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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We had a weekend away bought as a gift, leaving the kids at home. Arrived on the Friday and quickly checked in. Took us a while to get to our room as we spent a good few minutes admiring a number of old maps and working out where we’d be going over the weekend. Room clean, the bed was comfy...

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rob J Thank you for posting a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your weekend stay at The Hydro and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Joe

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The views from this hotel across the lake are stunning. The décor is a little faded, but in our opinion it adds to the ethos. There is a swimming pool, sauna and a Jacuzzi. The bar serves most needs and the food is fine.

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adrian P Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you found your stay relaxing and I agree the views of the lake from the hotel are absolutely stunning. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Best wishes Joe

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were looking forward to a rare break and chose this hotel as it had an indoor pool. The standard rooms looked a bit shabby on booking.com so I paid extra for a double room with lake view. The hotel's photographs for this category of room show a beautiful mahogany sleigh bed and a lovely view of the lake. One...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I visited the hotel last weekend for a short break with my Mum. We were warmly welcomed by friendly and attentive staff. The hotel is huge and magnificently proportioned, with plenty of character. Many previous reviews of the hotel mention its need for refurbishment but we found that the hotel was spotlessly clean and had a lovely time sitting by...

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Betty C I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your weekend stay and thank you for sharing your experience and recommending The Hydro to other travellers. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Joe

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

just returned from the Hydro after a three night break,ok this hotel has seen better days but don't let it put you off,it's spotlessly clean,the staff can't do enough for you and the views are fantastic. It's a big building and there is renovation work being carried out but your don't want this to take away the character or charm...

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ianp41 Thank you for posting a detailed review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for mentioning our hard working staff. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Joe

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Booked in for a last minute Afternoon Tea of which they kindly squeezed us in. The hotel itself needs a complete refurb. Reminded us of faulty towers a bit. I found the staff to have no personality at all. The actual food aspect of the afternoon tea was lovely but the atmosphere and the setting wasn't great. Tea is served...

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Renee W Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit for afternoon tea. I was delighted to read that you found the afternoon tea lovely. I note your comments regarding the décor and I can confirm that a full refurbishment will commence very soon. We regularly receive very positive feedback regarding our helpful...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

A great position overlooking the lake, Grand rooms, very good breakfast and dinner served in dining room. Has an indoor pool, restful common areas. Bedrooms comfortable, some areas do need updating. Staff friendly and helpful

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Dear pardinicarolann Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Joe

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

At short notice we decided to have a two-night stay at this hotel, encouraged by the offer of bed and breakfast with first night dinner free. (Ensure you read the fine print that 'free' means an allowance of £23). Access to the hotel is from a steeply rising road from the centre of Bowness with a level access from the...

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Joe P, Hotel Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm K I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your two night break at The Hydro. Your detailed review is much appreciated, we take all guest feedback seriously as it enables us to improve the products and services that we offer to our guests. I hope that you will visit us again in the future. Best wishes Joe

Garstang, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We stayed 2 nights on a Superdeal break, and had an enjoyable chance to explore the lakes. Day 1 went by launch to Ambleside and back to Bowness, in clear sunny weather, with snow on the tops of the fells. Took plenty of photos. Day 2 went further by Stagecoach bus from the stop at the Royalty Cinema,on the main...

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Dear GEOFF W I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your 2 night stay and thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. I was pleased to read that our central location enabled you to make the most of your stay in The Lake District and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and my daughter recently enjoyed an easter break in the lake district and decided to book into this hotel for one night, it was the biggest mistake we have ever made. The hotel on arrival was shabby from the outside but we had already paid on line so we thought we would give it a chance. The greeting...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $118 - $679 (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:
Windermere Hydro Bowness On
Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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#11 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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