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New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed nearby but ate 2 breakfasts and a dinner here. The Full English was tasty and deceptively filling. I had the fish pie which was yummy but let down by poor chips. The others had the beef mince pie which went down a storm. Great location!

I'm going to start by doing something I seldom do and that is calling to task a previous review (allegedly a few days ago) as fake. We have just returned from the NDG today and the fires were lit every day, it was hot and cosy. I'll also bring to task the allegations the toast is "plonked on a plate". We've stayed here numerous times and it's always brought in a basket. So, ignore Blahdeblah's review as garbage. Now, onto my review. Again, my wife and I had a marvellous stay at the NDG. The fires WERE lit daily and nice and cosy. The food is good value for the area and filling. The chef went out of his way to point out things after remembering my wife doesn't eat dairy. Equally, I'd actually say all the staff remembered this and were very considerate about it. The rooms are warm, comfy and clean. I also know after speaking to Becky on checkout today that some rooms are being refurbed this winter. The staff are always great. Very courteous and helpful. Mark in particular is a great barman and very knowledgable about the local walks etc. I really can't fault this place.

Great location for this hotel, many glorious walks straight from the door including a path along the river to Elterwater. Staff were very good throughout. Had lunch in the Hikers' Bar, food was fine and a couple of real ales but it was lacking in any atmosphere, more like a café - needs to be made more cosy and welcoming. Hotel was very bland in décor and a bit tatty in parts, overpowering smell of air freshner upstairs made me feel quite ill. Was looking forward to the fires (there are 2) but neither was lit, it was 3 degrees and frosty outside. Room was ok but quite expensive. Breakfast was ok but teapot needed more teabags and the toast was soggy as put on plates rather than bothering with a toast rack, staff excellent though.

Called here for lunch as part of our walk, we have been here before and thought it just to be ‘average’ for lunch. Much improved I am pleased to say, maybe the competition across the road has sharpened think up. Was very quiet when we called, no problem obtaining an outside table, the menu has improved, mainly by the addition of more daily specials, good choice of beers and an excellent lunch. One minor point...smoking....on a nice day, most people choose to sit outside and smoking is allowed at what seems to be ‘all areas’ outside, in the day and age, part of the outside seating space, especially where food is served, should be non smoking.

We have stayed here before. It's a lovely spot, nice bar with real ales, friendly staff. Food is just OK, but perfectly acceptable. We all asked for poached eggs both mornings, and they all came hard boiled!. Chef - please take note. 4 Steaks (£6 supplement) on second night were a touch overdone. Don't be put off by this though as its a great place.

We were stranded as we broke down at the top of blea Tarn. After being left Un rescued for 21 hours we walked to the new Dungeon Ghyll Hotel at 6am. It was closed however John was an absolute star and opened up to give us a hot drink and some breakfast. He was very helpful and accommodating and managed to settle us down after a stressful evening. John was so kind that he even gave us a lift back to the car when we eventually found some recovery. John was amazing and is an absolute asset to the hotel. Thank you John and team �

Just had an amazing weekend with our dog at New Dungeon Ghyll hotel. The ground floor room was large and ideal for us both and Chance. The bar food was excellent and you really can't beat the traditional breakfast that we had (no matter where you go in the world). The staff were also very friendly with a special mention to the chatty barman. The weather was a bit mixed but this is an amazing location in the heart of the mountains in the South Lakes.

A recent holiday spent at this old but comfortable hotel is an annual one which is always one we anticipate. Situated in a fold in the Langdales near Ambleside it doesn’t impair in any way the character of its surroundings. From most rooms the view from the window is both enchanting and enticing. The Hotel has the benefit of having three dog rooms for those wishing to bring their pets on holiday. However, it is advisable to book early to get one of these rooms. The rooms are spacious and well fitted with all that is desirable for a comfortable stay. Rain or fine to wake up in this environment is an experience to be remembered long after the holiday is over. The dining room is welcoming and cosy and the morning breakfasts are delicious and filling. Traditional breakfast food including Manx kippers are available every day and are well cooked and presented. For those who go for half board the evening menu, which changes daily, is always one of interest with a variety of tastes catered for. The staff are always cheery, chatty and obliging. The bar has an interesting stock of local ales and beers and is well stocked with wines and spirits. Although 8 or so miles from Ambleside there is a regular bus service daily which is a boon and means that on the narrow roads it can take away the stress of driving. Thoroughly recommended as a holiday location.

The Langdale valley is one of my favourite places on Earth and this beautiful hotel is right there, surrounded by all its beauty! A 360 degree view of the most amazing fells in the lakes. The gardens are beautiful and lovely outdoor seating areas staring at the Langdale pikes. Restaurant was lovely and breakfast was amazing. Had a lovely stay and will certainly return! (Oh, Don't expect good wifi! You definitely stay in the valley for the views, be prepared to switch off for a bit! (There is "some" Wifi in the reception area))

After visiting various place around the langdales i.e. Cathedral Caves, Blea Tarn, then a attempted walk up Stickle Gill. Frustratingly there’s no phone signal in Great Langdale so when an urgent phone call was needed to be made, we went on the hunt for a public phone. Luckily we found one in the dungeon Ghyll walkers bar!!! We were greeted so kindly by the chap behind the bar. The customer service we received was fantastic!! “Thank you!!” We felt so welcome we decided to stay for lunch!! We were so pleased we did!! The food was great, freshly cooked and a huge portion!! We will definitely be back to visit again!!

Great Langdale Ambleside England

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Langdale within a mile (2 km) of Harrison Stickle, New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Pike of Stickle. This 22-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. It's in a national park and also close to Easdale Tarn and Helm Crag.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All of New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel's 22 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including patios, coffee makers, and phones. For entertainment, guests can expect to find digital TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

At New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, guests have access to coffee in a common area, laundry facilities, and a garden. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a picnic area.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Double Room Single Occupancy

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room Single Occupancy

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 437 reviews