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“Another great stay at the Fisherbeck”
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The Fisherbeck
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 September 2010

Returned here, this time with friends (their first visit), and stayed in the rooms leading up to the entrance and overlooking the garden. Great rooms, tastefully decorated and comfortable beds. Still serve a superb breakfast and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

Ambleside is a great central location - we loved the Langdale Valley and Wastwater. Had great sea bass (again!) at the Log House Restaurant opposite the hotel, tea at Lucy's and bought walker's picnics from The Picnic Box for our trips out and about.

We'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2010

Why do we come back?
Quality, cleanliness, superb staff and excellent value for money. We have had accommodation in the hotel and also the adjacent cottage neither of which can be faulted. Ray and Jillian are perfectionists and it shows, from the superb breakfasts efficiently served to the quality of the hotel itself. Nothing is to much trouble for them and the staff.
A big well done. Already booked for next September.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

Awesome Experience!! Fisherbeck is truly a jewel in Lake District. A very cozy B&B with wonderful rooms and excellent Food. The staff is extremely helpful and always keen to assist the occupants. They serve delicious breakfast which u can always look forward too. The simple need of every day (coffee) is freshly brewed and helps kick start your day on the right note. The Ambelside village add its own charm with very good restaurants nearby that u can enjoyable a memorable dinner. Ask the staff for recommendations, they are spot on.
Definitely one of the best places that we have stayed.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2010

Having read the reviews on trip advisor I felt sure this hotel would be great and I wasn't disappointed. Our room was on the top floor and a bit difficult to reach with bags etc but the staff were very helpful and this wasn't really a problem. It was great to have such easy parking although be careful if trying to make a right turn out onto the main road as you need to edge out slightly to get a clear view.
The room was great, breakfast superb and overall we have a marvellous, relaxed stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

We booked this hotel as part of our lake district honeymoon based on reviews, and were glad we did! Our room (number 20) seemed newly refurbished - modern and clean, comfy bed, and a spa bath! All very nice.
Friendly welcome when we checked in, and help/tips if needed, such as restaurant bookings.
Breakfast was superb - we really liked the choices, with a 'starter' and 'main' (we had porridge, lake full breakfast and muffins (freshly made - yum!) all were delicious! The girls serving were lovely, very polite and efficient, a credit to the hotel.
the parking was welcome - did seem to get busy with people blocked in, but since we left our reg with reception assume this works?
great location - out of the busy windermere and bowness, perfect walking distance into ambleside for food/boat cruises.
Only downside...didnt stay longer!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

My wife and I booked into the Fisherbeck on the back of the many great reviews on Tripadvisor and weren't disappointed. It is perfectly situated just 5 minutes away from Ambleside Town Centre, yet still nice and quiet. The room was clean and tidy and the staff were very helpful when asked any questions. Breakfast was superb (especially the porridge with whisky-soaked sultanas) and really helped set us up for a nice long walk around Loughrigg. We'd definitely revisit Fisherbeck on our next trip up to the Lakes!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

Booked a late 2 night break at the Fisherbeck based on the reviews on trip advisor and was not disappointed.
This is a superb B&B 5 mins from the centre of Ambleside but with all the peace & quiet for a restful stay.
We had one of the refurbished garden rooms at the front of the hotel and it was decorated to a very high standard, modern decor, tiled floors, and plenty of storage space ( always a complaint of my wife) the room was spacious & comfortable. The bathroom had a separate power shower & bath as well as being of a good size.
It was also nice to sit outside at the front of our room in the evening, at least when it stopped raining for long enough.
Breakfast was also excellent with plenty of choices through the 3 courses as well as being contradictory to the modern trend of "help yourself to the cereal", everything was served freshly prepared.
We visit to the Lakes every year for a short break and can say quite definitely we will return to the Fisherbeck.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
Price Range: £81 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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