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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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4.0 of 5
23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
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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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Oakham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent service in luxury accommodation-we will certainly return but will eat out as dinner menu not impressive. Wonderful location with stunning views. Didn't have time to appreciate marvelous pool/spa-next time!

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cleveland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hot breakfast served whilst eating cereal and yoghurt, breakfast food quality average and overlooked if you order drinks in the lounge it was explained that you only get nibbles 5pm onwards we ordered before 5pm and were refused seems a bit petty for a 4star hotel. Hotel location good , accommodation good, staff very friendly just needs attention to detail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel with very friendly staff who are happy to help. The location was perfect and even though parking is off site and at a charge, I felt the hotel gave a quick and reliable valet service. The room we had was lovely-immaculately clean and with a super view of the lake. Our only disappointment was that... More 

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Craig M, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service and our facilities. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time in this hotel. Recommend to anyone who loves traditional style and service, good spa and treatments. The exclusive view from window to the lake make our stay special and pleasant, definitely would like to come back to this place !

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Craig M, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service and our beautiful spa. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

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

Great location. Great facilities. Great staff. Would come again in a heartbeat. Four of us attended the spa tranquility package. It was absolute bliss. A great local vegetarian restaurant was Fellinis in Ambleside, if you don't mind a drive. Highly recommend the hotel, and that restaurant, as well as the hotel restaurant

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Craig M, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service and our signature restaurant. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

Thornton-Cleveleys , UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been before love the views and it's very handy from NW England. Great location area excellent for walks and visits. Hotel comfortable. Need to do something with very soft pillows though. Will be going again.

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Craig M, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service, please do let us know when you are next visiting and we will certainly arrange a firmer pillow for your room. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope to... More 

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

Beautiful and relaxing stay in this ideal location. We look forward to planning our next stay. Loved the fact we could explore the lakes without using the car from this location, good views of the lake and very friendly, helpful staff.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service and our very friendly and helpful team. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was overlooking the lake and was in a very good and clean condition. Staff were incredibly friendly and we extremely enjoyed our stay here. There was a decent variety at breakfast buffet but not so much with the main breakfasts for vegetarians.

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Craig M, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service and your stay. Thank you as well for your valuable comments regarding the vegetarian breakfast which I have shared with our Chef. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope... More 

stafford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having travelled a lot, I am disappointed not to have visited Bowness on Windermere before, the hotel was lovely, plenty of staff to see to your needs, the facilities are first class, the location could not be bettered, plenty of pubs and various restaurants close by, I shall look forward to visiting again in the summer months, and this is... More 

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Craig M, Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit. I am so glad that you enjoyed the service and our unrivaled location. I have shared your kind words with the team and we all hope to be able to welcome you back again in the Summer. More 

Altrincham
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it was our 5th Anniversary and i wanted to spoil my husband .we were very disappointed we paid 287.00 and wasn't given the room i had booked. i had a four poster room that was dirty, dated and had mill-dew around the bath and window. .The outlook from the hotel was beautiful and the location could not be faulted

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