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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
JandJ19 Lymington, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful setting looking over Windermere with very friendly staff. We stayed for two nights. Breakfast was good especially the porridge. We chose not to eat in the restaurant as the menu did not appeal but the bar meals were very good. The spa was excellent. A lovely break

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Checkin was efficient, staff were friendly, and the room was comfortable. Typical of many of these older buildings, the decor was a little tired. We chose not to have breakfast in the hotel, but explored the village where there are eateries everywhere. Our room was on the side facing away from the lake, and last night there was a wedding... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a one night taster using our points saved with the Macdonald Club and we will be back. Our feature rooms overlooked the beautiful and restful scene of Lake Windermere. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished with good storage and bathroom facilities. We dined in the restaurant which also overlooks Lake Windermere making for a very pleasant... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has a nice location being on the lake and in town. It does not have any air conditioning in the rooms. Old hotel so it isn't possible to get air in. Not allow to open windows at night, due to the birds and insects getting in from lake. Can open in day only when your in room. Went down... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in the Old England yesterday for a snack after an enjoyable day in Bowness. As usual the food and drink that we had was of an excellent quality and nicley presented and the service to a high standard. We have stayed here quite a few times in the past and have never had any cause or reason to complain.... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is an impressive venue, and well kept. Staff were all polite and helpful. The spa treatments we received were of a good standard, and the day was generally enjoyable. The day was somewhat spoiled by the fact that there was a children's swimming lesson going on in the pool when we returned in the afternoon. I fail to... More

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Hawarden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed ay the Macdonalds Old England hotel in Bowness needed to get away for a chilled quiet weekend and it was just that. From the moment we entered the hotel we were met with friendly staff our car was valet parked for us and our bags taken up to our room . The room was fantastic in a quiet... More

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Edward C, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Old England Hotel in Windermere, I am so glad that you enjoyed a relaxed weekend and found our staff to be amongst the best you have ever encountered. I have shared your wonderful feedback with the whole team and I do hope that we have... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid £10 per sandwich for two sandwiches that arrived 45 minutes after being ordered. They probably cost about 50p to make - cheap bread, cheap butter, cheap tuna. The "home cooked ham" was from a packet - slimey and pale. Every table around us seemed to have a complaint; overall a very unpleasent lunch and would certainly not recommend.

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Edward C, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to the hotel, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch in our beautiful Terrace Lounge overlooking the Lake. We take great pride in the produce we serve and in fact all of our ham is from outdoor bred pigs and our tuna is sustainably... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at The MacDonald Old England on numerous occasion, and the hotel / the team have always been outstanding. The Reception team always smile and give a big warm welcome. Two helpful team members helped us carry some of our bags to the room which was very helpful as we had fishing gear with us. We always have... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights in a lake view suit costing over £600 BB. ALL you are paying for is the view. The room is very dated and the bed is probably one of the most uncomfy beds i've tried to sleep in. The noise from the bar downstairs is loud till late. To top it all there was a... More

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Edward C, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the hotel. I was happy to read that you found our staff to be friendly and accommodating and that you enjoyed our beautiful Spa facilities. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your allocated room as much, our hotel is completely non smoking and I am investigating... More

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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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