We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Windermere Hydro Hotel

Hotels.comUS$75*
View Deal
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$171*
US$75*
US$171*
US$75*
US$77*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Windermere Hydro Hotel
Windermere Hydro Hotel
Panoramas (53)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

873 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 861: English reviews
Start your review of Windermere Hydro Hotel
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Booked a lake view room, got a view of the roof. No hot water and you could feel the springs in the bed. Checked out immediately. Reception staff were very apologetic and sorted a refund out immediately.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Duncan W
Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in this Hotel for two days, as we were attending a Wedding locally. There were six of us and we booked four rooms. The rooms were ready when we arrived, they were clean and tidy and the beds were comfy. The setting was perfect for us and the staff were very helpful and bent over backwards to accommodate...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked an over night stay 28/29 May 2017 after seeing photos of refurbished rooms on the hotel's website. The re-furbishment should have been completed in March 2017. On arrival, we were 'welcomed' into a makeshift reception area and this set the set the tone for the rest of our stay. It was clear that re-furbishment was not complete. It was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank steve n
Leicestershire
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On my visit the renovations were not quite complete, but the entrance, hallway, bar was very opulent, large chandeliers, deep carpet in muted colours, there was also a roaring fire in the reception. The bedroom was a little disappointing, dated which was so much more apparent with the luxurious hallway etc. The room was spotlessly clean, whiter than whiter towels...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Happytravelllers
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel was very basic and dated however, it was clean and it served its purpose. To be honest it was what I expected for the price. Average review but would stay again as it is in a good location and the hotel was just to rest our heads.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kev H
Middlesbrough, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel ok, but needs refurb (which it is getting now) great location (up a bank though for those with walking difficulties) stayed two nights Fri / Sat Hotel has been magnificent in its day I guess. Room we had has small and very old décor and anybody over average size would have seriously struggled to use the bathroom and toilet....

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank PeterDonaldson
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Daughter bought my husband and me a weekend in this hotel it was a Xmas gift . We were first going to go February but hotel emailed our daughter to say hotel was undergoing refurbishment and room not ready we booked again for 19th May. Upon arrival an immediate smell of paint and indeed on the ground floor things...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank marjorie849
Stefan R, General Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marjorie849 Thank you for posting a review. I am sorry that your stay was disappointing, as we are mid-way through the refurbishment there is still work to be done. Please rest assured that we take all reviews seriously and that all your comments have been noted. Please do contact me personally if you wish to stay in the future...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So where to start. Walked in to staff lounging about in a shabby DIY reception area. Took lift to a floor which was a building site with sharp tools everywhere no health and safety signs. Eventually found our room which was laden with scaffolding outside. Room was dated and smelt of an old folks home. Was not told the refurb...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Shelley B
Stefan R, General Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shelley B I am sorry that the refurbishment was not fully completed in time for your stay. Please accept my sincere apology for our failure to notify you, the contractors are working extremely hard to finish the work and the situation changes on a daily basis. Please do contact me personally if you wish to stay in the future...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the hotel are amazing. The hotel itself is very beautiful. The staff are very friendly and happy. Overall our stay here was very enjoyable. Our room was warm and had amazing views. The room we stayed in was on the third floor and we had to go up a narrow flight of stairs for one floor as...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John R
Stefan R, General Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John R Thank you for posting a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience. I note your comments regarding the shower and TV in your room. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Stefan

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit, and we had no problem with the hotel . THE LOCATION IS PERFECT . Surrounded by lovely shops, restaurants and bars . Breakfast was standard with continental and English cooked breakfast.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nikolai B
Stefan R, General Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nikolai B Thank you for the lovely review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that you found our location ideal for visiting the shops and attractions in Bowness. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Stefan

495 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (289)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (44)
Viewed
View from Room (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (158)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (206)
Viewed
Accessible Room (20)
Viewed
Amenities (15)
Viewed
Balcony Suite (19)
Viewed
Pool (11)
Viewed
Dining (57)
Viewed
Standard Twin Room (15)
Viewed
The Hotel (33)
Viewed
Tower Suite (36)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bowness-on-Windermere
0.6 km away
The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier Collection
The Burnside Hotel, BW Premier C...
#8 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
326 reviews
0.4 km away
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Sp...
#9 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
2,808 reviews
0.5 km away
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
#6 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
1,349 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
The Burn How Garden House Hotel
The Burn How Garden House Hotel
#4 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
559 reviews
1.7 km away
Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
1.8 km away
The Ryebeck
The Ryebeck
#3 of 13 in Bowness-on-Windermere
975 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service

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: $126 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Windermere Hydro Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Windermere Hydro Bowness On
Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Windermere Hydro Hotel staff and other travellers.
19 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Windermere Hydro Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a re-furbished room with a large bathroom/shower cubicle”
C7443NFsteven, 29 May 2017 | Read review
“A lake view would a perfect”
Happytravelllers, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Do not settle for room 167 second floor”
marjorie849, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure the room is actually fit for purpose before booking, a given usually but sadly but not here.”
yorkshiretea, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Be aware that your experience could be affected by the renovations”
SLBooth, 2 May 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$75* /night
View Deal
Expedia.comUS$75
TripAdvisorUS$77
HotelQuicklyUS$171
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates