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1 room, 2 adults

Rydal Lodge

3.5-star3.5 stars
Rydal Water, Rydal, Ambleside, England, LA22 9LR, United Kingdom

Riverfront hotel in Ambleside with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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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.
  • The standard rooms are very compact but have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.…Dec 30, 2019
  • We had a great stay at Rydal, it’s a great location as right in between Ambleside &…Nov 18, 2019

Rydal Lodge

  • Classic Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Suite, Mountain View
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

What’s around Rydal Lodge


  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 43-minute walk
  • Dora's Field - 1-minute walk
  • Rydal Mount - 3-minute walk
  • Rydal Water - 4-minute walk
  • Alcock Tarn - 29-minute walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 30-minute walk
  • White Platts Recreation Ground - 33-minute walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 100-min drive
  • Windermere Station 12-min drive
  • Staveley Station 17-min drive
  • Burneside Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self 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 English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Rydal Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Rydal Lodge Ambleside
  • Rydal Lodge
  • Rydal Ambleside
  • Rydal
  • Rydal Lodge Hotel England
  • Rydal Lodge Hotel
  • Rydal Lodge Ambleside
  • Rydal Lodge Hotel Ambleside


Guests should be aware that a dog reside at this property.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

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

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 Rydal Lodge

  • Are pets allowed at Rydal Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Rydal Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rydal Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Rydal Lodge?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Glen Rothay Hotel (1-min walk), The Tea Room (3-min walk) and The Old Schoolroom Tea Shop (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 24 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel in a beautiful place. Breakfast was great and service 1st class. Fantastic gardens for sitting outside if weather allows. Rooms were well equipped and spotless. Great location ideally suited for travel to Grasmere or Ambleside. Loved it !
steven, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A little gem
Really cosy and superclean rooms, lovely towels and quality toiletries. The place is a little gem, with a lovely garden and the owners who make you feel at home from the very beginning. Plenty of books available for borrowing and a lovely, personalised breakfast! The location is absolutely perfect and we also had amazing tips on where to eat. Highly recommended indeed!
Arianna, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing quality of food - cafetiere and fresh milk in room and everything for breakfast from either local or top quality suppliers. The “snug” with fire, comfortable seating and masses of books and games has plenty to entertain visitors. Hosts Paul and Helena extremely friendly and helpful. They offer murder mystery weekends which look like they would be fun. And the hotel across the road is convenient for dinner.
Hilary, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Happy stay at Rural Lodge
Rural Lodge is a beautiful very old building with character run by a very nice friendly couple. We loved it there
Vincent, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
relaxing break
Beautiful old house and gardens , lovely hosts , excellent breakfast
Catherine, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable stay
Great little place in Rydal, superb breakfast and ran by a lovely couple.
Alexander, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful and lovely.
Location location location. Set in beautiful grounds just outside of Ambleside. The owners were very accommodating and even upgraded us. We were travelling with our assistance dog and made to feel very welcome. The breakfast was lovely and our room was fantastic. Only slight improvement could be the shower needed more power. But still didn't detract from our stay.
jamie, gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Great Location shame about the room.
We had a weeding at the Daffodil Hotel up the road so decided to book this lodge. It is a very nice 16th Century building with nice grounds, however the rooms were a little bit dated for us and I have to say the bed was very uncomfortable unfortunately. The shower had very low pressure so it did take a while to shower. Overall the room was ok but if they changed the mattress to a more comfortable one and improved the shower facilities it would be fine. In regards to breakfast well this was fantastic and I really cannot fault this. The service was also great and the couple were also very friendly too. Nice location, great breakfast but shame about the room itself.
gb2 night romance trip

Rydal Lodge

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