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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere

4 Stars

Church Street Bowness On Windermere Cumbria LA23 3DF


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Cleanliness 5
Facilities 5
Service 5
Location 5
Pricing 5
Overall 5
Great service, pleasing hospitality and plush interiors make the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere a most favourable destination for a truly memorable stay.

Location
This hotel stands right on the shore of Windermere and boasts unrivalled views of England's largest lake. Cruises, sailing, watersports and golf are available nearby plus the Beatrix Potter Exhibition is only 2 minutes walk away.

Rooms
The ivy-clad Old England is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Most of the individually styled and spacious bedrooms have stunning views over Lake Windermere.

Restaurant
The celebrated Vinand Restaurant offers the very best of British and continental cuisine and a panoramic view of Lake Windermere.

General
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere has 4 suites licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies, so you can have your wedding service and reception right here. Enjoy the external breathtaking scenery of Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells whilst pampering yourself with the wide selection of treatments that inner sanctuary offers.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Spa / Wellness Centre
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Room Facilities

  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Telephone

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere Guest Reviews (28)


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
5 out of 5

The Old England has been beautifully updated and is in a magnificent position overlooking the lake. Everything was of the highest standard, the staff could not be faulted. Our room in the original building had a lake view and was exceptionally good value through HotelClub. A 5* experience, thank you.

Anonymous wrote on November 25, 2010


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
3.2 out of 5

The hotel's location is excellent. SPA is brand new and good quality. Bar area and Lounge are really good. There is a great lake view in the hotel. The room we were in had a great lake view, but the windows were really dirty. Especially the fact that there was a massive bird dirt on the window did not make us very happy. The bath tub had a leak so when we took shower, the whole bothroom got wet in 5 min. Conclusion is that it is a great location and the hotel is probably leveraging it to justify high prices because the room quality does not justify it

Emre Turanli wrote on August 7, 2009


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
4 out of 5

The hotel is well situated near the lake, and has very nice facilities (including a spa). The price is somewhat higher than I would expect. Parking is a problem in this area, but the hotel offers a 5 minutes away parking lot (quite crowded on the day I visited). Bottom line: I enjoyed the hotel, and might return in the future.

Anonymous wrote on August 6, 2009


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
5 out of 5

As my husband is a wheelchair user, we were allocated a specially adapted room which was excellent. Only drawback, there was no shower, only bath, however we coped. Staff were very attentive to our needs and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

Derek Drysdale wrote on February 16, 2009


Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere
5 out of 5

Hotel has had upgrade since our last visit but kept its character and beautiful pool is now available. We had brilliant views over lake and excellent service from all staff

Elspeth Hough wrote on January 16, 2009


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Cleanliness5 out of 5
Facilities5 out of 5
Service5 out of 5
Location5 out of 5
Pricing5 out of 5

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere Guest Reviews

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5 out of 5

The Old England has been beautifully updated and is in a magnificent position overlooking the lake. Everything was of the highest standard, the staff could not be faulted. Our room in the original building had a lake view and was exceptionally good value through HotelClub. A 5* experience, thank you.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 25, 2010

3.2 out of 5

The hotel's location is excellent. SPA is brand new and good quality. Bar area and Lounge are really good. There is a great lake view in the hotel. The room we were in had a great lake view, but the windows were really dirty. Especially the fact that there was a massive bird dirt on the window did not make us very happy. The bath tub had a leak so when we took shower, the whole bothroom got wet in 5 min. Conclusion is that it is a great location and the hotel is probably leveraging it to justify high prices because the room quality does not justify it

Review by: Emre Turanli
Date stayed August 7, 2009

4 out of 5

The hotel is well situated near the lake, and has very nice facilities (including a spa). The price is somewhat higher than I would expect. Parking is a problem in this area, but the hotel offers a 5 minutes away parking lot (quite crowded on the day I visited). Bottom line: I enjoyed the hotel, and might return in the future.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed August 6, 2009

5 out of 5

As my husband is a wheelchair user, we were allocated a specially adapted room which was excellent. Only drawback, there was no shower, only bath, however we coped. Staff were very attentive to our needs and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

Review by: Derek Drysdale
Date stayed February 16, 2009

5 out of 5

Hotel has had upgrade since our last visit but kept its character and beautiful pool is now available. We had brilliant views over lake and excellent service from all staff

Review by: Elspeth Hough
Date stayed January 16, 2009

5 out of 5

Great Location good facilities. Would stay there again.

Review by: Bernard Marchant
Date stayed November 26, 2008

4.2 out of 5

The hotel room was very clean and welcoming and all the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The hotel has an excellent location on the lakeside. The only downsides were that Reception seemed undermanned at times and the breakfast service was very slow when busy, but it gave us time to admire the superb view of the lake from the picture window!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 5, 2008

4.6 out of 5

My wife and I had a long weekend stay. The Hotel was very nice for the most part and I would recommend staying there to anyone. The rooms are large clean and the view was fabulous. The only issue I had was the poor breakfast service on Sunday morning (very busy not enough staff), the absence of draws and heating in the room. All this on one of the rainiest Saturdays of the year, thank goodness the Hotel was so nice. Thanks also to Hotel Club, we only paid half that of other guests. A must to experience!!!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 31, 2008

4.6 out of 5

Beautiful hotel, I would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a romantic weekend away. The staff were great too!

Review by: Matthew Ablitt
Date stayed October 10, 2008

3.4 out of 5

Hot breakfast(beware it might be optional depending on the rate you pay) was good quality and a choice from Scottish or English breakfast. However, some of the dishes on the buffet table were dirty. The room itself was big and clean with a comfy king-size bed and a sofa, which made up the location at the back side of the building. The service was OK but a little bit cold without greetings. Overall, it is a good hotel, though I feel it lacks atmosphere, hospitality, and for a 3 stars hotel, it's over priced from what it was.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 8, 2008

5 out of 5

Excellent hotel-my only comment is that the breakfast was not as great

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 28, 2008

4 out of 5

Good hotel, great location, friendly staff, expensive drinks and no aircon in the rooms.

Review by: Alastair MacGregor
Date stayed August 27, 2008

4.6 out of 5

recently refurbished it is a lovely hotel in a perfect setting beside the lake.Reception staff and concierge staff were very helpfull.Hotel has a car park which the concierge take your car and return it if desired.Room very spacious and comfertable.Only slight critiscism we had dinner in the restaurant and food was mediocre and overpriced.There are a number of bistros outside the hotel which are better food and value.

Review by: david jones lorna jones
Date stayed July 30, 2008

4.6 out of 5

The hotel has a beautiful outside terrace overlooking the lake, but it was all non smoking! So we went to the great pub next door who had provided facilities for us poor smokers!

Review by: MRS CLIFFE
Date stayed July 25, 2008

5 out of 5

Excellent in every way...

Review by: Stephen Ashurst, Michelle Ashurst
Date stayed July 23, 2008

5 out of 5

This is a lovely hotel, which has undergone a full refurb. Our bedroom was lovely, overlooking the lake. The public areas are excellent, beautifully appointed, and the pool and spa was wonderful. The whole hotel was gleaming, and the service was absolutely first class - nothing was too much trouble. We have stayed at many Macdonald hotels, but this was definitely up there with the best. We will definitely return!

Review by: Catherine Oasgood
Date stayed July 17, 2008

5 out of 5

I LOVED this hotel. It was recently remolded and they did a fantastic job. The guest rooms were plush and nice and the public rooms were comfy and cozy. Excellent location too!

Review by: Cecilia Cygnar
Date stayed July 3, 2008

5 out of 5

Perfect hotel, right in the heart of Bowness, great staff, friendly and knowledgable particularly in the bar. Would definately stay here or other Macdonald hotels again

Review by: Craig Bentham
Date stayed May 29, 2008

4.4 out of 5

Excellent hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Great location.

Review by: alexander nienaltowski
Date stayed April 29, 2008

5 out of 5

We stayed in the new wing of the Hotel which was excellant rooms were very spacious more like a suite. Service was excellant staff very friendly and hotel was spotless.

Review by: Kenneth Nelson
Date stayed April 8, 2008

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