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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated in the middle of bowness , this hotel has lovely bedrooms . We paid £113 for an executive suite which had a private balcony overlooking the lake . We stayed for bed and breakfast . The spa facilities were excellent . The only negatives were having to make your own toast at breakfast and the valet car parking service...

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We only stayed one night but we loved every minute of the stay, lovely Christmas tree in the lounge😄 the view from the lounge was outstanding looking out over lake Windermere, our room (128) also had a good view of the lake. Hotel was lovely and clean, staff were very helpful and pleasant at all times, breakfast had an excellent...

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve E., We highly appreciate your kind comments with reference to your recent stay at the hotel.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent day. Hot stone massage by very professional beauty therapist followed by champagne afternoon lunch. Very clean spa facilities, extremely friendly staff in the spa and luncheon area. Nothing was too much trouble.

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Deborah, Thank you kindly for the time taken to share your experience with us and we are happy to see that you enjoyed your Spa break accordingly.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my partner stayed for one night in room 23, the room was absolutely beautiful and so clean! We had our own private balcony that looked out onto the lake and was located just 30 seconds away from the spa area and we used the pool, sauna and steam room which all were amazing and so comforting. The staff...

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HazelStuteley, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your stay experience with us and I am happy to read that you enjoyed your romantic get away accordingly. I have taken on board your comment about the hot breakfast and would like to assure you that the person entering your room was a member of our Housekeeping staff for...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This used to be our go to refuge in the Lakes. The last few years has seen a steady decline. from service to the quality of food. I couldn't even say our latest trip was our worst due to the fact we never even got to stay there. We were shunted out 24 hours before our arrival due to overbooking....

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear mg1970671, I appreciate thre feedback given, even when you were not able to stay at the hotel. The hotel had been exclusively booked for that weekend already for 10 months and we are not aware how it was possible for any agent still to book any room for the same weekend. When contacting the agent, in order for us...

Gateshead
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was located very close to Windermere lake so a short walk to a trip on the many cruise boats the tour the lake. In brilliant sunshine one day so we were able marvel at the changing autumn colours which this year seem to be especially good. The hotel was welcoming and the staff very helpful and friendly and...

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Fred G, Thank you for your kind comments regarding the staff as well food quality with reference to your recent stay. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your weekend break accordingly.

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the feature room direct on the Macdonald website after browsing the room types and deciding we wanted a little luxury. The photos shown online for the feature rooms where right up our street and we paid a premium rate for what looked to be a beautiful room. Following a pleasant check in we were given the keys to...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed over for a week in Windermere. thought I'll book in this hotel for a massage treatment to end my holiday. Staff at spa charged £60 for two 30 minute treatments, which I thought was good value for me and my Mrs. Arrived to treatments one hour early and used spa area first which was ok, soon to arrive...

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear faisalNusma, As a management team we always appreciate feedback as this will help us to see if our standards and ssrvices are appreciated by our guests as our main aim is to exceed guests expectations. Clearly, reading your header, we failed on this occasion. I thought though I should mention that during the consultation before the treatment it was...

Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel, great location to walk to pubs & restaurants & very friendly staff. We used the swimming pool, sauna & steam room both days & for a large hotel it was surprising quiet which was nice. Our room was great, wonderful comfy bed too. The hotel is a little tired but this does didn't spoil our stay at all....

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Footiestar11, It was a pleasure to have you at the hotel and the entire team is delighted that we were able to make your stay a memorable one.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely hotel and a lovely view over the lakes , the staff were brilliant , food was very good , nothing was to much trouble for them and the piano music 🎶 was beautiful x thankyou lovely place

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lisa B, Thank you for your kind comments regarding the location, food quality and especially the staff of the hotel with reference to your recent stay at the hotel.

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the 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 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: $172 - $457 (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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#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
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“Our room and rooms on the south west side all seem to have good lake views.”
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