask for and more. The breakfast was continental but certainly delicious with plenty of fresh fruit and delicious breads/waffles.


  • Excellent stay!

    Claire H, — November 2019

    “Very warm welcome & couldn’t have been more helpful. Room very clean & spacious! Fab continental style breakfast with excellent choice! Fantastic view to wake up to & great location! Would definitely stay again”.

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