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1 room, 2 adults

Rothay Garden Hotel

4-star4 stars
Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, England, LA22 9RJ, United Kingdom

4-star hotel in Ambleside with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free full 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.
  • A beautiful place to stay, very accessible to great walks and local village shops,…Nov 5, 2019
  • Not sure this was quite a 4 star stayOct 21, 2019

Rothay Garden Hotel

  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Premium Suite

What’s around Rothay Garden Hotel


  • In a national park
  • Grasmere Garden Village - 8-minute walk
  • Helm Crag - 9-minute walk
  • St Oswald's Church - 9-minute walk
  • Wordsworth Museum - 16-minute walk
  • Dove Cottage - 16-minute walk
  • Alcock Tarn - 21-minute walk
  • Rydal Water - 31-minute walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 104-min drive
  • Windermere Station 21-min drive
  • Burneside Station 24-min drive
  • Foxfield Station 25-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance 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 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Garden restaurant – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and only serves dinner.

Rothay Garden Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Rothay Garden Hotel Ambleside
  • Rothay Garden Hotel
  • Rothay Garden Ambleside
  • Rothay Garden
  • Rothay Garden Hotel Hotel
  • Rothay Garden Hotel Ambleside
  • Rothay Garden Hotel Hotel Ambleside
  • Rothay Garden Hotel Ambleside
  • Rothay Garden Hotel Hotel Ambleside


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

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 Rothay Garden Hotel

  • Are pets allowed at Rothay Garden Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Rothay Garden Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Rothay Garden Hotel.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rothay Garden Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Rothay Garden Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Swan (4-min walk), The Grasmere Hotel Restaurant (4-min walk) and Lewis's Cafe & Bistro (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 49 reviews

Very good 8.0
Expected a bit more
Service at two of the four meals taken was extremely slow, but meals were very good when they arrived. Restaurant and lounges very comfortable. Room (no 10) in need of general refurb . Broken toilet seat, loose bath grab handle and toilet flush plate. Furniture and carpets dated. Although generally a lovely hotel, a little disappointed overall considering price paid for 2 day stay. Expected a bit more.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Another great stay
Another fantastic stay here - we keep returning. Staff are great - nothing is too much trouble, from room/food requirements, organising taxis etc and with a wealth of ideas for things to do in the area, including details of walks. The restaurant is excellent, particularly the cooked breakfasts - great selection and cooked to order.
gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
My review
Enjoyable stay. Everything excellent. Might have eaten in more if there was a la cart menu rather than several course fixed meal.
Joyce, gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A hotel to which we will return
Great hotel. Always a warm and personal welcome. Fantastic location - near enough the village to walk in, but away from the crowds of visitors.
Elizabeth, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel
We only booked this the day before we arrived. We had always wanted to try Grasmere and this Hotel ticked all the boxes and were glad we got the last room. It was a couple of minutes from the centre of the village. The staff were very helpful and attentive and the breakfasts and dinner were excellent. We would defiantly stay here again.
Lisa, gb3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Great hotel but the pillows and beds were too hard which is a shame really as that’s the most important thing about the stay
john, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Superb hotel and spa. Great staff and excellent all round. Our second visit and will be back.
Mike, gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We’ll keep coming back
Friendly helpful staff - nothing too much trouble. Beautiful room. Excellent dinner. Short walk into Grassmere, but just far enough out to miss the crowds. We will definitely return.
Elizabeth, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect weekend in The Lakes
This an impressive hotel situated in the picturesque village of Grasmere, where we were able to do some lovely walks from the doorstep. The service was exceptional throughout our stay and we dined here twice - with the food being of a very high standard on each occasion. The complementary spa facilities are a very nice touch. We'd definitely stay here again.
Tom, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Hotel and location are great, only problem was the spa was closed for a refurb. No info on hotels website to tell us this. Hotel did not offer any complimentary drink which would of been a good idea. I’m sure we would go back though when complete. Breakfast was great.
David, gb1 night romance trip

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