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Rothay Manor Hotel

  • Rothay Bridge
  • Ambleside
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 0EH


  • Afternoon Tea
  • Babysitting / Childminding
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Countryside Views
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Group Holidays
  • Half Board
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Weekend Breaks
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

About this Hotel

We would like to welcome you to Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside, an exceptional Regency-style country house hotel dating from 1825. Our luxurious bedrooms are perfect for relaxing in while you enjoy a quiet break in the Lake District countryside, and our onsite restaurant is well known as being one of the best in the town. We have beautifully landscaped gardens that you can relax in during the summer, and as we're less than half a mile from Lake Windermere and just a short stroll from Ambleside town centre we're perfectly placed. We have finished the hotel with hand-picked antiques, giving it the feel of a private home. Guests can choose from a selection of themed breaks including Lake District Heritage, Scrabble, Bridge, Gardening, Painting, Antiques, Music and Walking. All are supervised by approved guides / tutors and include talks, discussions, trips out and practical work.

Rothay Manor Hotel is recommended by many, and has received several awards. We've been listed Good hotel Guide in every edition, for 35 years and have 1 AA red rosette. Short Breaks are offered all year round, with discounted rates available from November - March. At Christmas and New Year the hotel offers traditional House Parties with a 3-night 'Festive Gap' break between the 2. At Rothay Manor, dining is treated as an experience to be savoured to the full and the hotel has a longstanding reputation for fine dining. The menu is varied and meals are prepared and served to the highest of standards with flair and imagination.

More about staying here

Rothay Manor offers 16 individually appointed bedrooms, all en-suite, and with 3 suites - 2 of which are in the grounds of the hotel approximately 25 metres from the main building. Our range of accommodation suits all needs, from solo-travellers to families. Each luxurious room has fully appointed en-suite bathrooms, as well as a TV, tea and coffee tray, radio alarm and telephone. All are individually designed and furnished in a comfortable, stylish manner in keeping with the Manor. Standard double rooms have queen size beds in, while twin rooms have adult-sized single beds. Our best rooms are placed to the front of Rothay Manor and have private balconies with a stunning views. All of these rooms have super king size beds or large single beds. Check our site for specific details for all of our rooms and suites.

Special to Rothay Manor Hotel

Disabled guests are welcome at Rothay Manor, and we have wheelchair accessible rooms and suites. There is a disabled access at the side of the hotel, or alternatively the main hotel entrance has just one step from the car park into reception, for which a ramp is available. Once inside there is level access to reception, the lounges and dining room, and there is a disabled car parking space close to the entrance. Rothay Manor is ideal for honeymoons, and if you stay a minimum of 2 nights you will receive a complimentary 'Celebration Package' (chocolates and a bottle of Champagne) to share during your stay. Guests at Rothay Manor can enjoy free use of the Salutation Hotel and Spa facilities which has an indoor heated swimming pool with children's paddling pool, steam room, sauna, spa pool and well-equiped gym. Beauty treatments are also available by prior arrangement. For meetings and small conferences we can accommodate up to 22 people, with an emphasis on comfort, relaxation, good food and wine. We have free WIFI in all of our rooms, and we can also provide cots and high chairs for families staying.

Availability information

No single night bookings on a Saturday.

Directions to Rothay Manor Hotel

From J36 M6 follow A591 through to Ambleside. Fork left at the traffic lights on reaching Ambleside and left again after 1/4 mile. Hotel is on the right hand side with the entrance to the driveway just around the next bend.



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