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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 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location for setting off for walks. Superb breakfast. Although a wet n windy week end didn't dampen our spirits. Nice large room . Suprisingly warm considering howling gale outside. Friendly staff particularly Connor. Naturally pleasant man. Well worth the money.

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Newport, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Hydro this weekend (9th / 10th Jan 2015) through a deal with Travel Zoo. I have to say I would be quite upset if we had stayed at full price. The room was small and dated in décor and provisions. The bathroom was very narrow, clearly a later addition to the room which... More 

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

just back from a weekend at the hydro although the weather was awful we have a great time good location,good food staff were great nothing to much trouble conner was a diamond spoilt us.very nice man.five minutes down the hill to the town.could do with flat screen tvs.but now has new owners so they might up grade. will go back... More 

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

would just like to say that my wife and i have stayed in many hotels in Bowness but we would recommend the hydro above all others. very friendly staff, good food, great views and a pleasure all round. now we only use the hydro on every visit..

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

Dear Steve C Thank you for your review! It was lovely to see you again at the Hydro and we are glad you chose us! Going forward you can expect to see refurbishments taking place with a view to take the hotel to the next level. We will look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Joe More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading mixed reviews I was open minded about the hotel but was over the moon with our stay ALL hotel staff were extremely helpful from directions to places to visit to general enquires, the food was better than excellent & I'm fussy the evening meal & breakfast hot & cooked to perfection, the location was just perfect & the... More 

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

Dear Charliesog Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and have been looked after by our excellent staff. There are myriad activities in the area and our staff are more than happy to advise you on this. Our Chef and his brigade do work hard to bring you fresh food cooked to... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on a 2 night bed and breakfast deal with a well known website. We paid a little extra to have our dog with us.The hotel was old and in parts in need of refurbishment/renovation, but our room was massive with views from 2 sides, an enormous bed and lovely bathroom. The staff were really attentive and approachable. The... More 

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

Dear welshgirlCaernarfon Thank you for your glowing review! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Dogs are more than welcome at the hotel and with all the walks on our doorstep they love it here too! As I have mentioned in previous reviews, the Hotel has recently been purchased by a new group who have plans to return it... 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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