Welcome to Riverside Hotel

Your first choice for hotels in Kendal

The Riverside Hotel, a converted 18th century tannery set on five floors, is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal beneath the ruins of the town’s 12th century castle. A short walk away is the centre of this famous market town with its bustling shops, galleries and museums. It’s also close to the train and bus station, is only a 20 minute drive from Lake Windermere and convenient for all the must-see attractions.

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Sanctuary Heath & Fitness

The Sanctuary leisure club is a state of the art facility offering the following facilities:

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Hot tub
  • Gymnasium
  • Exercise studio

Why Choose Us?

  • 58 en-suite bedrooms, including two junior suites
  • River View Restaurant
  • The Tannery Bar & Bistro
  • Sanctuary Health Club with pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and gym
  • Two, well-equipped meeting rooms
  • Free, undercover car parking for 40 cars, with further spaces five minutes away
  • Dogs welcome in most bedrooms, including in the bar
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Near to train and bus stations
  • Stair-lift to access bedrooms and a room with a roll in shower - it’s easy to access the pool


Festive fun and entertainment, relaxing by a real log fire, delicious food and excellent company is what you can expect from Riverside Hotel. Festive lunches are available throughout December which are a favourite for daytime office parties or for a celebration get together with friends and family. Our Christmas Breaks are available for 2 or 3 nights including breakfast, dinner and entertainment.

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