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Welcome to Melrose Guest House

Address: Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT

Telephone: 01539 432500 01539 432500

Hotel Description

Melrose Guest House is an elegant Victorian house in the centre of Ambleside, at the heart of the Lake District National Park. The Melrose is perfect for a weekend retreat, a mid-week break or a family holiday. Come and escape the pressures of modern living and relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around Ambleside, sample some of it's fine restaurants and blow those cobwebs away with a brisk walk in the fells. The guest house is personally run by the owners, Jim and Monique Nelson, who will ensure your stay is a truly relaxing one. The guest house is furnished to an excellent standard, as identified by its four star, silver rating by Visit England. In addition, we have the Cyclists Welcome and the Walkers Welcome certifications. There is full central heating to provide constant hot water and warmth after a day out on the fells. If you are celebrating a special occasion, let us know if you would like us to arrange to have flowers, chocolates and wine or champagne waiting in your room on arrival. Guests are welcome to partake of the Ambleside Salutation Hotel and Spa facilities which are located 5 minutes walk away, and boasts a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Beauty treatments and massages can also be booked for a special relaxing treat. Passes are subject to availability (we have four passes that can be used at any one time). All guests have a front door key, to come and go as they please. There is safe storage for bikes, hard standing for motorbikes, also drying facilities for outdoor clothing. We provide free flask refills - just ask after breakfast. We can make up packed lunches-please order the day before. We have an excellent selection of maps and books and are always ready to suggest nearby walks or mountain biking tours you may wish to try directly from Ambleside. If you would like a daily newspaper to read in the morning, please let us know your requirements, the night before. All rooms have WiFi coverage which is free of charge.

Our Facilities

  • Family Rooms
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Walking Holidays

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Hotel Reviews - Melrose Guest House

Ambleside B+ B
We were looking for a replacement to our previous B+B which had now closed down ..MelRose House certainly fits the Bill in every way ..Excellent in every way...

Derek Mansfield - 19th Feb, 2018
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Fantastic Stay!!!
A beautifully presented guesthouse. Fantastic service, the hosts went above and beyond to ensure we had a good stay. Highly recommended!

Lindsey Chippendale - 12th Feb, 2018
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Wonderful B&b
Very clean and comfortable. Excellent location with secure parking just down the road. Wonderful, friendly hosts who can’t do enough to help. Delicious breakfast, great choice.

Gill Lear - 29th Jan, 2018
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Always a very comfortable and pleasant stay.

Vaughan Jones - 19th Jan, 2018
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Weekend In Lakes
What a lovely guesthouse we were very impressed hotel and room were spotless and cosy we were made to feel welcome from the start breakfast was awesome will defo stay again

Steven Hall - 15th Jan, 2018
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Lovely Cosy B&b
Great hospitality from Jim and Monica from checking inn to leaving. Made us very welcomed and included our little boy whos 5 our room was lovely boy said it was his den had everything we needed

Only 1.downsaid the bacon and sausages were slighty over done for our liking but overall good breakfast

Clare Hutton - 15th Jan, 2018
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New Year Break
Warm welcome and very helpful and friendly hosts. Nothing was too much for them. The room was clean and decorated tastefully. The attention to detail was perfect. The breakfast was excellent and we liked the idea of ordering the evening before which saved time. The dining room was clean and again tastefully decorated. The best New Year we have had. We will definitely be returning to the Melrose again.

Carole Mappin - 7th Jan, 2018
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Melrose Guest House
This was a clean and friendly guest house, with a extremely polite and friendly people that were running the place. My breakfast was also very good, I would recommend anyone to stop here and your right in the centre.,

Andrew Cartwright - 2nd Jan, 2018
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Spot On
Just back from 2 night stay was excellent very clean

And the breakfast was fantastic. Nothing was to much

trouble for jim. Good parking facilities 2 minutes down the road only £3 per day.

Enjoy it that much booked again for may.

Leon Booth - 30th Dec, 2017
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Fab Stay
My stay in Ambleside, was throughly enjoyed, more so because of my stay at Melrose, the room was presented lovely also really clean and cosy, breakfast was absolutely yummy and I would have no reservations about staying in this lovely guesthouse again, thank you so much

Ann Purse - 5th Dec, 2017
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Short Stay
We had a really enjoyable weekend guest house was lovely breakfast was lovely and the cople themselves were really friendly although there is no off street parking for an extra 3 pound per night they have a limited number of parking spaces in a compond only couple minutes from the guest house

arthur GREEN - 4th Dec, 2017
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Lovely Stay.
A lovely place with a great location.Nice breakfast to set you on your way for the day.

George Rood - 21st Nov, 2017
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Very nice guest house , great central location , very clean and comfortable, owners very welcoming

Paula Conway - 20th Nov, 2017
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I’ve Honestly Never Stayed In A B&b/guesthouse Before..
Firstly I’d like to say that Monique and Jim are lovely professional people.

I honestly never stayed in a B&B before, because of the horror stories, strict rules and the thought of eating in someone’s living room just felt wrong.. but after last night, I’d roccomend the Melrose Guesthoise to you all.

The room was modern but cosy and it was very very clean.

I stay in a LOT of hotels for work, and this place meets most good hotels hands down!!

Im unually dissapointed With breakfasts too.. but here it was made to order and it was bloody lovely!

The location couldn’t be better too, you’re a minutes walk in to town and all Ambleside has to offer.

If you find yourself in Ambleside, give this place a whirl. Great people, great room. great location.

Anthony Brooke - 18th Nov, 2017
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Clean, Friendly B&b
Very clean, owners friendly without being intrusive. Great location with quiet rooms and hot showers. Fab view from room 4 at the top of the house.

Lynn Medley - 7th Nov, 2017
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Fabulous Guest House
Stayed for three nights and the minute you walk through the door you know you are going to have a fabulous stay with the greeting you get, also the place was immaculate and breakfast fantastic definitely be back .

Malcolm Crone - 7th Nov, 2017
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Very Good
Very clean and efficiently run.

Had a pleasant weekend stay in the family room which worked well for us.

Hosts very friendly.

Brilliant convient location

Naomi Powell - 6th Nov, 2017
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Home From Home
Just got back after spending three nights at this guest house all I can say is it is fabulous the host Jim made you feel very welcome the minute you walked through the door spotlessly clean and the breakfast was fantastic will be going back

Malcolm Crone - 4th Nov, 2017
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Home From Home
Had a great time staying in Ambleside in this well situated guest house, we were given a great welcome and our host helped in anyway possible. Lovely place

David Boylan - 4th Nov, 2017
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Excellent Place To Stay
Rooms spot on, excellent location first class breakfast, perfect hosts

Paul Branch - 1st Nov, 2017
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Ambleside Weekend
A fantastic weekend . Great location . Excellent hosts who couldn\'t do enough for you . Spotless rooms and a first class breakfast too . Will definitely be visiting again next year .

Joanne Shepherd - 1st Nov, 2017
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Perfect Destination
We had a very enjoyable stay , Jim was a very friendly bloke , room was excellent, service amazing , very close to all of the town eateries, # Lucy on a plate , very quiet and comfortable room , you will be spoiled with quality service ,

Joan Paterson - 26th Oct, 2017
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One Night Stay
Jim was very helpful on arrival, good room and breakfast, very close to the centre.

sharon gifford - 26th Oct, 2017
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Would Stay Again
Excellent place to stay . Very welcoming. Clean and friendly. The only gripe i have is perhaps a bit more power in the shower ! Plan to stay here again next year.

JO PEARCE - 25th Oct, 2017
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Short Break
Fantastic stay at Melrose guest house nothing was any trouble for Jim and the staff , rooms comfortable ,will be back at Melrose next summer ,

Thank you Jim & Monika

Ernest Nichols - 23rd Oct, 2017
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Great Break
Excellent service and location. Friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

Parking in the area is not cheap and none was available at Melrose.but we were sensibly advised to buy a 3 day ticket which is valid in multiple town car parks. A minor observation for us would be that the beds were a bit too soft for our taste, but comfortable nonetheless.

Paul Musgrave - 22nd Oct, 2017
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This certainly was our best B&B stay in UK ! No exaggeration here . The moment you enter you smell “clean” . Very elegantly decorated . Nothing over powering , simple , neat, nice and practicle.

We had small double room which was good for us. The ensuit was small , may be not for big people but very clean . The only thing I would suggest would be replacing the shower head as the water flow was slow. But again not the end of the world.

Rooms were clean when we came back after our breakfast !

Breaskfast was really good , the dining room is very relaxing and felt very homely . Plenty of good coffee , lots of cereal choices . And cooked breakfast was presented nicely and tasty.

We stayed there 3 nights , now moved to another location and missing Melrose and regretting not staying there for the whole week we have planned in Lake District.

Will come back again and again .

Highly recommended . As you feel welcomed. The owners are the friendliest and gentle people I have met so far in B&B’s

No smoking and no take away policy which is really good as you don’t smell any food items in the house apart from lovely smell in the morning of breakfast being cooked !

Sheema Arshi - 19th Oct, 2017
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Attractions - Melrose Guest House

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Distance 4.43 miles (7.09 km)
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

Distance 4.89 miles (7.82 km)
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.