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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and exceptional facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays. Our hotel in Cumbria is perfect for country adventures - hire a private jetty on our lake and marvel in the glorious scenery we have on offer. And once you've finished exploring, we recommend a visit to our spa and thermal suite for a relaxing steam before you dine in our award-winning Restaurant.
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Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Wheelchair access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Marina View
Harbor View
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
76Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel is in a wonderful location overlooking the lake. You get great views from the bar/ lounge, restaurant and bedrooms if you book a view. Its located in the center of Bowness and perfect for exploring both the town and Lake Windermere. The rooms...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Lagerlout61 Thank you for your overview of your recent stay at the Old England. It was great to note that you enjoyed the views of Lake Windermere and the facilities of the hotel. It was also lovely to read that our service and helpfulness...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay and had a great experience from booking. I called directly as we had our little girl with us so just wanted an extra bed in the room and the team were very accommodating. The breakfast was tasty and room beautiful...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank lozPortsmouth
Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 2 days ago

Dear lozPortsmouth Wonderful to read overall you had a great time at the Old England. The location of the hotel is unrivalled and the view is ever changing that you can sit back and enjoy. Great note about the soft play area for the little...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my partner for our anniversary in December for the weekend . We booked in advance and it was important to us to ensure we had a lake view . We rang the hotel and spoke to Sandra who told us online...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Spencer C Thank you for your review and comments. I am always pleased to read reviews both positive and with opportunity and as a team we will continue to offer the best of service to all our guests. I can confirm the pricing is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night for our 10th year wedding anniversary, this hotel has the lot style, comfort, elegance, charm, amazing food and above all incredible service, this hotel should be used as a blueprint for all other hotels on how to look after their...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Nick757M I think your review says it all and it was a real pleasure to have you both at the Old England for such a special occasion. Tom was the bar tender you mention and he was over the moon with your comments about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on 4th December. The receptionist Angela was lovely - really friendly, helpful, polite and professional. Our room - 238 - was a dual aspect with views over the lake on two sides and was lovely - comfortable, with coffee facilities, tv etc....More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank 627traceyh
Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaResponded 2 days ago

Dear 627traceyh Lovely to have you stay at the Old England and you are right to say the location is fantastic! We are continuing to strive to offer the best of care and service to all our guests and it sounds like we certainly achieved...More

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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
We only stayed overnight and was charged £20 so not sure if it is per day. Ensure your bill is correct when departing as it has taken nearly 4 weeks and Many phone calls to receive a credit from them.
March 29, 2018|
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Response from dmtbManchester | Reviewed this property |
Take the turning from bowness towards Ambleside and there is a car park opposite the Beartrix potter museum for £15 for 3 days. It’s only a 10 Minuets walk from the hotel. Much better value than the rip off they charge.
March 20, 2018|
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"Must book a lake view"
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"If you want a lake view then do not book room 312"
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"Only tried the Spa"
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"Windemere suite room 103 simply beautiful"
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$110 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
hotel macdonald old england
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictBowness-on-Windermere
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