Very Good 748 Reviews
Jetsetter Approved
This Hotel meets our standards
This hotel meets our standards, but we haven't stayed yet

What We Love

  • A peaceful, Grade II listed country stay at the head of Lake Windermere, with award-winning diningTaking long walks to explore the enchanting lakes, mountains and woods that surround you
  • Homely and traditional accommodation in the heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Acquainting yourself with the small but charming village of Ambleside 

What To Know

  • Located in the heart of the Lake District of England
  • Don't miss the decadent afternoon tea
  • The historic hotel was built in 1825
chair restaurant


A traditional, Grade II listed country hotel in a spectacular Lake District location, near Lake Windermere - breakfast and dinner included

The Lowdown

The historic Rothay Manor is a Grade II listed country abode in the very heart of the Lake District National Park. With a cosy, traditional vibe, it offers a homely retreat set in well-tended gardens and views that will have you reaching for your walking boots.
Exploring the world-famous Lake District and the many historic sites nearby is sure to work up an appetite, which is lucky because this hotel offers seriously impressive gourmet dining with award-winning breakfasts, three-course dinners and decadent afternoon teas.
This simple and charming retreat couldn’t have a better setting – you’ll find yourself on the edge of the lovely village of Ambleside, just moments from the tip of the stunning and vast Lake Windermere. If you’re looking for natural Britain at its most beautiful, you’ll certainly find it here. Rothay Manor earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

How to Get There

Rothay Manor
Rothay Road
Ambleside, United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 748 Reviews
Quiet charming hotel with wonderful staff.

We visited for two nights and our stay was wonderful. The food is of a high quality and the rooms and bathrooms of a very high standard. It is a very peaceful hotel where you can really unwind in a bit of luxury.
The staff are very helpful and professional and were very kind when our son was ill and we had to find a Medical Centre.
We hope to be back soon.Thank you to everyone at Rothay Manor!

A hotel we couldn't fault
Lucy F

We have recently returned from a delightful stay in Ambleside. The hotel we couldn’t fault. Service and food were great, faultless. Our bedroom was large and beautifully furnished. A joy to come back to after a long walk. Will certainly return. Two very satisfied guests.

Excellent accommodation and a must for the fine dining

Stayed for 2 nights in the Garden suite with a hot tub. Loved the rooms modern colours and decor. The bed was one of the comfiest beds I’ve ever slept in. The fine dining evening meal was fantastic. The staff are very friendly & professional. We had really wet weather during our stay so the hot tub was perfect. We will definitely be back.