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Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Come here for two days with my wife Windermere is a really nice place shame about this hotel it is so grubby toilet seat is broke rooms are scruffy the staff might as well not be there have had hardly no sleep with the toilet up stairs filling up and ratting like mad staff just Palm you off had two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were worried by adverse reviews but enjoyed our stay in a deluxe lake view room at £78. The hotel generally has an air of faded grandeur but our room was clean and well appointed with a large bathroom. Service was generally good and breakfast plentiful and hot.

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

Dear Gordon R Thank you for posting a review, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Since purchasing the hotel recently, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment of rooms and the front of house areas which will be... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided on a 2 night break to the lakes and thought this hotel would be ideal for the local amenities. It was. Approx a quarter of a mile to the centre of Bowness. As other Tripadvisors have pointed out, the downside if the very steep hill when going back to the hotel. Be warned, anyone with Heath issues should consider... More 

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

Dear DavidA Thank you for posting a review. Since purchasing the hotel recently, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment of rooms and the front of house areas which will be commencing within the next few months. This is an exciting time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very clean hotel but you can see it's getting very dated the TV must be 30 years of age the pool area is great the hill that you have to go down to bowness is very very steep going down and feels even steeper coming back up even though it is fortunately a short walk to all the bars and... More 

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

Dear George041 Thank you for taking the time to post a review, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Since purchasing the hotel recently, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just finalising plans for a significant investment into the hotel including the full refurbishment of rooms and the front of house areas... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an experience. Everything seemed unbelievable. Lots of customers complaining, workman had come to paint rooms and were complying the couldn't access them. Luckily though the hotel had given my room to someone else so they moved us to the burnside hotel which was fantastic. The receptionist tried her best but was over stretched and needed support.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was on an excursion from Princess cruises, and we stopped here for a wonderful lunch. We had a wonderful chicken dish and their amazing sticky toffee pudding. There was a large crowd of us, and the waitstaff really had it down to a science. They did a great job, and the food was wonderful. If I ever make it... More 

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

Dear Lissadell Thank you for sharing your dining experience with other travellers, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed dining with us and hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel very soon. Best wishes Joe More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Looked awful from the outside, and yes it was worse on the inside. But being a driver I was given a single room with a single bed, and the bathroom was built into a cupboard. Photos show what I mean. By far the worse room in the UK has been found. Hell hole tel. Not hydro hotel.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The wonderful staff, the comfort of the rooms and the communal areas far outshine the slightly aged parts of the hotel. The swimming pool was splendid and spotlessly clean as were the bedrooms. The breakfast was excellent the staff again were attentive.

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

Dear SallyR Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will choose to stay at The Hydro when you are in the area again. Best wishes Joe More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment of showing signs of its age. We have the impression that it may have changed hands recently and that steps are being taken to make improvements. But do not be alarmed, there are very strong positive comments to follow. We were staying along with some 30 other members of the Choir in which we sing. Some of the... More 

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

Dear Pixiwatsit Thank you for posting a detailed review following your recent stay. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed staying at The Hydro and will share your review with my hard working team. You are quite correct regarding new ownership, we purchased the hotel recently and we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with friends, lovely large hotel, nice facilities, spa, jacuzzi, swimming pool and sauna, breakfast is 5*. Only downside is the massive steep hill to get to the hotel, it's that steep there is a handrail on the side of the road to get up the hill lol. The hotel itself is amazing and I would stay here... More 

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

Dear Coreysmummy Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at The Hydro and hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon. Best wishes Joe More 

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