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The Daffodil Hotel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
Flat-screen TV
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe

Overview of The Daffodil Hotel

The Daffodil Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Ambleside with spa and restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

382 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England, LA22 9PR

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 17 min drive
  • Ullswater - 34 min drive
  • Lake District National Park - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • John Lennon Airport (LPL) - 108 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 14 min drive
  • Foxfield Station - 25 min drive
  • Kendal Station - 26 min drive


  • Baldry's - 11 min walk
  • Green's Cafe & Bistro - 12 min walk
  • Emma's Dell - 13 min walk
  • Lewis's Cafe & Bistro - 14 min walk
  • The Apple Pie - 5 min drive

About this property

The Daffodil Hotel

The Daffodil Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Ambleside. You can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and British cuisine is served at The Dinning Room, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a sauna, and a steam room are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers say great things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Polish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 78 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1855
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


The Dinning Room - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between July 21 and July 26.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Daffodil Ambleside
Daffodil Hotel
Daffodil Hotel Ambleside
Hotel Daffodil
The Daffodil Hotel Hotel
The Daffodil Hotel Ambleside
The Daffodil Hotel Hotel Ambleside

Frequently asked questions

Is The Daffodil Hotel currently open?
The property is closed between July 21 and July 26.
Does The Daffodil Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Daffodil Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Daffodil Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Daffodil Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Daffodil Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Daffodil Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Daffodil Hotel and nearby?
The Daffodil Hotel has a spa and a steam room, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Daffodil Hotel?
Yes, The Dinning Room offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Baldry's (11-min walk), Green's Cafe & Bistro (12-min walk), and Emma's Dell (13-min walk).
What's the area around The Daffodil Hotel like?
The Daffodil Hotel is a short 2-minute walk from Dove Cottage and 3 minutes' walk from Wordsworth Museum. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

joseph, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Let down by staff shortages
This was our third visit to the Daffodil. It was not the same as our previous visits. The hotel is short of staff, either because of Brexit, Covid- or just bad staff remuneration policies. All the staff in the reception and the bar were doing multiple jobs. The bar in the restaurant closed around 9pm- we were asked to leave the restaurant- leaving only the reception bar which is still set up with Covid restrictions. All the bars and hotels in the area were not accepting walk in customers after 5.30pm - residents only. So there was no option but to stay in the hotel, not something we would normally do in the evening . We were not advised about this before our stay. The rooms were comfortable but the heating controls were unreliable. The breakfast service was good. We will not be returning to the Daffodil or anywhere in the Lake District until they sort out the staffing problems. The Daffodil charged full price for our stay but it did not provide the expected service.
2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great food
Richard, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Matthew, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Looks overdue a refurb throughout, staff were kind but not well trained & didn’t seem to be managed. Inconsistent service & spa was not clean or supervised for Covid rules
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cold. Room was cold. Dining room was cold. Food was cold. Cold. But... lovely venue and views. Spa very good.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Superb location on the banks of Grasmere and a few minutes’ walk from the village.
Phil, 2-night romance trip
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