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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
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located right on Lake Windermere in Bowness - gorgeous views from both room, the Bar & Restaurants! Excellent food, efficient service & very good staff. Fantastic indoor pool & Spa facilities - great being pampered then toddle back to your room! Valet parking - always quick to deliver car when needed. Really enjoyed everything about the hotel during 6 night... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

ideally placed in the centre of Bowness, handy for all the sights.the boats are nearby and they are well worth a trip. a lake view room is a must. they are very well kept , the service is very good and food good too. it is a great stop to explore from.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from weekend stay. Perhaps our room was different to everyone elses, we had a good lake view but the room was desperate for a refurbish, tiny room with damp patches on the ceiling and desperately waiting for redecoration, the view was good, but only one window possible to open, it was a tiny shabby room with no air.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the finest hotels in the Lake District. I booked a "Feature Suite" and I wasn't disappointed. We checked into room 22, a marvellous suite with a large balcony with views on Lake Windermere. The room was clean, tidy and very spacious, with a lovely bathroom that contained separate shower and bath. The hotel staff were ever so helpful... More

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Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I arrived at the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa in Bowness on Monday 21st July for our two night stay. Luckily, the weather was fantastic and our first impression of Bowness was the sun’s rays bouncing off Lake Windermere, the flurry of little boats out on the water and the large numbers of visitors. There were... More

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Lytham st annes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice looking hotel from the outside. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food is very pricey but plenty to eat outside of the hotel. Clean room and spacious, shame that our view was a skip full of rubbish!! Drinks also very pricey here but again in a good location so can drink out of the hotel. Breakfast was quite nice but... More

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

We stayed at the old english on Saturday for my partners birthday,we had stayed here the month before and had loved the hotel and location.We booked a feature suit with a lake view,the room was fantastic and the view on a summers day was out of this world,we did not eat at the hotel as we had booked a table... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to the Old England hotel in Windermere twice in one week and can only say its a 10 out of 10. First we went for lunch sat outside weather was great service was great we only had sandwiches and drinks but everything was fresh the young Australia waiter is a great asset to the hotel and to your chain.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very comfortable hotel, beautiful views and great staff. This hotel primarily appeared to be used by short stay guests many of whom were on coach trips. We stayed for 7 nights DBB and the dinner menu remained the same for the whole week! Food was good but after 4 nights we were eating out, deserts were very disappointing for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed here about 5 times and it's a great hotel. Situated on the lake, it's a luxurious, pretty opulent hotel, not modern but not dated, just very classy. The rooms are comfortable, the lake views are amazing if you're lucky enough to get one. The rooms can vary, we have always had a standard family room and sometimes... More

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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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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District

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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
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere #9 Romantic Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere #9 Family 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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