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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“old england”(428 reviews)
“valet service”(45 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
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Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Concierge
Spa
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
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4 Star Hotel
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 facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private...
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Location and contact
23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
91 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed today via mobile

My family and I were very excited to visit this hotel because it's listed as a spa with great gym facilities ... we left our dinner early to enjoy the gym facilities which are listed as being closed at 10 pm ... we arrived at...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were not happy with the standard provided for the price. Without a rant it is difficult to explain all the aspects that we felt made our stay disappointing, but needless to say we also experienced quite a few of the negative aspects mentioned in...More

2  Thank Pomegranate789
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had bed and breakfast stay and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hotel was clean. Valet parking at hotel to a car park less than 100mtrs away. Metres from pubs shops and the bowness boat trip tour. Great location friendly staff. Breakfast was adequate not special. Room...More

Thank MrAshe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited as a couple and hired one of the most expensive balcony suites in the hotel. The views were stunning over Windermere. The room was a decent quality but a little dated. Some basics like a TV with hardly any working channels and most...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nightmare experience- don’t even know where to begin with. My review is 100% genuine and not targeted towards anyone personal. But the staff and hotel mananagemnt need to understand what is customer service , what is meaning of polite and how to solve a...More

3  Thank Naynesh
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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$199 - US$419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$199 - US$419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#6 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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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 |
Yes you can.
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Dean H
9 January 2018|
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Response from Fay S | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park up the hill, approximately 5 mins walk from the hotel. It was full when we were there recently but I think you can reserve places on line, I believe it is about £15:00 for 3 days.
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