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Located in Kendal (Lake District), Riverside Hotel is close to Kendal Museum, Kendal Castle, and Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Additional regional attractions include Windermere Golf Club and Lake District National Park.
The Sanctuary Leisure Club
Complimentary use of our Leisure Club is included in your stay. The Award Winning Pool is open daily from 7am. The club boast a fitness suite, sauna, steam room and spa tub
The hotel was recently fully refurbished. All rooms and bathrooms have been completed to a high quality level. All rooms have beautiful views over the River Kent
"disappointed.....but not if you are a pidgeon?"
this should be the best hotel in kendal, but somehow fails. Whilst well located, it is rather faded & tired, & was not really value for money. The pidgeon that had flown in via the open window that was busy making a nest on top of the wardrobe, may however had a more rosy outlook on the accommodation on offer than I did.......Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is in a great position and the staff very friendly. I would recommend to all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel but needs a little TLC"
Nice hotel but decor is getting a bit tired. Staff very friendly and helpful. Car park is a bit small and taken up with health club members, rather than reserved for guests.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great location, and a pool"
Kendal and this hotel were greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for a Lakes base."
This was a very well presented and maintained hotel, with helpful staff and lovely surroundings. We'll be back.Genuine Expedia guest review
overall the hotel is average. floor in bath was very dirty. toilet didn't work properly and it took ages to flush. waiting in the bar was very long. prices in the bar higher than in London pubs. the only plus was an indoor pool and good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
clean and tidy room with nice view of river,breakfast was good.hotel near town but not noisy would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Superb pet friendly accommodation"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Hotel . The room was clean and tidy and the food was above average but the most pleasing aspect of the hotel was their attitude to our two dogs . This is truly a pet friendly hotel with a very relaxed attitude . We were never made to feel in any way that they were a problem which is very refreshing . We would […] not hesitate in recommending the riverside to other dog lovers and we will certainly return if we go to Kendal Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"middle aged couple Blackpool"
hotel staff very friendly & efficient only downside had a suite at the front of hotel & traffic noise was bad need triple glazingGenuine Expedia guest review
Good stay overall. Nicely cooked breakfast. Weirdly, one of the complimentary biscuit packs in my room was opened and a biscuit was missing? And, after using the shower, I couldn't get the bath tap water to stop running.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kendal the place to go"
Loved every seconds was there plenty to do and seeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
short visit hotel was comfortable and very convenient for Kendal centre and visit to area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A lovely get away for couples."
We stayed in the suite and it was beautiful! The bed was very comfortable and the room was extremely spacious. The staff where very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"near to the town centre"
Large clean en suite room overlooking the river.Friendly helpful staff.Would use this hotel again for a stay in Kendal or South Lakes.Didn't use leisure centre so cannot comment.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to the railway model show"
was ideal location for us and were able to take our dog with us. this is the third time we have used this hotel, and we didn't realise till this time that we could eat in the lounge and take our dog in to the lounge as well,we were not bothered about eating in the dining room as the menu in the lounge was very good. we will go again. also if you have […] a dog there is a park across the road from the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Weekend Break"
Excellent Hotel, staff very helpful and friendly. Food excellent. Will definitely stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"in middle of town"
Room was very clean and comfortable, the service was very good and the staff were very helpful. It as a small pool, jacuzi, sauna, steam room and gym which are free for residents of hotel. The food was good, free breakfast evening meal very nice but maybe a bit dear. Location was very near to town centre nice to just have a walk around and a coffee […] and go back to hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
we had a very nice stay, and the hotel was well located for everything.We were staying as our Father was having a pacemaker fitted at Kendal hospital and we wanted to be close by. The staff were very friendly, and the facilities were excellent. We had an excellent breakfast overlooking the river and Kendal Castle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but not great upkeep"
Good location for exploring the Lakes. Breakfast included a range of hot and cold food. Gym small and busy with non residents but a good range of machines. Room dusty, bathroom full of cobwells and mould around bath/shower. Be careful in the car park - very tight spaces. Useful stair lifts if needed!Genuine Expedia guest review
"GOP business hotel"
Bit too modern inside inside. But great on the wholeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent weekend stay"
Great pool for kids - very friendly and helpful staff in all areas of the HotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Pleasantly sited next to the river and convenient for the town centre. Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"excelent base to visit all local sights"
very enjoyable the hotel exceeded expectationsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel in Kendal"
Lovely hotel. Very good service and great bar food in the evening. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only negative which is very small is that the temperature in the bedroom at night seemed to change from cool to a bit too warm. Great location. This is my second visit and hopefully won't be my last. Oh and great smoking area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Does not quite fulfil its potential"
From the outside, the hotel looks good in a very attractive location. Inside, it is more than adequate - the rooms are comfortable, it has a pool and gym, the bar is pleasant and the staff friendly. However, it felt like it could be so much better. The dining room was a bit cold, the breakfast (though adequate) was limited and I have had better in other […] hotels, my door key stopped working every 24 hours and I had to go back to reception to sort it out, Wifi did not work in my room, the televesion reception was poor. This is all unfortunate because this has the potential to be an excellent hotel, but it does not quite make it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A lovely hotel in the lakes"
Lovely hotel, very conveniently located. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A relaxing stay in a beautiful location"
Generally a lovely stay. The hotel is very nice and clean, food in the bar and restaurant were delicious and the leisure facilities were enjoyable. The hotel is generally well decorated but starting to look tired in areas. Some staff were very friendly, particularly in the restaurant and bar, but was disapointed with the service at reception. We found […] the service unhelpful and unfriendly when we first arrived after a long and tiring journey. Also I requested a bottle of champagne to be in our room on arrival as this was a few days away for our honeymoon - the champagne wasn't there and when I asked about it I didn't even get an apology. Also on departure, it was very clinical, we weren't asked how our stay was, only given the bill, and in fact there wasn't even a goodbye! We enjoyed our stay but the overall positive experience was let down by the oersonal touches. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good family experience"
Friendly staff, easy check in and they were obliging about us having a 2 1/2 year old. Gave us milk and crusts off the loaves to feed the ducks. Also put our bikes in an indoor store when we managed to lose our bike lock.Genuine Expedia guest review
nice hotel. lovely big room. reception a bit shabby. friendly staff. good leisue facilities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect weekend away with dog"
booked this on the morning we went. Have looked at this hotel before. We were able to take our dog with us. He was also allowed in bar area which was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was quite small 10 metres long.But it was kept immaculate. the leisure staff were very nice. Will definately return to this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel in interesting location. BUT - very difficult to find - even with a Sat-Nav ! A direction sign would be very helpful. Cost of overnight was high -compared to hotels with similar amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to town centre and amenities"
Very good,service excellent. When telephoned about articles left behind; found and kept them until I was able to collect them.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"mid week break"
we went to this hotel for a break , hotel is centrally located within 5 minutes walk to the centre of Kendal, room was very clean lovely view over the river, breakfast excellent they even had gluten free bread for those on a gluten free diet . we would recommend this hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Top notch for 3 star hotel."
The staff were very friendly and professional, the hotel it's self was clean and tidy as well as being an interesting building. Was in a good location for walking to town and easy to find as well as being quiet at night. The food was very good in the restaurant as was the service. A bonus was the under ground car park.Genuine Expedia guest review
Only stayed for 1 night , but had a very pleasant evening and night. The Hotel is situated by the picturesque River Kent but can be difficult to access due to the 1 way system. The Sat Nav took us to the wrong end of the 1 way street so a detour was required.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, all Lakes attractions accessible"
Our stay was pleasant, we were pleased with the hotel overall, and the fact that our dog could stay in such comfort was a huge plus. Food was good, suite was very comfortable with great views onto the river and nearby park.All in all a great weekend despite the weather.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cold shower & bad internet connectivity"
Average hotel. Room was clean and looks like it was partially renovated. Quite why they did not change the hideous carpets at the same time as well.. But we have two major complaints during our stay: 1) Hot water disappearing meant a COLD SHOWER in the morning! And not just in our room but in our friend's room as well. To make matters worse, when we […] made a complaint to the receptionist about this, her response was literally just: "Thank you for letting me know." No apologies, let alone any compensation! Was travelling with a baby who needed attention then, otherwise they may have been a bit of a squabble! 2) The internet connection was plain atrocious (although the wifi coverage was ok). I have low exceptions of hotel internet connections in general but in this day-and-age taking minutes just to download email (plain text) is just unacceptable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient stop over en route for Scotland"
Reception area could do with a refurb - you would think that this would be a priority. First impressions ect. However don't be put off. Bedroom looked over the river. Was also very clean with comfy beds. Good breakfast buffet with plenty to chose from.also with views of river. Staff helpful. Good location for visiting Lake District however we used it […] as a stop off en route to Scotland. Would stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"gateway to the lakes"
Having already booked our stay I read the reviews on trip advisor, which it has to be said were not overly positive. Well I can only say what we experienced...It was a good stay. The staff were lovely without being at all intrusive, breakfast was superb. Yes the hotel could do with a little freshening up maintenance wise, but it seems to be happening […] progressively. The view from the dining room was pleasant and restful. It served us well for our four days roaming and climbing/walking the lakes and dales. So a thumbs up to this gateway to the lakes. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Not overly impressed. Leisure facilities were ok but hotle itself was mediocre for the price. The lift is only accessable if you go down some stairs and no help was offered at any time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideal place to tour the Lakes from"
We booked a family room for a couple of nights and it was perfect. Room was overlooking the river, nice big bathroom, clean white sheets and towels. Lots of tea/coffee in room (and biscuits). Spa was great and breakfast plentiful. All the staff were helpful and we were able to book in earlier than stated. Over all it was a nice place to stay and tour […] the lakes. Really good Italian restaurant down the road towards the town as well. Weather was good which I'm sure made a big difference. Thank you to all the staff at The Riverside. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was lovley but the staff had no time for uGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"lovely 2 night stay"
An excellent hotel with friendly staff. Nice room and bathroom, good leisure facilities, nice bar/resturant with friendly service and a cooked breakfast and filter coffee :)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for Couples"
Great hotel, lovely quiet area with plenty of things to do. The hotel is nice, quiet and classy and is well kept, and the staff were all nice. only problem is that the website states that the pool facilities are free, when they are not, but its only £5. A good stay and i would definitely recommend to and couples looking for a quiet few nights away!Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice staff (although not pleasant phone manner) but the room was way too hot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Handy to the town"
Hotel was great, lovely receptionist. Lovely room overlooking river. Really convenient location. Unfortunately the service given by the breakfast staff was terrible. We arrived five minutes before breakfast ended, when we asked where we could sit were told over there!!. There was no welcome at breakfast , no explanation where everything was, we were […] not offered tea or toast. Eventually spoke to a member of staff and requested tea and toast. Breakfast staff were bickering with each other. So overall hotel great, location great, receptionist lovely, breakfast staff terrible. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic for family stay"
Had a lovely room on the riverside - lots of room for us and our baby daughter. Very clean and comfy. Only issue was that it got a little warm at night when there was no breeze and the windows (understandably!) don't open far. Fantastic service - high chair and tap water waiting for us at our usual table when we came down on the third day. Overall had […] a really lovely stay - great pool and spa facilities (the screen in reception which some people note, really wasn't a problem as you could hardly see people in it). Wonderful location for the lakes and right in the centre of town. Highly recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great staff and great location"
was a nice place to stay. very comfy n the riverview was just amazing. will definately recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Been to this hotel on several ocassions and can not fault it. Great location for Kendal shopping which is a two min walk away. Great car parking facilities and its just on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park. Leisure facilities are great. Superb value, friendly efficient staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lift shabby and brokedown for most of stay duration. Room on upper floor very hot and ventilation limited,Genuine Expedia guest review
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