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Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside

3-star3 stars
Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, England, LA22 9RF, United Kingdom

3-star hotel in Ambleside with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Value for money could be better
146See all 146 reviews
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Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside

from $109
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room (Family)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature 4 Poster)

What’s around Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside


  • Heart of Ambleside
  • Grasmere Garden Village - 13 min walk
  • Helm Crag - 13 min walk
  • St Oswald's Church - 13 min walk
  • Wordsworth Museum - 16 min walk
  • Dove Cottage - 16 min walk
  • Alcock Tarn - 22 min walk
  • Easdale Tarn - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) - 104 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 15 min drive
  • Staveley Station - 21 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 23 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1650
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Waggoners - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Walkers Bar - This bar specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Lounge - This lobby lounge specializes in local cuisine.

Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside’s small print


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Also known as

  • Macdonald Swan Ambleside
  • Macdonald Swan Hotel
  • Macdonald Swan Hotel Ambleside
  • Macdonald Swan

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 146 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Swan Hotel
Nice hotel, friendly staff, excellent food in restaurant, good breakfast.... in general staff fell over themselves to help
Clive, gbTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel
This is a lovely family friendly hotel, I have stayed many times, but this time I went with my daughter and two young children. We had a family Room 8. This was a delightful large room and fantastic bathroom. Great choice.
Anne, gbFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice hotel, good location with parking
Nice hotel. Big, spacious family room. Very clean. Could have done with some more convenient plug points for charging phones etc and couldn’t plug in the kettle provided as lead too short to rest kettle on any surfaces. Very warm in room. Difficult to open windows.
Emma, gbFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Value for money
2 night dinner bed & breakfast with my partner and dog. Really nice hotel for our mini break in the Lake District. We were comfortable and relaxed and had a great time. The only slight issue was the mattress which was quite soft; we prefer a firm mattress but it’s definitely not a complaint!
Dawn, gbRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Return visit to a pleasant hotel
Very pleasant hotel in a convenient position with its own car park. Our room was nicely accommodated with plenty of storage space and wonderfully fluffy towels. There was an issue with an unpleasant odour in the bathroom, and the menu has become very "pub food". Breakfast, however, was excellent with some lovely choices, including gluten free, and no supplement to pay.
Julie, gbRomance trip

Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside

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