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Thorney How, Ambleside

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Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Thorney How, Grasmere, Ambleside, England, LA22 9QW, United Kingdom

Ambleside ski hostel with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 227 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The owners and staff couldn’t have been more…Oct 1, 2018
  • Quiet, peaceful , lovely room and great shower. Food excellentJun 13, 2019

Thorney How, Ambleside

from $92
  • Family Room, Ensuite (Bunk Beds)
  • Traditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Traditional Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Family Room, Ensuite (Bunk beds)
  • Traditional Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Mountain View
  • Family Room, Ensuite (3 Bunk Beds)

What’s around Thorney How, Ambleside

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Easdale Tarn - 12 min walk
  • Grasmere Garden Village - 17 min walk
  • Helm Crag - 17 min walk
  • St Oswald's Church - 17 min walk
  • Wordsworth Museum - 24 min walk
  • Dove Cottage - 25 min walk
  • Alcock Tarn - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) - 106 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 25 min drive
  • Staveley Station - 32 min drive
  • Penrith Station - 32 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 3:30 PM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. This property is closed to guests 10:30 AM-3:30 PM. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
This property does not provide towels in all room types. Towels can be rented for a small fee. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1600
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Recreation

Nearby

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Thorney How, Ambleside’s small print

Also known as

  • Thorney How Hotel Grasmere
  • Thorney How Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ambleside
  • Thorney How Hotel
  • Thorney How Grasmere
  • Thorney How Hostel Ambleside
  • Thorney How Hostel
  • Thorney How Ambleside
  • Thorney How Hostel/Backpacker
  • Thorney How Ambleside
  • Thorney How Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

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.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Breakfast costs between GBP 2.75 and GBP 9.75 per person (approximately)

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 8.2 From 8 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Rustic Charm
Fabulous place to stay with lots of character
Eileen, gb1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Not so Thorney
Really enjoyed it
gb1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Rather unpleasant stay
There were 4 of us staying at Thorney How. Nice place overall, decent food, clean rooms, quiet area. However, the service is absolutely awful. Aside from the fact that after you've paid for your accommodation you are required to leave the property between 10.30am and 3pm, our stay within the allowed hours was rather unpleasant. There are certain hidden and tricky rules. The first one that we have encountered was with the "flask service". When we asked for our flasks to be filled with water, we were notified about £3 charge per flask plus £1 per tea bag (it was the next day that we've found out about a kitchen with an absolutely free kettle to use for all guests). The second "favour" was when we sat in the lounge after the bar closure with our own bottled drinks. The owner has rather rudely instructed us to leave the premises to consume our alcohol outside (we nearly finished our single and only beer bottle per person), so we sat outside in the dark on the benches. Few minutes later he returned to further send us away elaborating on the fact that we are still on his premises. The deal was that we can stand on the edge of the fence ensuring we are not crossing his territory. It was pitch black outside on the county lanes. Being a guest who wouldn't normally complain about such things, this kind of service puts anyone off from coming back to a place that doesn't value their customers.
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Thorney How, Ambleside

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