The Eltermere Inn

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Overview of The Eltermere Inn

The Eltermere Inn

3.5 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
ELTERWATER, Ambleside, England, LA22 9HY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSkelwith Force11 min drive
  • Popular LocationDove Cottage28 min drive
  • Popular LocationAlcock Tarn39 min drive
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)89 min drive

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About this area


Located in Ambleside, The Eltermere Inn is in a rural area and in a national park. Armitt Museum and Gallery and John Ruskin Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Ambleside Pier and Brantwood. Holehird Gardens and Go Ape Grizedale are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Skelwith Force - 11 min drive
  • Helm Crag - 24 min drive
  • St Oswald's Church - 25 min drive
  • Dove Cottage - 28 min drive
  • Alcock Tarn - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Foxfield Station - 22 min drive


  • Chesters by the River - 4 min drive
  • Fresher's Café - 7 min drive
  • Stiles - 7 min drive
  • Fellinis - 7 min drive
  • Matthew's Bistro - 7 min drive

About this property

The Eltermere Inn

3.5-star hotel with free breakfast and sauna
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a sauna. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area.
The Eltermere Inn offers 12 accommodations with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Ambleside hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.


English, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 22 December and 26 December.
The following facilities are closed on Sunday and Monday:
  • Restaurant


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per week
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per week

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Eltermere Inn Ambleside
Eltermere Inn
Eltermere Ambleside
The Eltermere Inn Hotel
The Eltermere Inn Ambleside
The Eltermere Inn Hotel Ambleside

Frequently asked questions

Is The Eltermere Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of GBP 15 per pet, per week.

How much is parking at The Eltermere Inn?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Eltermere Inn?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM.

What time is check-out at The Eltermere Inn?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is The Eltermere Inn located?

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Skelwith Force, Helm Crag and Grasmere Garden Village. St Oswald's Church and Rydal Water are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 30 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 30 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 30 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 30 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 30 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect autumn get away
There was an issue with our room on arrival so we were given a free upgrade to the Wetherlam suite. Lovely king size bed and a couple's friendly bath tub. The food at dinner was delicious, as was the breakfast. Perfect little secluded get away destination. Ideal distance from the crowds of Windermere. Will be returning!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Charming country house, beautiful setting
This is the second time we have stayed at the Eltermere Inn and again really enjoyed it. The hotel is in an amazing location. At the head of Elterwater surrounded by the Langdales. Our weather was typically British and the local pubs are also excellent. The rooms in the hotel we of a warm, comfortable high standard. And all the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Would also recommend evening meal. Good quality, simple food. Only criticism would be over the price of the dinner. Overall, lovely and we would certainly return.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Service at breakfast was not great - forgot extra toast twice! Friendly enough just disappointing.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019