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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel, with big bedrooms and bathrooms - we had the executive twin. Food was very good indeed, especially breakfast. The wild cod on the evening menu was very nice but the portion size was far too small for £23. Perhaps they would be better serving a decent size piece of Alaskan cod because the taste difference... More 

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked through booking.com and was first hand given a small room with a view of a wall and hot pipe running through the room on a boiling hot day and no way to turn the pipe off we were very disappointed as sleep is paramount when we go away as we have small children so it's the part we... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early to Bowness and were able to leave the car (valet parking) before check in. When we did get our room it was so hot and we couldn't open the window. I rang reception who promptly sent someone up with the key to open one of the Windows. We had a fan in the room too so that... More 

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

Dear paulaad182, It was a pleasure to read your nice comments with reference to your recent stay at the hotel, which I have shared with all the staff accordingly. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good hotel, thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Room was spacious with a good standard of decor. Comfy bed, large bathroom with shower and bath, heated towel rail, complimentary hair wash etc (lavender). TV had a good quality screen. Tea and coffee making facilities and fridge in room. The softest bath robes and a heap of new towels. Swimming pool and gym,... More 

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

Dear Traveller 200755, 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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered a room overlooking the lake. The access to the room was difficult with the suitcases due to the lack of elevator. We wanted to put our passports in a safe deposit, but found no safe in the room. The hotel offered us to put Our passports in the Frontdesk We rang twice to.the front desk to ask questions... More 

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Cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here only for one night so can only give a review based on the limited experience I had. I didn't sample the spar, pool or gym and didn't really spend much time in the bar, you'll be please to know my darling wife! But I can review the rooms, restaurant and staff. The hotel is in a lovely location.... More 

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Runcorn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Both me & my mum came here to celebrate my birthday. We had a dinner bed & breakfast package for a standard room. We also had lunch & cocktails. The package came with a treatment but we paid for another treatment to make it a truly memorable day. Because we we're staying we got 20% off the second treatment. Lunch... 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 delighted to hear that you enjoyed your birthday stay at the hotel and you enjoyed our services, from the dinner to our spa treatments. I will certainly share your comments with all the staff concerned. We are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely location. Great breakfast served at table. Nice room. Had a 4 poster room. But sleep was so disturbed with the noise from floors, talking, etc. Rooms are not sound proof! Bring an old building floors are still creaky. Would still go back as overall very good (will ask for a different room!).

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

Dear vkdc, I appreciate you taking the time in sharing your experience with us, with reference to your recent stay at the hotel. I delighted to see you did enjoy your stay in our 4 poster bedroom as well our table service breakfast. I would like to apologise on the other hand for any noise disturbance from the floors. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Location is great and really close to the lake and also close to restaurants and bars. The staff at the hotel reception were very helpful and friendly, which was also the same in the hotel spa. Room service was very quick and the sandwiches were very tasty!! The breakfast was average but could not complain, we had a nice table... 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. We are looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. More 

Blackburn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was a birthday treat for my wife the room was nice but very hot afternoon tea was ok too many cakes not enough sandwiches coffee machine broken ?? breakfast was cold and the portion size well lets just say a 3 year old would still be Hungary .

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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 have taken on board the comments you made about the afternoon and hot breakfast and have discussed this with our Head Chef for immediate follow up. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $156 - $416 (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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