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1 room, 2 adults

The Daffodil Hotel

4-star4 stars
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England, LA22 9PR, United Kingdom

4-star hotel in Ambleside with spa and restaurant
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Great location
Good internet service
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Value for money could be better

The Daffodil Hotel

  • Standard Double Room (without view)
  • Standard Room, Valley View
  • Standard Room, Lake View
  • Accessible Double (without view)

What’s around The Daffodil Hotel


  • In a national park
  • Dove Cottage - 2-minute walk
  • Wordsworth Museum - 3-minute walk
  • Alcock Tarn - 7-minute walk
  • St Oswald's Church - 9-minute walk
  • Grasmere Garden Village - 10-minute walk
  • Helm Crag - 11-minute walk
  • Rydal Water - 17-minute walk

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 108-min drive
  • Windermere Station 14-min drive
  • Staveley Station 20-min drive
  • Burneside Station 22-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 78 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1855
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The on-site spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


The Dinning Room – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

The Daffodil Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Daffodil Hotel Ambleside
  • Daffodil Hotel
  • Daffodil Ambleside
  • The Daffodil Hotel Hotel
  • The Daffodil Hotel Ambleside
  • The Daffodil Hotel Hotel Ambleside
  • The Daffodil Hotel Hotel Ambleside


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Daffodil Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at The Daffodil Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Daffodil Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Daffodil Hotel.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Daffodil Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Daffodil Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dove Cottage Tearoom & Bistro (1-min walk), Goody Blakes (8-min walk) and The Good Sport (8-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 257 reviews

Very good 8.0
As good as ever
The Daffodil has never let us down. The food was first class, the room was the best we've ever had there, with windows on two sides overlooking the lake. The staff are efficient, friendly and helpful.
gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Very good!
Very pleased with stay. Nice upgrade to a lakeside room was a pleasant surprise! Great location and nice spa. Breakfast good too!
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect romantic getaway
Great hotel. Excellent, friendly service. Perfect location for fell walking and village pubs and restaurants.
Stephen, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and very good accomodation. Spa was quite small in relation to the size of the hotel but we only used a couple of times and spent the days out in the lovely lake district.
Adam, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful surroundings
A lovely setting in beautiful surroundings. Excellent breakfast with friendly and helpful staff.
Rosamond, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Stayed one night hotel and staff were great . A bit disappointed with pool not enough loungers or seats expected to lie and relax by pool but they were all taken ,
Elizabeth mcgregor, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel and very relaxing break.
Lovely welcome as soon as we arrived. Room was very nice, lovely comfy big bed, fresh decor and really good shower. We used the spa which was nice. Lounge very comfortable. Dinner was good and service was excellent. Breakfast was good. Overall thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we’ll definitely return.
Nicola, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Lacked a wow factor - reasonable enough
It wasn’t as plush as expected. The superior suite did differ a quite a bit from the photo. I was expecting a bit of a wow factor and didn’t get that. After receiving room service a lady tutted on her way back from delivering the food. Other service was friendly enough. Location by the lake was lovely.
Rob, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Daffodil hotel Grasmere
The hotel was really nice. Good location for walking but be aware that if you get a taxi to Helvellyn the taxi company booked by the hotel will try to charge you about £30. It’s only a few miles away. The room was a good size. Clean, modern and comfortable. The breakfast was a mix of buffet and food made to order. The waiting staff were quick and helpful. The spa although nice could have done with more loungers as there weren’t enough seats or loungers for everyone. It was also very busy until the evening. I had a half hour massage but this actually turned out to be at most a 20 minute massage which was a shame because it was expensive at £40 for 20 minutes. I raised this with reception and they left a small box of chocolates in the room which was a nice gesture but really I’d rather have money back.
gb2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
‘Head Concierge’ (who appear to be absent of a razor) was incredibly overbearing - interrupting a nice peaceful breakfast with his attempt at old school in-your-face customer service. My personal preference is for service to be discreet and on-hand, but not invasive. Hotel is nice, rooms good, bed comfy - great selection of food if you’re a meat-eater. Poor selection if you’re not. Spa was underwhelming. Bars lack atmosphere. Location is great, hotel should make more of it. Parking is ok, spaces quite narrow but sufficient. I’d love to see a nice log fire (or five) and a decent view here - it would really make the hotel. Overall ‘average’ for me. Wouldn’t stay again.
Andrew, gb3 night trip

The Daffodil Hotel

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