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Hotel The Old Dungeon Ghyll (Ambleside, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Old Dungeon Ghyll (Ambleside, United Kingdom)

About The Old Dungeon Ghyll

Set in the Lake District National Park, the Old Dungeon Ghyll offers comfortable, refurbished rooms. En-suite guest rooms feature period furniture, flat screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have four poster beds. En-suite guest rooms feature period furniture, flat screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have four poster beds. A complimentary hot breakfast is served and the hotel’s on site restaurant offers evening meals. Guests can also enjoy drinks in the comfortable and rustic Walker’s Bar. Additional dining opportunities are within an easy drive of the hotel. Just minutes from the A591,with stunning views of the Lakeland Fells and Langdale Pikes, the hotel offers a convenient and picturesque base for enjoying the Lake District. Guests can shop and dine in  Ambleside and Windemere or enjoy swimming, water skiing and boating on the numerous nearby lakes. The hotel is also popular with hikers and hill wakers.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi(Unavailable)
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (9.2 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Very good  (8.0 / 10)
  • Service
    Very good  (8.0 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Very good  (8.4 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Good  (7.9 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Lake Distric Views

Stunning views and acres of landscaped gardens and pastures drew rave reviews from guests at this hotel. Popular with walkers who appreciated heading out for a day's hike straight from the hotel, the Old Dungeon was described as an ideal base for anyone visiting the Lake District.


Friendly, Hard Working Staff

The owners and staff earned praise from guests for creating a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which everyone felt welcomed and accommodated. Guests described staff members as a joy, a delight and willing to go the extra length to ensure an excellent experience.


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Hot breakfast cooked to order, evening meals with hearty, locally produced ingredients and   sticky toffee pudding for desert struck exactly the right culinary notes for many guests at this hotel.They praised the cooking, service and presentation and also loved the ales and atmosphere in the on site Walkers Bar. Many would recommend The Old Dungeon to friends and family based on the  food alone; others said they were already planning to return for second helpings.

Negative Reviews


OnThe Pricey Side

While most guests were happy with the value they received at this hotel, a few found it on the expensive side; others noted that the price was a reflection of the hotel's location in a national park where accommodation tends to cost more.


Poor Wi-Fi

While the Wi-Fi service worked well in the lounge and public places, some guests noted that it was poor or non existent in their rooms.


Neighbouring Noise

A few guests complained that because of the hotel's thin walls they were disturbed by sounds from neighbouring rooms.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Parking
  4. Terrace
  5. Pets allowed
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. Restaurant
  9. WiFi in public areas
  10. Free WiFi
  11. Breakfast
  12. Hand sanitizer provided
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. WiFi
  8. Coffee machine
  9. Closet
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Hiking trail
  1. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


Great Langdale , LA22 9JY , Ambleside , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)437272 | 

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