Almost at the bottom of the main road through Bowness, the Hotel overlooks the Lake Windermere. Find the Church and the Hotel is behind it. The car park only holds about eight vehicles, so park outside the hotel and get directions to their main car park. It is on the other side of the Church but you need a key card to get the banner lifted. The hotel is used by foreign tourists so don't try to book in when their coach has just arrived! Parts of the hotel are old but there is a new wing. All is nicely decorated with a modern feel throughout. We had a room overlooking the lake. The room is large and has all what you would expect. Food at the hotel is good but we found the service be be slow at times. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. Two lifts serve all floors and the dining room is large. A self service breakfast bar has a good variety. The views over the lake and boats are brilliant and the hotel is only a couple of minutes from the steamers which glide the lake. There is a local 'bus service and a variety of shops selling local produce and items. Take clothing for inclement weather - this is The Lakes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing on the shore of Lake Windermere, the historic Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District. The award-winning Restaurant offers unrivaled views over mature lawns to the lake. Four flexible business suites make the Old England a natural favorite as your next meeting or conference venue, while achieving a work-life balance is effortless at our luxury hotel spa. Inquire about exclusive use for weddings and conferences. Car parking is available and is chargeable per overnight stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Old England
- Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District