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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 1 week ago
AllanandClare2013 York, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the hotel needs a drop of paint, yes, the windows need replacing,yes, the TV is old, yes, there is a damp smell on the stairway, probably because the roof is leaking. Some comments that I read before going put me off, but we thought that our overall experience wasn't too bad. Our room was spacious, had a lovely bed... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are accurate posts and inaccurate posts and I'm afraid to say that the previous post falls into the latter category,in my opinion. We have been staying at the Hydro hotel over many years and on numerous occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed each of our memorable stays. Whilst the hotel may be in need of improvement, I have to agree... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the biggest Dissapointment ever!! What a disgusting, smelly old hotel.... I thought I landed at faulty towers!! We were in our room 5 mins when my 3 year old found a pill under the bed.... Thank god for Macdonald hotel!! A far far better hotel!! Do not book the hydro! So run down! Tired is a under statement!!

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

Dear Rosslyn O Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I sincerely apologise if we did not meet the high standards we set ourselves at Windermere Hydro, we always take guest reviews seriously and I can assure you that I have discussed your review with the housekeeping team. Regards Joe Pattinson More 

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I am a guide dog owner and my husband is sighted but a Blue badge holder. Our September week was perfect in this lovely hotel which not only catered for our every need but also for my awkward gluten and lactose free diet. The staff are highly trained in meeting the needs of blind people including pouring tea and taking... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My partner and I have just returned from a wonderful short break at the Windermere Hydro Hotel. This is our third visit this year and, as always, we had a wonderful time. We always book a balcony room as the view is breath taking and the rooms are so comfortable and warm. We have been staying at the hotel since... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We booked this hotel based on a recommendation but although the staff were very friendly and the breakfasts great, the room was not so good and we found it to be very noisy. We did complain and was offered a complimentary stay at another time and in a different room. It was much better and very kind of the owner... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we stayed here on our short honeymoon break first impressions were not welcoming, check in was short and sweet with basic instructions on how to get to our room in this huge building. With creaking floorboards we proceed to our room which was large and front facing the lakes. Nothing special but was inviting however it was quite cold as... More 

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited the Hydro for an Old School reunion. There are areas of the hotel which are in great need of refurbishment / serious structural repair, but the room and public area are clean and welcoming, unfortunately the reception staff are not At all welcoming! Staff training and customer service has to be improved. The food is very good and... More 

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Fife
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed two nights in the hotel which is very well situated and offers good parking. We had a huge room overlooking windermere and found that although there was peeling paint, cracked tiles and no Wi-Fi the hotel was a great place to stay. The place was spotless and the staff service was great, as good as any Hilton. Breakfast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

old style country hotel very comfortable staff very helpful good buffet breakfast beds comfy enough to sleep on wonderful views from the front of the hotel over looking the lake. Bar prices more than reasonable .Bathroom clean and easy to use shower . the hotel is a bit dated but that is also part of its charm would stay here... 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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