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“ANOTHER return visit!!!!!”
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The Fisherbeck
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Catterick, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“ANOTHER return visit!!!!!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Yes, we are back again! It says something for the hotel that we always check availability here first if we are planning to come to this part of the lake district, and we haven't been disappointed yet! we always get a warm welcome, hearty breakfasts, great accommodation, and a wealth of knowledgeable advise! Thanks guys!

Room Tip: rooms at front have great views, especially at sunset!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Located just a little way from the centre of Ambleside, this friendly hotel is outstanding. I was travelling solo and had a small but excellently appointed single room; there is a huge attention to detail like overhead bed lights for reading, a remote controlled shower (so you don't freeze or scald adjusting the temperature), very comfortable bed, and the list goes on ... Many have commented on the excellent breakfast, which is no exaggeration: wonderful and varied. I thought that the hotel was very reasonably priced - they even let me keep my car in the car park on the departure day while I went walking in the fells. I will be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The hotel is clean and bright and the rooms are well set out and modern. Breakfast is cooked to order so it’s all hot when it is served. Good parking and ideal for the ten minute walk in to Ambleside where there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants etc. The owner makes you feel welcome and he and the staff make the stay most enjoyable and certainly a place you would want to return to again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We have returned from yet another fantastic break at the Fisherbeck it was absolutley fantastic very good bedroom's breakfast as usual excellent. Raymond,Gillian and all the other staff go out of their way to be very accommodating,nothing too much trouble.
We have been several times and never tire of the hotel we shall be booking for next year's breaks .once again many thanks xxx

Room Tip: Can not fault any of it
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Bluntisham
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Wendy and I have just returned from another fantastic stay at The Fisherbeck. We spent a week there and although the weather was cold and wet the reception we had from Ray, Gillian and the team was as warm and welcoming as usual. The breakfasts each morning were exceptional and really set us up for the day. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing break in the Lakes. The rooms are comfortably furnished and the whole place has a friendly and relaxing ambience. We will certainly be booking again for early next year.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

The hotel was clean and in a good location but the owner is unpleasant. We and several other guests could not get wi-fi he blamed our iPads, this is a common problem apparently, why doesn't he fix it. The room was very small, we couldn't open the bathroom door fully as the door hit the ceiling it was so low. We were first to breakfast as we wanted to leave early, we were sat in the doorway, as the dining room was empty we asked if we could move to another table. The owner told us he decided where guests sat and we would have to sit where we were told.
Unless you want the Faulty Towers experience, don't stay there.

Room Tip: Even though we booked and paid months in advance we were given a room better suited to a store room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We received a very warm and attentive welcome on our arrival- covering everything from dietary requirements to am offer of assistance with our luggage to our room.
The room (room 6) was spacious, nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Having never experienced a four course breakfast before I was delighted with the choice the menu offered. The apricots and prunes with Greek yoghurt, honey and pecan granola followed by smoked haddock and poached egg was the most gorgeous breakfast I have ever eaten.
The location is also perfect for exploring the area. The car park was also excellent.
We will definitely be back. The fisherbeck is brilliant value for money.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Fisherbeck
Address: Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fisherbeck 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO THE FISHERBECK. When you are away from home you want to be comfortable, so why not relax on our luxury leather sofas, enjoy a glass of wine, cool beer, cappuccino or latte, perhaps with a little something from our light bite menu. And then sleep easy in one of our individually designed bedrooms, some with fantastic views, balcony, spa bath or king size bed.If you are looking for a truly hearty well cooked breakfast, for several years we have been the recipients of the Good Breakfast Award. We make our own muesli, granola, breakfast muffins and rum butter. Eggs are collected direct from the farm for absolute freshness. Award winning bacon, sausage and black pudding are sourced locally and our smoked haddock and salmon are some of the finest in the north of England, all cooked for you personally. If you want to be well located with really great views of Loughrigg Fell and onwards to the Langdale Pikes, an easy stroll to shops, restaurants and the lake, we really are perfectly located in Ambleside right in the heart of The Lake District. Our 18 bedrooms are all en-suite and three feature balconies overlooking magnificent Lakeland views opposite. Supremely comfortable, the rooms are equipped with all the facilities you need for a luxurious stay in the heart of this most beautiful area. Our sheltered garden provides a tranquill place to relax and admire the glorious panoramic view of the Langdale Pikes, Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell. ... more   less 
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