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Windermere Hydro Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stopped at this hotel in August and was very dissapointed. Its well outdated everything about the place is tatty.Stopped here 20 years ago and it doesnt look like a penny has been spent on the place. Carpet taped together in the dining room. Decor very tired needs a lot of money spending on it. Its a shame to see it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming here for years for a scout social. The food was as wonderful as ever and the staff are eager to please. All in all a great place for what we need. On the downside, we could not get real ale - they use to have a barrel on. It has recently changed hands and the new people... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions, not good. The room was interesting, clean enough. The bed was like a board. After two nights sleep on it my back and hips were quite stiff/sore. The TV in the room was what must now be considered old fashioned i.e. A cathode ray tube type. So the picture quality was terrible and the image was also clearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to all staff at this hotel, been coming here for years on a scout weekend, nothing is too much trouble for the staff they are to be commended. Food excellent. Thankyou for another excellent 4 days

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well...been going here fore many years now and love the old place to bits. Its changed hands and while food and staff are wonderful as ever... there is no real ale! Its off the menu! So this was a dry ish weekend. Popped down the Angel for a few but its a hard walk back...so I can only pray the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited windermere hydro hotel last weekend and I had a really good experience, I was only there for two nights over the weekend with my husband. The customer service was excellent especially in the restaurant and the breakfast each morning was very filling and an excellent selection of food, they did serve me cold coffee on one morning but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed here early in the new year and have to say it was ok, the location is good as it is only a short (steep) walk too and from Bowness and all it's wares. For the price we paid it seems unfair to criticise, however improvements really should be made before an accident happens. I suppose my main criticism... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed here this weekend and had a lovely time. The location is perfect; just minutes away from the high street of Bowness, the boat rides and shops then a 10-15 minute walk into Windermere town. We found the hotel staff, particularly the waiters/waitresses, to be helpful and lovely, they really provided high class service. Unfortunately during our stay the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed here in early January during quite mixed/unsettled weather. Luckiliy the hotel was surprisingly warm and cosy despite it's age and size. Excellent location, approx. £4-5 in a taxi (depending on the taxi company) Minutes walk from Bowness high street and the lake. We paid for a room upgrade and our room was absolutely huge, with a balcony and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the hydro for a one night stay on 23 December 2014. This was a pre Christmas suprise get away for me and we had a great time. We took the dog with us and she was made to feel extremely welcome. We were able to sit in the lounge area with her and all... More 

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Joe P, Manager at Windermere Hydro Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jenny B Thank you for your glowing review of the Hydro. We are really pleased you enjoyed your pre-Christmas break. We love dogs here and are happy to welcome them and their owners, they seem to love the open log fire we have on in the winter months! The tables in the restaurant having views over the lake are... More 

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Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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