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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here and also enjoyed a meal one evening as well as breakfast. The whole place is really a throwback to another time but if you like that kind of thing and are willing to pay for it then they do a great job. Very professional reception and everyone was very nice. The hotel does its bit as well, beautiful... More

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cleveland,england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just returned from this wonderful hotel today, I took my husband for his 60th birthday. We stayed for two nights in a double executive room, we had a lovely view of the lake from our room, the bed was so amazingly comfortable , with pillows that I must hunt down and purchase for home 😊 The room contained... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow how nice was this place . They parked the car for me I felt like the king lol We had a rub down and drank there also had a meal there .. fantastic . Plus its in the centre so we can walk to the lake and potter around town

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a glorious summers afternoon we decided to just walk into this hotel to enjoy a drink on their terrace which afforded fantastic views over Lake Windermere. We ordered a pint of Amstel and a gin and tonic expecting the price to be more expensive than a run of the mill pub which it was.This was our trade off for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is fantastic. Staff are amazing, so friendly and made us feel welcome from the very start. Staff on reception (sorry can't remember the lady or gentleman's names) were lovely and so helpful, the maids always had a smile when you passed and the gentleman who took our car to be parked was very polite and again professional. We... More

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Scotland
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is in beautiful surroundings overlooking the lake, gardens are lovely and well kept. Our room was pleasant enough but a wee bit short of the finer touches we had been led to believe would be there. Toiletries were there on first day but were not replaced after we had used them. The staff varied from being gruff to... More

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Seaforth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sited on the banks of the lake with lovely views of the boats/wildlife and with carefully manicured gardens its a the perfect spot for a treat, the staff are tops and nothing is too much trouble, call in for afternoon tea or stay a while - you will not be disappointed

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely half day spa and champagne lunch at the Old England. Massage and facial both excellent, totally relaxing and loved the surroundings. Champagne lunch was very pleasant in the lounge overlooking the lake, would recommend it to anyone.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned today from staying over night at the old England for my anniversary surprise booked by my boyfriend. From the moment we arrived everything was first class and I was totally besotted with the hotel and it's surroundings. The location couldn't be better right on the lake and tucked into a street just off the main road running through... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location within 2 minutes walking distance of the pier from where you can get the ferry to the other towns. Food in the restaurant was amazing both dinner and breakfast. Hotel staff very helpful, rooms spotless. Will definitely be staying again

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Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Address: 23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
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Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere #9 Family Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere #9 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere
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Standing on the shore of Lake Windermere, the historic Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District. The award-winning Restaurant offers unrivaled views over mature lawns to the lake. Four flexible business suites make the Old England a natural favorite as your next meeting or conference venue, while achieving a work-life balance is effortless at our luxury hotel spa. Inquire about exclusive use for weddings and conferences. ... more   less 
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