US$123 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 24 Feb 2016 Check-out 26 Feb 2016

Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

4 stars
View map of Church Street, Bowness On Windermere, LA23 3DF

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
5 reviews
Business Trip

stayed at this Hotel before and it's idealy situated for a nice stroll round the shops then a nice... See full review

  • Frodo 1
  • 9 Feb 2015
The Old England has been beautifully

The Old England has been beautifully updated and is in a magnificent position overlooking the lake.... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Nov 2010
Great service, pleasing hospitality and plush interiors make the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Windermere a most favourable destination for a truly memorable stay.
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.
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.
Dining

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

Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa Rooms

Double
Our Walkers rooms offer the perfect place for anyone looking to rest their head while they explore the Lakeland area. Traditionally furnished with all the modern conveniences you need to make your stay incredibly comfortable. Includes traditional furnishings, flat screen TV, use of a bathrobe, tea/coffee making facilities, Arran Aromatics toiletries and free, unlimited Wifi internet access powered by The Cloud.
Classic Rooms
There is so much to see, do and explore in the beautiful Lake District that you'll want to make sure that your sleep is one of the most comfortable around and your legs get a deserved rest. The Classic bedrooms at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa offer you just that and are mainly located in the historic Georgian house section of the hotel. Thick duvets to snuggle into and fine Egyptian cotton, not to mention your own fluffy bathrobe to use during your stay. The perfect retreat to prepare for another day's adventure.
Executive Rooms
Beautiful and spacious rooms all located in the main building. Each room features upgraded bathrooms with separate walk in showers and all the amenities you could need to ensure yourself a wonderful and memorable stay. Roomy and comfortable with ample work space and relax space, there's no better way to stay when visiting the Lake District.
Feature Rooms
Wow, you've definitely arrived at your beautiful Feature bedroom at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa. Every room offers beautiful views and the historic charm you would expect from this stunning location, then try the really comfortable bed complete with micro-fibre mattress topper and three-foot long pillows to sink into. Including a host of extra special benefits, why not book our exquisite Four-Poster Feature bedroom for that little extra treat?
Executive Suites
Whilst there's plenty of walking, exploring and adventure to be had in the Lake District, sometimes all you need is a rest and relaxation. A stay in one of our Suites, gives you just that. They're really spacious with high quality fittings and furnishings. Every room offers beautiful views and the historic charm you would expect from this stunning location, there is no better sanctuary in the heart of Windermere.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

54.3806 -2.9061
Area served
Bowness On Windermere
Nearby airports
Carlisle Airport 70 miles. www.carlisleairport.co.uk Manchester Airport 95 miles . www.manchesterairport.co.uk

Dining

The Restaurant
The Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa sits on the shore of Lake Windermere and boasts stunning views over the lake and surrounding fells. Know locally at 'the restaurant on the lake', it offers one of the most impressive views across the water.
Terrace Lounge and Cocktail Bar
Our elegant Lounge & Cocktail Bar is a beautiful retreat during your visit to the Lake District. Relax in the lounge or take in the stunning views across the lake from our own sun terrace.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is an ideal venue for your business meeting or conference. Set in the heart of the Lake District, our hotel provides a peaceful and relaxing retreat from the stresses and strains of the office. Not only do our excellent facilities offer you a range of technologies along with uncompromised luxury; nature features heavily too. Escape to inspiring landscapes at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, where we have 6 stunning function rooms available for business events and celebrations alike.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
16:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aamir R.
Couples
N/A
26 Oct 2015

Not too good Not too bad

Location is outstanding. Very good staff. I checked in late and one trainee receptionist welcomed us very good. She was very nice. Night porter was very good guy he parked my car.Overall very good staff but still some one them need more customer service training for benefit of hotel business. My room location was like a room in the heaven :) fantastic view to the lake. But in the middle of the night bed split up into two single beds so me and girlfriend slept separately :(. Any how in the morning Duty manager she changed my room and relocate us into a very beautiful suite. That was outstanding and lovely.The Duty manager was very nice. she is the star. She deserve a hug :) Overall very good experience i will recommend this hotel to my friends. I will stay again and i will book room 222 always :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frodo 1
Business
St Helens
9 Feb 2015

Business Trip

stayed at this Hotel before and it's idealy situated for a nice stroll round the shops then a nice meal (all types), then a short walk back to the hotel. Didn't have evening meals there but the Breakfasts are dead fresh and dead tasty (try the black pudding)?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

you have all types of restaraunts close by, spoilt for choice....

Review of Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
25 Nov 2010

The Old England has been beautifully

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emre
Not Provided
7 Aug 2009

The hotel's location is excellent.

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Review of Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
6 Aug 2009

The hotel is well situated near

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

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