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Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great location and the staff it has to be said were all without doubt lovely, the lounge bar is comfortable and welcoming but further back than that and it's all very tired and a bit shabby. Large damp patches on the stairs, bed lumpy, chilly room, ancient hot water system (took 15mins to warm up!) and the oddest and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third time at the Hydro and it was our best stay yet! The staff were very friendly and helpful especially Natasha on reception. The leisure facilities were closed but we did know well in advance so wasn't really a problem. The food was great and we ate in the restaurant every night. If you are looking for... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All a bit tired, shabby and not chic,but possibly popular with some people for one night as charged us £105 for BB for. 2 people.Had to move rooms because of noisy dog next door !! Put us in slightly bigger room , but still old fashioned and peeling wallpaper.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is dated and in need of updating although it has the potential. The leisure facilities are not available and may not be for some time ( only found this out a couple of days beforehand ! ) The room we had was dated with a TV that was small ( probably an old portable ) The towels were small... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to this hotel with our ramblers group for many years.We have never been disappointed.The food has always been very good and the service brilliant.The hotel is very cosy and lovely and warm.There are many different types of room which all have an en-suite and have the toiletries in the bathroom and the towels are changed every... More 

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Lancs
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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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 February 18, 2015

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 February 8, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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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