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South Yorkshire uk
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This hotel is old and for some time has been in need of refurbishment. The replies to reviews have been promising them, but I started to wonder was this just hype! They are now taking place! This meant however that half the hotel was shut off, but some rooms and areas have been upgraded. Stair and other carpets are still...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SPR-amble Thank you so much for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for mentioning our friendly, helpful staff. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well...

Whitby
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I booked this hotel for its location as it was my husband's birthday and he loves The Lakes. On our first night we opted for dinner in the restaurant which was nice and the staff were very nice. We couldn't get any hot water from the shower and despite reporting it to the receptionist several times it wasn't fixed. On...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ER12 Thank you for posting a review, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will be adding new services to...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed here over Christmas for 4 nights in this Victorian hotel located above the town with good views of Lake Windermere. A very warm reception and allocated a large en-suite room with a view over the roof tops towards the lake. Warm, clean and comfortable accommodation with good quality towelling, changed daily, toiletries stocked daily and likewise tea/coffee making facilities....

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hackford Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that your 4 night break was so enjoyable and thank you for sharing your experience. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for...

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I always believe in judging a place myself on my own opinions and not going with pre concieved ideas after looking on trip advisor The hotel is undergoing a refurbishment scheme but this didnt interfere with our stay. The hotel is set up above bowness looking over Lake Windermere The room was warm plenty of hot water bedding was crisp...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GJones2068 Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that your 3 night stay was so enjoyable and thank you for sharing your experience. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for...

wolverhampton
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have just come back from a 5 night break at the Windermere Hydro Hotel, between Christmas and New Year. This is our 7th year in the lakes at this time of year and our first stay at this Hotel. Yes, we did read the reviews before we came but everybody has their own thoughts and opinions...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear crisrob123 Thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and thank you for sharing your experience in detail with other travellers. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting...

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The photos say it all. We are used to budget accommodation, but this was so poor we had to write a review. All we can say is, the staff were fantastic, they deserve high praise indeed having to work every day in this environment, dealing (we imagine) with repeated complaints they can't satisfactorily resolve. The hotel was dark, worn, peeling,...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Grimsnack I am sorry that your recent stay was such a disappointment and please rest assured all your comments have been noted. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

On arrival we found out that this hotel has started a programme of refurbishment but this seemed to be in rooms downstairs. The room we were allocated had a good lake view but was very much stuck in the 80s regarding decor. We had also paid for a double room and was disapponted to find we had two single beds...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lindsey W I am sorry that your recent visit was such a disappointment and note your comments regarding the decor and furnishings. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Windermere Hydro Hotel for one night between Christmas and New Year. Our room was 177 at the top of the hotel. The hotel was within walking distance of the town centre with lots of places to eat and drink near by. Once we parked up the car at the hotel we didn't need to drive anywhere....

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donnagee Thank you for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed Christmas stay and thank you for sharing the experience. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had booked for a 3 day xmas break. We have stayed many times before. We were staying in the area a week before Xmas so we thought we would go the Hydro for coffee. From walking in the main entrance seeing no Christmas decorations, than the smell hit you of damp , really bad. No staff around we asked...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 106judy We always enjoy welcoming guests back to the hotel and so I was very disappointed that you cancelled your latest visit. I am excited to let you know that the hotel has now closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment we will be adding...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This will be the 4th time we have stayed at this hotel but will be our last. We have picked this hotel for it's excellent location and parking for Bowness over the years. The rooms on each occasion have steadily got worse in terms of decor and up keep. The room although was clean felt like in the back of...

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Stefan R, Operations Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear natnat1982 We love welcoming guests back to the Hydro so I was very disappointed to read that your latest visit was such a disappointment. I am excited to let you know that since your stay the hotel has closed as our first phase refurbishment starts. This is an exciting time for the hotel for as well as a refurbishment...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about Windermere Hydro Hotel

Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: €83 - €299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
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Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District, England
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#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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“Room 177? Is a must!”
ralphh895, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a lake view for that special moment.”
  • Sorry about the rain!
JohnCaryl, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“don.t go off the photo s.”
hopo75, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“lake view best but most good views”
alanbH5398JW, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the Lake!!!”
666emmat, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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