Get an overview of this hotel4-star Ambleside guesthouse in Lake District with free breakfast


Located in Lake District, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Rufty Tuftys, Ambleside Climbing Wall, and Armitt Museum and Gallery. Ambleside Roman Fort and Dora's Field are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Property Features

Free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free guesthouse.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. Flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and desks are among the other amenities available to guests.

The Gables Guest House ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
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Nice place to stay in the heart of Ambleside

5 out of 5
by from Yorkshire
Posted Jan 9, 2017
Comfortable, clean, parking on site, close to shops, restaurants and bars. Cosy room which was extremely clean and had lots of nice extra touches. Breakfast in with the price. Staff helpful and friendly. I would definitely use again next time I am in Ambleside.
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Nice hotel, great location

4 out of 5
by from h
Posted Nov 22, 2016
Great location , lovely clean hotel with gorgeous breakfast. Although no parking space for Expedia bookers but found a space out the front so left it there all weekend. Would def use again! !!
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The beds heed updating

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 27, 2016
The food was good and the staff were very helpful
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Excellent stay great location

5 out of 5
by from darlington
Posted Jun 4, 2016
Pros: Everything room breakfast and staff
Cons: Nothing
Location: Ambleside great walks shops views
Excellent staff good breakfast warm welcome very clean would recommend to friends and family would rebook again thanks again to owners for great stay
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Great hotel on sunny day in Ambleside

4 out of 5
Posted Mar 19, 2016
Pros: Everything!
Cons: N/A
Location: Near to great restaurants, shops and cinemas.
Really close to all amenities.............................................................................
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Ideal location beautiful hotel

5 out of 5
by from north west
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Great weekend manager lacks a sense of humour or much personality but the hotel facilities far out weighed any of the staffs misgivings, food a drinks top notch!
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5 out of 5
Posted Nov 4, 2015
Pros: Staff friendly, facilities excellent
Cons: Could do with breakfast being served from 8am rather than from 8:30
Excellent B&B, have stayed twice previously and will continue to do so in the future.
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The Gables location

4 out of 5
by from NE England
Posted Sep 25, 2015
Pros: Superb location
Cons: Parking is probably an insurmountable problem in the peak seasons
Location: Easy for walking days and no problem by car round the one-way route
Excellent location for visiting Keswick and the surrounding lovely lake-district areas. Parking a little restrictive but Ok if you were quick to spot a space. The second floor was slightly problematic for luggage in that the two single rooms were for two women in their seventies
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Lovely hotel, everything is in walking distance

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 25, 2015
The hotel itself was lovely, really clean and the staff where friendly and happy to help. The room I stayed in was a decent size and had everything you'd expect from a hotel room. The only thing that let's this hotel down is how uncomfortable the beds were, and there was a little traffic noise late at night and early morning.
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close to town centre

5 out of 5
by from scotland
Posted Aug 22, 2015
Pros: everything
perfect rooms and breakfasts also restaurant up town must have to work hard to maintain such high standards I hope to return soon many thanks
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Guest House Amenities

Guest House Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

The Gables Guest House is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 14 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 1888 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.


Start your day with a free full breakfast, available daily from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 

Guest House Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Guest house Name

  • Gables Guest House Ambleside
  • Gables Ambleside

We should mention

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