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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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Helmshore
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hydro at Windemere is a fabulous hotel and restaurant. Built in the 19th century, this stunning venue is offers diners stunning views, great service and an extensive menu. Although we only dined and did not stay we could not but be impressed by the grandeur of the hotel. My wife had the "Melon Fantasia (just the description was 'fantastic')... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room on the 3rd floor was small but cozy, nice view of the lake. Staff very helpful and friendly. The access to the above floors is bit uncomfortable, through a flight of narrow stairs up to the 1st floor.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just had a last minute weekend break here and loved it. We found the hotel really homely and welcoming. The room was large, the bed comfortable and the bedding was great quality. The staff were happy and polite and went out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views from this hotel are amazing, the lounge and bar areas are very relaxing, and the staff are very helpfull, but the hotel itself looks like it's been stuck in a time warp, the rooms are small, and shabby, lovely comfy beds. But definetly in need of updating , and was not worth the money we paid to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very friendly and in a lovely location with good views but the rooms are really dated and old fashioned need updating asap, broken window when walking up the stairs where children could easy cut there self and hardly, signs for where rooms are so it is a gessing game to find room and when a toilet has been flushed... More 

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

Dear Sam Thank you for posting a review. Many of the issues you mention in your review will be dealt with in the refurbishment that is planned later this year. Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff, hope that you will visit the Hydro when the refurbishment has been completed. Best wishes Joe More 

Bowral, Australia
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay at this hotel which has the combination of the majestic splendor of days gone by with a charm that melts away the stresses and strains of modern life. Our room was a good size and what really won us was the two bay windows with panoramic views straight down the ten miles of Lake Windermere and... More 

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

Dear david_chandler66 Thank you for posting a detailed review following your recent stay I was delighted to read that you enjoyed using the leisure facilities and that you found your stay so relaxing. I hope that you had a safe journey home. Best wishes Joe More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have stayed at this hotel a number of times during high and low season. The staff are friendly and polite at all times and more than helpful. The food is good and the accommodation is extremely clean and comfortable although it does need updating but I believe this will happen very soon. We find its good... More 

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

Dear Laverickminimad We always enjoy welcoming guests back to The Hydro and thank you for sharing your views with other travellers. I was pleased to read that you found our staff friendly and helpful and that we were able to make your stay so enjoyable. I will share your review with the rest of the team and look forward to... More 

Bangalore
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58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Outstanding location of the hotel 2. Very good view of the lakes from the reception and some lake facing rooms 3. The bar is comfortable and serves very good food 4. The rooms are well appointed 5. The bathrooms need to improve in terms of plug points for shaving and other amenities 6. The worse thing about our room... More 

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

Dear dkr50 Bangalore Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed review, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at The Hydro. I apologise if getting your luggage to your room was difficult, we do have staff available to assist with luggage when required. Hope to see you at The Hydro again in the future.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a lakeside view from the window and what a view it was as the sun sets. The location of the hotel was great as it was higher up on the hill which gave a splendid view of Lake Windermere and very close to the high street shops in Bowness so it was convenient to walk. When we... More 

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

Dear Allumamontana Thank you for posting a detailed review following your recent stay. I was delighted to read that you had a comfortable nights sleep in one of our lake view rooms. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Joe More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this hotel for the 'great north swim'. The reception area is rather impractical as it is very high. At just over 5ft I found it difficult to speak to staff. We booked to stay in a double room, it was clean, however the facilities were substandard. There was damp on the wall behind the bed to such... More 

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

Dear Bloopf Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay. As you stated in you review we have a fabulous view of the lake together with friendly and hard working staff and once the refurbishment has been completed I am sure we will have a truly outstanding hotel. Myself and my team look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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