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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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From 1,392 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Value for money could be better

Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside

from $98
  • 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


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • 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

Also known as

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


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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 per night

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 162 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic stay here although only for one night, friendly and helpful staff and brilliant location for Grasmere and surrounding area. Great value for money
C, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Superb hotel friendly atmosphere!!
Lovely hotel staff very friendly and made you feel welcome
Kirsten, gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The Swan at Grasmere
This hotel has lovely staff who are very accommodating. We love staying here, it is an old building, some window frames are rotting. For convenience & great food this is a lovely place with beautiful gardens & exceptional views all around
Carolyn, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lake District Hotel
Good location and pleasant dining area.
DOUGLAS, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lake District weekend break
Comfortable Family weekend break, great location and good breakfast &dinner package on offer.
Shetty, gbFamily trip

Macdonald Swan Hotel, Ambleside

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