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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Preston
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely hotel and very helpful staff. Check-in was good because we were allowed to leave cases in a safe place because we were early. Scenic location. magnificent swimming pool. Enjoyed good breakfast, overlooking the lake even if the weather was a bit damp!

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a treat for our 20th wedding anniversary. The hotel is in a great spot for Bowness eateries and coffee shops etc. Literally yards from the main street. The car was valet parked which was a real treat (£10) when we arrived, and our room with queen bed had a stunning view of the lake. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and i stayed for 2 nights in a twin executive room. I cannot understand any of the negative comments. Valet parking excellent. Have you seen how difficult it is to park in windermere and how much it costs? This service is value for money. The room very spacious, fantastic bathroom, very comfortable beds and superb linnen. A splendid... More 

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Ryde
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On arrival i tried to arrange dinner in the restaurant but was told that they shut at 9:00pm. We arrived at 7:45 with a family and ended up eating elsewhere. There were no alternatives offered. In the morning we came down for breakfast. The service was very very poor, slow and it was clear that the staff were giving priority... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice impressive hotel, excellent central location, great service (except evening meal) - valet parking done great job considering busy period), could not check in even at 3.45 so dont turn up early expecting to freshen up. Go for room with lake view if possible it's worth the extra £££. Great view's of the lake from the bar & restaurant.... More 

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The welcome, room and Spa were all wonderful. The dining experience, on the other hand, was shocking. Such a shame as the restaurant and its views were lovely. The service did not match the expense 👎

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing location, very friendly and helpful staff and bed just incredibly comfortable. Really have no complaints or quibbles at all. The lounge has great character, the hotel was very clean, and I can recommend this hotel.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Macdonald Old England Hotel is built like a castle and looks very good. The check is surprisingly fast. The rooms are quite small though The room overlooking the river is wonderful. The breakfast is quite good with good spread. The location is close to all the lovely restaurants near by

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrific location of the hotel, walking distance from windermere lake and shopping streets and restaurants. stayed in family room.. decent. room service a little slow but overall very good stay at the hotel.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By David may 19th over the years have stayed many times ..last time in April..Great location..spa and pool a bonus..Breakfast is always very good with friendly staff..if issues arise they are dealt with in a fast professional way..back in July ..Views from the room and while having breakfast stunning,,,

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