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Windermere Hydro Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BA, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 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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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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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a one night deal of Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meal. The hotel was like a pleasant Victorian apartment, very clean and tidy, but slightly old fashioned, fussy and tired. The room was a large clean apartment with balcony views over Bowness and Lake Windermere. It had a separate lounge with a TV in this area and the bedroom.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Whilst it is clear the Windermere Hydro Hotel is far from perfect, an old Victorian Hotel that really requires a bit of tender love and care, it surprisingly is rather charming because of it. One can almost feel Agatha Christie using it as a novel. There are reasonable views over Lake Windermere, the staff are helpful and easily available, the... 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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