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    Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

    23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
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          US$209
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          Overview
          • Excellent41%
          • Very good29%
          • Average15%
          • Poor7%
          • Terrible4%
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          “old england” (393 reviews)
          “feature room” (63 reviews)
          “valet service” (41 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Breakfast Buffet
          Pool
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          Reviewed yesterday via mobile

          The hotel is set on the side of Lake Windermere. We did not have a view of the lake but I am sure the rooms with a view are stunning. We had a cheaper room at the back. It was extremely hot while we were...More

          Thank Judi L
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          We booked a room for a two night stay a few weeks ago, having used other Macdonald Spa hotels in the past. There were some slight difficulties in making the booking although this was quite late at night and so it was the night porter...More

          1  Thank Ian H
          Response from Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

          Dear Ian H, We are pleased to learn read that you have enjoyed one of our newly refurbished rooms during your recent stay and also wanted to thank you for your kind comments on our staff, which we will certanly share with them.

          Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

          The views from this hotel are fantastic. We had a corner suite which enabled us to see both the lake and the port, which was great. Staff were very helpful and grounds were in good condition. Due to the location, the hotel are able to...More

          1  Thank Michael C
          Response from Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

          Dear Michael C, We highly appreciate your kind comments on our facilities and staff with reference to your recent stay and we are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

          Reviewed 4 days ago

          We stayed here for one night (Saturday) as part of a family group. We paid a small fortune for two executive rooms (£600) as we were informed that there were no family rooms available although it was booked in January. I was really shocked that...More

          Thank Sarah011968
          Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

          Had a lovely cream tea with my other half. Though it seemed pricey at first, you actually got enough food. The scones (yes plural-we got two each) were still warm and the poppy seed and lemon cake was extremely moist and tasty. Would like to...More

          1  Thank welltravelledpreston
          Response from Marco F, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

          Dear welltravelledpreston,It was a pleasure to read your comments about the Cream tea you enjoyed on the terrace of the hotel and also your kind comment aboutr one of our staff members, Helen, who's first day on duty t was yesterday, so I have shared...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Pool
          • Room Service
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Spa
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Pool
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Spa
          • Bar/Lounge
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          • Price range
          • US$215 - US$435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • #1 Green Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
          • #3 Business Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
          • #7 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
          • #8 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
          • #8 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
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          • Accessible rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 106
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Michelle L
          How do I book a room with a view Thanks
          22 April 2017|
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          Response from Helen N | Reviewed this property |
          As simply ask for a room with a lake view, might help to say it's a celebration of sorts....
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          barnaclebill10
          Could you please confirm car parking charges at the hotel...is it £10 or £ 20 per night? Thanks.
          6 March 2017|
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          Response from FrancescaTX | Reviewed this property |
          Hi, I actually travelled by train + bus so I am not sure about the parking charge.
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          Nararat B
          Is gym and pool are free of charge? There has a hair dryer in room? There also have bottle of water provided or any additional charge? Thank you.
          23 February 2017|
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          Response from marcofrik | Property representative |
          Gym and Pool free for hotel residents. Each room has hairdryer, safe and complimentary water in the room.
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          "Try to get a larger room facing the lake"
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          "Try another hotel ! The Beech Hill is lovely"
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          "I think all face the lake or I would request. It was on third floor near corner stairs."
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          "Premier rooms overlook the lake."
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