AMBLESIDE’S Rothay Manor Hotel has seen a ‘great week’ as it was shortlisted for an excellence award and was named as one of the top hotels in the UK.

The Rothay has been nominated for the Condé Nast Johansen’s Award for Excellence - Best Dining Experience and has reached the shortlisted stage for the accolade.

During the same week the hotel also learnt that it had been named as one of the top 50 boutique hotels in the country.

Owners Jamie and Jenna Shail bought the hotel back in 2016 and have described the incredible week as a great reward for their staff following the difficulties of lockdown.

Jamie said: “It’s been a good week. Being shortlisted and named as one of the top 50 boutique hotels in the UK is huge for us.

“We received an award last year for being a dog friendly hotel, and our head chef Dan McGeorge won the Great British Menu

“As an owner it’s hard to put in words. It’s amazing to be recognised especially with it being such hard times.

“It’s difficult in hospitality due to staff shortages, the endless pressures and working longer hours. But having some recognition and being noticed is amazing. We’re very grateful for it.”

Voting for the award can be done online.