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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with my partner for a weekend away at the start of February. It is in excellent location of only a 5 minute walk into the centre of Ambleside where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. We found good deal for two nights and our room was small and cosy. Not a big issue as...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review and sorry you had a few issues, for which we apologise. Unforunately it would be impossible to put a sliding door into the bathroom where you were and there is a doorstop which prevents the door from banging too loudly. Many of the top rooms have nice...

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is our first visit to the Fisherbeck and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and professional the rooms are of the highest standards. The breakfast was amazing. We will be coming to stay here again

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your very complimentary review. It is much appreciated and we will forward your comments to our wonderful members of staff who do a great job keeping us clean and comfortable. We do indeed hope you will visit us again in the not too distant future. Kind regards. Gillian Lane

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Just back from 3 days at the Fisherbeck. We have been going to Ambleside for about twenty years and always stayed in the centre but finding the prices increasing to what we think is well over priced, we started searching for some where different, why did we not find the Fisherbeck sooner. First class, well worth the money at a...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable 3 day stay with us. The views from the front facing rooms really are quite good, aren't they. I have looked at that same vista for very nearly 40 years, 22 years on a full time basis, and...

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Delightful room (room 2, stayed 1st February) with top-class features and beautiful views. The professionalism and friendliness of the owners and staff ensured that we had a completely relaxing and comfortable stay. Very generous and delicious breakfast - the best cooked piece of smoked haddock I've had in a long time - not to mention my husband's perfectly cooked 'special'...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your very complimentary review. It was a pleasure having you with us. Room 2 is a great favourite with many of our regular guests having a balcony...though not too well used in February, great views and a full en-suite with spa bath & separate walk-in shower. Only sorry you didn't...

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Only arrived last night (Friday), very nice welcome when got here, shown the room which is just perfect for what we need on a weekend break. Breakfast this morning was excellent, service very efficient and professional. I've seen hotel inspector and I think Alex Politzi would be impressed. Here till Sunday. Will update again at end of trip

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review and I do apologise for taking such a long time in responding but we closed for our winter break right after you left and other duties got in the way. But we are now well and truly re-opened for the season and should you be thinking of...

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the weekend while visiting Ambleside for the Christmas lights switch on. There were 6 of us in total 4 adults and 2 kids, we had plenary of room and were extremely comfortable. The house is beautiful, 3 floors of 5 star luxury. Having stayed in the Fisherbeck a number of times we wouldn't have expected anything...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and as I write I believe you are staying with us in another of our self-catering properties. So I trust you will have a similarly enjoyable experience. Thank you again. All the very best. Gillian

Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stayed here Monday to Friday, made to feel very welcome immediately the owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. We were shown to our room and all the details on layout and facilities explained. We even received a complementary beverage to freshen up after the journey. The room was clean and tidy and the breakfast was out of this...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your very kind review regarding your stay with us at The Fisherbeck, and I do apologise for taking such a long time to respond. We are so pleased that you enjoyed breakfast. We do try our best to make it a good experience with food cooked to order, a...

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We have stayed a few times in Woodside Cottage belonging to The Fisherbeck Would we look for anywhere else to stay "no" Very well maintained, clean everything you need for a relaxing holiday, warm and comfortable. It is in a good location easy walk into Ambleside, the bus stop outside the Hotel takes you to various places. There is breakfast...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Hello Mr & Mrs M. It is always a pleasure having you to stay with us & thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We have always loved the space which Woodside Cottage provides for our guests having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and parking on site. The location is great too with an easy...

Yorkshire UK
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I booked a 3 day visit in October. We had stayed here previously quite a few years ago. We were welcomed in a very friendly way and shown to our room. It faced the front with a balcony and lovely views. The room was well appointed with a very nice bathroom and comfortable bed. Included in the...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for writing your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us after such a long time. All of our balcony rooms have proved to be very popular with wonderful views towards Loughrigg Fell and the Langdales beyond. We are also pleased that you enjoyed breakfast. Thank you again and we...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

As regular enough visitors to Ambleside we were trying somewhere different due to a change of ownership at the place we usually go to. So a chance to find a new favourite. On the plus side we were not disturbed by road or other guest noise, our room was very clean, there was enough private parking, our room had lovely...

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GillianLane, Owner at The Fisherbeck, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your review and for the positive comments made regarding your room, parking, location & cleanliness. We do though decorate on a very regular basis, including our main lounge and dining room just this last January, and decor is always so subjective is it not? I do though apologise for...

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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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Address: Old Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $145 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fisherbeck 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
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Fisherbeck Hotel Ambleside
The Fisherbeck Ambleside, Lake District
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#3 Family Hotel in Ambleside
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ambleside
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“Choose a room with a balcony and views over the Fells.”
ColinFD, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms are easy access”
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“We had room 9 which had a lovely super king size bed and a spa bath which was lovely.”
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“Front rooms with balcony have great views”
saltburn51, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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