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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

Stayed with work colleagues for two nights. Car parking is difficult but valet parking is available at a cost. Great position overlooking the lake and to wander through the nearby streets for other eating opportunities. My room 230 had view over lake and was of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place seemingly. Our safe won't stop beeping. We need to move. Nobody cares. We have a horrible view. The desk I'd this pic for trip advisor. There was an explanation of renovation across the alley. The toilet in the view is really off-putting. A...More

1  Thank Helen R
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded yesterday

Dear Helen R, I am very sorry to hear that your safe was beeping. I have now asked both our maintenance and housekeeping team to replace the batteries in all the safes that is due to be replaced. Helen R, please be reassured that we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing weekend before 10 k trail race. Room had odour of cigarette smoke. However the staff were immediately on to it and resolved the issue very quickly. Cannot complain. Will stay again. The rooms are fine but could do with some redecorating (scuff marks...More

1  Thank Dean W
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Dean W, Thank you very much for your review. I am disappointed to hear that someone was smoking in your room previously. Our team is usually very vigilant when it comes to smoking on our premises, however, I am happy to hear that it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We couldn't find anywhere in Bowness for afternoon tea with gluten free options. We popped into thr MacDonald to find that nothing was too much trouble. Excellent afternoon tea with gluten free scones and cake. Excellent service at a reasonable price with comfortable views across...More

Thank Paul A
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded yesterday

Dear Paul A, Thank you for your 5 star review. I am so happy that you were delighted with your visit and enjoyable Afternoon Tea. I will pass on your compliments to Tony and the rest of the team. Once again, thank you from all...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Where to start this hotel is awful for the money we paid!! We ordered a room with a balcony which we didn’t get!! The service is slow, they took payment on Saturday then on Sunday said we hadn’t paid so had to pay again now...More

2  Thank gillianhunt82
Response from Chris Q, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded yesterday

Dear gillianthunt82, I am very sorry that you did not get a room with a balcony. Unfortunately looking in to your reservation we did not receive your request and I know that our Front Office Manager dealt with you. I have immediately dealt with the...More

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Description
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional ...More facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays. Our hotel in Cumbria is perfect for country adventures - hire a private jetty on our lake and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer. And once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our spa and thermal suite for a relaxing steam before you dine in our award-winning Restaurant. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Sauna
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Style
Onsen
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Business
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Family
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Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Style
Onsen
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Business
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
106
Price range
US$160 - US$387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Old England
,
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Business
,
Family
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
106
Price range
US$160 - US$387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Hotel Macdonald Old England
,
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
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Traveller (767)
Room & Suite (341)
Dining (101)
Pool & Beach (33)
Amenities (42)
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Bluunoah
16 September 2018|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed overnight and was charged £20 so not sure if it is per day. Ensure your bill is correct when departing as it has taken nearly 4 weeks and Many phone calls to receive a credit from them.
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poemanchester
29 March 2018|
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Response from dmtbManchester | Reviewed this property |
Take the turning from bowness towards Ambleside and there is a car park opposite the Beartrix potter museum for £15 for 3 days. It’s only a 10 Minuets walk from the hotel. Much better value than the rip off they charge.
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poemanchester
20 March 2018|
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Response from Lyn132 | Reviewed this property |
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"get room with clear lake view dependent on rate"
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"Ask for a room without a garbage view."
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"Rooms at back of hotel verlook the lake and are very quiet."
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"Lake view rooms are good, but small and no air conditioning"
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