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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family sent our 90 year old father & his 79 year old partner here for a three night treat. They really enjoyed it. They upgraded to a lake view room. The food was superb, staff wonderful & an enjoyable stay here at this McDonald hotel. Plenty to do & see in Bowness.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my auntie and mam as I had bought them a surprise voucher. We were sceptical as we had read bad reviews.... Why? I have no idea! We had pre booked all our treatments and the bar even accommodated for my aunties food allergies which was fabulous! The pool/sauna/spa is fab. You can chill poolside or outside!! In your... More 

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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is the only good thing here. Otherwise the room was hot and small, the breakfast was the poorest quality I have ever seen at a £150 a night hotel. I can only assume the hotel management are lazy and inept.

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Swindon
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 1 night. Family room is a great size, view from window not so great as we watched the bins being picked up. Room could certainly do with a lick of paint as was pretty tired. Staff lovely, as was breakfast. Unfortunately reception did not apply out £10 discount to our bar bill as we left which was... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A spa weekend away with the girls...dinner, bed and breakfast. Beautiful terrace and gardens. Amazing location right on the shores of Windermere...felt like we were abroad...loved it all...we will return for sure!

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. We are delighted to see you appreciate our standards and services accordingly. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

Carlisle
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55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend kindly treated me to a Spa day with afternoon tea for my birthday which we enjoyed at the weekend. We were greeted by a friendly chap in the hotel reception who directed us down to the Spa. Here we were greeted with nice towels and shown the way to the facilities. We enjoyed use of the pool -... More 

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. We are delighted to see you appreciate our standards and services accordingly. More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival met by a very desultory, unsmiling receptionist. Our room had a restricted lakeside view but had a sloping floor. Asked for a move but told not possible as hotel too busy. View from lounge stunning, overlooking Lake Windermere Good dinner in the evening with excellent service. However, at breakfast next morning had to request menu for the cooked... More 

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. We are delighted to see you appreciate our standards and service during dinner service, although not during the breakfast for which i can only apologise for the inconvenience caused. As a hotel we ar enow looking at changing the... More 

Ilkley
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently enjoyed a two night stay at The Old England Hotel. The weather was warm and dry. The staff were very welcoming, helpful & friendly. Our room was fine apart from a very limited wardrobe space and lack of a bath in addition to the shower. There was no air conditioning in the hotel. We liked relaxing in the... More 

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. We are delighted to see you appreciate our standards and services accordingly. More 

London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid in advance for an upgraded room with a lake view and dinner. The room had a corner view and you could only see the lake if you stood right next to the window in a specific angle. Otherwise our view was other people's rooms. The room was really hot and it did not have air conditioning or even... More 

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Marco F, General Manager at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. I am concerned and dissapoined to learn that you not fully enjoyed your stay with reference to the dinner experience. As you were booked on a Dinner/Bed/Breakfast basis a allocation of £ 30.00 per person is/was available, being on... More 

Blackburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service and staff. Location amazing. Had a room with stunning view across the lake. Spa was pleasant and relaxing. Restaurant was good but steak a little overpriced for the size. Really enjoyed our stay and recommend it for anyone wanting to see he glorious south lakes.

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Thank you for taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. We are delighted to see you appreciate our standards and services accordingly. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Address: 23 Church Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bowness-on-Windermere
Price Range: $163 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Hotel Macdonald Old England
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa Bowness-On-Windermere, Lake District
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