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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St Annes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great location, accomodating staff and brilliant ambience. Recommend getting a Lakeside view. Great choice at breakfast (though cooked vegeterian option could have been better) with Panoramic views of Windermere. Spacious lounge bar and outside gardens made it perfect for relaxing and chilling out. One of our friends gave this high praise and we will do the same.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After having a fantastic time at the Macdonald hotel in Ascot we decided to book with the hotel group again, this time in Windermere. My mum booked through the hotel specifically requesting the renovated feature rooms with the contemporary decor overlooking the lake. (she had described the photo to the hotel so that we had the right ones.)The hotel had... More 

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, please accept my apologies for any confusion regarding your room allocation I of course be investigating this further with our reception team. While I cannot disclose any information regarding other guests I can confirm we have a robust process in place to accommodate guests that may need the assistance of a wheelchair, including lift... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just stayed here with my partner for a romantic break before our hard graft over bank holiday weekend. Now firstly it's a nice hotel the rooms are clean and spacious and the bed is comfy. The reception staff are very professional and friendly as are the valet drivers and luggage attendants. The problems only really arose when we arrived back... More 

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your pleasing comments regarding our rooms, Spa and team members, however please do accept my apologies regarding the external noise, and issues you experienced at breakfast, your comments will be passed on to our Food & Beverage team to ensure such issues are avoided in the future. More 

London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel and location. My daughter and I enjoyed the spa facilities and the beautiful room overlooking the lake. The breakfast was well prepared and fresh with plenty of choice. Highly recommended.

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five star review! I was delighted to read you had such an enjoyable visit to the Old England More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location is excellent for Bowness on Windermere. Staff were very helpful and accomodating. Evening meal was superb. Would stay again if visiting the same area and let friends and family know about the hotel.

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, great to hear of your experience, and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Old England very soon More 

Eaglescliffe
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic location but the hotel is looking a bit worn and tired, especially the bathroom. Charming staff though. Breakfast was really good. Evening meal was ok but not great value for money. Great view of Windermere.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is very welcome and I will certainly pass your pleasing comments on to the team, thanks again! More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

...on the edge of the lake overlooking the piers for the boat trips - a room with a view fantastic. Breakfast provided you make the effort and get up so you are in the dining room for 8:00 ish is great, good service with a window view of the lake. Excellent cooked breakfast good service. Car parking needs to be... More 

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

I was delighted to read you enjoyed our breathtaking view of Lake Windermere whilst dining at breakfast, they truly are spectacular! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon More 

wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love this hotel we got married here and always come back for our anniversary the staff treat you well and the rooms are lovely would definitely recommend for special occasions.the breakfast is very good you can also have continental were you help yourself, there is an ironing board iron hairdryer, tea making facility bottle water dressing gowns and slippers... More 

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, I was very happy to read that you like to re-visit us each year, and may I take this opportunity to wish you Happy Anniversary on behalf of the whole team here at the Old England! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took the wife for a romantic night away for her birthday, had a wonderful time, upgraded to one of the best rooms in the hotel over looking the lake, parked outside the hotel doors the case taken straight up to the room all we had to do was walk in the bar everything was taken care of. A lovely hotel... More 

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Chris B, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star review! Our team will be delighted to hear you enjoyed their hospitality, thank you again and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Old England in the near future More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly bowness itself is a fantastic location. And the hotel itself is in a great position for exploring the Lake District. However the feature room was tired, no water or slippers provided on arrival. The spa was shabby, with the air con unit in the ice room looking dirty and the soap dispenser in the men's shower falling off the... More 

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