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Windermere Hydro Hotel

Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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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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kilkenny
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107 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps a little dated...but room was spotless, breakfast was excellent, and the general ambiance was a understated elegence....great lounges to.....lounge about....very close to town centre, though with a short but steep climb back uphill to negotiate....

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very dated hotel but that was one of the reasons we chose to stay here I love the big archways and huge chandeliers. The place needs a lot of work doing to it ie painting and woodwork etc and it had a very fusty smell inside. The room we had was very small and the bath/shower well... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is in a good position with good access to Bowness, but quite a steep hill if your walking. The rooms are in need of updating, but clean and comfortable, and had free wifi. We only ate breakfast in the hotel and that was very good. Plenty of choice and cooked food was hot. We used the pool and... More 

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

Dear hcbradley Thank you for taking the time to post a review, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will stay at The Hydro again soon. Best wishes Joe More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just after 6pm to have to wait just over an hour to get our keys for the room. after getting the keys we were left to find our own room not even knowing the direction to walk in, we asked but the lady at the desk hadn't a clue herself. After finally finding the room we opened the... More 

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

Dear Joanne and Luke I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay at The Hydro and will discuss the issues with regard to the delay in having access to your room and the difficulty locating your room with my team. Since purchasing the hotel recently, we have identified a number of areas for improvement and are... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Partner and I have just spent yet another wonderful break at The Windermere Hydro Hotel. As always, we received a warm welcome on arrival at the hotel. We have been visiting the hotel since 2009 and always book a balcony room which has stunning views of Lake Windermere. We have always been very happy with the balcony room as... More 

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

Dear Veronica Thank you for posting a review. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back and I was delighted that you and your relatives enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Joe More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes this hotel is dated but it is very clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast really good. Views are great. Really big bedroom but could have done with a lick of paint. Location gives great views but is up a very steep hill fine if your feeling fit

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

Dear FionaW Thank you for taking the time to post a review I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again once the refurbishments works have been completed. Best wishes Joe More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this for a last minute break with my partner. We arrived at 2:30 to be told our room wasn't ready but we could have a complimentary drink in the bar. This so far was fine. Hotel was dated but we knew this when booked. We were advised our room was ready and went to drop out bags. The... More 

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

Dear Manchestergirl 35 I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at The Hydro and that your sleep was disturbed by other guests and the location of your room. 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't fault the location however the hotel describes it's rooms as "luxury". They may have narrowly avoided false advertising pre 1989 when they were last decorated but now they fall way short of "basic antique" never mind luxury, The TV is a small portable which has no aerial so doesn't work, the windows are single glazing with pools of water... More 

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Forest Gate
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a self catering apartment around the corner from the hotel and used to walk past it on way into town. After a tough walk in the hills we decided to try the restaurant out. It accepted tastecard and we were feeling lazy after the hike. I am normally a little dubious of hotel food but the meal... More 

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

Dear Grayee 1962 Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with other travellers. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed dining at The Hydro and hope that you will visit again when you are in the area. Best wishes Joe More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us stayed here for one night passing through. One of us got the tower room which was cheaper for some reason and was the best room, couldn't believe how many rooms they had to themselves! Awesome view of a lake from our window. Ok so it's a really old building with the ceiling 12ft high and some paint... More 

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

Dear David B Thank you for posting a review, I was delighted to read that you and the rest of your party enjoyed staying at The Hydro and hope that we will see back at the Hydro very soon. Best wishes Joe More 

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