I booked a weekend break at The Fisherbeck due to the really good reports on Tripadvisor for Fri 17th to Sun 19th May 2013. I had not stopped in Ambleside before and my girlfriend and I were really impressed with how close the hotel was to the town centre. About a 5 min stroll, near but not right in there. The hotel was spotless and my girlfriend liked the Sanderson furnishings (I had no idea but wallpaper & curtains to the uninitiated) in our room. Check in was smooth & ordered pack up for our walk the following day. The owner was knowledgeable about the local area and as we were dining out he gave us some good recommendations about local restaurants in Ambleside. They even have a drying room for your walking gear etc! Breakfast was great with plenty of choice on the menu. Slept like logs for both nights of our stay. Would I stop here again, definateley. Would I recommend Ambleside, definately. It's got plenty of restaurants, pubs and one or two bars all of good quality. Was my girlfriend impressed, definately!