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Skelwith Bridge Hotel (Ambleside, United Kingdom)

Skelwith Bridge Hotel (Ambleside, United Kingdom)

About Skelwith Bridge Hotel

Surrounded by the picturesque countryside, the Skelwith Bridge is a charming accommodation choice that features an on-site restaurant, en-suite rooms and bar. Along with numerous walking paths beginning on its doorstep, the hotel is ten minutes away by car from Ambleside town centre. Retaining the character of the building’s origins, every attractive room at the Skelwith Bridge includes a flat-screen television, hairdryer, telephone, deluxe toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. Many rooms also boast stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Private on-site parking is inclusive with all stays. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the building. A plentiful Cumbrian breakfast is served each morning at the hotel’s restaurant, while tempting three-course meals are available in the evenings. The Talbot Bar serves a varied drinks menu and casual food items. Rydal Water is less than 15 minutes away by car from the hotel. The stunning area of Orrest Head is a 20-minute drive.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.0 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.3 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Great location in an idyllic setting

Situated in a reportedly tranquil countryside setting, the location of the hotel was a highlight for essentially all past guests. It has been noted that for walking trails and taking in the scenery, the property is ideally positioned.


Food at an excellent standard

The quality of the food served at the accommodation was highly rated by many former visitors. The breakfast and three-course evening meals at the restaurant have both received rave reviews on a regular basis, while the bar food has also been praised.


Immaculately clean and comfy rooms

Nearly all previous guests have commended the hotel when it came to the hygiene standards of the rooms. As well as being spotlessly clean, the rooms were also typically described as well-appointed with comfortable beds.

Negative Reviews


Disappointing Wi-Fi quality

Perhaps the only consistent negative brought up against the accommodation relates to its Wi-Fi service. For those that used it, past visitors usually condemned both the range and download speeds of the wireless Internet.


Standard rooms on the small side

Based on the feedback of numerous former guests, the standard rooms provided by the hotel can be cramped to an extent. With that said, the small size of these rooms did not tend to be too detrimental to the overall comfort levels.


Pricier than alternative choices

When considering the standard cost of staying at the accommodation compared to alternative choices in the area, it was seen as somewhat pricey for what is received - according to the sentiments of previous visitors. In relation, the cost of food and drink at the property was also judged to be on the high side on occasion.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Conference rooms
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. Restaurant
  9. Room service
  10. Free WiFi (public areas)
  11. Luggage storage
  12. Housekeeping
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  3. Shower
  4. Openable windows
  5. Television
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Central heating
  8. Electric kettle
  9. Radio
  10. Desk
  11. Sitting area
  12. Telephone
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
  2. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food


Ambleside,  LA22 9NJ,  Ambleside,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)432115 | 

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