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Windermere Hydro Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cuddington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here over the Easter break. We found the hotel to be clean and the staff friendly. Our room had a lovely view of the lake and was large enough with a small but immaculate bathroom. The bed was really comfy. We used the pool and sauna which were both clean. The breakfast was a buffet style with a... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not pre-booked so was very lucky to be offered 2 rooms close to each other for the rate of a family room. Decoded to take them as it was getting late and we were tired having walked around and travelled most of the day. Large hotel but very dated. Bathrooms seem to have been updated but rooms very dated and... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just spent two nights at the Hydro over the bank holiday weekend. This is the third time my wife and I have stopped here and this time we took our two dogs with us. As we arrived at reception we were met with the usual warm welcome, being remembered from our last stay was a nice start to our break.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just stayed at the Hydro for 2 nights. Hotel needs some loving care to its exterior and parts of the interior are a little tired and dated but we had a great stay. Our room was large and airy and overlooked the lake. We stayed on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. Food choice was good and very good value.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights in March and was amazed by the spacious and elegant interior. A very warm and welcoming establishment, with the staff offering the same warmth and hospitality. The bedroom (No 17) was large and airy, with fabulous views out over Lake Winderemere and was extremely comfortable. We had dinner in the hotel on the first night the... More

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Leeds
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a Rugby tour to this hotel for the weekend, booking the hotel for ourselves... all 160 of us. I cannot fault the hotel, staff, management, food, location and value for money we got for the weekend. All 160 tourists thoroughly enjoyed the weekend the food was great with plenty of choice, the rooms clean and well presented, friendly... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my wife booked ourselves a long needed/awaited weekend away in the lake district. We very much looked forward to it. On arriving at the hotel, the car park was so full there were cars parked almost up to the entrance. When we entered, the reason for the bursting car park became clear. There was a "bridge" (card tournament)... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old building which has a lot of original features. The room was simple and quite small however, it was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was lovely. We stayed here for a romantic, Valentine's treat and it ticked all our boxes! There is a steep hill to climb to get to the hotel so the elderly may struggle... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have stated this hotel is dated. Obviously once a grand establishment it now appears dowdy and overdue for a revamp. Our room was dingy, with poor lighting, except in morning sunlight. The TV was tiny and, as for the bathroom - I think I've been in bigger ones on airliners occasionally! The breakfast buffet was nothing special,... More

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liverpool
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel on many occasions over the years and recently stayed briefly for one night on my way home from edinburgh. I find the hotel fascinating in regards to the size of it with all the rooms and corridoors and its history. Ok the hotel does look tired when approaching it and it is tired in... More

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Also Known As:
Windermere Hydro Bowness On
Windermere Hydro
Hotel Windermere Hydro
Windermere Hydro Hotel Bowness-On-Windermere, England - Lake District
Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Windermere Hydro Hotel 3*
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