The Gables Guesthouse

Compston RoadLA22AmblesideUnited Kingdom
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About The Gables Guesthouse

The Gables Guesthouse is only a few minutes from the centre of the busy Lake District town of Ambleside.

Decorated in a contemporary style, all rooms at The Gables Guesthouse are en-suite with a bath and/or a shower. Rooms also feature an LCD TVs, radio, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities including a hospitality tray, and an alarm clock.

Free Wi-Fi in public areas is available to guests, as is free access to a local spa. The Gables Guesthouse has secure bike storage and a drying room, as well as limited free car parking.

Accommodation comes with a traditional cooked Lakeland breakfast, which includes locally-sourced ingredients where possible. For evening dining, there are a number of reputable restaurants in Ambleside.

Ambleside is a great base from which to explore the Lake District, as well as local attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter and the Windermere Steamboat Museum.


Compston Road, LA22, Ambleside, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (15394) 33272 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Notably clean and well furnished.

While you would expect a hotel to be clean and tidy as a matter of course, it must be saying something good about the cleanliness of The Gables Guesthouse when so many reviews remark on it. Guests consistently praise the cleanliness of the hotel, as well

Perfect location for exploring.

The Gables Guest House in a good spot for exploring both Ambleside and the surrounding Lake District. The hotel is on the edge of town, just far enough from the centre to be nice and quiet but not so far as to be an inconvenience. For the wider area, it i

Use of a spa and swimming pool.

Guests of The Gables Guesthouse are given free day passes to use at the nearby Langdale Spa. This great perk has been enjoyed by guests, who have taken the opportunity to pamper themselves at no extra cost to themselves.

Negative Reviews

Poor Wi-Fi connection.

As is often the case with old buildings, the Wi-Fi at The Gables Guesthouse is not great, with many guests complaining at how poor the connection is.

Some trouble with car parking.

Car parking in and round the towns around Lake Windermere is notoriously difficult, so a number of guests at The Gables Guesthouse have been frustrated by the limited amount of free parking available at this hotel.

Heating problems.

Some guests have found that they have had problems with the heating at The Gables Guesthouse, usually because they have struggled to make the radiators work. However some rooms are instead provided with electric heaters, which are simply plugged in to war

Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
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8.6 out of 10 based on 187 reviews