My wife and I broke our return home from holiday to spend a Friday to Monday stay at Brathay Lodge. We were early signing in but were greeted warmly and were given a room on the second floor. I have included photographs of our bedroom and en suite, to show the very comfortable accommodation with which we were provided. We were impressed with the high standard of cleanliness in our room, en suite and dining room.
The Lodge is situated on a busy road through Ambleside but it is only a few minutes walk to the shopping centre, where there is a whole variety of shops, eating places, bus stops, etc. Although the Lodge was busy while we were there, including families, there was sufficient parking for visitors cars. I was unaware of any lift in the building.
The quality and quantity of the food provided for the self-service breakfast was excellent, especially the fresh and dried fruit. The room was very comfortable and fully equipped, however it was necessary to go to the public rooms near reception to have anything like good wifi reception.
We used the good bus service on rover tickets to visit other towns such as Keswick, rather than try and deal with the congested roads and difficult parking, which was also expensive anyway.