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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stayed in the Suite with Balcony, fantastic setting with views over the lake, Breakfast,lunch and evening meal were all good. Robes in room had dirty marks on them. Very central for the village and its charming shops and eateries. Great walks, and self drive hire boats. nice swimming pool. Great stay for a relaxing 4 days.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in a standard room. The location of the hotel is great. Right in the cente of Bowness and backing onto the Lake so if you were to stay in one of the more deluxe rooms you would have a fanstasic view over the Lake. Car parking is provided but is a bit haphazard. When... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

lovely hotel in excellent location overlooking the lake..all shops and resturaunts right outside.. brilliant service..just pull up outside and they park your car for you.. rooms were spacious and clean..we only had 1 drink in the hotel bar as its quite pricey.. £16 for 2 vodka and cokes..plenty of pubs around though so wasnt a problem.. only stayed 1 night... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed at this hotel on 19/9 for one night booked king size room on a sesonal promotion with breakfast and evening meal included. This was birthday treat for my husband. We were given a lovely room with view of the lake which was very nice. Staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. Would reccomend this hotel to friends... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

There is no parking outside the door of this hotel located right on the lakeside, but the valet parking takes care of that. Our room had no view of the lake, but the restaurant does, and we enjoyed it at breakfast and dinner. Our room was a very good size, with a very large ensuite bathroom. The food was very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A great and stately hotel slightly spoilt by some staff not really understanding the true meaning of customer service. Food was good but could not book a table for dinner as hotel was full. For this level of hotel I would like to have seen the staff to be better trained. I saw other customers experience poor service as well.... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Old England by name – Old England by nature. The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star hotels in the Lake District. After a multi-million pound investment the former Georgian residence retains its original splendour and charm. Pat and I were thrilled when we were invited to visit. The entrance is in a little side... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

my husband and i stayed here for a few days , in april 2012 . rooms were lovely big ,breakfast was included and was lovely . the bed was nice and big , think it's the first time i've had a bed in a hotel that i thought was lovely . the hotel also has a lovely terrace which we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Lovely setting central on Windermere Friendly Staff with great service at the hotel . A little highly priced though quality was 5 star here . Relaxed easy going atmosphere Great Spa facilities & packages on offer here worth buying during your stay Lovely gardens & directly on the lakes to watch world go bye : )

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed at this Hotel on the bans of Windermere from the 14th of Septemebr for the weekend. The hotel is very impressive as are the views from some of the rooms and Restaurants. Breakfast was delicious with lovely waiting staff who were always available for your every request. I had smoked haddock and poached egg which were cooked to... 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*
Number of rooms: 106
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