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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Sheffield
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Couldn't fault the experience from hotel, to staff to facilities. The hotel was fantastic and the staff couldn't do more for us. I would highly recommend others to stay here for whatever reason. The spa facilities were excellent also.

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

What a lovely hotel!! The public areas were very grand and traditional, really beautiful yet the rooms seemed to have been recently done up and we're classy and modern. Again really stunning. The window of our room was about three feet from the edge of the lake which provided such a stunning view!! Not a spec of dirt in the...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a longer trip to the Lakes. Nice location on the edge of the lake and outside area must be lovely in summer. Room was functional but we overlooked a timber building. Leisure centre was good but crowded at times. They make a lot of play of food sourcing and do have 2 AA...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We went for an overnight stay and couldn't fault the experience, with a fantastic view, great service, warm atmosphere and extent meals. A slight mistake made in booking was quickly rectified at r caption, and the service at dinner was friendly and warm. The setting of the have tel couldn't be better.

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Lancashire
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here often, recommended friends to stay here and always pop in for afternoon tea when we are in the area. Sadly, this will quite possibly be the last time we will visit the hotel. We decided to go here for scones and tea, taking a seat in the lounge area as we have done many times before....

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights In a beautiful suite with enormous bed and views over Lake Windermere. We did have a bit of a wait for staff to come over in the restaurant to see if we wanted to be seated, however once we were seated staff were attentive and food was lovely. We had afternoon tea on the second day...

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St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We loved this hotel & always stayed here when ever we visited the lakes-unfortunately there is now a charge for the car park ,I find this ridiculous- we will not be staying here anymore ! '( Beware of the bar prices -Extortionate '(

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Manchester
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Room excellent,beautiful views,helpful staff but breakfast little short of chaotic involving long waits and overheated food! Evening meal good.£10 a day parking unacceptable-perhaps £10 per stay better.

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We went for day access to spa followed by afternoon tea. The afternoon tea with bubbly was fantastic with great service. They catered for gluten free offering one of best options we have seen. Surroundings where it was served was grand and beautiful, would recommend! Spa was ok, pool area could have done with a clean; pool edge was dirty...

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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Good location and some rooms have lovely views of the lake. Staff are friendly, rooms clean and have everything needed! Breakfast was lovely, although don't get very much on the full English but can help yourself to cereals, juices and lots of hot drinks. Would recommend for a traditional English hotel

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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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Address: 23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: €128 - €308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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